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Malcolm Slaney on Cool Audio Projects from the Telluride Neuromorphic Workshop

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:10
Date:  Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar For many years a collection of world-reknown faculty and amazing students have gathered in the mountains of Telluride to propose and pilot interesting auditory experiments. This past summer was no exception, and Prof. Fujioka and I would like to review the 11 auditory projects that were successful this year. This ranges from music perception, to decoding EEG responses, to matching deep neural networks and brains. We were studying musical scales, tension, and rhythm.  What could be more fun?!!?!?

The projects include:
    Tension decoding ♪
    Musical scales ♪
    Salience detection
    Hierarchical features for decoding FREE Open to the Public

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Invisible Choirs, a solo exhibition by Nolan Lem

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:57
Date:  Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:00pm - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:00pm Location:  Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 Event Type:  Other CCRMA PhD student Nolan Lem will premiere his first solo exhibition comprised of new mixed media and sound-based works at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA. Invisible Choirs examines the automation of of artificial intelligence by exploring the pathological ramifications of an increasingly technocentric society. Focusing on the emergence of artificially intelligent machines, Lem questions the relationship between technological modes of production and physical labor, visibility and identity, and autonomy and monotony. Comprised as a set of mixed-media, kinetic, and sound-based works, the installation's environment is constructed as an interactive neural network--one that renders visible the physical and algorithmic automata that seek to govern our daily lives. 
FREE Open to the Public

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Generative Models for Music and Art

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:32
Date:  Thu, 10/26/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:20pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] Event Type:  Guest Lecture

Abstract: Doug Eck will discuss Magenta, a Google Brain project investigating music and art generation using deep learning and reinforcement learning. The goals of Magenta and how it fits into the general trend of AI moving into our daily lives will be described. One crucial question is: Where does AI and Machine Learning fit in the creative process? The speaker argues that generative models are the core tools to import from machine learning, and introduces concepts from generative models such as autoencoders, recurrent neural networks, variational methods, generative adversarial networks (GANs) and different sampling methods.

FREE For CCRMA Users Only

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Séverine Ballon: Works for Cello and Multichannel Electronics

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:18
Date:  Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Séverine Ballon presents an evening of works for solo cello and cello with multichannel electronics. Her work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her researches as an improviser have helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She studied the cello at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and in Lübeck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. During 2004-05, she was an academist at the Ensemble Modern (Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie). She perfected her contemporary cello technique with cellists Siegfried Palm, Pierre Strauch, and Rohan de Saram. FREE Open to the Public

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:27
Date:  Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Chartreuse is violinist Myra Hinrichs (Chicago), violist Carrie Frey (New York City), and cellist Helen Newby (San Francisco). The tricoastal trio aims to take advantage of the distance by pooling the strengths of their chosen cities, commissioning new works from composers across the U.S. and in Norway and collaborating with fellow performers in each of their musical residences on "Chartreuse +/-" projects. The trio has toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, the Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway.
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Gareth Loy on What does music do that engages and holds our interest?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 21:41
Date:  Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar With all the new interest in computer generated music (e.g. Project Magenta) it is good to revisit the issue of what makes music intereting. Generating truly random "music" is easy, but what does it take to make it interesting?  Gareth Loy is a CCRMA alumni, coming back to talk about this topic.  With the great combination of perception and computer folks near CCRMA, I expect this will be a vigorous discussion.

Who:  Gareth Loy
When: Friday October 20 at 10:30AM
What: What does music do that engages and holds our interest?
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room (come early to get a place at the table)
Why: Because music perception and computers are fun!
FREE Open to the Public

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