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The Living Earth Show

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 22:36
Date:  Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert

In something of an impromptu performance (one might say quasi-promptu) - The Living Earth Show presents a concert of recent percussion and electric guitar works.

Program:

Brian Ferneyhough: Renvoi/Shards
Ken Ueno: Pork Roll, Egg, & Cheese on a Kaiser Bun
Samuel Adams: Tension Study 1
Christopher Cerrone: Double Happiness
Timo Andres: You broke it, you bought it
Nicole Lizée: Family Sing-A-Long And Game Night


All of these works were written for The Living Earth Show except Renvoi/Shards (but the ensemble is the only one in North America to have performed it).


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FREE Open to the Public

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Music, Environment, Multimedia Theater and the Silk Road: Recent Research at Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 23:00
Date:  Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Guest Lecture Zhao Guang, Yu Yang and Dai Weiyi, facultycomposers from Shanghai Conservatory present their recent research.

Dai Weiyi : The Construction of "Audio Visual Field" in Multimedia Music Theater.
The lecture will center on the concept of “audio visual field” to describe structural thinking and use of the audio-visual elements in the multimedia music theater.
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Two Approaches to Virtual Analog Modeling

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 19:02
Date:  Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  DSP Seminar This week's DSP seminar will feature THREE short conference-style talks on Virtual Analog Modeling. First, resident wave digital filter expert Mike Olsen and recent CCRMA alum Dr. Kurt James Werner will review papers on two aspects of the Wave Digital Filter formalism. Second, Ben Holmes (PhD candidate, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast) will present his work on characterizing physical Virtual Analog models of audio circuits.

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Andrew Schloss - A history of the radiodrum and robotics in musical performance: The art installation as a musical instrument

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 03:01
Date:  Wed, 05/03/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA classroom Event Type:  Concert  Abstract: Originally created at Bell Labs in the 1980’s by Bob Boie and Max Mathews, the radio baton, radio drum, or radiodrum has gone through many iterations, including two new ones that I have been working on recently; both are currently “one-of-a-kind.” I will demonstrate an entirely analog version of the instrument created by Bob Boie, and a new SDR (software defined radio) version that is in the process of being tested. Both of these instruments differ from Max’s versions, in that they are designed to be more of a 3D percussion instrument than a conducting device. FREE Open to the Public

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Heather Bortfield (UC Merced) on Perceptual learning in support of language: Insights from infants and cochlear implantees

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 03:29
Date:  Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Heather Bortfeld from UC Merced will be here to talk about Perceptual learning in support of language: Insights from infants and cochlear implantees FREE Open to the Public

Lee Miller (UCDavis) - Hearing Loss and Neurotechnology: New Approaches to Improve Speech Perception

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 01:42
Date:  Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Lee Miller from UCDavis will be talking about Hearing Loss and Neurotechnology: New Approaches to Improve Speech Perception
  FREE Open to the Public

Heather Bortfield (UC Merced)

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 01:39
Date:  Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Heather Bortfield from UC Merced studies how infants learn to perceive sound (especially with cochlear implants). Title to be determined later.
FREE Open to the Public

Lauren (Sculthorpe) Petle (Starkey) - Auditory system learns rules without awareness

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 01:36
Date:  Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Lauren (Sculthorpe) Petle from Starkey Research in Berkeley will be here to talk about how the auditory system learns rules without awareness

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Auriel Washburn (CCRMA) - Coordinated Timing in Piano Duet Performance: Examining the Effects of Delayed Auditory Feedback

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 01:30
Date:  Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar CCRMA’s own Aury Washburn will be leading the discussion this week at the Stanford Hearing Seminar on her work to connect hearing to performance.

Many years ago there was a neurophysiology meeting where most of the talks were about cortex. There was a lone keynote speech by a researcher interested in controlling muscle. He pointed out that without his work (i.e. muscle movement) then all the cortical work in the world was meaningless. :-) That is sobering. We perceive in order to act.
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Paris Smaragdis on striving for computational and physical efficiency in audio processing

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 01:21
Date:  Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar One of the best talks at the recent HSCMA2017 workshop was a keynote by Prof. Paris Smaragdis from Univ of Illinois and also Adobe. Paris will be at CCRMA this coming Friday to talk about algorithms for processing that are algorithmically and physically efficient. Think about speech and audio processing algorithms that you might want to run continuously on a cell phone (with an all-too-small battery.) How do you design algorithms that process speech and audio, and do it in a way that is mindful of real-world constraints. It was a good and fun talk.

