Sound and music computing

Prosodic turn-taking cues in perception and production

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 20:21

Time: Tue 2014-04-29 15.15 - 17.00

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

Type of event: Seminars

Evelina Rajca : Recent Works

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:25
Date:  Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217 Event Type:  Colloquium

Evelina Rajca's practice is based in between intuitive embodied knowledge and systems that construct processes of documenting these experiences, translating them into interventions, objects, maps and scores. She uses old and new technologies as working materials in an ever-changing process. Her performative explorations in the form of collaborations, sculptures and interventions in public space stimulate the question of who inhabits that space under constant transformation. In her colloquium she will present a selection of her practice based artistic research.

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Paper: OpenMusic on Linux

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:08

Anders Vinjar and Jean Bresson (Ircam) presents a paper at the Linux Audio Conference at ZKM, Karlsruhe, on the recent port of the OpenMusic computer-aided composition environment to Linux. The port has been supported by BEK. Anders has used OpenMusic for Linux when composing a new multi-channel electro-acoustic work commissioned by BEK. The work is to be premiered in the near future.

Download the paper here

Download OpenMusic for Linux

Linux Audio Conference


We present a recent port of the OpenMusic computer-aided composition environment to Linux. The text gives a brief presentation of OpenMusic and typical use-cases of the environment. We also present a short history of its development, and mention previous attempts at porting it to Linux. The main technical challenges involved with developing the current Linux port are discussed, as well as solutions to these. We end the paper by outlining some possible areas for future work.

Time and place:
  • Linux Audio Conference 2014, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany - 01/05/2014 to 04/05/2014

Publishing electronic music: J-F Denis

Montreal-based composer and publisher of electroacoustic music
Jean-François Denis (Empreintes Digitales) will discuss approaches to music publishing, copyright and music promotion on Friday 2 May
10.30 - 11.30am.  Venue: MTIRC (Clephan 0.19).
The Empreintes Digitales label has been a very successful venture in our field, and has grown into a valuable information-rich site for electroacoustic music. 
All welcome.  [JY 28.4]

FRI Students Are Visiting in Helsinki

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:00

10 FRI students are currently visiting in Helsinki, Finland under the watchful eye of assistants Gašper Fele-Žorž and Miha Grohar. They will be visiting in Helsinki for two weeks altogether in the context of the international intensive Erasmus programme HESUDI - Healthcare Support Using Domotics and IT.

63rd Seminar FRI

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 23:00

On Monday, 5 May, 2014 at 11.15 in PR-09, the 63rd seminar FRI will be hosted by the Faculty of Computer and Information science. Veljko Pejović, PhD from the University of Birmingham will be giving a lecture about Adaptable Human-Centric Mobile and Wireless Systems.

Max/MSP Day+Night School, July 21-25, 2014

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 21:21
Start: 2014-07-21 10:00 End: 2014-07-25 21:00

Foley Studio 00.16a - Update

The Foley Studio (CL 00.16a) will be accessible from Tuesday, 29th April on. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


Call for Papers and Contributions

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:27

XX CIM – Colloquio di Informatica Musicale
Rome, Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia”
October 20–22, 2014

AIMI – Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana

Conservatorio di Musica “S.Cecilia” Roma
Dipartimento di Nuove Tecnologie e Linguaggi Musicali

In collaboration with:

Sapienza Università di Roma
INFOCOM Department

Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Faculty of Engineering

Università di Padova
Information Engineering Department

Audio Engineering Society Italy

CEMAT Federation

Centro Ricerche Musicali

Fondazione Isabella Scelsi

The Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana (Italian Computer Music Association) – AIMI, founded in 1981, is a point of reference in Italy for musicians and researchers investigating the relationships between music, science and technology. AIMI, which counts among its associated musicians and researchers of international relevance, organizes every two years the so called CIM – Colloquium on Computer Music, which represent the most relevant appointment for the scientific and musical debate and within the Italian community of music informatics.

The twentieth edition of the Colloquio di Informatica Musicale is organized within the context of the 7th edition of EMUfest, “International Electroacoustic Music Festival”.


The Colloquio di Informatica Musicale reaches in 2014 its twentieth edition. This landmark strongly suggests a critical look at our past and a reflection over the far-reaching changes which are currently taken place in our societies. The end of the industrial society, the beginning of the information era so precisely described by Manuel Castells, the new phase of modernity characterized by Zygmunt Bauman with the adjective “liquid” (in contrast with the “solid” one, so tangible and systemic), cannot leave music creation indifferent; and even more so when creation that is so strongly connected to technology and instrumental innovation: in fact, it it precisely this creation that has made fundamental contributions to the transition to the information society. Thus, computer music (now sound and music computing) is one of the leading actors in this context, and this twentieth colloquium intends to be a moment of reflection of the changes currently in progress.

