Sound and music computing

Arduino workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:54

Søren Andreasen will hold an Arduino workshop at BEK Monday 29. September – Friday 3. October. The workshop fee is 500,- NOK. Join by mailing us at bekatbekdotno

Beginners and those who need to brush up on the very basics, get a brief introduction to hardware KITs and the Arduino software Monday 29. and Tuesday 30. September between 16.00 – 21.00

Wednesday 1. – Friday 3. we follow up those who have a little experience with Arduino before and those who have their own projects they need help to get on with. Søren will also bring a proposal for a project for those who need some startspray. For this he use some solenoids, servo motors and a bunch of nobs and lights for you to work on. Wednesday and Thursday we also start at 16.00 and keep it going until we’re eighter finished or excausted, or both. Friday we sum up from 16.00 – 18.00.

This workshop costs 500,- NOK. For this you get a starting KIT and some things to work on (worth the workshop fee). If you need to use servos and solenoids, you pay the actual costs if you want to take them with you after the cource. You need to bring your own laptop. And it would be nice if you bring some power supplys (5 – 36 V) or some toy instruments or other electronic toys.

Workshop holder is Søren Andreasen,
He did a similar workshop at BEK last year.
Join by mailing us at bekatbekdotno

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Time and place:
  • BEK - 29/09/2014 to 03/10/2014

Current Topics in Loundness

IRCAM - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00

Atelier du lundi 15 au mardi 16 septembre. Insa, Lyon

Lectures, discussions et débats, l'objectif de cet atelier sera, durant deux jours, d'identifier les nouvelles perspectives de recherches qui s'offrent au loudness.

Télécharger le programme de cet atelier.

The Traditional Freshers Reception 2014

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00

On Tuesday, 30 September 2014, the traditional freshers reception will take place at Kongresni trg, where the university rector, the deans, the president of the Student Council of the University of Ljubljana and the Mayor of Ljubljana will welcome the freshers and their parents.

Autumn School of Computer Science for Children from Socially Disadvantaged Families

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00

Knowledge is the highest value. Today we live in a time when technology represents a very important part of our lives and without which progress is impossible.

Hear in Now

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:07
Start: 2014-09-23 20:00 End: 2014-09-23 22:00

ATK for Reaper Public Beta (version 1.0.b3)

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:58

Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper is now available as a public beta. While there is a well-established workflow for stereo production in DAWs, options have been more limited when working with Ambisonics. The Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK) brings together a number of tools and transforms for working with first order Ambisonic surround sound, and includes intriguing possibilities for spatial soundfield imaging.

Download ATK for Reaper – Version 1.0 beta 3

The ATK toolset in intended to be both ergonomic and comprehensive, framed so that the user is enabled to ‘think Ambisonic’. By this, the ATK addresses the holistic problem of creatively controlling a complete soundfield, facilitating spatial composition beyond simple placement of sounds in a sound-scene. The artist is empowered to address the impression and imaging of a soundfield — taking advantage of the native soundfield-kernel paradigm the Ambisonic technique presents.

ATK has previously only been available for public release via the SuperCollider real-time processing environment. Cockos Reaper is a reasonably priced and flexible DAW, popular among many composers and sonic artists working with spatial sound. Reaper’s versatile design conveniently supports the ATK’s Ambisonic workflow model.

Using the JSFX text-based scripting language, the ATK has now been ported to plugins for Reaper. Several of the plugins, in particular the transforms, offers intuitive graphical user interfaces that helps visualise the effect of the various transforms. The plugins work with all operation system and processor versions that Reaper supports. On the Windows platform the plugins can also be used with other VST-hosts by means of the ReaJS ReaPlug plugin.

The ATK toolset has been been gathered, authored and developed by Joseph Anderson over a number of years, and is now a collaborative open source project. The port of ATK to Reaper has been done by Trond Lossius of BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

A paper on ATK for Reaper by Trond Lossius and Joseph Anderson will be presented at the upcoming joint ICMC | SMC conference in Athens. If you are attending the conference, please drop by during the poster session next Thursday!

Time and place:
  • BEK - 12/09/2014 to 30/09/2014


SMC Group, INESC Porto - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:28
SMC researchers to attend ICMC SMC 2014 Conference in Athens D. Cocharro, G. Sioros, M. Caetano, M. Davies, “Real-time Manipulation of Syncopation in Audio Loops” G. Bernardes, M. Davies, C. Guedes, B. Pennycook, “Considering Roughness to Describe and Generate Vertical Musical Structure in Content-Based Algorithmic-Assisted Audio Composition“

Frank Wefers: Fast convolution for auralization and Virtual Reality

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:51
Date:  Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, Rm 217 Event Type:  Guest Lecture This talk summarizes the state-of-the-art in fast convolution and discusses computationally efficient implementations of FIR filters. These techniques are optimized for low latencies, time-varying filters and often multiple inputs and outputs. The talk discusses algorithms suited for these particular purposes, ranging from short to very long filters --- from binaural synthesis with head-related impulse responses to artificial reverberation with room impulse responses. Different hardware platforms are addressed: mobile devices, general-purpose processors (CPUs) and graphic processors (GPUs). 

Full abstract:
Open to the Public

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Hongchan Choi: Collaborative Musicking on the Web - Thesis Defense

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:10
Date:  Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

What if there is a music making platform that allows you to create, edit and share the music with others no matter where or when? What if the system is as easy as visiting a web page? What if there is “Google Doc” for music?

This dissertation probes the potential of collaborative musicking using the web browser and cloud computing, and introduces a novel software framework, the Web Audio API eXtension (WAAX), that facilitates and supports the development of web music applications as well as various collaborative music creation scenarios.

