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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 Karen presents a concert celebrating current CCRMA faculty and graduate student composers and their mentors with new compositions for violin, electronics and video. Music by Mark Kopytman, Jonathan Berger, Ayal Adler, Christopher Jette, Constantin Basica, and Chris Lortie, with Nina C. Young of New York Women Composers, recipient of the 2015 Rome Prize and resident fellow at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga in June 2018. Both Jonathan Berger and Ayal Adler studied with the renowned Israeli composer Mark Kopytman. Adler is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Composition, Conducting & Theory at Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance.

Program:

Mark Kopytman: Cantus IV: Dedication for violin solo (1986)
FREE Open to the Public

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Helen Newby

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:20
Date:  Thu, 05/31/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Helen Newby presents some of her recent works for cello and electronics. Helen continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers, composers and artists. Her passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to work with a number of both emerging and established composers, including Steve Reich, Chaya Czernowin, Marcos Balter, Sabrina Schroeder, Ashley Fure, and Marek Poliks, among others. Her premiere solo album, Dialogue, featuring commissions by David Bird, Danny Clay, Adam Hirsch, Kurt Isaacson and Haley Shaw, was released in early 2017 on Ephemeral Stream Recordings. FREE Open to the Public

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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 offer a vivid picture of contemporary Mexican composers based in the California. Beyond allegorical references of a New Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression come together to broad 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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Jonathan Berger- Vân-Ánh Võ - Kronos Quartet - Rinde Eckert - My Lai

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 01:41
Date:  Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location:  Zellerbach Hall - Berkeley Event Type:  Concert Cal Performances presents - MY LAI - the Kronos Quartet’s fully-staged collaboration with CCRMA composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman that explores the aftermath of My Lai—a tragic episode in the Vietman War when American soldiers massacred hundreds of unarmed villagers—from the perspective of the helicopter pilot who tried to intervene. Berger’s score blends Rinde Eckert’s voice with the strings of the Kronos Quartet augmented by traditional Vietnamese instruments played by Vân-Ánh Võ, and an electronic soundscape of helicopters, voices, and snippets of American blues. $38-68: available from: https://calperformances.org/performances/2017-18/new-music/kronos-quartet-rinde-eckert-van-anh-vo-my-lai.php Open to the Public

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Hotword Sifter - Make Google Home hear you in cocktail parties

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:08
Date:  Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar It's the last unsolved problem in speech recognition.  :-)  How does one use minimal resources to recognize hotwords like "Hey Google" or "Alexa", in the face of noisy 24x7 environments. These keywords (or hotwords) are the signal to turn on full speech recognition on the new generation of always listening devices, and the hotword must be recognized accurately, and in multiple acoustic environments. Recognizing these keywords must be done on the device, as nobody wants all their speech transmitted to the cloud.
FREE Open to the Public

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Varun Nair: Audio at Facebook

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:57
Date:  Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium The talk will detail the work and technologies developed by the Facebook audio team including sound design tools for VR/360 (Spatial Workstation), spatial audio rendering technology and perceptual audio quality. The talk will also cover the many learnings and challenges in creating, streaming and playing back audio at scale across VR and non-VR mediums.

Varun Nair's Bio:
Varun's spent over a decade in the audio industry and has worked on hundreds of projects across television, film, games and interactivity. He co-founded Two Big Ears, where he led development of spatial audio technologies and tools. Two Big Ears was acquired by Facebook, where he is now the engineering manager of the audio team. FREE Open to the Public

Hearing Sound with Auditory Hair Bundles

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:44
Date:  Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar How is all that beautiful music converted from acoustic waves into spikes?  The key biological component are some very sensitive cilia, hair-like structures, that sit at the end of auditory nerve cells. They move in response to passing waves, and that unleases spikes the head toward the auditory brain.  It really is quite magical. 

Who: Wisam Reid (Stanford)
What: Relating the Cohesiveness of Auditory Hair Bundles in Mammals to their Function
When: Friday March 9th at 10:30AM
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Why: These are really quite amazing structures.

Bring your cilia to CCRMA and Wisam will talk about how they do their important job.


FREE Open to the Public

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Natasha Barrett on the New Stage

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:07
Date:  Sat, 02/17/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Natasha Barrett presents an evening of 3D surround works using the full capabilities of our newly remodeled audio diffusion system in the CCRMA Stage. 56 speakers and 8 subwoofers in full 3D glory!

http://www.natashabarrett.org
FREE Open to the Public

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Mari Kimura

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:04
Date:  Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Please join us post-Open House for a special evening of music by virtuoso violinist/composer/technologist Mari Kimura.
FREE Open to the Public

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CCRMA Open House Keynote with Yann Orlarey - Faust: the Roots of Evil

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:53
Date:  Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm - 2:20pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture GRAME's Yann Orlarey gives the CCRMA Open House 2018 Keynote Presentation -  Faust: the Roots of Evil

From Yann -
FREE Open to the Public

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