Sound and music computing

Launching of Future DiverCities

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:35

As one of the key partners in Future DiverCities, it is with great pleasure BEK invites to the opening of Future DiverCities. The launch will take place at the digital art festival Chronique in Marseille on January 29. The launch features a strong artistic program, where amongst others HC Gilje shows his light installation In Transit X in Alcazar Library in Marseille.

Future DiverCities acts as an incubator for cultural innovation and new practices in creativity by stimulating risk taking through the creation of artworks in challenging urban environment. An important part of Future DiverCities is the holistic program by the 10 key partners hosting creative labs.

More about the launching event and Chronique
More about Future DiverCities

Time and place:
  • Marseilles - 29/01/2017 to 30/01/2017

Eide Bøen and Sletteland: The Table Turns

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:24

Did you miss The Table Turns during Oktoberdans 2016, or want to see the performance again? On January 28 og 19 you have the chance to see it at Wrap!

Karen Eide Bøen and Roar Sletteland have created a dance performance for four turntables and a dancer, where they examine the relationship between body, sound, turntables and room. The Table Turns is about freedom and power on the dance floor. It’s about LPs, stored movement, solidified vibrations and sound that revived matter.

I The Table Turns er danseren utstyrt med bevegelsessensorer og kontrollerer platespillerne ved hjelp av disse. Platespillerne er modifisert slik at hastigheten kan justeres trinnløst i begge retninger, og stiften flyttes mekanisk til ulike steder på platen. Utviklingen av systemet har foregått på BEK.

Danseren danser og spiller på en gang, noe som skaper en situasjon der musikken er resultat av bevegelsene. Paradoksalt nok medfører denne kontrollen et tap av frihet, en radikal innsnevring av bevegelses-mulighetene. Siden danseren er avhengig av å danse frem det hun skal danse til, vil dans og musikk skape og motarbeide hverandre i samme bevegelse. Ved å snu forbindelsen mellom lyd og bevegelse stiller forestillingen spørsmål om forholdet mellom individ og fellesskap, om maktforholdet mellom dans og musikk, og spenningen mellom dans som kunstform og dans som sosial aktivitet.

Konsept/dans: Karen Eide Bøen
Konsept/elektronikk: Roar Sletteland
Dramaturg: Gulli Sekse 
Scenografi: Apichaya Wanthiang
Scenografisk assistent: Markus Moestue 
Lysdesign: Leo Preston
Assistent lysdesign: Dominique Pollet 
Produsent: Gulli Sekse

Forestillingen ble første gang vist på Oktoberdans 2016. Den er et prosjekt i BIT-Teatergarasjens Intro-serie, og er co-produsert av WRAP og BEK.

Støttet av Norsk Kulturråd, Bergen Kommune og FFUK

Time and place:
  • Kunsthuset Wrap - 28/01/2017 to 29/01/2017

Lillebostad and Vaage: For stadig å bli

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:34

“For stadig å bli” is a choral piece for 15 separate voices, made by Sissel Lillebostad and Knut Vaage. The piece concerns listening and distance, and is based on a recording from a concert in Bergen Public Library, where the choir Gneis performed “For stadig å bli” for a wandering audience.

“For stadig å bli” can be heard at Lydgalleriet, and opens Friday January 20 at 19.00 The piece has been edited in BEK’s sound studio by Thorolf Thuestad.

Under konserten på Bergen bibliotek høyrde songarane berre ein eller to av dei andre i framføringa. Songen vandra slik mellom dei som ein forsinka impuls, skubba vidare med ørsmå endringar. Ei og ei stemme song, nesten isolert, sin del av partituret. For at stykket skulle fungera måtte kvar songar anstrengja seg hardt for høyre kva som kom frå dei andre. Installasjonen fordeler dei 15 stemmene gjennom like mange høgtalarar. I biblioteket kunne ingen høyre heile verket, på Lydgalleriet er sjansen større, men stemmene vil ikkje kunne høyrast likt, samstundes. Alt avheng av kor du står.

Kunstnerisk konsept: Sissel Lillebostad
Komponist: Knut Vaage
Lyddesign: Thorolf Thuestad
Lydmateriale: Opptak av kammerkoret Gneis under leiing av Tore Kloster

More about the installation and opening hours at Lydgalleriet’s website

Prosjektet er støtta av Norsk Kulturråd, Bergen Kommune og BEK.

Time and place:
  • Lygalleriet - 20/01/2017 to 05/02/2017

Lillebostad og Vaage: For stadig å bli

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:34

“For stadig å bli” er et korverk for 15 adskilte stemmer, laget av Sissel Lillebostad og Knut Vaage. Verket omhandler lytting og avstand, og baserer seg på opptak frå en konsert i Bergen bibliotek, der koret Gneis framførte “For stadig å bli” for et vandrende publikum.

“For stadig å bli” kan høres på Lygalleriet, og åpner fredag 20.januar kl 19. Verket har blitt redigert i BEKs lydstudio av Thorolf Thuestad.

Under konserten på Bergen bibliotek høyrde songarane berre ein eller to av dei andre i framføringa. Songen vandra slik mellom dei som ein forsinka impuls, skubba vidare med ørsmå endringar. Ei og ei stemme song, nesten isolert, sin del av partituret. For at stykket skulle fungera måtte kvar songar anstrengja seg hardt for høyre kva som kom frå dei andre. Installasjonen fordeler dei 15 stemmene gjennom like mange høgtalarar. I biblioteket kunne ingen høyre heile verket, på Lydgalleriet er sjansen større, men stemmene vil ikkje kunne høyrast likt, samstundes. Alt avheng av kor du står.

Kunstnerisk konsept: Sissel Lillebostad
Komponist: Knut Vaage
Lyddesign: Thorolf Thuestad
Lydmateriale: Opptak av kammerkoret Gneis under leiing av Tore Kloster

Prosjektet er støtta av Norsk Kulturråd, Bergen Kommune og BEK.

Time and place:
  • Lygalleriet - 20/01/2017 to 05/02/2017

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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