Sound and music computing

Want to know how music works?

The University of Amsterdam now offers two Master-level courses grouped under the name “How Music Works”. Several members of the Music Cognition Group contribute their various backgrounds to these courses, ranging from music theory and cognitive science to psychology and computer science. Next to outlining the theoretical underpinnings and presenting an up-to-date view of the field of music cognition, it provides practical hands-on classes presenting a variety of computational techniques and experimental designs.

Participation of TELMI project in the Festa de la Ciencia

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:14

On May 27th at 7:20PM, TELMI project will be presented in the Festa de la Ciencia organised by the Barcelona town hall at Parc de la Ciutadella.

More Information:  Festa de la Ciencia

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Participation of AudioCommons project in a panel at Sonar+D

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:01

AudioCommons project will take part of the panel Creative Commons for the Creative Industries on June 15th, 3PM at Sonar+D.

More Information:  Sonar+D

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IN SPACE... NOBODY HEARS YOU BING!!!

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:03
Date:  Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Bing Studio Space - Bing Concert Hall Event Type:  Concert Please join us as CCRMA presents 2 evenings of immersive spatial multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space. We will deploy the CCRMA GRAIL - The Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening - our full 3D surround speaker array for these events. Not to be missed by you or your ears!

Program Friday 26th:

Natasha Barrett
Ake Parmerud
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Hans Tutscku
Victoria Grace
Yuval Adler
Anna Tskhovrebov
Alex Chechile
Christopher Jette

Program Saturday 27th:

Natasha Barrett
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Constantin Basica
Bill Schottstaedt
Ake Parmerud
Rahul Agnihotri
Mark Hertensteiner
FREE Open to the Public

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From contraction of muscles to sound, a model based study

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 22:55






Time: Fri 2017-05-19 13.00 - 15.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor (OBS different time)

Type of event: Seminars





Biosensor music

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:22
Series: Friday, 2017, May 26 - 19:30 BIOSENSOR MUSIC 26/05/2017 - 19.30h Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou C/Roc Boronat 138 Barcelona   Free admission  

Music performance and learning to play a musical instrument have been showed to provide several benefits for acquiring a number of non-musical skills, e.g. social and cognitive skills. Due to lack of fine motor skills, some people are often incapable of learning to play a musical instrument and thus, the benefits of music learning are inaccessible to them. In this concert we introduce several adaptive digital musical interfaces which allow everyone to play and compose music. The  concert will include several pieces written or arranged for these interfaces and performed by people with motor disabilities.

This concert is part of the 2nd International Workshop on Quantitative and Qualitative Music Therapy Research.

Program:   Cant del Barça (Manuel Valls i Gorina)  EyeHarp: Joel Bueno   
Accordion: Zacharias Vamvakousis        Eyenoten (Gil Dori)       EyeHarp: Alper Kaya    
Accordion: Zacharias Vamvakousis      

Tenir el cap ple de... (Gil Dori)
Guitar: Sergio Giraldo   
Violin: Rafael Ramirez  

Ederlezi (Gypsy traditional)      
Oud (accessible Midi interface): Kostas Manikis
Guitar: Areti Touser      
Accordion: Zacharias Vamvakousis      

L'estaca-Tora, tora (Lluis Llach)           
Piano (accessible Midi interface): Kostas Manikis Guitar: Areti Touser      
Accordion and voice: Zacharias Vamvakousis     Magkiko (Kostas Karipis)          Oud (accessible Midi interface): Kostas Manikis Guitar: Areti Touser      
Accordion and voice: Zacharias Vamvakousis     Toumpeleki (Kostis A.) Oud (accessible Midi interface): Kostas Manikis Guitar: Areti Touser      
Accordion and voice: Zacharias Vamvakousis     Vals d'Amelie (Yann Tiersen)    Piano (accessible Midi interface): Kostas Manikis Guitar: Areti Touser      
Accordion: Zacharias Vamvakousis       
  Hava Nagila (Klezmer traditional)          Oud (accessible Midi interface): Kostas Manikis

Guitar: Areti Touser      
Accordion: Zacharias Vamvakousis      

 

 

With the support of:

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

 

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New project to exploit music education technologies

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:30
The European Research Council has awarded Xavier Serra a Proof of Concept grant to complement the existing ERC Advanced Grant on the CompMusic project. More Information:  ERC Proof of Concept Awards

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Frequency perception and long-term average spectrum in popular music

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:12






Time: Thu 2017-05-18 13.00 - 15.00

Location: F0, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor (OBS: changed time and room)

Type of event: Seminars





Sons de la Natura - BioBlitz

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:36

Urban Nature Sounds is an educational project, for environmental awareness and citizen participation. From experiential workshops, we propose the participants to explore the sound environment of some urban natural spaces within the city of Barcelona with the objective of discovering the biodiversity present in the city, understanding the coexistence between natural and urban spaces and generating environmental awareness in Citizenship through these participatory activities

 

 

Open enrollment:

They are open to all and are free.

