Sound and music computing

Call for Enrolment in the 2015/2016 Academic Year

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:00

We would like to inform you that the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has published a call for enrolment in undergraduate and uniform Master’s study programmes for the 2015/2016 academic year on their website.

Movement, Sound and Learning

IRCAM - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

Fin du projet Legos (apprentissage sensori-moteur dans les systèmes interactifs sonores basés sur le geste). Workshop. 2-3 mars, Ircam

Mathematical Conversations

IRCAM - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

Mathématiques et calculs dans les domaines de l'interprétation et de la composition. 13-15 février, Singapour

Automatic Understanding of Human Nonverbal Communicative Behavior

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:59

Time: Tue 2015-02-03 15.00 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

Gautham Mysore - Hello Again CCRMA - Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Real-World Audio Applications

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 22:36
Date:  Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Guest Colloquium After several years at CCRMA as a graduate student followed by several years in industry, it’s great to be back as a consulting assistant professor. In this talk, I will re-introduce myself, discuss various research projects that I have been working on, and discuss how I can work with CCRMA students on research projects. My research has spanned a number of areas including source separation, speech enhancement, music information retrieval, audio for video production, and audio event detection. A great deal of this work has been in close collaboration with graduate students. I’m most excited about developing new machine learning and signal processing algorithms for real-world audio applications.

Bio: FREE Open to the Public

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International Call for Scores 2015 - Schallfeld goes electronic

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:57

Ensemble Schallfeld in cooperation with “Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten” invites composers from all nationalities born in or after 1974 to send in pieces for ensemble and electronics.

Since 2013 Schallfeld has been active in Graz and Austria as a young ensemble and platform for the promotion of contemporary music by international composers, mostly of the younger generation. Beyond being a “traditional ensemble”, Schallfeld is active as a free artists’ collective, consisting of musicians with different backgrounds and interests. This leads to the great diversity of Schallfeld’s activities, ranging from music theatre to sound art, chamber music, improvisation and educational activities.

Deadline: 2015-04-01, for detailed terms see

Concert PACE 1 Wednesday 11th February 7pm

The Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research (BEER) was founded in 2011 as a research project to explore aspects of realtime electroacoustic music making. Particular interests include networked music performance over ad hoc wi-fi systems, and live coding (programming music in real time using algorithms that can be altered while they are running). In keeping with post-free jazz developments in improvisation (e.g. John Zorn, Anthony Braxton), we create structures in software that impose limitations and formal articulations on the musical flow (with networked software systems serving as intervention mechanism / arbiter / structural provocateur par excellence).
Musical influences run the gamut from Iannis Xenakis to Journey. Members include Norah Lorway, Konstantinos Vasilakos, Luca Danieli, Tsun Yeung, and Scott Wilson. For this performance BEER presents a selection of pieces from the ensemble’s repertoire, including the premiere of a new work by Norah Lorway.
All welcome! Entry Free! Essential for MUST1009, MUST2003, MUST2007, MUST3000/3024 concert reports, programmers, composition etc.!

At 1pm that day (MTI Research Lab, Clephan 0.19) Nick Collins and Scott Wilson present their ideas in a Research Seminar -

Dr Nick Collins (Durham) - 'Large-scale corpus analysis of electronic music'
In which researchers on an AHRC funded mini-project attempt to build a larger scale (circa 2000 piece) audio corpus of electronic music from 1948-2000, and run automatic machine analysis experiments.
Dr Scott Wilson (Birmingham) - ‘Free as in BEER’
The Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research (BEER) was founded in 2011 as a research project to explore aspects of realtime electroacoustic music making. Particular interests include networked music performance over ad hoc wi-fi systems, and live coding (programming music in real time using algorithms that can be altered while they are running).

All Welcome!

In search of the origins of musicality

Why do we have music? And what enables us to perceive, appreciate and make music? The search for a possible answer to these and other questions forms the backdrop to a soon-to-be released theme issue of Philosophical Transactions, which deals with the subject of musicality. An initiative of Henkjan Honing, professor of Music Cognition at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this theme issue will see Honing and fellow researchers present their most important empirical results and offer a joint research agenda with which to identify the biological and cognitive basis of musicality.

MUST2003 Assessment 1/2 deadline extended one week

I noticed an anomaly in the schedule for MUST2003 Assessment 1/2. The aim was to have three tutorials for this assessment but HALF of you will only have had two. So to be fair I will extend the deadline for this assessment by one week to give you all equal tutorial time. You do not have to wait and can hand in early to get going on the next assignment sooner if you wish! This means that Tuesday 3rd February and Tuesday 10th February tutorial sessions are equally the third and final tutorial on assessment 1/2. The new deadline is thus FRIDAY 13th February at 4pm. Sorry I did not spot this sooner! [SE 02.02]

Veljko Pejović: Computer science always has to have societal impact

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:00

Dr. Veljko Pejović is a new Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science. His main research interests lie in the fields of rural wireless networks and mobile sensing.

Judith Shatin

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 01:44
Start: 2015-03-07 20:00 End: 2015-03-07 22:00

David Wessel Memorial Improvisational Music Concert

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 01:31
Start: 2015-02-17 19:30 End: 2015-02-17 21:30

Creating Culturally-Adaptive Agents

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 22:08

Time: Fri 2015-01-30 15.00 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

Without it no music?

Preliminary announcement: Philosophical Transactions B will publish a Theme Issue on Musicality on 02 February 2015, part of their 350th anniversary…

CANCELLED - Undergraduate Composers' Concert Featuring St. Lawrence String Quartet

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 04:20
Date:  Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Event Type:  Concert Apologies for the late notice, but due to illness this concert has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in the near future.

