Sound and music computing

Sounds of nature at the city

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:11
Sounds of nature at the city

Urban Nature Sounds is an educational project, for environmental awareness and citizen participation. From experiential workshops, we propose the participants to explore the sound environment of some urban natural spaces within the city of Barcelona with the objective of discovering the biodiversity present in the city, understanding the coexistence between natural and urban spaces and generating environmental awareness in Citizenship through these participatory activities

Open enrollment:   The workshops will take place during two periods: winter and spring. They are open to all and are free.   The first workshops are already open:

First session:

Workshop 1: 26/2/2017 de 9.30h a 13.30h al Parc de la Ciutadella (aquest taller està pensat especialment per a famílies)

Workshop 2: 8/3/2017 de 9.30h a 13.30h a Montjuïc

Workshop 3: 11/3/2017 from 9.30h to 13.30h at Parc de la Ciutadella

Second session:

17/3/2017 from 17.00h to 19.00h: Joint session for participants of the workshops 1, 2 and 3.

What are the workshops?

FIRST SESSION: Field work (Parc de la Ciutadella o Montjuïc).

The first part of the workshops consists of presenting the characteristics of the spaces in which the activity will take place, and also presents the dynamics of the activity: objectives, sounds that can be found and tools to be used. Portable recorders and headphones will be distributed among the participants and the operation will be explained in order to do augmented listening and recordings. The registration cards will also be distributed, which contain the itineraries and serve to record the data corresponding to each recording that is made.

The participants, following an itinerary led by the trainers of the workshops, who will orient them on the sounds that can be heard, and will ask for attention in some concrete sounds. Some directed listening and recording exercises will be performed and from there participants will decide which sounds they consider relevant and will record them with the recorders. After each recording, they will note the location where the recording was made and the description of the sound on the recording binnacle. The trainers will give specific information on the animal species that will be listening and will share information cards of these species.

SECOND SESSION: Audio editing and uploading to Freesound.org in order to create a sound map. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

This part will take place in a classroom of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, who collaborates in this project. Participants will listen to the records they have made and decide which are the most relevant and interesting. The sounds will be edited for inclusion on the Freesound.org website. Depending on where they were registered, the sounds are geolocated and automatically placed on a map. The sounds are shared under Creative Commons licenses so that they are accessible to other people and can be reused. As a result, a sound map will be created, which will be added to the Phonos website along with all the workshop information.   This second session is optional, all participants of the tallers of the first session can participate.   What to do to register?   To register, you must write an email to: phonos@upf.edu indicating: name and surname, ID and contact number, as well as the number of the workshop you wish to attend. Places are limited and admission will be made by order of registration.   Once received the registration it will be confirmed by email, including also additional information of the activity.

Instructors:

Eloïsa Matheu (trainer): Biologist expert in sounds of nature. Long career as a nature sounds recordist, has produced a wide collection of CDs with animal sounds and concerts of nature, as well as sonorizations of centers of natural spaces. She imparts workshops to get to know the nature by its sounds. At the moment she works in the Fonoteca of the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona and participates in different scientific projects related to Bioacoustics.

www.eloisamatheu.com 

Ilaria Sartori (trainer): Doctor in history and analysis of musical cultures, specialized in working with sounds. She teaches workshops on creating sound maps and is part of diverse groups that work in sound and creativity.

http://www.mundosdemusicas.com/

Organized by:

Fundació Phonos & Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

With the support of:

Diputació de Barcelona

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CANCELLED - “ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ - a workshop with Andrew M. McKenzie

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:20

Due to health issues this workshop unfortunately is postponed.

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is a workshop/training resulting in a 14 hour performance, which itself is a coalescence and practical demonstration of the techniques and strategies developed during the preceding days.

This workshop and performance will show you what you know, and what you don’t know that you know!

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is the culmination of roughly 35 years active research, mistake making, experiment and application of and into techniques and practices of development over a wide range of human endeavor by Andrew M.Mckenzie, the founder member of The Hafler Trio.

As life in the modern world quickens, shallows, intensifies in quantity and not quality, having the tools to take control of perception means that you can deal with situations which until now, you thought were beyond your power to control, leading to a place where the deepest desires and their manifestation in the world are available in a state of real Freedom.

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is a workshop dealing with techniques for Time Distortion, Hypnosis, Power Focus, Deep Concentration, and new ways of thinking fused with the best of the old. At the end of the week, you will be using a set of tools that will be the difference that makes the difference in your life, whatever you do, and you will be equipped to take part in an unprecedented performance using the techniques you have learned lasting 14 hours – taking you to places that you never actually even thought about dreaming of!

Andrew M. McKenzie, core of The Hafler Trio, Instructional Designer, Hypnotherapist, Mood Engineer and Maker of Strange Things guides you through the processes that will allow you to take control of the power in your life, from the basics to indications of where the advanced may well lie for you. Drawing on over 30 years of experimentation (learning painfully so you don’t have to), research, practice and practical implementation with a wide range of disciplines and techniques dealing with the REAL issues of power and control, a new relationship from a new set of perspectives with Technology and the Self becomes not only possible, but extremely desirable.

No musical training or technical knowledge necessary.

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is open to all willing participants.

Practical info

The workshop takes place at Bergen Kjøtt Monday to Friday 10:00 – 15:00.

The workshop concludes with a 14 hour durational performance distributed over several of the spaces at Lydgalleriet/Østre, starting Friday at 18:00 and ending Saturday morning at 08:00. 12 hours of the performance from Friday 19:00 to Saturday 07:00 are open to the audience, while the first and final hours of the performance are exclusive to the workshop participants.

This workshop and performance is produced in collaboration between BEK, Bergen Kjøtt, Lydgalleriet and Ny Musikk Bergen.

Sign up

Sign up by sending a mail to trond.lossius@bek.no with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Phone number

The workshop is free.

Andrew McKenzie

British artist Andrew M. McKenzie was born in the UK in 1963. As a teenager at the epicentre of punk culture in the late 1970s, he brought his budding interest in art and sound together in a project that would have nothing to do with frustrated rock n’ roll or political sloganeering. The project, called “The Hafler Trio”, bloomed in the early 1980s as a platform for McKenzie’s groundbreaking explorations of sound, music and esoteric spirituality. The project as such still exists some 30 years later on and has gone through many different phases and collaborations, often based on impressions of the locations where he’s lived, like the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia and, most recently, Latvia.

With album titles like Fuck, Masturbatorium, I Never Knew That’s Who You Thought You Were, A Thirsty Fish, Being a Firefighter Isn’t Just About Squirting Water, Three Ways of Saying Nothing, and a book title like Plucking Feathers from a Bald Frog, it isn’t hard to sense some kind of kinship with surrealism and Dada in McKenzie’s work. In 2009, he even recorded his own version of Tristan Tzara?s classic song La Chanson Dada.

In the early 1980s, writer William Burroughs and painter Brion Gysin were enthusiastically revived and revered by a new generation of artists not only inspired by a romanticized Beatnik lifestyle but also by the magical theories behind the experimental writing and art. The symposium The Final Academy in London in 1982 showcased these gentlemen in an apprehensive environment that in many ways acted as a springboard for pushing their ideas onwards. For Andrew McKenzie, meeting these icons led to his developing a do-it-yourself Dreamachine kit in collaboration with Gysin and others.

In the mid-2000s, McKenzie developed a concept called “Complementary Education” or “Complemation”. Integrating composition, recording and performing with hypnosis and efficiency techniques in a group setting, he has successfully organised several of these events or workshops in different countries. Instead of working with these separate fields of interest, he has merged them and invited others to join in. The resulting pieces of music from each session are used later on as fundamental building blocks in future workshops. Thereby creating, in theory at least, an endless piece of music.

Time and place:
  • Bergen Kjøtt / Lydgalleret - 13/02/2017 to 18/02/2017

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ - a workshop with Andrew M. McKenzie

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:20

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is a workshop/training resulting in a 14 hour performance, which itself is a coalescence and practical demonstration of the techniques and strategies developed during the preceding days.

This workshop and performance will show you what you know, and what you don’t know that you know!

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is the culmination of roughly 35 years active research, mistake making, experiment and application of and into techniques and practices of development over a wide range of human endeavor by Andrew M.Mckenzie, the founder member of The Hafler Trio.

As life in the modern world quickens, shallows, intensifies in quantity and not quality, having the tools to take control of perception means that you can deal with situations which until now, you thought were beyond your power to control, leading to a place where the deepest desires and their manifestation in the world are available in a state of real Freedom.

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is a workshop dealing with techniques for Time Distortion, Hypnosis, Power Focus, Deep Concentration, and new ways of thinking fused with the best of the old. At the end of the week, you will be using a set of tools that will be the difference that makes the difference in your life, whatever you do, and you will be equipped to take part in an unprecedented performance using the techniques you have learned lasting 14 hours – taking you to places that you never actually even thought about dreaming of!

Andrew M. McKenzie, core of The Hafler Trio, Instructional Designer, Hypnotherapist, Mood Engineer and Maker of Strange Things guides you through the processes that will allow you to take control of the power in your life, from the basics to indications of where the advanced may well lie for you. Drawing on over 30 years of experimentation (learning painfully so you don’t have to), research, practice and practical implementation with a wide range of disciplines and techniques dealing with the REAL issues of power and control, a new relationship from a new set of perspectives with Technology and the Self becomes not only possible, but extremely desirable.

No musical training or technical knowledge necessary.

“ ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ ˮ is open to all willing participants.

Practical info

The workshop takes place at Bergen Kjøtt Monday to Friday 10:00 – 15:00.

The workshop concludes with a 14 hour durational performance distributed over several of the spaces at Lydgalleriet/Østre, starting Friday at 18:00 and ending Saturday morning at 08:00. 12 hours of the performance from Friday 19:00 to Saturday 07:00 are open to the audience, while the first and final hours of the performance are exclusive to the workshop participants.

This workshop and performance is produced in collaboration between BEK, Bergen Kjøtt, Lydgalleriet and Ny Musikk Bergen.

Sign up

Sign up by sending a mail to trond.lossius@bek.no with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Phone number

The workshop is free.

Andrew McKenzie

British artist Andrew M. McKenzie was born in the UK in 1963. As a teenager at the epicentre of punk culture in the late 1970s, he brought his budding interest in art and sound together in a project that would have nothing to do with frustrated rock n’ roll or political sloganeering. The project, called “The Hafler Trio”, bloomed in the early 1980s as a platform for McKenzie’s groundbreaking explorations of sound, music and esoteric spirituality. The project as such still exists some 30 years later on and has gone through many different phases and collaborations, often based on impressions of the locations where he’s lived, like the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia and, most recently, Latvia.

With album titles like Fuck, Masturbatorium, I Never Knew That’s Who You Thought You Were, A Thirsty Fish, Being a Firefighter Isn’t Just About Squirting Water, Three Ways of Saying Nothing, and a book title like Plucking Feathers from a Bald Frog, it isn’t hard to sense some kind of kinship with surrealism and Dada in McKenzie’s work. In 2009, he even recorded his own version of Tristan Tzara?s classic song La Chanson Dada.

In the early 1980s, writer William Burroughs and painter Brion Gysin were enthusiastically revived and revered by a new generation of artists not only inspired by a romanticized Beatnik lifestyle but also by the magical theories behind the experimental writing and art. The symposium The Final Academy in London in 1982 showcased these gentlemen in an apprehensive environment that in many ways acted as a springboard for pushing their ideas onwards. For Andrew McKenzie, meeting these icons led to his developing a do-it-yourself Dreamachine kit in collaboration with Gysin and others.

In the mid-2000s, McKenzie developed a concept called “Complementary Education” or “Complemation”. Integrating composition, recording and performing with hypnosis and efficiency techniques in a group setting, he has successfully organised several of these events or workshops in different countries. Instead of working with these separate fields of interest, he has merged them and invited others to join in. The resulting pieces of music from each session are used later on as fundamental building blocks in future workshops. Thereby creating, in theory at least, an endless piece of music.

Time and place:
  • Bergen Kjøtt / Lydgalleret - 13/02/2017 to 18/02/2017

Wednesday January 18th: MTI presents A Very Special Concert Extravaganza!

This coming Wednesday, January 18th, will be the first MTI concert of 2017!

It's a very special one, with performances by staff and students, past and present, and plenty of surprises. Don't miss it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/342072499518972/

PACE building, start time 7pm. Free entry.

FRI Piškot: Stiller – Emerging Applications based on Blockchains

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:52

At the next FRI Piškot Seminar Burkhard Stiller from Zurich University will talk about electronic contracts and blockchain technology. Public blockchains are applicable to a wider range of diverse application domains, such as finance, public registries, or supply chain management. Different trends, developments, and a few detailed system views will be highlighted in his presentation and put into interrelated technical, economic, and legal perspectives. Be there on Thursday 19 January 2017 at 10:15 AM in lecture hall 22 at FRI!

Hvoslef and Hosseini: Wings and Chains

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:54

Wings and Chains is a collaboration between the composer Mansoor Hosseini and the visual artist Line Hvoslef, inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s piece Firebird. The music is complimented by a video projection and a solo dancer on the stage, and reflects the fairytale of the ballet.

Hvoslef’s video is filmed with BEK’s equipment, and is edited with counseling by and at BEK.

Hvoslef shows an analogue animation, where the recordings have been done in her studio with her own two-dimensional works. On a small scene, she has placed transparencies, where neon lights and a mechanical motor makes the movements. The recordings has been done with macro lens and fixed camera. The technique has its clear limitations, and stresses the crude and analogue expression.

Monday January 16th, Wings and Chains will premiere as a part of the chamber music concert series at Komische Oper in Berlin.

Mansor Hosseini
Line Hvoslef
Wings and Chains på Komische Oper i Berlin

Time and place:
  • Komische Oper, Berlin - 16/01/2017 20:00

Marieke Verbiesen: Loud Matter

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:05

Loud Matter is a series of interactive instruments by Marieke Verbiesen. Each installation contains a number of custom-made interfaces including touchpads, joysticks and gesture controlled devices that allow visitors to manipulate several audiovisual compositions.

Loud Matter opens at Atelier Nord ANX Thursday January 26th at 19.00, with live performance, food and DJ-set. BEK has co-produced the exhibition.

The various installations are heavily influenced by science fiction and Auto-Destructive Art and aim to imagine the instruments of a far away future, where destructive tools and forces are considered integral to creative processes. The visuals generated in Loud Matter are characteristic of Verbiesen’s pixel-animated, retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the graphics of video games on 80s systems such as the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga.

Marieke Verbiesen is a Dutch artist based in Bergen. Her practice is centered on interactive installations and animations, often based on b-movies, computer games and science fiction phenomena. Verbiesen blends the re-use of outmoded technology such as old computer hardware and Super 8 film with new technology such as interactive interfaces and motion tracking.

The opening of Loud Matter on Thursday January 26th features an extensive collaborative program:

CONCERT WITH JOHN HEGRE (NO) & JAMES WELBURN (UK/DE) 
& LIVE ANIMATION
 BY MARIEKE VERBIESEN

Sound artists John Hegre & James Welburn will perform live with noisy drones, diminished tones, clangs and distorted bass. Accompanied by live animations that build up to a variety of eccentric animated loops, forming a playful, synchronized kinship with the music.

FOOD: PEANUTS & PANCAKES (NL) BY PIEDRO & THE DUTCH COOKING CREW

Dutch Snacks for our visitors, with simplicity as a main ingredient.

COSMIC OSLO DJS

DJs Helene Rickhard & Bendik Høibraaten will play a mix of underground 80s electro, cut up beats & forgotten aerobics music.

The exhibition is open Thursday and Friday 15-18, Saturday and Sunday 13-18.

Time and place:
  • Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (inng Sofienberggt.) - 26/01/2017 to 26/02/2017

Carolina Foundation: scholarship program (2017-2018) for ibero-american students

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:10

The Carolina Foundation launches a new fellowship program (2017-2018) for ibero-american students aim to complete their education in Spain. This program will offer 521 scholarships.

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Music Technology Group on TV program Deuwatts

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:53

MTG appears on the television program Deuwatts of BTV (Barcelona TV).

More Information:  Deuwatts: Tecnologia Musical

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AES E-News: January 10, 2017

AES E-News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:27
1. Refer-a-Friend and Discount Your Own Membership!
2. Nominations for AES Board of Governors
3. Nominations for AES Awards

FRI Piškot: Janko - AI of a Progressive Chess Master

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00

Vito Janko, the receiver of the Faculty level Prešeren Award for 2016, will present the awarded programme for playing progessive chess. Join us at the next FRI Piškot Seminar on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 10:15 AM in lecture hall 22 at FRI!

FRI Piškot Seminar: Lotrič - Warming up with sling

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

At the next FRI Piškot Seminar Uroš Lotrič from FRI will talk about using distributed high performance computing infrastructure SLING. Be there on Thursday 5 January 2017 at 10:15 AM in lecture hall 22 at FRI!

CMMR 2017

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:26
During 25-28th September, 2017, the Sound and Music Computing Group at INESC TEC together with the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos  and CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (France) will organise CMMR 2017. CMMR 2017 will be held at CARA (Centro de Alto Rendimento Artístico) in Matosinhos, Porto. We invite submissions for papers, music, and demos aligned with the conference theme, with the following important […]

Seminar: Predicting the future at GoOpti

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:00

At the next Seminar "Do nosu v blatu" Simon Belak, Chief Data scientist Officer at GoOpti, will talk about predicting and managing big amounts of data in the company to boost performance at business which is fully data-driven. Be there on Tuesday 20 December 2016 at 17 PM in lecture hall 22 at FRI!

Working Hours for Student Affairs and Academic Work

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00

We inform you that organized teaching will not be carried out between 26 December 2016 and 2 January 2017 included in accordance with the academic calendar for the academic year 2016/2017.

FRI Piškot Seminar: Tkalčič - Psychologically-driven Personalization

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00

At the next FRI Piškot Seminar Marko Tkalčič from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, will talk about psychologically-driven personalized systems. Be there on Thursday 22 December 2016 at 10:15 AM in lecture hall 22 at FRI!

Virtual walk through Slovenia in Minecraft

FRI - News and Events - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00

Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Multimedia at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science developed a project that enables a virtual walk through Slovenia in the popular game Minecraft.

FRI Piškot Seminar - User-aware Music Retrieval, Recommendation, and Browsing

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

At the next FRI Piškot Seminar Prof Markus Schedel from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, will talk about music recommendation systems. Be there on Thursday 15 December 2016 at 10:15 AM in lecture hall 22 at the FRI!

Erasmus+ Tea Party

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

Students are invited to Erasmus+ Tea Party on Wednesday, 14 December 2016, between 9.30 and 11.30 AM in the main hall at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Information day for Double Degree Master’s Study

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 00:00

For all information on Double Degree Master’s Study Programme in Computer and Information Science join us on the information day on 13 December 2016 at 10.00 AM in lecture room 22.

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