The CIM programme includes scientific and artistic communications, tutorials activities and artistic productions. The scientific and artistic communications will be selected through a Call for papers, and the musical and artistic works through a Call for scores/works. All the submission will be evaluated by a Scientific and a Musical Committee, respectively.

Call for papers

Participants are invited to present and discuss the results of their artistic and/or scientific research as an oral communication or a poster.

Furthermore, students and Ph.D. students in Music and Technologies programs are encouraged to present their research projects as work in progress, even if not yet concluded: in this case we do not expect the presentation and discussion of results. This kind of works will be presented as poster and/or demo.

Participants must send their contribution within June 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 PM CEST, as a paper (please use the attached templates below) 6 pages long for an oral presentation, or 1-2 pages long for a poster. Languages employed can be Italian or English.

Call for scores/works

The present CIM edition includes three calls for:

1. instrumental scores and electronics
2. interactive performances
3. video-musical and electroacoustic compositions

1. The available instruments for the first call are

  • two violins
  • viola
  • cello
  • flute (in C and/or in G)
  • oboe
  • clarinet (B flat cl. and
  • french horn
  • bassoon and/or contrabassoon
  • 5 sax (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass)
  • two percussion players
  • guitar (classic and/or electric)
  • piano

Any combination of the above ensemble is allowed, ranging from solo instrument + electronics up to the entire ensemble.

Other instruments are welcome, even in larger ensembles, if and only if entirely provided by the authors.

2. The second call includes works for one or more performers which may employ any kind of New Interface for Musical Expression (NIME). The instrument/s and performers should be supplied by the author/s in their entirety.

3. Formats for the submission of video-musical compositions: videos in any resolution in either .m4v or .mp4 formats.

Formats for the concert of video-musical compositions:

  • Video HD 1080p in .mov format

Formats for the submission of electroacoustic compositions: stereo, 44.1 kHz, 16 o 24 bit.

Formats for the concert of electroacoustic compositions: from 1 to 8 interleaved channels, 44.1 kHz, 16 or 24 bit.

Participants must send their contribution within June 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 PM CEST, with a description of the work in the format previewed by CIM (see below for templates). Languages can be Italian or English. In addition, a manuscript and scanned (or printed) score in pdf format (call 1), an audio-video documentation of the performance (call 2), a complete work in an audio or audio-video file (call 3) are respectively required.


The submission process will use the conference management system EasyChair ( The web site for the XX CIM is:

Papers, musical work descriptions and musical scores will have to be uploaded in pdf format. Instructions on how to submit the multimedia attachments will be provided to authors upon submission of the work presentation into the EasyChair system. Whenever necessary and appropriate, the scientific committee will have the right to ask to convert oral presentations in poster presentations during the review process.


Particular attention will be given to works concerning the themes of the symposium. However, any other work related to music, science and technology and in particular to the following topics is welcome:

  • perception and cognition of sound and music
  • computer environments for sound/music processing
  • live coding
  • distributed musical performance
  • interaction and improvisation
  • new interfaces for musical expression
  • mobile music computing
  • physical computing
  • applied electroacoustic
  • 3D sound/music
  • digital audio effects
  • sound/music signal processing algorithms
  • automatic separation, recognition, classification of sound and music
  • music information retrieval
  • artificial intelligence and music
  • music performance analysis and rendering
  • automatic music generation/accompaniment systems
  • computational systems for musical education
  • history and aesthetics of electroacoustic music
  • humanities and sound and music computing
  • computational tools for systematic musicology

Important Dates

Submissions: june 23, 2014.
Review notifications to authors: august 25, 2014.
Final version of papers for camera-ready publication in the Proceedings: september 15 2014
XX Colloquio di Informatica Musicale october 20-22 2014


For both the submission and the final version of the papers to be published in the online proceedings, the authors are required to employ the attached templates (latex or MS Word).

  • A maximum number of 6 pages for oral presentations and 2 for posters.
  • Only the pdf file must be submitted by means of the EasyChair system.
  • Allowed languages are Italian and English.

