Sound and music computing

Concert at Galleri RAM, Oslo

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:47

Trond Lossius, Ricardo del Pozo & Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren contributes to the 3rd installments of the Spaces Speak concert series at Galleri RAM.

Trond Lossius arbeider med lyd og installasjoner. Han utforsker forholdet mellom lyd og rom i stedspesifikke arbeider der spatial lyd fungerer som et immaterielt og temporært skulpturelt medium. Han har bidratt til en rekke tverrkunstneriske prosjekter i samarbeid med andre kunstnere, særlig installasjoner og innen scenekunst.

Han har hovedfag i geofysikk fra Universitetet i Bergen, komposisjon ved Griegakademiet, og har vært kunststipendiat ved Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen. Han er FOU-koordinator ved BEK, Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst.


“Tingen og slik den oppleves”

Tingen og slik den oppleves, er et multimedialt arbeid hvor kunstnerne undersøker et objekts egenskaper. Det er en performance som gjenspeiler objektets lyd, bevegelse og visuelle fremtoning. En uro har den iboende egenskapen å være stille og i bevegelse samtidig. Et passivt og aktivt objekt, en selvmotsigelse.

Austvoll-Dahlgren og Pozo er opptatt av kunst som et abstrakt språk og en fysisk opplevelse. De jobber ofte med hvordan oppfatningen av tid, lys og lyd påvirker hverandre. Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren har sin utdannelse fra Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo. Ricardo del Pozo er utdannet ved kunstakademiet i Bergen.


Spaces Speak er en konsertserie med fokus på interaksjonen mellom lyd og bilde kuratert av Joakim Blattman Moldestad & Ricardo del Pozo. Serien gjennomføres i samarbeid med Notam og RAM galleri. Konsertserien er gjennomført med arrangørstøtte fra Kulturrådet og Kulturetaten Oslo Kommune .


Photos by James Welburn. Used by permission, all rights reserved..

Time and place:
  • Galleri RAM, Oslo - 04/11/2015 20:00

Workshop on everyday sound

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:33

In week 44 Trond Lossius gave a workshop to master students in arts at the University of Agder in Kristiansand. The workshop was an introduction to working with sound in cross-disciplinary contexts.

The workshop combined lectures, listening sessions, sound walks, field recordings, an introduction to sound editing in REAPER, and concluded with a presentatin of projects developed over the week by the students. The above photo was taken during a listening exercise done one of the days. Inspired by earlier exercises by Murray Schaefer and Brandon LaBelle, we made notes of all that we heard.

Time and place:
  • University of Agder, Kristiansand - 27/10/2015 to 30/10/2015

Colloquium: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Jay LeBoeuf

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:17
Date:  Wed, 11/04/2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Colloquium Please join us for talks from Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Jay LeBoeuf!

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano: NaN[DO] (Not a Number [Debugging Output]): Facing the Music, Part 2
From 1980 (analog synthesizers) to 2015 (making music with 3d printers) in 40 minutes. The random connections between software, hardware, sound, art and music in some of my pieces.
FREE Open to the Public

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Publication. Genèses musicales

IRCAM - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

Ce livre présente un panorama des connaissances sur les processus de création musicale. Sous la direction de Nicolas Donin, Almuth Grésillon, Jean-Louis Lebrave

Seminar by Ichiro Fujinaga on automatic retrieval of music scores

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 22:04
5 Nov 2015

Ichiro Fujinaga, from McGill University, gives a talk about "Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis Project" on Thursday, November 5th 2015, at 3:30pm in room 52.S31

More Information:  Ichiro Fujinaga's website

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New music technology for the keyboardist

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 19:12
Date:  Thu, 11/12/2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] Event Type:  DSP Seminar Abstract: Through words and music, Jordan Rudess will present his recent work on a number of cutting-edge new instruments. We will check out apps for the multitouch screen, transform gestures on a vibrating surface into sound, and discuss and explore the evolution of the keyboard instrument. Jordan will present how technology is fueling tactile musical expression and creating a new generation of organic musical possibilities. Included in the presentation will be Roli’s new Seaboard Rise, Wizdom Music’s upcoming Geo Shred physical modeled app, and Mogees vibrating sensor technology.
FREE Open to the Public

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Expressive speech synthesis in human interaction

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 17:58

Time: Fri 2015-10-30 15.00 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

Seminar by Jeffrey C. Smith on User Engagement with Data Science

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 16:15
2 Nov 2015

Jeffrey C. Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Smule, gives a talk about "User Engagement with Data Science" on November 2, 2015, at 1:15 pm in room 52.S27.

