Sound and music computing

Slim Essid on Analysing Audio and EEG data with Nonnegative Matrix Factorisation

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:14
Date:  Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar We are starting to think about audio and EEG signals as combinations of sources. This has been true of both images and audio for a while, and an important breakthrough in these types of analysis is the realization that the sources must be strictly positive. Algorithms such as PCA and the FFT divvy up the energy in a signal using both positive and negative components. Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) creates an alternative explanation of the data where all the factors are strictly positive, since objects can only contribute positive energy to the overall signal.

Slim Essid will be at CCRMA to talk about using NMF to analyze audio signals for auditory scene analysis, and to decompose EEG signals into their independent sources. Both important tasks.
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Awards from the Board of Trustees of the UPF

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:51
Gopala K. Koduri and Sankalp Gulati got the 3rd price of the Knowledge Transfer category given by the Board of Trustees of the UPF for their MusicMuni initiative. More Information:  UPF Board of Trustees Awards

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Don Buchla

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 23:53
Start: 2016-09-18 13:53 End: 2016-09-30 13:53

Jordi Bonada and Merlijn Blaauw present at Interspeech 2016 and win the Singing Synthesis Challenge

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:46

A few days ago Merlijn Blaauw and Jordi Bonada attended the Interspeech 2016 conference in San Francisco, USA.

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Zacharias Vamvakousis defends his PhD thesis on September 16th

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:41
16 Sep 2016 Zacharias Vamvakousis defends his PhD thesis entitled "Digital Musical Instruments for People with Physical Disabilities" on Friday September 16th 2016 at 17:30h in room 55.316 of the Communication Ca

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Technology Transfer position at the MTG

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 14:32
The Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona ( invites applications for a tech transfer position. read more

Ircam : presque 40 ans … déjà ?

IRCAM - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 23:00

Retrouvez la rétrospective scientifique de René Caussé, ancien responsable de l'équipe Acoustique instrumentale et chercheur à l'Ircam

New ATK for Reaper installer - and video tutorial

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 21:41

ATK for Reaper version 1.0.0 beta 10 is now out, and a new screencast has been made on how to encode mono sources to ambisonics.

Download most recent version here

Musica 2016

INA-GRM - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:08
21 Septembre, 2016 - 24 Septembre, 2016

Le GRM participe au prochain festival MUSICA  qui se tient du 21 septembre au 8 octobre  à Strasbourg.

Au programme pour le GRM :
·         Des actions pour les enfants : Atelier-découverte « qu’est-ce qu’un Acousmonium » le 21 septembre et Rencontres autour des musiques électroacoustiques le 22 septembre
·         Deux concerts le 24 « œuvres historiques »  et « oeuvres d’aujourd’hui » sur l’Acousmonium

L' Agenda du GRM

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Traditional Freshmen Reception

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 23:00

The traditional freshmen reception will take place on 3 October 2016 at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science. Students will get general and important information about the study process and responsibilities.

Utlysning Morten Eide Pedersens Minnefond

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 19:59

Avgarde har lyst ut at det nå kan søkes om tilskudd fra Morten Eide Pedersens Minnefond.

Selection Exam for Master’s Study Programme

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 23:00

Selection exam for enrolment into second cycle Master's study programmes in Computer and Information Science will be held on 15 September 2016 at 4PM at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (Večna pot 113, Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Saison 16.17 : ouverture des réservations

IRCAM - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 23:00

40 ans d'une invention permanente, sous la fontaine Stravinsky à Paris. Pour sa saison anniversaire, 16 rendez-vous vous attendent !

The "28x28" project, supported by Phonos, will be shown at festival Eufònic

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 09:46
Friday, 2016, September 2 - 17:30

The project "28x28" by Xavier Bonfill supported by the Phonos creation grants program, will be shown on September 2nd, 2016 at 5:30PM at festival Eufònic, Mercat Vell de Sant Carles de la Ràpita (Tarragona).

"28 × 28" is a piece that consists of 28 pieces of 28 seconds each, which are combined in an order determined by a game of domino. At festival Eufònic “28×28” will be shown in an installation version which will allow the audience to play a game and create a unique work, reproduced in a surround speakers system. Four visitors will be invited to the game, and all the audience can follow it while listening to in real time. There are 7,959,229,931,520 possible domino games!

