Sound and music computing

MTI Enhancement Week (March 1-3 2016)

For this year's Enhancement Week (week 22), fMTI has put together special student events for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

***We hope to see as many students as possible at all three of these events!***

Tuesday March 1st, 2pm, PACE Studio 1: Workshop by Mark Towers, who will be demonstrating some of his performance sequencers from the Arcade Series for Max4Live (Ableton and Max/MSP). In this workshop students will be introduced to the processes involved in creating the devices, and will experiment performing with various control surface integration.” The workshop will be followed by an informal performance.

NOTE: Please let us know about your intention to attend the workshop by emailing james.andean[at]

Wednesday March 2nd, 7pm PACE Studio 1: MTI conert series - 
'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime'
Works by Leigh Leigh, Simon Emmerson, and James Andean:

Thursday March 3rd, start time approx 6pm: Student-led event at the Music Cafe
(New Park Street, off Braunstone Gate)

This will be an informal, student-run event, presenting student performances and all sorts of fun stuff.

NOTE: If anyone would still like to sign up to perform at this, please check out the Facebook working group: - or contact james.andean[at]

Of course, enhancement week also coincides with the University’s Cultural Exchanges Festival, at which there are several arts-related talks which you should investigate. Most require booking, so please check the schedule for relevant information:

You should also check out the CLASS activities for any study skills training you feel would be useful: Third years in particular might find the 1st March 9-1 ‘Get your Dissertation or Extended Report Sorted!’ opportunity helpful.

Any questions, contact james.andean[at]

MTI Concert Series 2015-16: From The Ridiculous to the Sublime

Wednesday March 2nd 2016, 7pm
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Music by Landy, Emmerson, Andean
PACE building
Free entry

'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime' will present works by two of MTI's most esteemed members, and by the most recent addition to the MTI team, including primarily premiere and UK premiere performances.

Leigh Landy: Quadlibet (premiere)
James Andean: Déchirure (UK premiere)
Simon Emmerson: Memory Machine (concert premiere)
James Andean: Hyvät matkustajat
Simon Emmerson: Aeolian (UK premiere)

Performers: Danni Spooner, Joey Mottershead, Kat Pattison, Leigh Landy, Simon Emmerson, James Andean

Colloquium: Blair Kaneshiro, Elliot Kermit-Canfield, John Chowning, Ge Wang, Wisam Reid, Matt Wright

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 03:22
Date:  Wed, 02/24/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Internal Colloquium

Please join us this Wednesday, February 24th at 5:30pm in the CCRMA classroom for a colloquium featuring presentations from our own Blair Kaneshiro, Elliot Kermit-Canfield, and John Chowning, Ge Wang, Wisam Reid, Matt Wright.

FREE Open to the Public

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Calls for enrolment into study programmes in 2016/2017

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

University of Ljubljana has published calls for enrolment into study programmes in academic year 2016/2017. Faculty of Computer and Information Science offers programmes in all three study cycles.

Installation urbaine <i>Surexposition</i> de Samuel Bianchini

IRCAM - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

En lien avec le projet CoSiMa développé par l'équipe Interaction Son Musique Mouvement. Du 18 au 21 février - Palais de Tokyo


Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:53
Series: Thursday, 2016, March 3 - 19:00 03.03.2016 - 19:00h Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou C/ Roc Boronat 138 Barcelona

Free admission


To commemorate 10 years of, MUTEK[ES] and MTG present a special event:

Surround octophonic concert.

Program:   - Introduction to Freesound and its use in the musical creation   - Audition of the work "Paseo BCN" by Andrés Lewin-Richter   - Presentation and live session of the artist in residence MUTEK [ES] - Freesound. Work created in real time using some applications created around Freesound.   - Chromahelix ­ Live Act ( Electroacoustic ensamble established in Barcelona, that expose the audience to different sound textures, combining soundscapes and minimal rythms. In this performance the audience will be able to interact with Freesound in real time.      