More Information:  Jeffrey C. Smith LinkedIn

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Invited talk: Claude Sammut

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00
Professor Claude Sammut from the University of New South Wales, Australia, will give an invited talk “The Robot Engineeer” on Tuesday, 3 November 2015, at 14:00 in lecture room no. 3 at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana.

Towards decoding EEG and Auditory Attention: Progress at 2015 Telluride Neuromorphic Workshop

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:46
Date:  Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Imagine an auditory device that knows whether you trying to listen to the speaker behind you or the music in the background. This is the auditory equivalent of an eye-gaze detector. We would like to know to what users are listening or even better to which of the sounds in the environment is the user attending. This will help us tune our auditory devices to better service our user's needs. We do this work by collecting EEG signals (electroencephalogram) as a subject or user listens to audio signals.
FREE Open to the Public

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Kaija Saariaho: “From the Avant-Garde through IRCAM, to the Present Moment"

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 18:33
Start: 2015-10-30 15:00 End: 2015-10-30 17:00

Kaija Saariaho: “Intuition, Collaboration, Discovery”

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 18:27
Start: 2015-10-28 20:00 End: 2015-10-28 21:30

Interview Daniel Teruggi, Syter

INA-GRM - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 16:26

Interview de Daniel Teruggi par Evelyne Gayou 

Réalisation vidéo : Jean Baptiste Garcia


Workshop: Surround sound and ambisonics

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 15:24

Sourround sound is used for music, film production, games, video, sound installations and in sound design for stage. This workshop provides a practical and creative introduction to the topic for beginners, with a particular emphasis on using Ambisonics in the REAPER DAW.

The workshop is led by Trond Lossius and is a collaboration between BEK and Lydgalleriet.

The workshop aims at developing practical skills as well as artistic and creative experience. Use the workshop to work on and develop your own creative ideas and projects, with supervision. Wednesday evening there will be a Multi concert at Lydgalleriet/Østre. Following that we move from BEK to Lydgalleriet for the last two days of the workshop. At Lydgalleriet you will get the opportunity to play, listen to and experiment with the 25-channel 3D ambisonic rig.

The workshop will be covering the following topics:

  • General introduction to surround sound and spatial hearing
  • Working with surround sound in the REAPER Digital Audio Workstation
  • Using multichannel sound cards and setting up multichannel playback systems
  • Introduction to ambisonics
  • Recording for surround and ambisonics sound production, using equipment available at BEK.
  • Encoding mono, stereo and surround sound recordings to ambisonics
  • Decoding ambisonics sound fields to mono, stereo, UHJ stereo, various surround speaker configurations and decoding for binaural headphone listening
  • Spatially transforming ambisonics sound fields using the Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK) for Reaper
  • Effect processing of ambisonic sound fields
  • Surround sound in video production using Final Cut Pro X
  • Working with higher-order ambisonics
  • Using surround sound in your own artistic and creative projects

Participants are expected to have some prior knowledge with audio editing in DAW programs such as Logic, Cubase, Reaper, ProTools, Ableton Live or similar. The workshop is free, but participants are expected to bring their own laptop (Win or OSX), headphones, and a licenses for the REAPER software. The workshop lasts for five days, running from 10:00 to 16:00. The first thre days the workshop takes place at BEK. Thursday and Friday we relocate to Lydgalleriet. Participants are expected to participate for the whole of the week.

Sign up by sending an email to, with the following information: Name, contact info (email and cell phone), a brief intro on yourself, your prior experience (if any) with work on sound, why you want to join the workshop and whether there’s anything particular you would want to work on.

The workshop leader is Trond Lossius.

Time and place:
  • BEK and Lydgalleriet - 07/12/2015 to 11/12/2015

Ellen Røed: Skyvelære

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:20

Skyvelære, the critical reflection that Ellen Røed delivered as part of her artistic research project, has now been published as a beautiful book by Bergen Academy of Arts and Design.

Ellen Røed’s project Processing Change was carried out at the Department of Fine Arts within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. It was supervised by Trond Lossius and Joost Rekveld. The final artistic result was the exhibition Skyvelære at the galleri 3,14 in Bergen from June to August 2013. The critical reflection contextualises and articulates the results. Together, the artistic work and the critical reflection constitute the final results of Ellen Røed’s fellowship project. They were assessed by a peer based committee consisting of Inger Lise Hansen, Ann Helen Mydland and Kjetil Berge.

Time and place:
  • KHIB - 18/10/2015 to 28/10/2015

BEK Hacklab

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 11:47

Every Tuesday at 14:00-16:00, BEK hosts a weekly meetup aimed to form and support a community exploring the relationship between art and technology. All are welcome, artists, hackers, technologists, designers and others who wish to explore hacking and creation at BEK. Let’s code, discuss, work on/share our projects and get inspired at the BEK hacklab! (Illustration by Olivia Tucker)


Time and place:
  • BEK - 27/10/2015 14:00
  • BEK - 03/11/2015 14:00
  • BEK - 10/11/2015 14:00
  • BEK - 17/11/2015 14:00
  • BEK - 24/11/2015 14:00
  • BEK/Lydgalleriet - 01/12/2015 14:00

CCRMA Presents: Rapid-Fire Talks

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:20
Date:  Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Internal Colloquium Please join us for rapid-fire (~5-minute) talks from the below CCRMAlites! These rapid-fire talks are meant to help give us all an overview of research (at whatever the stage - beginning or advanced) going on at CCRMA. FREE Open to the Public

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Immersive Music, Robert Normandeau
28 October, 7pm, De Montfort University, LeicesterIn PACE Studio 1,  Richmond Street, Leicester, LE2 7BQ
Preceded by a talk on his approach to multi-channel composition, 3pm (also PACE Studio 1).
Robert Normandeau will celebrate his long association with De Montfort University in this concert of his work, including the world premiere of Hamlet-Machine without Actors, projected on our multi-loudspeaker system.

Note:  there will not be fixed seating for this performance, the audience are invited to explore the immersive experience of these works by moving freely in the space.
Some chairs will be provided, and you may bring a cushion!

Palindrome (2005-06, 07), 14m50s
Jeu de langues (2009), 11m52s
Hamlet-Machine without Actors (2014), 8m54s
La part des anges [The Angels’ Share] (2011, 12), 14m37s

Is muziek niet meer dan kunst alleen? [Dutch]

Volgende maand zal op het Eureka! festival in Amsterdam de Nationale Wetenschapsagenda worden gepresenteerd, een onderzoeksagenda die mede bepaald waar de Nederlandse wetenschap zich de komende jaren op zal richten.

Norwegian Music Tech Days 2015

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:24

Musikkteknologidagene 2015 is a national meeting and symposium for researchers, developers, educators, musicians and artists that work with music technology. This year it is hosted by the Music Conservatory at the University of Tromsø, in cooperation with Insomnia Festival. Trond Lossius represents BEK.

Chris Chafer from CCRMA , Stanford, will give a keynote presentation, and the Insomnia festival features among others Torus (B) , Hildur Gudnadottir (IS) , Paranoid London (UK) and Farao (N).

The scientific program also offers discussions and a series of presentations by participants. Trond Lossius will discuss recent development of Jamoma, and how larger artistic projects realised using Cycling’74 Max to control audio, video, lighting and interaction, may benefit from the use of Jamoma.


What can Jamoma do for you?

As your Max patchers for stage, music performances or sound installations grow in size, it becomes increasingly important that they do not run wild. Jamoma for Max is a package of externals and patchers that helps YOU to stay in control of your patch. Each section of your patch is neatly turned into a model. You gain a new sense of freedom with respect to how interfaces can be designed, and it is a relief to discover that the patch can be instantiated in a predictable and reliable way. At any moment you can ask your patch how it is currently configured, and use this to build presets and cues for future performances. How do you want interactions to operate? Mapping between parameters is a breeze, and invites playful experimentation. Advanced mappings with interpolations recreate long missed sound effect processes from the discontinued Hipno plugin suite. Many models are available for spatial audio, and AudioGraph turns your patch cord into an audio snake cable, carrying many channels.

Time and place:
  • Musikkonservatoriet, Universitetet i Tromsø - 22/10/2015 to 23/10/2015
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