"28x28" includes sounds from and the app has been developed using the technology Essentia, of the Music Technology Group.


Paper and lectures at SMC 2016

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 10:52

The paper Authoring spatial music with SpatDIF Version 0.4 by Jan C. Schacher, Nils Peters, Trond Lossius and Chikashi Miyama will be presented at the 13th Sound and Music Comuting Conference and Summer School in Hamburg.

In addition to attending the conference, Trond Lossius has been invited to lecture at the Summer School, offering perspectives on Current issues in multimedia performance, and a lecture on Ambisonics and SpatDIF.

Authoring spatial music with SpatDIF Version 0.4

by Jan C. Schacher, Nils Peters, Trond Lossius and Chikashi Miyama.


SpatDIF, the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format is a light-weight, human-readable syntax for storing and transmitting spatial sound scenes, serving as an independent, cross-platform and host-independent solution for spatial sound composition. The recent update to version 0.4 of the specification introduces the ability to define and store continuous trajectories on the authoring layer in a human-readable way, as well as describing groups and source spreading. As a result, SpatDIF provides a new way to exchange higher level authoring data across authoring tools that help to preserve the artistic intent in spatial music.

Time and place:
  • Sound and Music Computing Conference 2016, Hamburg - 26/08/2016 to 03/09/2016

Spanish paper on Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:48

The latest edition of Ideas Sónicas / Sonic Ideas (Vol. 8 No. 16) offers a Spanish translation of a paper by Trond Lossius and Joseph Anderson on the Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper plugins.

Ideas Sónicas is published by CMMAS – Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras.

This is a slightly revised version of a paper that was first published in 2014 at the joint ICMC/SMC conference in Athens as ATK Reaper: The Ambisonic Toolkit as JSFX plugins.

The Spanish version of the text, ATK Reaper: Una versión en plugins JSFX del Ambisonic Toolkit, has been translated by Lucas Samaruga. This publication will help making these plugins more accessible to Spanish music communities worldwide.

Ideas Sónicas is available in print and can be accessed online for free. You are required to register with an account. Once that is done, the Spanish version of the paper can be accessed here.

The authors would like to thank Oscar Pablo Di Liscia of CMMAS for this imitative.

More information about Ambisonic Toolkit can be found here

Time and place:
  • Ideas Sónicas / Sonic Ideas - 30/08/2016 to 30/09/2016

Musical education with new technologies

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:36

Presentation of TELMI project on the news of Catalan TV: TeleNoticies Vespre TV3 - 29/8/2016

More Information:  TeleNoticies TV3

Network Audio Concert - CCRMA and Buenos Aires

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:57
Date:  Thu, 11/17/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert CCRMA will be joined telematically by the DAMUS Electroacoustic Ensemble in Buenos Aires for the ultimate in spatial musical performance... several thousand miles and the speed of light!

Music and videos by:

Francisco Kröpf
Guillermo Pozzati
Gustavo García Novo
Pablo M. Freiberg
Joaquín Macedo
Federico Núñez
Pablo M. Freiberg

DAMUS is directed by Guillermo Pozzati, Pablo Martín Freiberg, Evelyn Frosini, and Diego Andrés Moreno

Special Guests:
Mariana Rosas  - Soprano
Mariano Llere - Tenor
Andrés Vaccarelli - Guitarra Eléctrica

DAMUS Perfromers:
Juan Marcelo Arias FREE Open to the Public network_show.jpg

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Network Audio Concert - CCRMA and Buenos Aires

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 23:59
Date:  Thu, 11/17/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert CCRMA will be joined telematically with the DAMus Ensemble in Buenos Aires (Departamento de Artes Musicales - DAMus, Universidad Nacional de las Artes - UNA), with Guillermo Pozzati joining us locally (Guillermo is the Director of CIDCOM - Centro de Investigaciones y Desarrollos Computacionales en Música "Francisco Kröpfl") for the ultimate in spatial musical performance... the performers are seperated by several thousand miles and the speed of light ...

More details to follow, stay tunes!

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