General chairs:

Michelangelo Lupone, Nicola Bernardini

Scientific program chair:

Federico Avanzini

Music program chairs:

Stefano Bassanese, Laura Bianchini

Technical Staff:

Paolo Gatti, Luana Lunetta, Massimo Massimi, Giuseppe Silvi, Anna Terzaroli

Program Committee:

Federico Avanzini, University of Padova
Stefano Baldan, IUAV University of Venice
Stefano Bassanese, Conservatorio di Torino
Nicola Bernardini, Conservatorio S.Cecilia Roma
Laura Bianchini, Centro Ricerche Musicali Roma
Roberto Bresin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sergio Canazza, Università di Padova
Luigi Ceccarelli, Conservatorio di Perugia
Giovanni Cospito, Conservatorio G.Verdi Milano
Giovanni Costantini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Riccardo Dapelo, Conservatorio di Genova
Maria Cristina De Amicis, Conservatorio di Sassari
Amalia de Gotzen, Aalborg University in Copenhagen
Giovanni De Poli, Università di Padova
Stefano Delle Monache, IUAV University of Venice
Agostino Di Scipio, Conservatorio Alfredo Casella l’Aquila
Roberto Doati, Conservatorio di Genova
Carlo Drioli, Università di Udine
Federico Fontana, Università di Udine
Francesco Galante, Conservatorio di Cosenza
Michele Geronazzo, Università di Padova
Daniele Ghisi, HES-SO Genève – Conservatorio di Torino
Marco Giordano, Conservatorio Alfredo Casella l’Aquila
Giorgio Klauer, Conservatory of Padova
Silvia Lanzalone, Conservatorio di Salerno
Enrico Marchetto, Institut de Recherce et Creation Acoustique/Musique
Davide Andrea Mauro, IUAV University of Venice
Giorgio Nottoli, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Paolo Pachini, Conservatory of Music G. Tartini
Stefano Papetti, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi Roma
Davide Rocchesso, IUAV University of Venice
Antonio Rodà, Università di Padova
Sylviane Sapir, Conservatorio di Como
Franco Sbacco, Conservatorio S.Cecilia Roma
Federico Scalas, Conservatorio S.Cecilia Roma
Domenico Sciajno, Conservatorio di Torino
Stefania Serafin, Aalborg University in Copenhagen
Simone Spagnol, Università di Padova
Gianni Trovalusci, Federazione CEMAT Roma
Aurelio Uncini, Sapienza Università di Roma
Andrea Valle, CIRMA – Università di Torino
Alvise Vidolin, Centro di Sonologia Computazionale – Università di Padova
Gualtiero Volpe, InfoMus-DIST-University of Genoa
Laura Zattra, Università di Padova

CFP - Interactive Music Notation and Representation Workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:17

CFP – Interactive Music Notation and Representation Workshop

Workshop website:

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2014 (No extensions possible!)
Notification: May 30, 2014
Workshop date: June 30, 2014

Call for participation

Computer music tools for music notation have long been restricted to conventional approaches and dominated by a few systems, mainly oriented towards music engraving. During the last decade and driven by artistic and technological evolutions, new tools and new forms of music representation have emerged. The recent advent of systems like Bach, MaxScore or INScore (to cite just a few), clearly indicates that computer music notation tools have become mature enough to diverge from traditional approaches and to explore new domains and usages such as interactive and live notation.

The aim of the workshop is to gather artists, researchers and application developers, to compare the views and the needs inspired by contemporary practices, with a specific focus on interactive and live music, including representational forms emerging from live coding. Special consideration will be given to new instrumental forms emerging from the NIME community.

The workshop will be held in two parts:

  • Overview of the notation history, tools, uses and problematics: Building a map of the different approaches, in interaction with invited participants and with the audience will be the main focus of this part. Online tools for mind mapping will be made available to allow remote participation.
  • Practices and applications: This second part is intended to take advantage of the NIME context to involve, discover and question the notation issues related to new instruments, including also live coding perspectives. For this part, we are interested in artistic experiences as well as in technical approaches. Demonstrations will be welcome, whether based on tools or new instruments, including electronics.

You are invited to participate to this session about music notation, which will consist of both informal discussions and short presentations / demonstrations. If you would like to propose a presentation or a demonstration, send a one page abstract before May 16 to <>. A 20 minute time slot will be allocated to each accepted proposal. Look at for a proposal template.

All the ressources and contributions to the workshop will be published on the music notation web site .