Workshop 1: 20/5/2017 de 9.00 h to 10.30 h 

http://bioblitzbcn.museuciencies.cat/events/sons-de-la-natura/

Workshop 2: 20/5/2017 de 9.30 h to 13.30 h (Workshop is full).

http://bioblitzbcn.museuciencies.cat/events/sons-de-la-natura-2/

Workshop 3: 21/5/2017 de 9.00 h to 10.30 h

http://bioblitzbcn.museuciencies.cat/events/sons-de-la-natura-3/

Second session:

Joint session for participants of the workshops 1, 2 and 3. (TBA)

FIRST SESSION: Field work.

The first part of the workshops consists of presenting the characteristics of the spaces in which the activity will take place, and also presents the dynamics of the activity: objectives, sounds that can be found and tools to be used. Portable recorders and headphones will be distributed among the participants and the operation will be explained in order to do augmented listening and recordings. The registration cards will also be distributed, which contain the itineraries and serve to record the data corresponding to each recording that is made.

The participants, following an itinerary led by the trainers of the workshops, who will orient them on the sounds that can be heard, and will ask for attention in some concrete sounds. Some directed listening and recording exercises will be performed and from there participants will decide which sounds they consider relevant and will record them with the recorders. After each recording, they will note the location where the recording was made and the description of the sound on the recording binnacle. The trainers will give specific information on the animal species that will be listening and will share information cards of these species.

SECOND SESSION: Audio editing and uploading to Freesound.org in order to create a sound map.

This part will take place in a classroom of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, who collaborates in this project. Participants will listen to the records they have made and decide which are the most relevant and interesting. The sounds will be edited for inclusion on the Freesound.org website. Depending on where they were registered, the sounds are geolocated and automatically placed on a map. The sounds are shared under Creative Commons licenses so that they are accessible to other people and can be reused. As a result, a sound map will be created, which will be added to the Phonos website along with all the workshop information.  

This second session is optional, all participants of the tallers of the first session can participate.

Instructors:

Eloïsa Matheu (trainer): Biologist expert in sounds of nature. Long career as a nature sounds recordist, has produced a wide collection of CDs with animal sounds and concerts of nature, as well as sonorizations of centers of natural spaces. She imparts workshops to get to know the nature by its sounds. At the moment she works in the Fonoteca of the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona and participates in different scientific projects related to Bioacoustics.

www.eloisamatheu.com 

Ilaria Sartori (trainer): Doctor in history and analysis of musical cultures, specialized in working with sounds. She teaches workshops on creating sound maps and is part of diverse groups that work in sound and creativity.

http://www.mundosdemusicas.com/

Organized by:

BioBlitzBCN, Fundació Phonos & Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

With the support of:

Diputació de Barcelona

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Web application developer position at the MTG

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:01

The MTG is looking for a web application developer position to work within the EU-funded project RAPID-MIX.

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Bryan Jacobs - Mechanical Instruments and ...

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:46
Date:  Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Colloquium Recent Guggenheim Fellow - composer, performer, and sound artist - Bryan Jacobs, presents this weeks CCRMA Colloquium on his recent work and research. Bryan's work focuses on interactions between live performers and electronic sound. His pieces are often theatrical in nature, pitting blabber-mouthed fanciful showoffs against timid reluctants. The sounds are playfully organized and many times mimic patterns found in human dialogue. Hand-build electromechanical instruments controlled by microcontrollers bridge acoustic and electroacoustic sound worlds. These instruments live dual lives as time-based concert works and non-time-based gallery works.
FREE Open to the Public

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Music <541> presents line upon line

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:45
Date:  Sun, 05/28/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert

line upon line will perform a program of new works for percussion trio by Stanford composers Constantin Basica, Julie Herndon, Chris Lortie, Jessie Marino, Charlie Sdraulig, Davor Branimir Vincze

FREE Open to the Public

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Final student projects & installations

There are several events during the coming week when third years will be sharing their work from the year.  Please do come along to support them.

