Sound and music computing
invisiblEARts are a group of electroacoustic composers whose primary aim is to nurture acousmatic music-making and performance within Scotland. Formed in 1996 by Simon Atkinson, Robert Dow, Alistair MacDonald and Pete Stollery, with a debut performance specifically conceived for Edinburgh's Filmhouse, they are committed to continued exploration into the presentation of acousmatic music within Scotland and abroad, by creating unique performance situations, using innovative venues and encouraging inter-disciplinary collaborations. invisiblEARts performances include Alte Schnmiede, Vienna; Fylkingen, Stockholm; Rien à voir (13), Montreal; Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival; Swedish National Radio; BBC Radio Scotland; SoundAsArt, and sound in Aberdeen and the Soundings... festival, Edinburgh.
7.00pm PACE Studio 1: a programme of acousmatic music from Scotland, including:
Alistair MacDonald - Scintilla (2013) and Wunderkammer (2010)
Robert Dow - Uncertain Memory (2010)
Pete Stollery - Three Cities (2013) and Still Voices (2005)
9.30am CL00.16 Alistair MacDonald (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow) will give a talk on his performative, installation and cross-arts uses of Max/MSP (this talk is a must for students taking the Creative Coding module with Bret but open to anyone interested)
3.00pm MTIRL Pete Stollery (University of Aberdeen) will give a talk on Electroacoustic music and sound design for public visitor attractions (this talk is a must for students taking the Installation Art module with Pete but open to anyone interested)
Free - all welcome! Vital for MUST1009 and MUST2003 concert reports!
The prestigious journal Nature Chemical Biology recently published the article Designable DNA-binding domains enable construction of logic circuits in mammalian cells, written in cooperation between researchers from the National Institute of Chemistry and researchers Assoc. Prof. Branko Šter, PhD and Prof. Andrej Drobnikar, PhD from the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.
Prof. Denis Trček, PhD has received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for the 2014/2015 academic year to conduct research at the University of Stanford for a period of several months.
EL SINDICATO DE ALTAVOCES by Pablo Fredes
28.01.2014 - 19:30hSala Polivalent UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Acousmatic concert curated by Pablo Fredes.PROGRAM
Arran de pell
Stijn GovaereFar Bollire piano per 8 minuti
Nadine KroherFluctuaciones aleatorias
Sebastián VidalThe Gap
with the support of:Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Fundación SGAE Flyer Programa_28.1.14_SindicatoAltavoces.pdf Category:
Pitch changes are important for prosody and some languages. Singers care about pitch, but most people speak and perceive speech without conscious understanding of the pitch. Yet this signal is important. For most languages it tells us a lot about the non-semantic information about the speech signal. And tone languages use pitch to indicate different words. It seems important to measure pitch.
The two studies I have been involved in have taken two different approaches to avoiding the pitch signal.FREE Open to the Public
The ongoing project Korsmos ugressarkiv by Kristin Tårnesvik & Espen Sommer Eide will have its first exhibition at Entrée Bergen. The project ascends from biologist Emil Korsmo’s (1863-1953) profoundly detailed and methodically preserved compilation of own material from a lifelong research into combating weeds.
In 2012 the artists found crates filled with well-preserved posters, books, letters, documents, roots, printing plates, seeds and a neatly protected herbarium. They got the privilege to work on site in the archive, where they began an exploration of historical materials as well as a systematization of their own artistic process and collaboration, all in the spirit of Emil Korsmo.
More info and opening times at Entrée.
Emil Korsmo was a skilled communicator whose knowledge of weeds was spread as never before in Norway and internationally. This was a time, after World War 1, concerned by food shortages and low production. Natural diversity in the fields was a key reason for reduced harvests and Korsmo’s research became central in a battle towards more profitable and efficient agriculture. The byproduct is an assembly of unique material that has been waiting to be rediscovered and activated.
Both artists have previously been devoted to collecting material in similar ways to that of Korsmo, be it endangered languages (Sommer Eide) or historical vintage documents (Tårnesvik). It’s been a pleasure to follow this process along side, through their constant blogging (formativedager.tumblr.com) of discoveries and respectful tryouts interfering with the archive. With an experimental and poetic approach Tårnesvik & Sommer Eide are searching for new expressions in their first major collaborative project, resulting so far in four different constellations. Last year at Rad # 5, Bergen; Performance Now 4, Bergen; Cabinet, New York and most recently in a radio-play entitled A Trial of Weeds, as part of Performa 13, in collaboration with Hordaland Art Center. The latter is part of the publication Words at a Distance and will be launched at Hordaland Art Center on February 11. The project Korsmos ugressarkiv/The Korsmo Weed Archive is part of Arts Council Norway’s larger seven-project canopy; What’s With The Archive?
Following the exhibition is a catalogue including essays from Line Ulekleiv and Espen Søbye.
The exhibition and project is supported by BEK.Time and place:
- Entrée - 24/01/2014 to 02/03/2014
Frederic Font, Jordi Janer and Xavier Serra participate to the 53rd Conference on Semantic Audio of the Audio Engineering Society that takes place in London from January 26th to theMore Information: 53rd Conference on Semantic Audio
Cort Lippe: Music for Hi-Hat & Computer
Erik Bünger: The Empire Never Ended
Iannis Xenakis: Psappha
Jonny Axelsson: Zwei Meistersinger singen mit ein Jüngling!
Preceded by a free workshop on performance with live electronics, Wednesday 19 March 2-4pm, in PACE Studio 1.
