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Sounds in Remembered Spaces

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 23:38
Date:  Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture This presentation will discuss a series of related works related to field recording in sites of historical infrastructure within New York City, Rome, and elsewhere.
FREE Open to the Public

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Stanford Music and the Brain Symposium 2017: Engagement

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 00:41
Date:  Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm Location:  CCRMA, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford Event Type:  Other Engagement is fundamental to the human experience of music, yet remains challenging to define, quantify, and bring about. This one-day symposium brings together academic and industry researchers in music, neuroscience, cognitive science, and engineering, with the aim of broadening discussions and advancing research on musical engagement. Speakers include Jacek Dmochowski (City College of New York), Douglas Eck (Google), Blair Kaneshiro (Stanford University), and Sageev Oore (Saint Mary's University (Canada)/Google). Talks will be followed by a poster session featuring current CCRMA research. Lunch will be provided.

Register here (free event, space is limited): http://bit.ly/mab2017 FREE (registration required) Open to the Public

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Party Electric

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:42
Date:  Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Jennifer Beattie (voice and poetry), Diana Wade (viola), Jason Charney (electronics) and Juraj Kojs (electronics) gather to perform an evening of solo and group works that engage voices, instruments, everyday objects and electronic media. The program includes the Youtube voice/electronic fascination HypnoDomme, the glottal extravaganza Fry on Fry, LALA Circus—a bizarre futuristic cabaret and solos on the fringe. Improvisatory and virtuoso, playful and emotionally charged, the troubadour band explores the sonic landscapes on the move.

Diana Wade. maker of strange sounds. sometimes on the viola. Los Angeles. twitter.com/violanerd
  FREE Open to the Public

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Stanford Laptop orchestra at Bing Concert Hall

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:07
Date:  Sat, 06/03/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St. (at Museum Way) Stanford, CA 94035 Event Type:  Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) will perform in Bing Concert Hall on Saturday, June.3rd!
You are cordially invited to an evening of music for the full ensemble of humans, laptops, hemispherical speaker arrays, audio and video feedback networks, mobile phones, and now with more gametraks than ever!

FREE tickets can be picked up at Bing starting from one hour before curtain.

For details, visit: http://slork.stanford.edu/events/2017/spring/
https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/june-2017/slork-stanford-laptop-orchestra

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Steven Feld: Voices of the Rainforest

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:34
Date:  Wed, 05/31/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (and Listening Room) Event Type:  Guest Colloquium In 1991 Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart teamed up with anthropologist and sound artist Steven Feld to produce Voices of the Rainforest. In one hour, the CD condenses 24 hours of sounds of the Bosavi rainforest and its Kaluli inhabitants in central Papua New Guinea. The CD reached multiple audiences concerned with interspecies art, experimental field recording, acoustic ecology, and cultural survival, and is still in circulation through Smithsonian Folkways. Over the last year and a half Feld has worked with Dennis Leonard at Skywalker Sound to recreate Voices of the Rainforest in the 7.1 cinema surround format, for acousmatic concerts, as well as indoor/outdoor museum and gallery installations. FREE Open to the Public

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IN SPACE... NOBODY HEARS YOU BING!!!

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:03
Date:  Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Bing Studio Space - Bing Concert Hall Event Type:  Concert Please join us as CCRMA presents 2 evenings of immersive spatial multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space. We will deploy the CCRMA GRAIL - The Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening - our full 3D surround speaker array for these events. Not to be missed by you or your ears!

Program Friday 26th:

Natasha Barrett
Ake Parmerud
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Hans Tutscku
Victoria Grace
Yuval Adler
Anna Tskhovrebov
Alex Chechile
Christopher Jette

Program Saturday 27th:

Natasha Barrett
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Constantin Basica
Bill Schottstaedt
Ake Parmerud
Rahul Agnihotri
Mark Hertensteiner
FREE Open to the Public

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Bryan Jacobs - Mechanical Instruments and ...

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:46
Date:  Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Colloquium Recent Guggenheim Fellow - composer, performer, and sound artist - Bryan Jacobs, presents this weeks CCRMA Colloquium on his recent work and research. Bryan's work focuses on interactions between live performers and electronic sound. His pieces are often theatrical in nature, pitting blabber-mouthed fanciful showoffs against timid reluctants. The sounds are playfully organized and many times mimic patterns found in human dialogue. Hand-build electromechanical instruments controlled by microcontrollers bridge acoustic and electroacoustic sound worlds. These instruments live dual lives as time-based concert works and non-time-based gallery works.
FREE Open to the Public

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Music <541> presents line upon line

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:45
Date:  Sun, 05/28/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert

line upon line will perform a program of new works for percussion trio by Stanford composers Constantin Basica, Julie Herndon, Chris Lortie, Jessie Marino, Charlie Sdraulig, Davor Branimir Vincze

FREE Open to the Public

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SLOrktastic Chamber Music 2017: Thursday May 11

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 18:29
Date:  Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk - aka CS170/Music128) presents new works for electronic chamber music, by members of the SLOrk ensemble and seminar.  You are cordially invited to join us in exploring new sounds and musical spaces crafted for laptops, humans, hemispherical speaker arrays, feedback networks, a 7 foot pole, transcendental numbers, mobile phones, and introducing the Yamaha DX7!
FREE Open to the Public

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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.
FREE Open to the Public

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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.

FREE Open to the Public

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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:  Colloquium  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

What does the brain know about sound when you are born deaf? There are well-established devices such as cochlear implants to give people the sensation of sound when their inner ear isn’t working. These devices work best when they are applied early. But what abilities are we born with, and how do we understand what these children are hearing, before they have language, or much of a behavioral system.
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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 Without a doubt, the holy grail of hearing research is helping people (and machines) navigate our noisy world. We still don’t have a good model of how we separate the sounds around us, so we can attend to the signal with the highest value. And it’s even harder to build tools that help us diagnose problems and to help people who have hearing disabilities.
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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.

There are lots of processes involved in understanding the auditory world around us. Certainly one of the most important is learning the relationship between sounds. Some of this learning is certainly driven by attention and a desire to learn and understand about auditory signals. But are there also components of learning about the auditory world that work at an unconscious level? I’m guessing there are, but how does one separate out the conscious from the unconscious processes of learning about our auditory world? Can we design experiments that show a difference?
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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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