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The Composer/Performer

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:18
Date:  Tue, 06/05/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert   Please join us for a concert of new works composed and performed by Mark Applebaum, Utku Asuroglu, Constantin Basica, Chris Chafe, Hassan Estakhrian, Julie Herndon, Chris Lortie, and Davor Branimir Vincze FREE Open to the Public

Noah Fram on Detecting Musical Surprisal

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 23:51
Date:  Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar What can be better than surprises and music?  Are you surprised?  What are the neural implications of surprise?
FREE Open to the Public

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Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk): Spring Concert 2018

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 02:53
Date:  Sat, 06/09/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University Event Type:  Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) will present its 2018 spring concert in Bing Concert Hall on Saturday, June 9th. You are warmly invited to an evening of music for the full ensemble of humans, laptops, new instruments, and musical spaces. This is the 10th anniversary of SLOrk, and there will be a pre-concert talk by director Ge Wang about the medium and history of the laptop orchestra, starting at 6:45pm. The concert begins at 7:30pm.   FREE Open to the Public

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John Schott, electric guitar -- Matthew Wright, digital sound

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:17
Date:  Sat, 06/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert John Schott and Matt Wright have been musically collaborating for 18 years both as a duo and also with the late David Wessel as That Situated Trio, who performed in the U.S. and Europe. Matt and John have carried on with recent duo performances in the Bay Area and New York. Together they develop a number of musical programs and interfaces for Matt that provide certain limits and affordances for their improvisatory explorations. These include pre-recorded samples of John playing, as well as programs that listen to John's live guitar and respond, and programs that allow Matt to improvise harmonically, melodically, and rhythmically. The music can range from abstract, contemplative, thrashing, grooving, not grooving, bluesy, Viennese, and downright insane.
Free Open to the Public

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Ekmeles

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 02:48
Date:  Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble performs new works for sextet and electronics by Stanford composers: Chris Lortie, Jessie Marino, Charlie Sdraulig, Davor Branimir Vincze, Nick Virzi, and Andrew Watts.

Ekmeles is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works, and gems of the historical avant garde. New York is home to a vibrant instrumental New Music scene, with a relative paucity of vocal music. Ekmeles was founded to fill the gap by presenting new a cappella repertoire for solo voices, and by collaborating with these instrumental ensembles. For more information see - ekmeles.com FREE Open to the Public

Akiko Hatakeyama - Storytelling, memories... real-time computer-based interactivity

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:11
Date:  Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Guest Lecture Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity.  Akiko's practice focuses on realizing her ideas of relations between the body and mind into intermedia composition, often in conjunction with building customized instruments/interfaces. It is a form of nonverbal communication with her inner self and with the environment, including the audience. By somatically actuating perceptions with sound, light, and haptic objects, her ideas of relations between the body and mind become embraceable. FREE Open to the Public

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Stanford Laptop Orchestra: SLOrktastic Chamber Music 2018

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:35
Date:  Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) presents new works for electronic chamber music, by members of the SLOrk ensemble and seminar. You are warmly invited to join us in exploring new instruments and musical spaces crafted for laptops, humans, and hemispherical speaker arrays! Featuring works and performances by: Doga Cavdir, Charles Foster, Elena Georgieva, Mark Hertensteiner, Kunwoo Kim, Juan Sierra, Ian Avery Bick, Kimberly Juarez-Rico, Tucker Leavitt, Kangrui Xue, Rodrigo Cadiz, Ge Wang, Matt Wright, Christopher Jette, Trijeet Mudhopadhyay.

For more info, visit: http://slork.stanford.edu/events/2018/slorktastic/

FREE Open to the Public

Stanford Music and the Brain Symposium 2018: Performance

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:31
Date:  Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:00pm - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford Event Type:  Other In its second decade, the annual Music and Brain Symposium brings together scholars, scientists, and artists across multiple disciplines to explore aspects of music as a human behavior. This year's symposium will broadly address aspects of musical performance and expressivity. Speakers include Moshe Bar (Bar-Ilan University), Anthony Brandt (Rice University), Michael Casey (Dartmouth College), Elaine Chew (Queen Mary University of London), David Eagleman (Stanford University), Petr Janata (University of California, Davis), and Caroline Palmer (McGill University).

