Sound and music computing

Thursday @ MTI Enhancement Week: Three masterclasses

Thursday March 2nd @ MTI's Enhancement Week events: three exciting masterclasses!


- Petros Galanakis: Composition/Production of Psychedelic Trance Masterclass, 10am-1pm, Queens 1.33


- Bob Coburn: Audiovisual Masterclass, 2-5pm, Clephan 00.16

- Tim Hall: Electric Guitar Recording Masterclass, 2pm-5pm, Queens 1.29a-c.

...And, don't forget to attend the MOBILISE! concert, tonight (Wednesday) 7pm in PACE!

Eric Young - Timing in the Auditory System

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 06:25
Date:  Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar How does the auditory system preserve the high accuracy needed to represent temporal signals such as speech and music? (Well, really all sound.) Think about the precision needed to encode the onsets of sound, let alone the cues needed to perceive pitch and binaural. This precision is orders of magnitude more precise than any where else in the brain. And yet the brain does it one spike at a time. OK, there are lots of spikes. How does the brain represent time, and how does an ensemble of spikes tell us what we need to know about the sounds around us? What is the mechanism that allows this exquisite precision?
FREE Open to the Public

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Parution CD Bernard Parmegiani Matières Premières

INA-GRM - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 16:08
28 Février, 2017

3 inédits de Parmegiani et 30 matières premières jamais publiées.

L' Agenda du GRM

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Wednesday: MOBILISE! conference & concert

MTI's Enhancement Week activities continue tomorrow (Wednesday): with the Mobilise! conference (10am-5pm) and concert (7pm), both in PACE:

MOBILISE Conference Wednesday 1 March, 10 am – 5pm
Discussions, presentations, demos featuring artists, developers and researchers exploring music, mobility and new sonic arts practice.
Norbert Schnell (Ircam, FR) Mobiles, participation and music performance.
Peter Sinclair/Elena Biserna (Locus Sonus, FR) Exploring, moving and mixing sound environments.
Frauke Behrendt (University of Brighton, UK) Sound, mobility and the Internet of Things.
Jakob Haq (SWE) Q&A with YouTube vlogger and mobile musician HaQ AttaQ.
Aneek Thapar (Ninja Tune, UK) Developing the Ninja Jamm app, workflow issues + some cool tips and tricks.

MOBILISE Performance Wednesday 1 March, 7pm – 9pm
Evening concert with IRCAM, DMU post-grad and MTI /MTIP students.

Margareta Ackerman: Algorithmic Songwriting

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 22:51
Date:  Thu, 04/13/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217 Event Type:  Guest Lecture

Abstract: Songwriting, the art of combining melodies and lyrics, poses new challenges to algorithmic composition. ALYSIA is a machine-learning system that learns the relationship between melodies and lyrics, and uses the resulting model to create new songs in the style of the corpus. While ALYSIA creates melodies for user-provided lyrics, another system, MABLE, creates computer generated lyrics that convey a coherent story. In addition to discussing both systems, an original song co-created by ALYSIA and music professor Joshua Palkki will be performed.
Joint work with David Loker, Chris Cassion, Rafael Perez y Perez, and Divya Singh.

FREE Open to the Public

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MTI Enhancement Week: Tuesday - MOBILISE! Hackathon

MTI's Enhancement Week activities continue on Tuesday February 28th, with the MOBILISE! Hackathon - 10am-4pm, Clephan 00.17.

Participants will design and program a simple performance mobile app using the Soundworks framework. No programming experience required!

A workshop for the CoSiMa web audio application with IRCAM's Norbert Schnell and Benjamin Matuszewski.

IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music), Paris, is one of the world’s most leading centres for electronic music, and this will be the first time their delegates have ever performed outside of London.

Then join us on Wednesday for the Mobilise Conference & evening concert!

MTI Enhancement Week - Monday: Town and Gown - A Leicester Music Extravaganza!

MTI's 2017 Enhancement Week activities kick off on Monday, with a student event at the Music Cafe!

