Sound and music computing

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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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.
FREE Open to the Public

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Burnt Dot

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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.

Open to the Public


Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:06

At Easter office and booking services will be closed from Friday April 7th. Project rooms and studios are of course open to those of you who already have an agreement.

We open again on Wednesday April 19th!

…and by then our sound studio will reopen! Have we remembered to tell you that we’ve set up a 8-channel surround system and a screen for 4k video editing?!

Time and place:
  • BEK - 07/04/2017 to 19/04/2017

Learn how to sing flamenco with technologies

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:15

Sonia Rodríguez and Emilia Gómez, from the MTG, started a project in collaboration with the flamenco singer and teacher Alba Guerrero.

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Presentation: Utopia Diorama

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:40

The VR-film Utopia was first shown in the woods at Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Campus Bergen, fall 2016. Utopia is a 360-degree virtual reality interpretation of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, on the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the book (1516-2016).

At BEK Margrethe Kolstad Brekke (initiator/visual artist) and Hilde Annine Hasselberg (director/singer) will talk about the film and the working process – about the thoughts behind, the production, the collaboration and not least about Utopia.

Concept/idea: Margrethe Kolstad Brekke/ North Sea Productions
Director: Hilde Annine Hasselberg
Production design: Øystein Nesheim
Production manager: Tine Marie Gullaksen
Photographer: Thomas Anthony Goodwin
Postproduction: Kjersti Nicole Larsen, Myreze AS
Composer: Rebecka Ahveinnievi
Vocals: Hilde Annine Hasselberg
Cello: Markus Evensen

Cast in order of appearance:
Sofia Sætre Sotolongo
Øystein Nesheim
Saia Oline Målen
Vilde Hagen Valen
Pascale Fisher-Cohen
Teresa Yeneva Pujalta Bah
Olaf Heggdal
Hilde Annine Hasselberg
Laurie Grundt
Ruth Borge
Margrethe Kolstad Brekke
Gitte Sætre (Frans Jacobi)
Alicia Cohen
Linda Marie Westgård
Karin Blomgren
Tonje Indrøy
Tine Marie Gullesen
Marius Wågsæther
Markus Eriksen
Eirik Hunnes
Anne Stinessen
Nora Adwan
Trond Gullaksen
Thomas Anthony Goodwin
Mattias Arvasstson

Thanks to:
Christian Høie
Paul Inge Vikingstad
Olav Andersen
Thomas Dalen Martin
Bergen Municipality
Cultural Council Norway

Copyright: MK Brekke/North Sea Productions 2016

Time and place:
  • BEK - 21/04/2017 13:00

MTI presents: TRIONYS

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

Wednesday May 3rd 2017, 7pm, PACE building

For our last concert of our main 2016-17 concert series, MTI is very excited to present a concert by German instrumental/electroacoustic/experimental group TRIONYS.

Doubly excited, in fact, as the concert will include MTI Professor of Composition John Young's newest work, 'Spectral Domains', for piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics!! Not to be missed!

Exuberantly experimental, TRIONYS break the boundaries between experimental rock, jazz and the avant-garde in a restless pursuit of new music.

Rainer Bürck, keyboards & electronics
Günter Marx, violin & electronics
Martin Bürck, gongs, percussion & electronics

John Young: Spectral Domains (piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics)
Günter Marx: Ingviosyn (violin & electroacoustics)
Rainer Bürck: Alleluja (acousmatic)
Rainer Bürck: STRINGendo (violin & electroacoustics)
TRIONYS: Protuberanzen (piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics)

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Eva Pfitzenmaier: ord/word/Wort & land/land/Land

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:39

ord, word, Wort & land, land, Land. The words are (almost) identical.

ord/word/Wort & land/land/Land is part concert, part performing arts. Through music, text, and video Eva Pfitzenmaier recounts her own experiences and observations from two societies, two countries, and three languages. How are they connected and how do they differ from each other?

The performance is a co-production between BEK, BIT Teatergarasjen and Bergen Kjøtt.

Performances April 21-23th at 20.00
Buy your tickets here

ord, word, Wort, land, land Land. The words are (almost) identical. How exotic is a German person living in Norway? More exotic than Swedes but less exotic than the French? Eva’s Norwegian friends find it exotic when she serves fresh artichokes for dinner. She, on the other hand, finds the Norwegian crab fishing to be exotic.

Eva Pfitzenmaier is German and moved to Norway eight years ago. She is an immigrant. But she’s not “that kind of immigrant”. Where do we draw the line between very different and only slightly different? Is it easier to maintain your language and national identity when the cultural differences are bigger and therefore more obvious?

ord/word/Wort & land/land/Land is part concert, part performing arts. It is about seeing the humor in language barriers and the absurdities related to notions of identity among immigrants of similar cultural backgrounds. It is also about the universal search to find yourself amidst a vast amount of opportunities, peoples, cultures, countries and national costumes. Through music, text, and video she recounts her own experiences and observations from two societies, two countries, and three languages. How are they connected and how do they differ from each other?

Konsept, musikk, tekst, video, utøvende: Eva Pfitzenmaier
Lyd: Thorolf Thuestad
Lysdesign: Thomas Bruvik
Dramaturgi: Brogan Davison & Eva Pfitzenmaier
Scenografi: Nora Adwan & Eva Pfitzenmaier
Produsent: Hjørdis Steinsvik
Fremgangscoach: Marit Loe Bjørnstad
Outside ear: Stephan Meidell
Co-produksjon: BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Kjøtt, BEK
Støttet av: Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Komponistenes vederlagsfond, Norsk-islandsk kultursamarbeid, Hordaland Fylkeskommune og Bergen kommune.