Activity in collaboration with:


with the support of:

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




Musical Formulas

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 11:19
Series: Friday, 2016, February 26 - 18:00   26.02.2016 - 18:00h Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou C/ Roc Boronat 138 Barcelona

Free admission 





Musical Formulas  

Alessandra Rombola, flute

Nuria Andorrà, percussion

Jordina Millà, piano

Henrik  Denerin, electronics



Drifting, flute, percussion and electronics. Trio fluchtlinien-D, flute and percussion Henrik Denerin land-erosion, piano solo Henrik Denerin Free improvisation, flute, piano, percussion Trio


with the support of:

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

03.03.2016 - 19:00h - Sala Polivalent, UPF Poblenou  - Mutek [ES] / 10 Years



The psychohistory of consonance, pitch salience, and major-minor tonality in Western music: Listening experiments and analyses of a music database

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 21:14

Time: Mon 2016-02-15 15.00 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

Seth Cluett: Lost threads and new experiments in spatial sound

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 20:34
Date:  Wed, 04/06/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Guest Colloquium

Abstract:  Seth Cluett will present recent experiments exploring novel applications for loudspeakers in his creative work including 3d printed enclosures, non-standard multi-channel arrays, and augmented AR. He will also present rare material from his archival collection of historical documents related to the exhibition of sound in the visual arts. 

FREE Open to the Public

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Stage logiciel : Improvisation assistée avec Omax

IRCAM - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:00

Niveau initiation. Explorer les interactions de jeu entre l'homme et la machine avec le logiciel OMax. 19 et 20 février - Ircam

MARCH MATTNESS - CCRMA in the Bing Concert Hall Studio

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 19:29
Date:  Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Sat, 03/12/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert On Friday March 11th and Saturday March 12th CCRMA's new Technical Director Matt Wright will curate - MARCH MATTNESS - two evenings of immersive multimedia, electronic, acoustic, and electroacoustic music in the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space. Matt has studied and worked in many of the leading musical research centers throughout the US and for these two evenings he will present an eclectic mix of the works that have influenced and inspired him throughout his career, as well as several of his own genre bending compositions. From instrument designer to computer music researcher, from samba to oud, from network audio concerts to improvising electronic ensembles - these concerts will display the inner workings and idiosyncrasies of Matt's musical mind...

Friday: FREE Open to the Public

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cmetq - an opera - Christopher Jette, composer and Nathan Krueger, baritone

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 19:14
Date:  Sun, 03/13/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert cmetq contains both singing accompanied by fixed electronics and singing with live electronic processing. The piece examines the etiquette that encompasses communication technology. In addition to this complex web of etiquette, cmetq examines the human emotions tied to etiquette. The story is set in two time periods; the age of the invention of the telephone and the age of mobile communication and social media. The text for this piece was created using two distinct processes.Soliloquies were created to act as commentary on each of the ages and the unfolding stage work. Tweet-length texts were written and tweeted as reactions to readings about technology, etiquette, and their intersection. From the tweets, melodies were improvised and were translated with software. FREE Open to the Public

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Jean Bresson and Pierre Donat-Bouillud - Current Research on Composition Software at Ircam

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 03:41
Date:  Mon, 02/22/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Abstract: This talk will be a presentation of two major projects carried out in the Music Representation research group at IRCAM: OpenMusic and Antescofo. OpenMusic is a visual programming language dedicated to music creation and processing. It allows composers to develop musical processes taking the best advantage of the computational, representational and expressive power of a programming language, using a graphical patching interface and musical editors. Antescofo~ is a modular polyphonic Score Following system as well as a Synchronous Programming language for real-time computer music composition and live performance. FREE Open to the Public

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Jérémie Voix on In-ear Wearable Technologies and Musical Applications

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:47
Date:  Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Wearables are everywhere. But not in the ears (yet). The CRITIAS research team has been actively developing various in-ear technologies designed to complement the human ear, from “intelligent” protection for professional musicians, to advanced inter-individual communication systems, to otoacoustic emission (OAE) monitoring devices or in-ear EEG Brain Computer Interface (BCI). More fundamental research has also been conducted, particularly on the micro-harvesting of electrical power from inside the earcanal to power future auditory wearables. One recent development, the Auditory Research Platform, will be presented to the CCRMA community who may take benefit from its versatility and portability for immersive in-ear audio processing applications.


FREE Open to the Public

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Artist Talk: Ximena Alarcón

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:56

The artist and researcher Ximena Alarcón from CRISAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) visits BEK in week 7. Friday February 19 she will give an artist talk, presenting her artistic practise, and also discuss her ongoing work on ‘Sound Matters: a framework for the creative use and re-use of sound’.

For the remaining of the week she will be working with Trond Lossius on how to create interfaces for accessing archives of sound, such as archives of field or speech recordings. Together they will explore the possibility of utilising Jamoma for this, in preparation for further research relating to the “Sound Matters” framework.