Doors open 7pm - performers include Siobhan Mazzei, Timmas, The Whiskey Rebellion, Bitter Pill, Mitchell Underwood (DJ Set), Jack Cahill, House of Verse & Kait Baker-Smith

2Funky Music Cafe, 23A New Park Street, LE3 5NHo Leicester, United Kingdom

Sketching Sound: Spencer Salazar's Dissertation Defense

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:15
Date:  Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Other Spencer Salazar will present a defense of his doctoral dissertation, titled "Sketching Sound: Gestural Interaction for Expressive Music Programming." We have developed two prototype systems to explore programming music using mobile touchscreen interactions and technologies. The first of these, miniAudicle for iPad, is an environment for programming ChucK code on an iPad. The second prototype developed is a sound design and music composition system utilizing touch and hand-written stylus input. In this system, called “Auraglyph,” users draw a variety of audio synthesis structures, such as oscillators and filters, in an open canvas. Free Open to the Public

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How Does Music Expression Depend on Structure?

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:30

Time: Fri 2017-02-24 15.00 - 17.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor

Type of event: Seminars

AES E-News: February 23, 2017

AES E-News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:05
1. Berlin Convention Hotel Bookings
2. New York Convention Call for Papers
3. New AES Live Videos Available
4. Upcoming Conference News
5. Job Board Update
6. AES Journal January/February Issue Now Available

YoMo: Presentation of TELMI project in the Mobile World Congress

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:46

On February 27th at 1PM we will be presenting TELMI project in the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) which is part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress.

More Information:  MWC YoMo

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EARLY BIRD tickets for Gjenlyd

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:16

The mini festival Gjenlyd will take place on April 30th from 14-19h at Bergen University College. EARLY BIRD tickets before March 15!

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.

Read more about the festival here, and get your tickets here!

Ultimo Scenario

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:50

The exhibition “Ultimo Scenario” at the old Children’s Clinic at Haukeland University Hospital, exhibits works by 15 artists which in their practices are concerned with situations and site specificity. The artists engage with themes like the building’s architectural history, materials found on the premises, sounds and images that connect to the site, and personal experiences as next of kin at the clinic.

Image above: The sound installation “Murmur” by Daniela Ramos Arias
Images to the right: Stills from “Essay on Color” (2017) by Anne Marthe Dyvi

In collaboration with Trond Lossius (BEK), Daniela Ramos Arias has made the site specific sound installation “Murmur”, where the sound of her son’s heartbeat wanders back and forth in the corridor. Anne Marthe Dyvi (BEK) shows the new video work Essay on Color, a translation of language into color. BEK has lend technical equipment to both Samuel Brzeski and Cecilia Johnson, related to production and display of their works.

Vernissage Saturday 18.02 at 17:00

Opening hours:
Sunday 19.02. 11:00-17:00
Monday 2.20. 13:00-19:00
Tuesday 21.2. 13:00-19:00

The old Children’s Clinic at Haukeland University Hospital will be demolished during 2017 to make way for Bergen’s new Children and Youth Hospital. In a collaboration with VISP, Kunstfrisk and Haukeland University Hospital have initiated an exhibition at the premises of the Children’s Clinic 18-21 February 2017. The exhibition is curated by Elias Björn, Gard Andreas Frantzsen and Jane Sverdrupsen. Coordinator of the exhibition is Daniela Ramos Arias.

“Ultimo Scenario” shows works by 15 artists who have been chosen specifically for their ability and interest in working with site-specific projects. The artists have been invited to shed light on aspects of the Children Clinic’s history and its role in society over the 66 years it has existed. The clinic provides in an artistic sense an interesting context that the artists have been encouraged to explore according to their own interests and practices. In order to By emphasizing diversity in the selection process the curators have chosen artists that employ a wide range of methodologies and thematic approaches in their practices.

Topics the artists explore span from the building’s architectural history to personal experiences as next of kin at the clinic. Several artists have appropriated found materials on the premises that was deemed useless by the hospital as the clinic closed down, others again make use of sound and images connected to the site.

The exhibition provides a last opportunity to experience to the building that has had its lifespan in a period that coincides with what has been deemed as Norway’s golden age, from the postwar period to the present day.

Participating artists
Daniela Ramos Arias, Karin Blomgren, Samuel Brzeski, Eleanor Clare, Anne Marthe Dyvi, Duncan Higgins, Rasmus Andreas Hungnes, Cecilia Jonsson, Gabriel Kvendseth, Anne Helen Mydland, Suvi Nieminen, Charlotte Piene, Corrina Thornton, Sveinung Rudjord Unneland & Borghild Rudjord Unneland

Read more about the exhibition here

The exhibition is supported by Haukeland University Hospital, Faculty of Art, Music and Design – UiB, VISP, BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts and Lydgalleriet.