Time and place:
  • Bergen Kjøtt, Skutvikstorget 1 - 21/04/2017 to 23/04/2017

Mini-festival Gjenlyd

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:54

For the one-day mini-festival GJENLYD the contemporary music scene in Bergen will be celebrating local hero Morten Eide Pedersen, new music pioneer Pierre Boulez and compositional contortionist Ruben Sverre Gjertsen – whose music is famously impossible to play.

Among other, you can experience Trond Lossius’ installation where he uses material that the composer, teacher and driving force in Bergen contemporary music scene, Morten Eide Pedersen, left behind.

Doors open at 13.30
Concert starts at 14.00

Buy your tickets here
EARLY BIRD-tickets, only 100,– before April 16th
Tickets 250,–
Student/BT Fordel 150,–

Avgarde, BEK, Borealis – a festival for experimental music, Currentes, The Grieg Academy and nyMusikk Bergen will all be joining BIT20 Ensemble to bring you a colourful day of concerts played on instruments old, new and completely invented by composers whose music is luscious, illegible, unpredictable, engaging, seductive, surprising, confounding, right here and right now!

For the one-day mini-festival GJENLYD the contemporary music scene in Bergen will be celebrating local hero Morten Eide Pedersen, new music pioneer Pierre Boulez and compositional contortionist Ruben Sverre Gjertsen – whose music is famously impossible to play. As Boulez was one of the musical trailblazers of the 1940s and 50s, so Pedersen was a guiding force in Bergen’s musical life. Steering generations of young composers through their studies, he was a vibrant contribution to culture in the city, until his untimely death in 2014. We’re thrilled to be presenting three world premieres, by two of Pedersen’s students; Rebecka Ahvennhiemi and Ruben Sverre Gjertsen. The latter has been conducted by Boulez himself.

Trond Lossius’ installation in memory of Morten Eide Pedersen, curated by Borealis, will run for one day only, Bergen-based Finnish composer Rebecka Ahvennhiemi’s writing a new piece for the Ensemble Avgarde and there’ll even be a premiere by our very own BIT20 Club. To sustain your excitement we’ll have food and beverages provided by TASC Food and Mohammed Hindi – and tastings courtesy of the discerning musicians’ tea importer of choice – Tedragen.

Come and spend the day with us!


Det vil være salg av mat og drikke i Hovedfoajéen hele dagen i regi av TASC Food og Mohammed Hindi. Ta med kontanter!

14:00 Konsert
Currentes – Nuper rosarum flores. Re-readings of Dufay and Codex Faenza av Ruben Sverre Gjertsen, Kronbar.
BIT20 Ensemble – Storyboard av Morten Eide Pedersen, Kronbar.

14:30 Installasjonsåpning
Trond Lossius – TBA, kuratert av Borealis – en festival for eksperimentell musikk, Kantinen/Foajéhagen.

15:00 BIT20 Klubb & Tesmaking
BIT20 Klubb demonstrerer sine instrumentkreasjoner, Glasskuben.
Tesmaking med Tedragen, Lille foajé.

15:30 Konsert
Ensemble Avgarde – Bolero av Rebecka Ahvenniemi, Kronbar.
Studenter fra Griegakademiet & Ensemble Avgarde – Storyboard Rewritten av komponisjonsstudentene ved Griegakademiet (UiB), Kronbar.

16:30 Konsert
BIT20 Ensemble – Eclat av Pierre Boulez (fremføres to ganger etter hverandre, med publikum i ulike lytteposisjoner), Mimes Brønn.

17:00 Taler & Tesmaking
Taler, Hovedfoajéen.
Tesmaking med Tedragen, Lille foajé.

17:30 Konsert
BIT20 Klubb – komposisjon utviklet med inspirasjon fra Storyboard og Don’t feed the birds, Glasskuben.

18:00 Konsert
BIT20 Ensemble – Don’t feed the birds av Ruben Sverre Gjersten, Lille foajé.

Time and place:
  • Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Campus Bergen. Inndalsveien 28, Kronstad - 30/04/2017 13:30

Østre - house for experimental music and sound based art practises seeks new general manager

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:24

Do you want to operate and develop one of the most important specialized cultural arenas in Norway? Østre – house for experimental music and sound based art practises seeks new general manager.

Read more about the position here

Deadline April 10th

Distractfold Ensemble performs new works by Stanford graduate composers

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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.

FREE Open to the Public

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NewScientist: Muziek is te lang als luxe gezien [Dutch]

Ieder mens heeft gevoel voor muziek, zoals iedereen dat ook heeft voor taal. Maar waar dat gevoel precies vandaan komt, is een wetenschappelijk raadsel. UvA-hoogleraar Henkjan Honing onderzoekt de biologische oorsprong van muzikaliteit. Interview door Joris Janssen.

Natasha Barrett - CCRMA/Stanford Residency Concert!!!

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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.


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

All world premieres.


Sabrina Schroeder: FREE Open to the Public

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CEMEC 2017 - California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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'.
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Visonuality at CCRMA

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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.
FREE Open to the Public

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Joseph Tilbian: "Stride: A Domain-Specific Language for Sound Synthesis, Processing, and Interaction Design"

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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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