Register here (free event, space is limited): https://bit.ly/2Hojf1v FREE (registration required) Open to the Public

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Pump up the Bings - CCRMA in The Bing Studio

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:45
Date:  Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Bing Concert Hall Studio Space Event Type:  Concert Please join us for two concerts of 3D audio multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space. We will deploy our the full CCRMA Grail sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the world -

Thursday April 19th:

Ake Parmerud
Mark Applebaum
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Scott Wilson
Yukiko Yoden
Eoin Callery
Dan Peterson



Friday April 20th:

Jonty Harrison
Rodrigo Cadiz
Julie Herndon
Larry Smith
Anna Tskhovrebov
... and maybe something special







FREE Open to the Public

Karen Bentley Pollick

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:24
Date:  Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Celebrating current CCRMA faculty and graduate student composers and their mentors with new compositions for violin, electronics and video by Mark Kopytman, Jonathan Berger, Christopher Jette, Constantin Basica, and Chris Lortie, with Nina C. Young of New York Women Composers, recipient of the 2015 Rome Prize and in residence at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga in June 2018. 

Program -

Mark Kopytman: Cantus IV: Dedication for violin solo (1986)

Jonathan Berger: Sink or Swim for solo violin (2006)
FREE Open to the Public

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Tender Buttons - Helen Newby and Daniel King

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:20
Date:  Thu, 05/31/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Tender Buttons is cellist Helen Newby, percussionist Dan King, and various devices/electronics. Come join us for works by - Thomas Meadowcroft, Julie Herndon, Peter Swendsen, Celeste Oram, Malin Bang, and Sam Pluta. FREE Open to the Public

Wilfrido Terrazas – Alta – Flute Music from Mexican Composers in California

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:19
Date:  Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert This concert presents recent works by Carmina Escobar, Guillermo Galindo, Ivan Naranjo, Mauricio Rodriguez, Pablo Rubio and Wilfrido Terrazas. It offers a vivid picture of contemporary Mexican composers based in the California. Beyond the allegorical references of a New Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression come together to broaden the musical map of the most uncompromising acoustic art. This event is kindly supported by the Cultural Affairs section of the General Mexican Consulate in San Jose, California. FREE Open to the Public

Akiko Hatakeyama

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:17
Date:  Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity.  Akiko's practice focuses on realizing her ideas of relations between the body and mind into intermedia composition, often in conjunction with building customized instruments/interfaces. It is a form of nonverbal communication with her inner self and with the environment, including the audience. By somatically actuating perceptions with sound, light, and haptic objects, her ideas of relations between the body and mind become embraceable. FREE Open to the Public

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scapegoat - new music for sax, percussion, and electronics

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:14
Date:  Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Programmes are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, through original works featuring live electronics, performer-controlled sonic and visual amplification, video and lighting design, and improvisation. scapegoat's 2017/18 season features new commissions of composers Pierluigi Billone and Michelle Lou funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, with residencies and performances as part of an Australian tour, a Californian tour, and at the Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Open Ears Festival (Kitchener). FREE Open to the Public

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CEMEC 2018

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 22:53
Date:  Sat, 04/07/2018 - 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 2018 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2018. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April 7th from 7.30PM FREE Open to the Public

Jaap Blonk

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 22:48
Date:  Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Ahead of his Other Minds Festival performance in SF, Jaap Blonk presents “Songs of Little Sleep" and other recent works for voice and electronics. As a vocalist, Jaap is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live-electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. Free Open to the Public

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Michiko Theurer - Circling the Waves

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 22:44
Date:  Tue, 04/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Circling the Waves is a multimedia performance designed by violinist and artist Michiko Theurer. It interweaves music commissioned from six composers around a central series of paintings created by Michiko. The project is inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel The Waves, and explores a multiplicity of independent voices wrapping around a shared visual space. Free Open to the Public

Jordan Rudess - CCRMA Encore

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:06
Date:  Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert CCRMA visiting artist Jordan Rudess presents one last evening of keyboard and technological virtuosity and dexterity to close out his current residency at the Knoll. For this show he will perform selections from his Bach to Rock solo piano tour as well as his own synthesizer improvisations  FREE Open to the Public

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