Time and place:
  • Den gamle Barneavdelingen ved Haukeland universitetssykehus - 18/02/2017 to 21/02/2017

Journal paper on the QUARTET dataset and the Repovizz system

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:15

Over the past few years, there has been an increasingly active discussion about publishing and accessing datasets for reuse in academic research.

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Gisle Martens Meyer: There is no Here, Here

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:08

Facing us on stage: a musician. He plays electronica. Works his machines like a hacker. But we can see him much better on screen. There, reality is different, and constantly changing.

The performance is co-produced by BEK, with BIT Teatergarasjen. A version was also shown at Oktoberdans 2016.

Behind the controls he directs his own live screen life. We see him there on stage, and we see him on film, in social media, in video games, on digital screens in the screen, in selfies, on Instagram, on posters, in commercials, in dating apps… Where we really are and what we see, soon becomes a big question. Where does this performance take place?

“There is no Here, Here” is based on William Gibson’s books, the science fiction author who invented the word cyberspace, and his bleak visions of lonely hackers battling digital reality. This is no longer fiction, no longer future. Today we all live in these fragmented realities. The devices control us, digital profiles socialize for us, algorithms choose for us – the Internet of things connects us to an increasing extent, the Net is always with us, and we, we are no longer really here.

Find more info and tickets at BIT Teatergarasjen

After the performance there will be post performance rave with Anders G February 24th and Marikie February 25th!

Time and place:
  • Østre - 24/02/2017 to 25/02/2017

Workshop opportunity at Borealis!

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:17

March 8-10th
Morning sessions: 10:00-12:00
Afternoon sessions: 15:00-17:00

Throughout Borealis, composer and live coder Thor Magnusson and writer Bergsveinn Birgisson will be holding a workshop on writing and sound at Lydgalleriet.

Read more about the workshop here.

To participate in the workshop, contact

Romper el Silencio

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:02
Series: Thursday, 2017, February 23 - 19:30

02.23.2017 - 19.30 h

Sala Polivalent, UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Barcelona Free entrance


‘Romper el Silencio’ (Break the Silence) is a concert-environment, or songscape, that proposes a fluidity between personal expression and its outside. For this version it invites to walk along the room, to listen from different positions, to seat on the floor, etc. During the presentation you can enter or leave the room at any point.



This work arose from a real-time interaction between songs and soundscapes in Chile’s V Region. It consists of a multi-speaker sound environment, video projections, voice and a piano-ear in which underwater recordings, conversations with fishermen, fragments of songs and autonomous computer processes create t between a creation of personal expression and a listening to an environment outside of it.

By personal expression we can understand those sounds that ‘I’ want. The noise I intentionally produce, listen, imagine. Its outside is every noise to this ‘I’. The limit between the one and the the other is traced in a horizon of silence. This silence only exists as that which we silence to listen to certain noises.



Gregorio Fontaine 

(Musician, multimedia poet, sound artist)




with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra   Flyer programa-Gregorio Fontainev2.pdf Category:

Romper el Silencio

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:02
Series: Thursday, 2017, February 23 - 19:30

02.23.2017 - 19.30 h

Sala Polivalent, UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Barcelona Entrada gratuïta


'Romper el Silencio' és un concert-ambient, o songscape, que proposa una fluïdesa entre expressió personal i la seva part exterior. Aquesta versió convida a recórrer la sala, a escoltar des de diferents posicions, a seure a terra, etc. Durant la presentació es podrà entrar i sortir en qualsevol moment.



Aquesta obra neix d'una interacció en temps real realitzada entre cançons i paisatges sonors a la V regió de Xile. Es compon d'un paisatge sonor multi-parlant, projeccions de vídeo, veu i un piano-orella en el qual gravacions submarines, converses amb pescadors, fragments de cançons i processos computacionals autònoms creen un espai fluid de rumors, ressonància i vacil·lació entre crear una expressió personal i escoltar un ambient extern a ella.

Quan parlem d'expressió personal podem entendre aquells sons que 'jo' vull. El soroll que jo produeixo, escolto o imagino de manera intencional. La seva part exterior seria tot soroll a aquest 'jo'. El límit entre l'un i l'altre es traça en un horitzó de silenci. Aquest silenci només existeix com allò que silenciem per escoltar certs sorolls.


amb el suport de:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra   Category:
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