Sound and music computing

Analyses of voice and glottographic signals in singing and speech

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:58

Time: Fri 2018-02-23 13.15

Location: F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, plan 2, KTH Campus

Type of event: Dissertations

Interested in doing a Master in Amsterdam?

A one-year Master's programme that enables you to specialise in historical, cultural or cognitive musicology, or a combination of the three. The deadline for international students is 1 March 2018.

Aap Slaat Maat verschijnt 17 mei a.s. bij Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam [Dutch]

"De aanstekelijke bevlogenheid die Henkjan Honing aan de dag legt, zowel bij het wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de biologische oorsprong van muzikaliteit als bij zijn missie om dit onderzoek via zijn boeken en publieke optredens bij een groot publiek populair te maken, is indrukwekkend. De rechten voor dit boek werden ruim voor verschijnen al door een grote Amerikaanse uitgeverij verworven."

The Origins of Musicality. Expected to be out in April 2018 at The MIT Press.

Contributors outline a research program in musicality, and discuss issues in studying the evolution of music; consider principles, constraints, and theories of origins; review musicality from cross-cultural, cross-species, and cross-domain perspectives; discuss the computational modeling of animal song and creativity; and offer a historical context for the study of musicality. The volume aims to identify the basic neurocognitive mechanisms that constitute musicality (and effective ways to study these in human and nonhuman animals) and to develop a method for analyzing musical phenotypes that point to the biological basis of musicality.

Hearing Sound with Auditory Hair Bundles

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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.

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Research opportunities at the Music Cognition Group (MCG)

Overview of European research opportunities realise at MCG.

Natasha Barrett on the New Stage

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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!
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AES E-News: February 14, 2018

AES E-News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:54
1. AES@NAMM – It's A Wrap!
2. 145th Convention Call for Contributions
3. New AES Live Videos Available
4. AES Launches Inside Track
5. AES Congratulates 60th GRAMMY Awardees
6. Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship
7. Upcoming Conference News
8. Job Board Update
9. AES January/February Issue Now Available

Mari Kimura

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

CCRMA-Stanford University - 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 -
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With the hearing of memory - Sonic exchange between Weimar and Barcelona

Phonos project - UPF - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:25

During the next months Phonos will take part together with Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Bauhaus-Universität of Weimar in the project: “With the hearing of memory - Towards the influence of acoustic fenomena and spatial perception related to the treatment of dictatorships in Germany and Spain”. This project will consist of an acoustical exploration of some places related to dictatorial periods in Germany and Spain through an exchange program between Weimar University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The aim is to present six sound installations developed in architectonic relevant places during Nazism in Weimar and Franquism in Barcelona.




The students from Weimar University will present in Barcelona their sound installations developed in collaboration with lecturers from the architecture department and electroacoustic music undergraduates from the Bauhaus-Universität of Weimar. The exchange of students and lecturers from Weimar in Barcelona will take place on March 19th and will conclude with a presentation on Thursday March 22nd.

From Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the team formed by four students of MSc in Sound and music Computing and two BSc students of Audiovisual Systems Engineering degree will count on the support of researches from the Music Technology Group (MTG) and the Cognitive Media Technologies Research Group (CMTRG). The stay of the students and researchers from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Weimar will take place during June 2018.


Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:45


Phonos seeks an artistic director who will be responsible for:

• Curate artistic proposals around music and technology
• Promote collaboration with other entities and professionals in the sector
• Coordinate the production and dissemination of music activities
• Preserve and disseminate the sound archive of Phonos
• Search of funding for the sustainability of the artistic activities

The candidate must provide:

• Previous experience in curating music
• Experience in budget management and coordination of musical projects
• Knowledge of technical production
• Good communication and organization skills
• Fluent in Spanish / Catalan and English

This is a part-time position.

The interested candidates must send a detailed CV and a letter of motivation to before March 1st, 2018.

The Phonos Foundation is a pioneering institution in Spain in the field of electroacoustic music. It was created in 1974 by J.M. Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo. And many of the electroacoustic musicians in Spain attended the courses of the composer Gabriel Brncic at Phonos. Since 1994, the Phonos Foundation is linked to Pompeu Fabra University and collaborates very closely with the Music Technology Group to promote cultural activities related to research in music technology, contributing to its impact on the cultural and artistic world, and fostering innovation.

Sonic Exploration with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 03:53
Date:  Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Memorial Church Event Type:  Concert

Please join us at Stanford Memorial Church as CCRMA presents an evening of Sonic Exploration with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess. Voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. A classical prodigy who began his studies at the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10, Jordan's music is a unique blend of classical and rock influence.

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