Sound and music computing

Ryan Groves - Building Artificially Intelligent Musical Composers - CCRMA Open House 2017 Keynote

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 02:50
Date:  Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:30pm - 2:20pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture Ryan Groves is an award-winning music researcher and veteran developer of intelligent music systems. In this CCRMA Open House 2017 Keynote Talk, Ryan will present some of the challenges faced when trying to build artistic machines. Through his work on Ditty, the automated musical messenger, as well as his work on creating adaptive musical scores for video games at Melodrive, Ryan will highlight the different musical components of the vast topic of automatic musical composition. FREE Open to the Public

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Historical changes in the emotions and imagery evoked by piano music: Schubert, Wagner, Liszt, Schoenberg

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:48

Time: Tue 2017-02-14 15.00 - 17.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor

Type of event: Seminars

MUTEK'17: Artist in residence at MTG

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 17:14

As last years, we have stablished a collaboration with MUTEK festival to promote the use of our technologies within the artists community.

More Information:  Mutek 17

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Journal paper on orchestral music source separation along with a new dataset

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:19
We are glad to announce the publishing of a journal paper on orchestral music source separation along with the 

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Augmented Reality Headphone Reverberation

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:17
Date:  Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Event Type:  DSP Seminar Abstract: In audio-visual augmented or mixed reality applications, computer-generated audio objects are rendered via acoustically transparent earphones to blend with the physical environment heard naturally by the viewer/listener. This requires binaural artificial reverberation processing to match local environment acoustics, so that synthetic audio objects are not readily discriminable from sounds occurring naturally or reproduced over loudspeakers. Approaches involving the measurement or calculation of binaural room impulse responses in consumer environments are limited by practical obstacles and complexity. FREE Open to the Public

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MTI/Music Tech presents: Enhancement Week!

MTI/Music Technology have planned a whopper of an Enhancement Week this year, with a full week of events, including workshops, masterclasses, conferences, student performances, industry networking events, capped with the annual VBAB at the Phoenix. Join us for as much as you can, and do pass the information along to any and all who might be interested. It's going to be a great week!Here's the full listing:
MTI Events, Enhancement Week February 27th - March 3rd 2017:Monday February 27th: ‘Town and Gown - A Leicester Music Extravaganza!’, 7pm, 2Funky Music Cafe (23A New Park Street) February 28th: MOBILISE Hackathon 10 am – 4pm, Clephan 00.17 March 1st: MOBILISE Conference 10 am – 5pm, PACE- MOBILISE Performance 7pm – 9pm, PACE March 2nd:Petros Galanakis: Composition/Production of Psychedelic Trance Masterclass, 10am-1pm, Queens 1.33- Tim Hall: Electric Guitar Recording Masterclass, 2pm-5pm, Queens 1.29a-c. - Bob Coburn: Audiovisual Masterclass, 2-5pm, Clephan 00.16Friday March 3rd:'Music Industry Info Share', 10:00 - 4:30, The Venue (details below)- Visual Bits Audible Bytes, 6pm, Phoenix**************'Music Industry Info Share’, Friday March 3rd 10:00-4:30, The Venue - DETAILS:10am Morning session signup;10:30am - 12noonRoom A - Tony Platt - Production & mix clinic. B - Mark Cousins - Sound for picture in advertising. Afternoon session signup;2pm-3:30pmRoom A(B) - Industry insight Q&AAlumni Guests:Tom Bacon, Ioana Barbu, Thomas Dodds, Antony JamesIndustry Guests: Tony Platt & Mark Cousins A & B - Refreshments and networking. Prize draw for work experience/shadowing days.All attendees will be entered to a prize draw to win: Day work placements at:- Bauer Media Recording Studios located in London.Exciting opportunity to assist alumna Ioana Barbu producing and engineering sessions for varied station outputs.     - BBC Music Research and Development in London.Exciting opportunity to assist alumnus Tom Dodds in developing/testing new online mixing tools and see the workings behind Six Music. - Travel expenses will be covered by the University.

SMC students winners in the Bulgaria Music Hackathon

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:34

Sound and Music Computing Master's students Manaswi Mishra, Kushagra Sharma and Siddharth Bhardwaj won the Music Vision category in the Bulgaria Music Hackathon with the project "Samsara -

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Embodied Cognition and HCI

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:57

Time: Fri 2017-02-10 15.00 - 17.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor

Type of event: Seminars

OPEN CALL: Artist in Production Residency in Västra Götaland

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:03

Application deadline February 28th!

The residency supports an international artist’s moving image project with a three month long scholarship, travels, accommodation, project funding and resources, regional and national networks. The residency can be adapted after the artist’s wishes and needs, and include meetings with artists based in Sweden, filmmakers, and industry, as well as access to studios and technology at the forefront.

The residency is a collaboration between Borås Museum of Modern Art, Kultur i Väst, Region Västra Götaland and Iaspis, the Swedish Art Grants Committee’s international programme for visual- and applied artists. Our ambition is to facilitate the work of an international visual artist with a moving images production. The residency administration aim to create a production network that spans over the region’s art scene as well as the region’s film production facilities.

Read more about the residency and how to apply here

Tenure Track position in Machine Learning at UPF

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:20

The Unit of Engineering in Information and Communication Technologies (ETIC) ( at the Pompeu Fabra University in Ba

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Les GRM Tools au Mexique

INA-GRM - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 14:14
13 Février, 2017 - 17 Février, 2017

Le GRM, représenté par Diego Losa, est invité au Mexique par l’Institut SAE pour présenter les GRM Tools lors de conférences et ateliers.