Monday 15 May
Untitled, James Hall, multichannel installation
** PACE Studio 1, 1.00-3.30pm **
Crack, Paul Keene, an installation involving cracking ice that reflects on melting ice caps.
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-3.30pm **

Tuesday 16 May
Clouds, Gary Cox, an interactive multichannel installation exploring sound objects.
** PACE Studio 1, 1.00-3.30pm **

Wednesday 17 May
To Build a Wall, Nat Barlow, an installation exploring establishment and antiestablishment, culture and counterculture.
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-3.30pm **

Thursday 18 May
Concert of Year 3 Final Performance Projects
** PACE Studio 1, 2.00-4.30pm **

Friday 19 May
Untitled, Lloyd Crowley, Loops/echoes with mobile devices
** PACE Studio 1, 12.00-1.45pm **
Forest Soundscape, Rohil Talukdar, a multichannel soundscape involving forest sounds.
** PACE Studio 1, 2.00-4.00pm **
Untitled, Bryn Hendry, an interactive installation involving tracking
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-3.30pm **

Continuous wavelet transform as a tool for prosody research

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 21:33






Time: Fri 2017-05-12 15.00 - 16.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor (OBS Back to the original time!)

Type of event: Seminars





Tribute to Pietro Grossi

Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 17:20
Series: Thursday, 2017, May 18 - 19:30 TRIBUTE TO PIETRO GROSSI 18/05/2017 15.30h seminar - Room 55.309 19.30h concert - Sala Polivalent   UPF Poblenou C/Roc Boronat 138 Barcelona   Free admission  

Concert tribute to Pietro Grossi with his acousmatic works, and audiovisual interactive performancce by Leonello Tarabella.

Before the concert, Tarabella will offer a seminar called "The experience on computer music of Pietro Grossi in Pisa, Italy", at 3.30PM, room 55.309.

 

PROGRAM

Pietro Grossi: acousmatic works

            Disc 1: Pietro Grossi Computer Music                   

            Disc 2: Paganini al Computer

            Disc 3: BACH/Grossi

            Disc 4: SATIE-JOPLIN-GROSSI

            Disc 5: SOUND LIFE

Leonello Tarabella: Acciones interactivas 

          -1 Strip lines (SD)

-2 Dance&Fluid (SD)

-3 Masses (PD)

-4 LHC (SD)

-5 Jacaranda (PD)

-6 Sound carrier (PD)

-7 Serenade (PD)

 

With the support of:

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

 

 

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Música: de les col·leccions i els arxius a models computacionals avançats

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:19

Emilia Gómez presents the research of the Music Information Research Lab of the MTG. Capsules de Ciència, TV3, January 28th 2017.

 

More Information:  Capsules de ciencia

Workshop in collaboration with Trinijove Foundation

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:00
Thursday, 2017, May 11 - 11:00 On Thursday, May 11, the Community Social Art Center of the Trinijove Foundation will participate in a collaboration workshop with the Phonos Foundation.
  This activity works with the sound world, the noise that belong to every person and their identity: it is a workshop that proposes working with sounds as a mechanism to better know and preserve the cultural wealth of the city of Barcelona. Participants search and record those sounds that identify their own cultural identities and those of their neighborhood.   The resulting recordings will be uploaded to Freesound and will be used in 2 different formats respectively, for a sound installation within a summer exhibition of Trinijove and for a radio broadcast. Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you will be able to listen live to the 4 groups of participants in Radio Trinitat Vella 91.6 FM.
  On June 9 you are invited to the Summer show in which the works of the participants will be exhibited in the modernist spaces of the Casa de las Aiguas; Will be a multicultural festival full of art. */ */ Category:

Long-term Average Spectrum in Popular Music and its Relation to the Level of the Percussion

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 04:16






Time: Tue 2017-05-16 15.00 - 17.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor

Type of event: Seminars





SLOrktastic Chamber Music 2017: Thursday May 11

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 18:29
Date:  Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk - aka CS170/Music128) presents new works for electronic chamber music, by members of the SLOrk ensemble and seminar.  You are cordially invited to join us in exploring new sounds and musical spaces crafted for laptops, humans, hemispherical speaker arrays, feedback networks, a 7 foot pole, transcendental numbers, mobile phones, and introducing the Yamaha DX7!
FREE Open to the Public

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