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Faust Day 2017

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:51
Date:  Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Other Faust day is a one day FREE workshop on the Faust programming language. It will take place at CCRMA on April 8.

This free event is open to anyone and is intended for people who wish to get a broad introduction to Faust. By the end of the day, attendees should know how to write simple Faust codes and convert them into various kind of objects: PD, SuperCollider, CSOUND and Max/MSP externals, iOS and Android apps, Standalone Applications, AU, LV2, VST and LASPA plug-ins, etc. We'll also demonstrate how to integrate the code generated by the Faust compiler to existing projects (e.g., JUCE-based plugin-ins, smartphone apps, etc.).

Program:

08:50am: Coffee FREE Open to the Public

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Ramani Duriaswami on Creating Scientifically Valid Spatial Audio for VR and AR (Special Thursday Seminar)

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:43
Date:  Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar The exploding popularity of augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) have driven new interest in getting 3d sound right. This means rendering an accurate 3d sound field that fully immerses *anybody* that uses the system. Perhaps 3D audio is ready for the big time now.
FREE Open to the Public

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BLIND SPOT: MICHAEL SAKAMOTO & CHRISTOPHER JETTE - Open Rehearsal

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:14
Date:  Sat, 03/11/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Other Please join us for an open rehearsal of Michael Sakamoto’s - Blind Spot. Combining autobiography, butoh and contemporary dance, video and a live digital soundscore by Christopher Jette, Sakamoto’s Bllind Spot explores intercultural identity and the need to follow one’s nature, even in traumatic times. Reflecting a passion for history, social justice and pop culture, Sakamoto traces personal episodes as an Asian-American, post-WW2 political events, America’s fraught relationship with Asia, and contemporary crises around corporate militarism. “We all have blind spots in our lives, mentally, emotionally, physically, and even socially and culturally,” states Sakamoto. FREE Open to the Public

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The Good, The Band, And The Bing

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:08
Date:  Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  Bing Concert Hall Event Type:  Concert Please join us as CCRMA presents 2 evenings of immersive multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy the GRAIL (the Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening), our full 3D surround speaker array. The concerts will include pieces by:

Friday 17th:
Maggi Payne
Roberto Morales
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Anders Tveit
Matt Ingalls
Cliff Caruthers
Thom Blum
Justin Yang


Saturday 18th:
Natasha Barrett
John Chowning
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Giles Gobeil
Daniel Perterson
Eoin Callery
The CCRMA Feedback Ensemble

Just bring yourself and your best ears!!!

FREE Open to the Public

Eric Young - Timing in the Auditory System

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 06:25
Date:  Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar How does the auditory system preserve the high accuracy needed to represent temporal signals such as speech and music? (Well, really all sound.) Think about the precision needed to encode the onsets of sound, let alone the cues needed to perceive pitch and binaural. This precision is orders of magnitude more precise than any where else in the brain. And yet the brain does it one spike at a time. OK, there are lots of spikes. How does the brain represent time, and how does an ensemble of spikes tell us what we need to know about the sounds around us? What is the mechanism that allows this exquisite precision?
FREE Open to the Public

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Margareta Ackerman: Algorithmic Songwriting

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 22:51
Date:  Thu, 04/13/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217 Event Type:  Guest Lecture

Abstract: Songwriting, the art of combining melodies and lyrics, poses new challenges to algorithmic composition. ALYSIA is a machine-learning system that learns the relationship between melodies and lyrics, and uses the resulting model to create new songs in the style of the corpus. While ALYSIA creates melodies for user-provided lyrics, another system, MABLE, creates computer generated lyrics that convey a coherent story. In addition to discussing both systems, an original song co-created by ALYSIA and music professor Joshua Palkki will be performed.
Joint work with David Loker, Chris Cassion, Rafael Perez y Perez, and Divya Singh.

FREE Open to the Public

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Sketching Sound: Spencer Salazar's Dissertation Defense

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:15
Date:  Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Other Spencer Salazar will present a defense of his doctoral dissertation, titled "Sketching Sound: Gestural Interaction for Expressive Music Programming." We have developed two prototype systems to explore programming music using mobile touchscreen interactions and technologies. The first of these, miniAudicle for iPad, is an environment for programming ChucK code on an iPad. The second prototype developed is a sound design and music composition system utilizing touch and hand-written stylus input. In this system, called “Auraglyph,” users draw a variety of audio synthesis structures, such as oscillators and filters, in an open canvas. Free Open to the Public

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Ryan Groves - Building Artificially Intelligent Musical Composers - CCRMA Open House 2017 Keynote