The Seaboard is a radically new musical instrument that reimagines the piano keyboard as a soft, continuous surface. Realising this powerful concept as a refined product has resulted in bringing together years of innovation on several fronts. The Seaboard’s polyphonic pitch bend, vibrato and per-note dynamic changes are all available at the player's fingertips, marrying the intuitiveness of a traditional instrument with the versatility of digital technology.
Open to the Public
Despite their genetic proximity, human and non-human primates differ in their capacity for beat induction, which is the ability to perceive a regular pulse in music or auditory stimuli and accordingly align motor skills by way of foot-tapping or dancing.
Also referred to as ‘rhythmic entrainment’, this ability is specific to humans and certain bird species, but is surprisingly enough not obvious in non-human primates. These are the findings of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), whose new hypothesis, the ‘gradual audiomotor evolution hypothesis’, was (provisionally) published on this week in the scientific journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
The MTG is part of a catalan initiative named TECNIO and through it there is a call for incorporating an experienced researcher interested in carrying out TechTransfer activities.More Information: How to apply
The Music Technology Group and the Phonos Foundation received two grants in 2014 to promote sound and technology among young people through projects around environment and multiculturalism. The Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) has given a grant for activities for the promotion of creativity and scientific vocations and the Obra Social la Caixa has given a grant as part of its program Art for improving social issues.
The sounds of nature
Sound Maps of the Nature is a project supported by the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) and the Ajuntament del Prat that proposes high school students to explore the sounds of the natural areas of el Delta del Llobregat through a series of workshops coordinated by Eloïsa Matheu, biologist and expert in sounds of the nature.
In the workshops the students approach the biodiversity of the space through its sounds and make use of technology to record, edit and share the sounds on the Freesound web. With those sounds they create a sound map of the Delta del Llobregat.
All teaching materials for these workshops will be available later on this website (http://phonos.upf.edu) in order other natural areas can reuse them and replicate the workshops.
The sounds of cultures
In the framework of Sons of Barcelona, young people from different cultural origins will participate in a series of workshops to explore the sounds of the cultures of the city. Participants will work into issues such as cultural identity and the knowledge of other cultures through their particular sounds. They will record sounds from their daily lives and will use Freesound to describe them and share them with the world.
Finally an artist will create a work with the sounds resulting from the workshops to be presented at a public event: a collective work about the sounds of the multicultural Barcelona.
This project called The Sons of Cultures is supported by Obra Social La Caixa. The workshops are coordinated by the doctor in ethnomusicology and sound anthropologist Ilaria Sartori.Category:
BEKs first workshop this semester is in collaboration with Lydgalleriet. Nic Collins, known as the writer of “Handmade Electronic Music – the Art of Hardware Hacking” will hold a 3-days workshop in connection with the building of the Alvin Lucier exhibition. If you want to participate, please sign up by sending a mail to tolga at lydgalleriet.no
This is a workshop in hardware hacking for audio applications such as battery powered radios. No previous electronic experience is assumed.
16th January 12:00-18:00
Typical Schedule Introduction The Victorian Oscillator (Chapter 5)
Laying of Hands: the radio-cracklebox (Ch. 11) Alternative microphones:
Speaker-as-microphone (Ch. 4) Contact Mikes (Ch. 7) Coil pickups (Ch. 3) Tape Heads (Ch. 9)
Electret and binaural microphones (Ch. 10) Using speakers as drivers
Signal process with drivers and contact mikes on various materials (springs, metal plates, etc.)
17th January 12:00-18:00
Oscillators (Ch. 18-19): Basic
Mixing with resistors, diodes Chain diode modulation Triangle wave output 4093 oscillator with modulation
18th January 12:00-18:00
Mixers (Ch. 26) Signal processing with light (Tremolo, pan, etc.) (Ch. 21) Preamplifiers, distortion (Ch. 22) Signal processing
Distortion 4093 modulation
- Østre - 16/01/2014 12:00
- Østre - 17/01/2014 12:00
- Østre - 18/01/2014 12:00
PACE, Studio 1
We welcome composers from MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound). Part of an exchange between the MTIRC and the University of Manchester Music Department. A feast of surround sound on our purpose built multichannel system.
David Berezan - Buoy (2011), 9:40, 5.1 channels
Danny Saul - Frictions (Storms) (2013), 12:17, 8 channels
Brona Martin - A Bit Closer to Home (2013), 14:40, 10 channels
Constantin Popp - Triptych (2013), 15:00, 16 channels
David Berezan - Thumbs (2011), 11:00, 8 channels
CitizenUrge (aka Ricardo Climent) - Nancrillex (2013), 9:59, 2 channels
All welcome! Entry Free!
Essential for concert reports (MUST1009, MUST2003)!
And – earlier: Research seminar: 1-3pm, DMU Clephan Building room 3.03 PhD students in electroacoustic music from the University of Manchester in an open discussion about their work: Danny Saul, Brona Martin and Constantin Popp. [SE 10.01.14]
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Free admission The festival Di_Stanze (Italy), organized by the Associazione Culturale CIMA, arrives in Barcelona to present "Visual Music" by Jay Gilligan, the winner of the 2013 call for works for Reactable.
PROGRAM: Presentation of Festival Di_Stanze - Sergio Naddei Reactable from the perspective of composition - Sergi Jordà Presentation of the work "Visual Music" by Jay Gilligan
Reactable performance with Sergio Naddei Reactable performance open to the participation of the audience Information about the festival:
http://www.distanze.org/ In collaboration with: Festival Di_Stanze CIMA Reactable Systems
With the support of:Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Fundación SGAE
Media Flyer Programa_16.1.13_Di_Stanze.pdf Category: