Sound and music computing

Consumer Neuroscience of Music: Applied Research at Nielsen

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 07:54
Date:  Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:00pm - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA (660 Lomita dr) seminar room (third floor) Event Type:  Guest Lecture


Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience uses measures of neurophysiology to develop insights into consumer experience and behavior. This presentation will provide an overview of those measures, test-retest reliability, validation to in-market sales, and how Nielsen scales neuroscience globally for work with multinational companies. Research at Nielsen provides further evidence that music, in particular, significantly affects advertising performance by influencing emotional engagement and memory activation, and by triggering semantic associations. Case study examples will demonstrate these effects and how consumer neuroscience methods are applied in practice.

FREE Open to the Public

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Décès Jean-Claude Risset

INA-GRM - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:24
21 Novembre, 2016

Jean-Claude Risset nous a quitté le 21 novembre dernier, à Marseille.


Figure centrale et pionnière de l'informatique musique, chercheur et compositeur inspiré, Jean-Claude Risset a été l'un des premiers à entrevoir le potentiel de la synthèse numérique et de la musique générée par ordinateur. Son apport, dans ce domaine, est inestimable.

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Wednesday Nov. 23: MTI presents - UNDERGRADUATE CONCERT

The next MTI concert is THIS WEDNESDAY - featuring performances by students of 'Sound in Space', 'Performing With Technology', 'Composing With Technology', and 'Creating With Technology'! Sound diffusion, improvisation, feedback, and lots more...

Wednesday November 23rd
PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Possibility for 3 years postdocs @MTG for researchers outside Spain

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:33

The catalan government is opening a call for post-doc researchers to join catalan universities. It is called Beatriu de Pinós program.


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'The Art of Listening': round table discussion moderated by Michel Khalifa

What constitutes a listening experience? How does a concert or music theatre performance trigger the imagination and create a physical experience? Artists and academics discuss these questions and Olga Neuwirth explains her working methods on this evening at the Festival centre. Round table discussion with Olga Neuwirth and Henkjan Honing (University of Amsterdam) with Michel Khalifa as moderator.

„Was Musik kann“ -– 23 November 2016 at the Barenboim-Said-Akademie in Berlin

Klaus Scherer, Tecumseh W. Fitch and Henkjan Honing speak on music and musicality, and get interviewed by Christoph Drösser, on 23 November 2016 at the Barenboim-Saïd-Akademie in Berlin.

Podcast on what makes us musical animals

Exploring the biological and social processes that underly our musical abilities, Nancy Ferranti talks to music researcher Henkjan Honing about the origins of music and musical behaviours. It was recently broadcasted at CKUT, a campus-community radio station based at McGill University, CA.

Klunks: Hollow Scenes

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 20:49

Hollow Scenes is the second release from Norwegian electronic producer Klunks. The record was made at BEK, and is released at the Seattle label Hush Hush Records.

Hollow Scenes by Klunks

‘Hollow Scenes’ marks the sophomore release from Norwegian electronic producer Klunks and serves as a follow-up to his 2015 debut release ‘Elastic Forest.’ Exploring a vast and unpredictable sound spectrum over 11 diverse tracks, ‘Hollow Scenes’ once again showcases Klunks’ elaborately detailed and impressively intricate sonic aesthetic. Led by an affinity for acousmatic contemplations, designed specifically for intimate headphone sessions, the album features precisely deconstructed found sounds perfectly spliced through a maze of manipulated instrumentation, shards of vocal samples, lush atmospherics, and cerebral drum work. The spacious leftfield downtempo vibes of ‘Elastic Forest’ are still present, yet ‘Hollow Scenes’ is wonderfully enhanced by an experimental jazz streak, with robust saxophones lines frequently soaring triumphantly above the enveloping backdrops. At times agitated and chaotic, but also deeply embedded in sensitive sonic gesticulation and engaging electronic improvisation, ‘Hollow Scenes’ is an intoxicating evolution in Klunks’ unraveling sonic vision, yielding an immediately thrilling listening experience that offers deep rewards upon multiple listens.

Time and place:
  • Hush Hush Records - 18/11/2016 to 28/11/2016

Artist Talk: Bethan Kellough

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:27

The sound artist and composer Bethan Kellough is currently artist in residency at USF Verftet. This talk is an informal opportunity to meet with her. She’ll talk about her artistic work, and present excerpts from some of her works. The residency is hosted by USF Verftet and supported in various ways by BEK, Lydgalleriet, Ekko and NOTAM in Oslo.

Bethan Kellough (formerly Bethan Parkes) is a sound artist and composer. Her work spans across ambisonic composition, field recording, sound design and multichannel sound installation practices, drawing a focus on sonic spatial experience. Her works are designed to open out spaces with sound, exploring spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonically and visually articulated spaces. The immersive sound-worlds she creates inhabit the boundaries between music and sound design, weaving together instrumental materials, sound design and ambisonic field recordings.

She holds a PhD in Sonic Arts from the University of Glasgow. In 2015 she joined the Touch Mentorship Programme, and this fall her EP “Aven” was released on Touch.

Her works have been exhibited and performed internationally, including at Touch Conference, Los Angeles, USA; Gallery of Russian Art and Design, London, UK; Resonant Forms Festival, Los Angeles, USA; Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway; Jardins Efemeros Festival, Viseu, Portugal; Spazio Bocciofila, Venice, Italy; The Global Composition International Conference, Dieburg, Germany; Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, University of Kent, UK; Sound Thought Festival, Glasgow, UK. Bethan’s
works have been presented in Bergen as part of the Muli surround sound convert series at Østre, first during Borealis 2015, and recently as part of the Ekko Festival.

Photos by Robert Kellough and Bethan Kellough.

Time and place:

Bethan Kellough’s studio at USF Verftet
Friday November 25 at 2-4 pm
(Meet up at the entrance by the large clock)

Read more about the residency AIR Bergen at USF Verfet here

Time and place:
  • USF Verftet - 25/11/2016 14:00

6th Jota Seminar About Author Profiling

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

Ben Verhoeven from the Computational Linguistics & Psycholinguistics Research Centre of the Antwerpen University will present his work on author profiling at a seminar on 22 November 2016 at 1.15 p.m. in lecture room 3 of the Faculty of Computer and Information Science UL. The event is organised by the Slovenian Language Technologies Society.

When I am talking to you I am not talking to you, by Jingyi Wang

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 15:42

Using a series of virtual images, platforms, passive and active work of art, the audience in this performance gets the opportunity to explore physical and virtual presence. The performance is also displayed in two “rooms”, namely a classic black box, a theater, and a white cube, a gallery, where the audience itself determines its time and location in front of the work.

BEK has been advisory in developing the project and has set up the audio playback system.

The ancient spiritual experience of being somewhere other than where you are, and the feeling of not being present in what you do, has got a technological reality, warping and challenge in the internet. Internet can be said to offer increased integration and increased isolation. In the performance, different contrasts are set up, like the one between physical and virtual presence, but also between different cultural realities.

Jingyi Wang’s first performance was presented in spring 2015 as a part of BIT Teatergarasjen’s Intro series where local artists present suggestions for scenic projects for the future of the performing arts. The performance Static Theatre: Those That Have Been Left Behind dealt with how the people and places we have left behind still affect our lives, and presented static theatre as a concept: a mixture of the surfaces in visual art and theatre’s play with time. The performance was recently invited to be part of the Nanluguxiang Performing Arts festival in Jingy’s birthplace Beijing.

Direction, curation and text: Jingyi Wang. Stage- og light design: Leo Preston. Video art and and film editing: Yafei Qi. Live camera: Elias Björn. Programming: Robert Fohlin. With art works by: Håkon Holm Olsen, Helene Norseth, Nina Bang Larsen, Lona Hansen, Gabriel Johann Kvendseth, Sarah Jost, Lasse Årikstad og Egil Paulsen.

Co-produced by BEK in collaboration with BIT Teatergarasjen, Stiftelsen 3,14 and Wrap.

Time and place:
  • Stiftelsen 3,14 - 17/11/2016 to 11/12/2016

Syntagma Metonymi | Sveinung Rudjord Unneland with Aleksi Wildhagen and Andreas Vermehren Holm

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 13:53

Syntagma Metonymy [Greece, 5. – 11. January, 2016] consists of a comprehensive, multi-media installation that spreads over both exhibition rooms at Tag Team. The sound recordings from the Syntagma Square is edited at and produced with advice from BEK. The audio and video installation is set up with help from BEK and with BEK speakers and monitors.

The seductive, basic geometric shapes we know from many of Rudjord Unneland’s later works dominate the visual expression also here. This time, however, it is architecture that provides the framework for his work. Large circular shapes are painted directly on the gallery walls, and a square of plaster and wood, which actually exceeds the room capacity, is pressed over the floors. Speakers are integrated into the floor structure, and play the sound of recordings from the Syntagma Square in Athens. Along with Vermehren Holm’s lines of text that rolls across the green screens, and Wildhagen’s characteristic travel drawings, the soundtracks helps to a careful shift in the viewer’s focus: in the middle of the aesthetic and sensual experience, we are made aware of the reality that exists outside the exhibition space.

Ordet syntagme kommer av gresk syntagma (’det sammenstilte’), avledn. av tassein (‘ordne, plassere’). Metonymi er en stilfigur, hvor man erstatter et uttrykk med et annet fra samme generelle betydningsområde. I motsetning til metaforen, legger metonymien som arbeidskategori opp til en oppsøkende praksis, fundert i nærheten mellom elementer fremfor likhet. Der er en konkret sammenheng i tid, sted eller årsak-virkning mellom metonymien og det den betegner, noe som skiller den fra metaforen eller symbolet.

Utstillingen Syntagma Metonymi er et resultat av en reise til Athen, som Rudjord Unneland, Wildhagen og Vermehren Holm foretok i januar 2016. Den viktigste årsaken til reisen var en felles overbevisning om nødvendigheten av å nærme seg bestemte hendelser og fenomener, som gjennom de siste årene har utspilt seg med Athen som symbolsk sentrum.

Sveinung Rudjord Unneland (1981) er en bergensbasert kunstner som har hatt en omfattende utstillingsvirksomhet i Norge helt siden han gikk ut fra Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen i 2007. Hans bakgrunn er i maleriet, men hans kunstneriske praksis strekker seg ofte mot det skulpturelle og installasjonen. Han har stilt ut blant annet på Kristiansand Kunsthall, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Galleri LNM, Kunstnerforbundet, Christianssands Kunstforening, Bergen Kunstmuseum,  Lautom Contemporary, Høstutstillingen og Entrée.

Om Rudjord Unneland

Andreas Vermehren Holm (1988) er en dansk forfatter, oversetter og redaktør. I 2015 fikk han utgitt bøkene Palimpsest (Aviary Press Editions) og Antropocæn kreatur (H//O//F). Vermehren Holm har bidratt til bl.a. Den Engelske Kanal, Ny Jord og Vagant. Han er også tilknyttet Forfatterskolen. Driver til daglig til det københavnsbaserte Forlaget Virkelig, som blant annet. utgir skriftserien ’Bestiarium’.  

Vermehren Holms hjemmeside

Aleksi Wildhagen (1976) er en norsk billedkunster med tegning, maleri og fotografi som tilbakevendende medium. Kunstprosjektene hans består ofte av reiser og stedsspesifikke tilnærminger. Wildhagen har utgitt en rekke kunstnerbøker og jobber både individuelt eller som del av kunstnergruppen -& Co eller Trommer og Tale. Han har stilt ut sine prosjekter ved blant annet Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, Tidens krav, Lynx, Galleri LNM, Bomuldsfabrikken, Tegnebiennalen, Høstutstillingen og Spriten Kunsthall.
Wildhagens hjemmeside

Time and place:
  • Tag Team Studio - 11/11/2016 to 27/11/2016

First place for the Orange team at the curling championship

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00

Team Orange from the Faculty of Computer and Information Science UL took the first place at the University of Ljubljana Curling Championship 2016/17 on 14 and 15 November 2016 at Ledena dvorana Zalog. 85 students and 19 teams have taken part of the event.

BeeScala 2016 and IoT Conference 2016

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

Two conferences will take place at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana on Friday 25 November 2016: BeeScala 2016 and IoT 2016.

Master thesis from SMC Master 2015-2016

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:02

The Master thesis from the Sound and Music Computing Master finished in the year 2015-2016 are now available online.

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Talks by Dr. Eita Nakamura and Dr. Shinji Sako

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 09:09
15 Nov 2016

Dr. Eita Nakamura (Kyoto University, Japan) and Dr. Shinji Sako (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
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FRI Piškot Seminar: Chesñevar - Artificial Intelligence meets E-Government

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 00:00

How can artificial intelligence help in e-government will be presented at the next FRI Piškot Seminar on Thursday 17 November at 10.15 a.m. in lecture room 22 by Carlos Iván Chesñevar from Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.

Decoding EEG and MEG Signals

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 01:22
Date:  Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar As computational power and algorithms improve we can move from event-based to signal-decoding processing of EEG and MEG signals. Many EEG and MEG experiments are performed by looking for a change in the shape of an (average) response, or by changes in spectral energy due to changing experimental conditions. But new algorithms aim to provide a continuous estimate of the state of the brain and its inputs that generated the measured MEG/EEG signals. This is called decoding, and the dictionary says "Decoding converts (a coded message) into intelligible language. FREE Open to the Public

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Jane Rigler

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:41
Series: Saturday, 2016, November 12 - 20:00 JANE RIGLER   Blueproject Foundation C/Princesa 57 Barcelona Free admission


Flutist, composer and improviser, Jane Rigler creates pieces that play with hidden languages that recall ancient songs, incorporating techniques of imaginative games. This is the last show of a tour of three months throughout Italy, France, Germany, Finland and Spain.


Convexed Origins            

Sonic Meditations     

With the support of:

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


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Sound workshops at Setmana de la Ciència 2016

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:30
Saturday, 2016, November 12 - 10:00

During the Setmana de la Ciència (Science Week) 2016 we will organize three "Sons de Barcelona" workshops around, in which children will approach to sound, technology and sound creation. These workshops will take place at the American Space of the Biblioteca Ignasi Iglesias - Can Fabra on 12th and 14th December and they are part of the activities of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies - Unitat d'Excel·lència Maria de Maeztu of the UPF.

More details: Setmana de la Ciencia

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