Paris has done many interesting and creative kinds of audio processing. And now he is thinking about what algorithms make sense in the real world, where time and energy matter.
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On Structure + Bryan Jacobs

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:12
Date:  Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Join us for a multimedia, robotic, and generally chaotic doubleheader concert with artists Bryan Jacobs and On Structure.
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Burnt Dot

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 19:27
Date:  Thu, 05/04/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Burnt Dot is an experimental noise and improvisation ensemble founded by Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet) and Ryan Gaston (modular synthesizer). Join us for the release of our cassette Constant Ballet and the premiere of a new audiovisual work Rare Earth for Desert Plant, with digital artist Sahir Khan.

The Rare Earth hypothesis states that complex life is the product of an intricate series of coincidental cosmic conditions. The unlikelihood for these precise circumstances to align suggests that intelligent life is rare elsewhere in the universe—if it exists at all. But perhaps complex life is more varied than we know to look for. It might even be all around us, undetected or simply unnoticed. FREE Open to the Public

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How to Mash Up Music: Lecture, Demo, and Workshop

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 23:50
Date:  Wed, 04/12/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture How to Mash Up Music: Lecture, Demo and Workshop by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)

Topic: Tools, motivations and techniques to create mashups in audio, video and code
Preparation: Bring the files of 5 audio tracks or video clips that you would like to mix together, in stem format (wav, mp3, quicktime etc.)
Action: Rock it.

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Distractfold Ensemble performs new works by Stanford graduate composers

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:46
Date:  Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  Elliott Program Center Event Type:  Concert


This Saturday evening, the Distractfold Ensemble will be performing a program of new works for mixed instrumentation by Constantin Basica, Jessie Marino, Iván Naranjo, Charlie Sdraulig, Nick Virzi, and Andrew Watts.

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Natasha Barrett - CCRMA/Stanford Residency Concert!!!

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 01:55
Date:  Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  BRAUN REHEARSAL HALL Event Type:  Concert Natasha Barrett’s work encompasses sound-art, sound-architectural installations, interactive techniques, collaboration with experimental designers and scientists as well live performance and improvisation. She will be in residence at Stanford/CCRMA for several weeks beginning mid-April presenting lectures as part of the Music222 course, public talks, graduate master classes, and presenting a concert of her 3D sound works on Saturday April 22nd with CCRMA’s GRAIL (Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening) multichannel system, which will be installed in the Braun Rehearsal Hall for the duration of the quarter. Don't miss this very special event with one of the greatest composers in the spatial music realm!
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Bass2Bass - Michelle Lou and Scott Worthington

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 01:49
Date:  Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Bass2Bass is a five string electric bass duo comprised of SoCal bassist/composers Scott Worthington and Michelle Lou. Seeing a dearth in new music written for the instrument, the duo decided to form in 2016 and commission new pieces that feature the expressive range of the electric bass in contemporary music. Their inaugural west coast tour presents three new works by composer/performers Sabrina Schroeder, Weston Olencki and Scott Worthington.

Program:

Weston Olencki - stanchions
Scott Worthington  - A Flame that Could Go Out
Sabrina Schroeder - new work

All world premieres.

Bios:

Sabrina Schroeder: FREE Open to the Public

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CEMEC 2017 - California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 01:45
Date:  Sat, 04/15/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2017 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2017. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April15th from 7.30PM
FREE Open to the Public

Luigi Nono's - Post-prae-ludium n.1, 'per Donau', Lecture and Performance

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 01:41
Date:  Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Dr. Juan Parra and Dr. Jonathan Impett from ORCiM Orpheus Institute in Ghent present a lecture-performance focused around Luigi Nono's seminal electroacoustic tuba work Post-prae-ludium n.1, 'per Donau'.

www.orpheusinstituut.be/en
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Visonuality at CCRMA

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 20:06
Date:  Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert  International new music violinist and Palo Alto native Karen Bentley Pollick returns to CCRMA after recent performances at the “Music of Changes” festival in Klaipeda, Lithuania, SPECTRUM-NYC, "Wayward Music Series" in Seattle, and "Alive: New Music at The Dairy Center" in Boulder. She will be presenting a diverse program fusing music and videos from Lithuania, Germany, France, Venezuela and America.
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Joseph Tilbian: "Stride: A Domain-Specific Language for Sound Synthesis, Processing, and Interaction Design"

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 23:34
Date:  Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  DSP Seminar Abstract: Stride is a domain-specific language for real-time sound synthesis, processing, and interaction design. Through hardware resource abstraction and separation of semantics from implementation, Stride targets a wide range of computation devices such as micro-controllers, system-on-chips, general purpose computers, and heterogeneous systems. With a novel and unique approach at handling sampling rates as well as clocking and computation domains, Stride prompts the generation of highly optimized target code. The design of the language facilitates incremental learning of its features and is characterized by intuitiveness, usability, and self-documentation. FREE Open to the Public

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