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 02:50
Date:  Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:30pm - 2:20pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture Ryan Groves is an award-winning music researcher and veteran developer of intelligent music systems. In this CCRMA Open House 2017 Keynote Talk, Ryan will present some of the challenges faced when trying to build artistic machines. Through his work on Ditty, the automated musical messenger, as well as his work on creating adaptive musical scores for video games at Melodrive, Ryan will highlight the different musical components of the vast topic of automatic musical composition. FREE Open to the Public

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Augmented Reality Headphone Reverberation

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:17
Date:  Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Event Type:  DSP Seminar Abstract: In audio-visual augmented or mixed reality applications, computer-generated audio objects are rendered via acoustically transparent earphones to blend with the physical environment heard naturally by the viewer/listener. This requires binaural artificial reverberation processing to match local environment acoustics, so that synthetic audio objects are not readily discriminable from sounds occurring naturally or reproduced over loudspeakers. Approaches involving the measurement or calculation of binaural room impulse responses in consumer environments are limited by practical obstacles and complexity. FREE Open to the Public

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Adrian Freed: CNMAT, UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies: 1989-2016

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:19
Date:  Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  ccrma classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium With my retirement from the University of California last year, CNMAT's activity under the aegis of its founders ended. In this broad review of CNMAT's activities, networks and agency I will focus on enduring ideas, patterns and influences and point to active projects around the world that typify the experimental, multidisciplinary approach CNMAT explored.
free Open to the Public

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Next Generation Sound Synthesis at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 01:02
Date:  Tue, 02/28/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] Event Type:  DSP Seminar

Abstract: The NESS project (standing for Next Generation Sound Synthesis), funded through a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for five years beginning on January 1, 2012 is an exploratory project, concerned entirely with synthetic sound—and in particular, numerical simulation techniques for physical modelling sound synthesis in parallel hardware. It is a joint project between the Acoustics and Audio Group and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, both at the University of Edinburgh. The models developed in the course of the project span a large set of systems, including brass, cymbals and gongs, percussions, guitar/fretboard interaction, bowed strings and large 3D room acoustics simulations.

FREE Open to the Public

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Adaptive mixing of noisy and robust beamformers for enhancement, visualization and reproduction of sound fields

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 01:19
Date:  Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] Event Type:  DSP Seminar Speaker: Symeon Delikaris-Manias , PhD candidate (advisor Ville Pulkki), Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University, Finland
FREE Open to the Public

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Vibeke Sorensen: From Global Visual Music to Transmodal Transmedia Art

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:42
Date:  Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Film, video art, and audio-video synthesis of the 1960s and 70s developed over the following 4-5 decades into high resolution 3D computer animation and diverse forms of physical-digital art of the 2000s. ‘New media art’ today is quickly developing into a diverse, hybrid form of transmodal tranmedia art that includes digital photography and film, computer animation, music, sensors, wireless devices, social networks, VR and DIY. Bio-art and eco-design are emerging as further developments bridging technology and sustainability. This talk will discuss related ideas and artworks of Vibeke Sorensen produced along this trajectory with focus on her recent works informed by her experience of living and working in Asia. FREE Open to the Public biography-main_profile-image-291x300.jpg

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Tony Kelman and Lindsey Kuper: Introduction to the Julia language and ParallelAccelerator.jl

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:42
Date:  Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Introduction to the Julia language FREE Open to the Public

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Kyle Bruckmann - New Electroacoustic Music for Oboe and English Horn

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 21:25
Date:  Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Oakland-based composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. He is a member of acclaimed new music collective sfSound, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, and Quinteto Latino, and Lecturer in Oboe at UC Santa Cruz. He has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active in an international community of improvisers and sound artists, appearing on more than 60 recordings of various genres. FREE Open to the Public

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Seth Cluett in Performance

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 03:34
Date:  Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert FREE Open to the Public

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Victor Gama

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 02:53
Date:  Thu, 03/02/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Composer and performer Victor Gama returns to CCRMA to present a new performance work. Victor's artistic process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. For Victor, concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring are all equally important parts in the creation of new music, blending current fabrication technologies with ideas, materials, and traditions inspired by the natural world.
FREE Open to the Public

Keith Kirchhoff - EAPiano

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 02:46
Date:  Thu, 02/16/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert FREE Open to the Public

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Giacomo Fiore

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 02:37
Date:  Thu, 02/23/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert

FREE Open to the Public

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Music 250A Final Project Presentations

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:29
Date:  Wed, 12/07/2016 - 1:30pm - 3:20pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Other Please join us for an exhibition of the final projects of Music 250a: Physical Interaction Design for Music on Wednesday, December 7th from 1:30 - 3:20 in the CCRMA Stage. Open to the Public

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