FREE Open to the Public

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b-Open @ BEK

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:19

You can enjoy works by 4 different artists at BEK this weekend. We are open both Saturday and Sunday 12 – 16, and exhibit Stian Remviks multi-animation Naboer, 3 works-in-progress by Birk Nygaard, documentation of works by Marieke Verbiesen, and we also show Elisabeth Færøy Lunds music video The Clinch.
If you’re out enjoying the Bergen Kulturnatt on Friday, you can visit us from 6PM for a sneak peek.

Birk Nygaard

Stian Remvik

Marieke Verbiesen

Elisabeth Færøy Lund

Time and place:
  • BEK - 13/09/2014 12:00
  • BEK - 14/09/2014 12:00

'The Iron Ring' by Cecilia Jonsson

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:41

V2_ presents an e-book about the art project ‘The Iron Ring’ by Cecilia Jonsson. With an extensive visual essay reporting on the seven chronological steps that were required to create an iron ring out of 24kg of grass harvested from the acidic river banks of a landscape in Spain severely transformed by opencast mining, and a text discussing the project from an environmental-philosophical perspective.

Educational experience opportunity

Are you considering the possibility of a career in teaching? Want some experience to add to your CV? There is an opportunity for a well-motivated student who might be considering a career in musical education to work on musical themes with a class of 4 year olds (14 in total) for an hour a week every week through to Christmas. The school is in Kilby (a small village just to the south of Leicester. Some payment may be available plus expenses. If you are interested, please contact Simon Atkinson in the first instance (SA 10.9)

Participation to EuroMAC 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:23
Agustín Martorell participates in the 8th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC) that takes place on September 17th-20th, 2014, in Leuven (Belgium More Information:  EuroMAC Session 9A: Computational Music Analysis

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Participation to ICMC-SMC 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:10

Nadine Kroher, Ajay Srinivasamurthy, Sankalp Gulati, Rafael Ramírez, Esteban Maestre, Martí Umbert, Zacharias Vamvakousis, and Xavier Serra participate to the joint More Information:  ICMC-SMC 2014

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CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:17
Date:  Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm Date:  Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm Location:  CCRMA COURTYARD Event Type:  Concert CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2014 season with our annual Transitions Concerts, 2 evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars electronic music showcasing works from the CCRMA community and beyond.
  Featuring an immersive multichannel speaker array, Transitions 2014 will take place in CCRMA's outdoor courtyard at 8:00 PM, October 1st and 7.30 PM, October 2nd, 2014. Admission is FREE and open to the general public.

Works and performances by:

Julius Smith + Gina Gu
Bill Schottstaedt
Mountains in Space
Pablo Castellanos Macin
Josh Laughner Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Shu Yu Lin
John Granzow
Luke Dahl
Eoin Callery James Andean
FREE Open to the Public

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International Conference on Multimodal Experience of Music (deadline approaching)

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:23

Call for papers: International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music

ICMEM, 23-25 March 2015

In live and virtual situations, music listening and performing are multimodal experiences: Sounds may be experienced tactically, music evokes visual images or is accompanied by visual presentations, and both generate vivid cross-modal associations in terms of force, size, physical location, fluency and regularity, among others.

ICMEM aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines who investigate the multimodality of musical experiences from different perspectives. Disciplines may include among others audiology, cognition, computer science, ethnomusicology, music performance and theory, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology.

Proposals are invited for papers, symposia, demonstrations and posters. Investigations may include but are not necessarily confined to the following areas

  • Multimodal experiences of music in everyday life
  • Cross-modal correspondences with musical parameters
  • Influences of visual context on music perception
  • Emotion and cross-modality
  • Tactile, visual, and kinesthetic feedback in music performance
  • Multi-modal interaction in multimedia, including film and games
  • Uses of cross-modality in hearing or visual impaired music listeners
  • Strong and weak synaesthesia
  • Motion and movement perception in music
  • Relations between motion and emotion in music listening
  • Brain-structures related to cross-modal associations with sounds
  • Technological and commercial applications of cross-modal associations
  • Creative and pedagogical uses of cross-modality in music

Invited speakers: Profs. Amir Amedi, Eric Clarke, Nicholas Cook, Charles Spence, and Peter Walker

Dates: 23-25 March 2015
Location: Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
Host: Music, Mind, Machine in Sheffield, Department of Music, University of Sheffield, UK

Submission deadline: 6 October 2014 by e-mail to
Further information:

This conference is supported by ESCOM and SEMPRE, who offer bursaries to student attendees, and by the British Academy.

Jenny Q Chai, piano/keyboard sampler/live electronics

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 01:24
Start: 2014-10-12 16:00 End: 2014-10-12 18:00

Participation to DLFM 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:03
Mohamed Sordo and Alastair Porter participate in the 1st More Information:  DLfM 2014

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Enrolment in upper years of FRI study programmes in the 2014/2015 academic year

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00

Enrolment in the 2014/2015 academic year for all study cycles will be conducted electronically via the FRI study information system, accessible at from 20 August 2014. You can fill out the enrolment form one day after completing the requirements for the year in which you are enrolling. Enrolment for all students retaking a year will be open from 15 to 30 September 2014. 

For enrolment follow steps on the FRI website

Enrolment in upper years of FRI study programmes in the 2014/2015 academic year

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00

Enrolment in the 2014/2015 academic year for all study cycles will be conducted electronically via the FRI study information system, accessible at from 20 August 2014. You can fill out the enrolment form one day after completing the requirements for the year in which you are enrolling. Enrolment for all students retaking a year will be open from 15 to 30 September 2014. 

For enrolment follow steps on the FRI website

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