The world-renowned and irrestibly exuberant St. Lawrence String Quartet in a CCRMA concert championing music of Stanford undergraduate student composers: John Ahern, Jason Griffin, Lennart Jansson and Benjamin Salman.  FREE Open to the Public

New Media and Aestetics Seminar

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:23

Confirmed dates for our New Media and Aestetics Seminar hosted by HKS. Wednesday 4th, 18th and 25th March. More info coming up soon.

Vídeo-acusmática : Una narrativa transversal

Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:36
Series: Thursday, 2015, January 29 - 19:30

Vídeo-acusmática : Una narrativa transversal

29.1.2015 - 19:30h

Auditori del Campus de la Comunicació Universitat Pompeu Fabra C/ Roc Boronat 138 Barcelona

Free admission


Audiovisuals curated by Elsa Justel including her own work and works by other artists that combine acousmatic music and live images.


 "Piano Chimera"

Chikashi Miyama


Elsa Justel


José López Montes

 "Un regard su la ville"

Elsa Justel

"Bridged on Bach"

Daniel Dominguez  "Camet Norte"

Elsa Justel

 "Hors chants"

Adolfo Kaplan


Elsa Justel  "Graveshift"

Per Bloland


Elsa Justel



with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Flyer Programa_29.1.15_ElsaJustel.pdf Category:

They Shoot Lasers, Don't They? - Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - aka CREOSOTA

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:30
Date:  Mon, 02/09/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert

Electroacoustic musicians and sound sculptors Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - henceforth collectively known as Creosota - explore the visual, sonic, and theatrical potentials of projected light, vibrated fluids, and laser microphony, in works inspired by Inferometrics. Inferometric techniques are best known for their use in Cold War-era spying. Shine a laser at a window, measure the displacement of the reflection--poof, you have the sound of the conversation occurring inside the room. Creosota's reframing of this technology and the resulting artistic revelations may also prove helpful for those seeking to welcome Musean hypernumbers, cymatics, or music tuned to 432Hz into their lives!


FREE Open to the Public

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OpenMusic meetup

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:16

OpenMusic is a software tool for computer-aided composition. In follow up to a introduction workshop at BEK a year ago, two of the participants have been commissioned to compose small works or etudes. In this meetup Marcus Davidson and Jostein Stalheim will present the outcomes of their work, and reflect on the process of learning and using OpenMusic.

This meet-up is open to composers and anyone else interested in learning more about what OpenMusic can be used for, or get to know the work of Jostein Stalheim and Marcus Davidson.

Marcus Davidson is a Bergen based composer, currently focusing on music which reflects sounds from nature, often working with live recordings incorporated into his compositions.

Jostein Stalheim har skrevet musikk til teater, ballet, opera, orkestre, ensembler og en rekke solister, i tillegg til at han også arbeider med elektroakustisk musikk. Stalheim er også en internasjonalt anerkjent solist på akkordeon, og har spilt med en rekke orkestre i og utenfor Norden. Han har studert komposisjon og akkordeon i København, Helsinki og Oslo.
Stalheim er ansatt ved Griegakademiet, Høgskolen i Bergen der han underviser komposisjon.


Supported by Arts Council Norway and the Municipality of Bergen.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 30/01/2015 14:00

Parcours d'éducation artistique et culturel

IRCAM - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:00

Restitution publique les 6 et 7 février au Lycée Chérioux (Vitry-sur-Seine).

L'installation immersive sonore et visuelle AD NAUSEAM de Tania Mouraud, exposée au MAC/VAL du 19 Septembre 2014 au 25 Janvier 2015, a servi de point de départ au parcours d'éducation artistique et culturelle proposé cette année aux étudiants de BTS design d'espace du lycée Chérioux.

Dans le cadre de ce parcours, les étudiants ont été amenés à questionner la notion d'espace dans sa dimension sonore. Avec Grégoire Lorieux, compositeur et réalisateur en informatique musicale (RIM) à l'Ircam, Arnaud Beigel, conférencier au MAC/VAL, Jérémie Buttin et Martine Boulard, enseignants d'arts appliqués, les élèves ont collecté des sons pendant les parcours urbains entre le lycée et le MAC/VAL et entre le lycée et l'Ircam.

Ces séances ont permis d'aborder plusieurs questions : qu'est-ce qu'un son révèle d'un lieu ? Comment capter la richesse sonore d'un environnement et orienter l'écoute par le biais de l'enregistrement ? Comment se réapproprier les matériaux sonores collectés et les transformer en vue de produire une composition ? Comment faire interagir ces paysages sonores composés et l'espace réel ? Comment au final proposer une installation sonore qui permette de repenser les contours et les limites d'un lieu connu ou quotidien ?

La production sonore des élèves aboutit à une installation dans les espaces du Lycée Chérioux à Vitry-sur-Seine, le temps des Portes Ouvertes des 6 et 7 février 2015.

Avec la classe de BTS design d'espace du Lycée Chérioux : Iris Algrain, Audrey Alonso, Mathilde Andonian, Soraya Boudjenane, Estelle Casali, Robin Delorme, Daphnée Garnon, Joanna Gourdin, Sétou Kidabili, Justine Marchand, Sabine Martin, Louise Massuleau, Jérôme Mondi, Mélanie Monis, Adeline Quantin, Yoann Ronsin, Lucile Stephany, Laura Vandergheynst, Justine Vialle, Julie Villeneuve.

Un partenariat MAC/VAL, Ircam et Lycée Chérioux.

Dates : 6 & 7 février, Lycée Chérioux, Vitry-sur-SeineSite internet Lycée Adolphe Chérioux

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