De nouveaux marchés en perspective pour nos outils !

L' Agenda du GRM

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Escolab 2017: presentation of 28x28 project

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:24

We will participate in Escolab 2017 presenting the project "28x28" developed by the artist Xavier Bonfill and the MTG researcher Frederic Font with the support of Phonos.

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Training for school teachers "The environment as a resource"

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:58
Wednesday, 2017, February 15 - 17:00

On February 15th and 22nd we will participate in the training sessions "The environment as a resource" in the Prat de Llobregat, aimed at teachers of schools.

We will be presenting the sound workshops we have been doing in the Prat during the last years with high school students.

The activity is free. Registrations:



Art Clay - Non Standard Studies

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 09:22
Series: Thursday, 2017, February 9 - 15:30 02.09.2017 UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Barcelona Free entrance

15.30 h - Tànger Building, room 55.309

Research Seminar: "The Revenge of the Indians on European Music and Other Art Genres"

Lecture around the creation process and performance of his work. More information here.


19.30 h - Tànger Building, Polivalent Room

Performance: “The Suitcase Concerts”

The artist and curator Art Clay was born in New York and lives in Basel. He is a specialist in the performance of self created works with the use of intermedia.

This concert will present "The Suitcase Concerts", a series of pieces that use both sound and image to create an impact on the public. The instruments used are imaginative and include items such as a small speaker played with the palms of their hands, megaphone with a mute, music boxes using punch cards and more.
Steeped in the traditions of sound art relying on visual aesthetics of performance art, each piece seduces both sight and hearing with a bunch of colors derived from the spectrum of sound and light.




Erratum (in Portrait)

For projector and fixed electronics.

Aria for a Glass and a Sinus Tone

For glass vase, violin bow, various drumsticks, and sinusoidal sound generator.

Birds of Snow

For binaural microphone, loudspeakers in hands, and tape recorder.

Le Marriage

For two music boxes and perforated cards of six meters.

The Metamorphosis of Narcissus and the Sobbing of Echo

For binaural microphone, Turkish cymbal, real time electronics and tape recorder.

Three Non Standard Studies

For binaural microphone, Turkish cymbal, real time electronics and recorder.

A Magic Trick

For megaphone, horn and projector.


with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra VIRTUALE Flyer Programa_09.02.2017_ArtClay.pdf Category:


Phonos project - UPF - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:19
Wednesday, 2017, February 22 - 09:30

28x28 project by Xavier Bonfill, which received a Phonos grant, will be presented to school students audience within the Escolab, an activity organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technologies of UPF.

28x28 Through the use of MTG technologies Freesound and Essentia, 28x28 presents a game of interactive music creation that allows participants to create a piece of music in real-time over a game of dominoes. During Escolab the participants will be able to try the installation and create their own music work.

28x28 Graphic design by and web & app development by Frederic Font.

Information: Escolab UPF

with the support of:

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



MTI presents: Audrey Riley & James Woodrow - Performance/talk: Work In Progress

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

Audrey Riley with James Woodrow: Performance/talk - Work In Progress.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 4pm
***NOTE! Early start time, & venue - Trinity House Chapel***

A lecture/performance by cellist Audrey Riley and guitarist James Woodrow. Works of experimental music from the New York School: Earle Brown, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff

Trinity House Chapel, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY
Start time 4pm
Free entry

CompMusic Seminar

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:35
23 Feb 2017

On February 23rd 2017, Thursday, from 9:30h to 14:00h in room 55.309 of the Communication Campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, we will have a CompMusic seminar.

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Noisy brain: Statistical properties of the neural activity in the brain

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:55

Time: Tue 2017-01-31 15.00 - 17.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedsvägen 24, 5th floor

Type of event: Seminars

New from MTI's John Richards: Polytik synth!

"Dirty Electronics’ John Richards and graphic designer Jack Featherstone have created a new hand held synth"

"A new hand held synth called Polytik is about to go public. The hybrid analogue/digital device was designed by Dirty Electronics’ John Richards and designer Jack Featherstone in collaboration with Artists & Engineers production and technology studio. It will be available as four separate colour-coded modules: blue (Core) is a sequencer, programmer and mixer; red (VCO) features voltage controlled feedback and voltage controlled oscillator; black (combi) features the same as red and includes filtering; and yellow (noise) has a noise generator, patchable feedback networks as well as VCF.

“Polytik is born out of a DIY ethos and the maker community,” state the manufacturers. “It uses open-source hardware and encourages users to make new modules and hacks, but Polytik has been crafted into something very different – a series of beautifully designed objects in their own right.”

The Core module is loaded with 30 pre-programmed sequences and more modules can be added. Furthermore there is a Golden Chip special edition pack which comes with an additional 20 sequences programmed by John Richards and a further 10 sequences with interviews and comments embedded in the code from musicians and artists including: Simian Mobile Disco, Mark Fell, Frieder Nake and Nik Colk Void & Gabe Gurnsey aka Factory Floor. The first modules will be available to buy this spring and available for pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign set for launch on 31 January. London Modular will also hold workshops with the synths. Details yet to be confirmed."

Adrian Freed: CNMAT, UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies: 1989-2016

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:19
Date:  Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  ccrma classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium With my retirement from the University of California last year, CNMAT's activity under the aegis of its founders ended. In this broad review of CNMAT's activities, networks and agency I will focus on enduring ideas, patterns and influences and point to active projects around the world that typify the experimental, multidisciplinary approach CNMAT explored.
free Open to the Public

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