Ximena Alarcón is an artist who engages in listening to migratory spaces, connecting this to individual and collective memories. Her practice involves deep listening, sonic improvisation, and the creation of screen-based interfaces for relational listening that expand our sense of belonging and place. She is interested in creating telematic performances, derived from listening in interstitial spaces, such as dreams, underground transportation, and the ‘in-between’ space in the context of migration. She completed a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation, from De Montfort University, and received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009, which led to the creation of ‘Sounding Underground’. She gained a Deep Listening Teaching Certificate in 2012, and is currently a tutor for the Deep Listening Training Program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since 2011 she has been Research Fellow at Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), based at the London College of Communication, where she has developed ‘Networked Migrations’. In 2015 she launched with Cathy Lane the first stage of a JISC funded project ‘Sound Matters: a framework for the creative use and re-use of sound’, which explores the creation of interfaces for interrogation and relational playback of Field Recordings and Speech.

Her visit to BEK is funded by an Erasmus grant.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 19/02/2016 10:00

Doug James: Physics-based Animation Sound - Progress and Challenges

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:17
Date:  Wed, 02/17/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Abstract: Decades of advances in computer graphics have made it possible to convincingly animate a wide range of physical phenomena, such as fracturing solids and splashing water. Unfortunately, our visual simulations are essentially "silent movies" with sound added as an afterthought. In this talk, I will describe recent progress on physics-based sound synthesis algorithms that can help simulate rich multi-sensory experiences where graphics, motion, and sound are synchronized and highly engaging. I will describe work on specific sound phenomena, and highlight the important roles played by precomputation techniques, and reduced-order models for vibration, radiation, and collision processing.
FREE Open to the Public

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VENTANIAS - ChoreoChromaChronosGraphy

Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:21
Series: Wednesday, 2016, February 17 - 19:30   17.02.2016 - 19:30h Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou C/ Roc Boronat 138 Barcelona

Free admission


ChoreoChromaChronosGraphy   Multimodal Concert de Jônatas Manzolli & Colaboradores   - Universidad de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brasil   - Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive System (SPECS), UPF, Barcelona  


Danças do Vento Interactive Audiovisual Scene Eólia Computational virtual harp Pássaros de Papel Interactive Audiovisual Scene Máscaras ChromaChronos System, Synthetic faces and voices.

ChoreoChromaChronosGraphy an interactive computing paradigm where an iterative process adds space, color and sound over time and allows the perception of the audience to interact with multiple layers of dynamic currents.

A series of open audiovisual works, projected in a inmersive ambient  explores ways how wind dynamics is related to music.


with the support of:

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

26.02.2016 - 19:30h - Sala Polivalent, UPF Poblenou  - Nuria Andorrà Category:

'Muzikaliteit gaat aan muziek én taal vooraf' [Dutch]

‘Muzikaliteit gaat aan muziek én taal vooraf’ lezing door Henkjan Honing over de evolutionaire relatie tussen muziek en taal, uitgesproken op het Onze Taal-congres ‘Klinkend Nederlands’, 7 november 2015 in het Chassé Theater Breda.

Doctorat de musique : recherche en composition

IRCAM - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

Le concours est ouvert ! Date limite d'envoi du dossier de candidatures : 7 mars 2016

NEXT WEEK: Visual Bits, Audible Bytes (VBAB) 2016! FREE **Booking Required**

Wednesday 17th February 2016, 6:30PM
The seventh annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brings stunning, genre-breaking works of audiovisual art to Phoenix.

Stimulate the eye and the ear with contemporary fusions of new and old technologies: from computer-animated tessellation patterns driven by music, hacked analogue video circuits pulsing to stuttering electronica beats, hand-painted films complementing intimate digital soundscapes, and abstract particle-systems forming ambient vision-sound worlds.

The screening presents new digital aesthetics from around the globe, including China, Canada, Holland, Israel and the USA, including works by:

Asher Arnon
Mark Pilkington
Eli Stine
Emptyset + Clayton Welham and Sam Williams
Raven Kwok + Karmafields
Johan Rijpma
Inés Wickmann + Francis Dhomont
Jean Piché
Louise Harris
    Presented by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University.
    Image Credit: Raven Kwok, from ‘Skyline’

    This is a free event but booking is required.

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