  • Dominique Fober – Grame – Lyon
  • Jean Bresson – Ircam – Paris
  • Pierre Couprie – IReMus, Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris
  • Yann Geslin – INA/GRM – Paris
  • Richard Hoadley – Anglia Ruskin University – Cambridge

Pre-concert Lecture: Interactive composition and Hypercello. Motion tracking and spectral description in real-time

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:00
Date:  Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture Cellist and Hypercellist Nicola Baroni and composer Massimiliano Messieri present a lecture and discussion entitled
"Interactive composition and Hypercello. Motion tracking and spectral description in real-time". 

Works to be discussed will feature the Hypercello and MASK systems and will be presented immediately afterwards in concert.


CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics)
Stanford University
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA, USA
FREE Open to the Public

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Concert: Nicola Baroni presents "Zadig: Voltaire meets Kaftka", cello and Hypercello

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:46
Date:  Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert  CCRMA presents Nicola Baroni performing a concert of works on Cello and Hypercello entitled "ZADIG: VOLTAIRE MEETS KAFKA"

Nicola joins us as part of his 2014 tour in the US (New York, Florida, California) with the Italian composer Massimiliano Messieri, in part financed by Italian institutions, and the MASK-association.

Nicola Baroni is a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh involved in contemporary music, improvisation and software composition, as well as a cello soloist, teaching Cello in Italy at the Bozen Conservatory.

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Percy Liang: Piano Recital

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:27
Date:  Sat, 04/26/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert CCRMA is proud to present an afternoon of classical piano music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, and Scriabin performed by assistant professor of computer science, Percy Liang.

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Roy Pertchik: The Tri-Chromatic Keyboard and the Symmetry of Music

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:23
Date:  Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

A highly symmetrical musical keyboard and a small system of just a few new musical scales provide a powerful way to access a wide variety of musical harmony.  The keyboard is isomorphic, a "6+6" (all half steps), and is marked in 3 groups of diminished 3rd's (the 3 diminished chords.)  A very few scales based on the diminished chords are shown to produce a wide variety of harmony in a controlled way.  A few identities provide "tinker-toy" links between different scales and different keys, and allow for the construction of many familiar chord progressions as well as advanced harmonic substitutions.  The whole system includes binary selections at different levels, offering good handles for interface design.

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3rd-year students: Opportunity to exhibit/perform at St Martin's Square

Recent notice of an opportunity:
"I'm the newly appointed events manager at St Martins Square and Silver Arcade in the City Centre. My job is to increase foot traffic in that part of the city centre. I come from a history of art, music, festivals and events. I don't want to bring people into the area using the usual methods of sales and flyers. I want to use music and art. I also want to offer the students a platform that didn't exist when I was at University. Every year I want to put on a final show for the students to enjoy themselves before they leave.
I already have numerous empty units being taken on by arts and illustration students for exhibitions. I would like to put on one day on Saturday the 21st June in the City Centre, with 3rd-year students to play out their material during this event. We will have a licensed bar, we have a PA, power sources, 10,000 flyers, radio interest from BBC Leicester, coverage from the Mercury.
If you're interested in showcasing your work live in the city centre, then please get in touch with Kev:

Ludger Brümmer: About Spatial Audio - Psychoacoustic facts and the Klangdom Systems at the ZKM|Karlsruhe

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 23:46
Date:  Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm Location:  CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Event Type:  Colloquium  The 47 channel Klangdom continuously implemented at the  ZKM|Karlrsuhe (center for art and media)  along with the 50 channel sound Pavilion "the morning line" placed in front of the cubus represent the activity in the field of spatial audio at the ZKM|Institut for Music and acoustic. FREE Open to the Public

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Portrait Concert of Music and Audiovisual Works by Ludger Brümmer

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 23:42
Date:  Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Event Type:  Concert Ludger Brümmer returns to CCRMA to present a selection of works involving multichannel audio and visual projection. 
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'Wetenschap ontdekt de groove' [Dutch]

In de wetenschapspagina van de Volkskrant van 17 april 2014 verscheen een artikel over funk, groove en wat ritmes spannend maakt.
[See also the Music Matters Blog on this topic]

Photo impressions of Lorentz workshop on Musicality

Photo impression of the NIAS-Lorentz Workshop on Musicality held from 7-11 April 2014 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, NL.


CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:42
Date:  Sun, 04/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Date:  Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

We are delighted to present  two concerts by the wonderful JACK Quartet. Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, JACK is focused on the commissioning and performance of new works. 

Concert 1 takes place on Sunday 20th April at 7:00pm with recent works from their repetoire for string quartet and string quartet with electronics. Concert 2 takes place on Tuesday 22nd April at 7.30pm with new works by Stanford Composers for string quartet and string quartet with electronics.


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