Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2017 Announced!
Andrew Schloss - A history of the radiodrum and robotics in musical performance: The art installation as a musical instrument
The Rare Earth hypothesis states that complex life is the product of an intricate series of coincidental cosmic conditions. The unlikelihood for these precise circumstances to align suggests that intelligent life is rare elsewhere in the universe—if it exists at all. But perhaps complex life is more varied than we know to look for. It might even be all around us, undetected or simply unnoticed.
Auriel Washburn (CCRMA) - Coordinated Timing in Piano Duet Performance: Examining the Effects of Delayed Auditory Feedback
Many years ago there was a neurophysiology meeting where most of the talks were about cortex. There was a lone keynote speech by a researcher interested in controlling muscle. He pointed out that without his work (i.e. muscle movement) then all the cortical work in the world was meaningless. :-) That is sobering. We perceive in order to act.
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CCRMA's Online Classes
Chris Chafe "ONLINE JAMMING AND CONCERT TECHNOLOGY"
Perry Cook and Julius Smith "PHYSICS-BASED SOUND SYNTHESIS FOR GAMES AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS"
Jay LeBoeuf "CAREERS IN MEDIA TECHNOLOGY"
Xavier Serra and Julius Smith "AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR MUSIC APPLICATIONS"
Matt Wright (with David Zicarelli) "PROGRAMMING MAX: STRUCTURING INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE FOR DIGITAL ARTS"
Music, Environment, Multimedia Theater and the Silk Road: Recent Research at Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Dai Weiyi : The Construction of "Audio Visual Field" in Multimedia Music Theater.
The lecture will center on the concept of “audio visual field” to describe structural thinking and use of the audio-visual elements in the multimedia music theater.
In something of an impromptu performance (one might say quasi-promptu) - The Living Earth Show presents a concert of recent percussion and electric guitar works.
Brian Ferneyhough: Renvoi/Shards
Ken Ueno: Pork Roll, Egg, & Cheese on a Kaiser Bun
Samuel Adams: Tension Study 1
Christopher Cerrone: Double Happiness
Timo Andres: You broke it, you bought it
Nicole Lizée: Family Sing-A-Long And Game Night
All of these works were written for The Living Earth Show except Renvoi/Shards (but the ensemble is the only one in North America to have performed it).
Paris has done many interesting and creative kinds of audio processing. And now he is thinking about what algorithms make sense in the real world, where time and energy matter.
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"Classical musicians face enormous expectations when they play a standard repertory work. Listeners have strong feelings about favorite pieces, even when they are open to fresh interpretive approaches.
The stakes are even higher with a premiere. Performing a new piece becomes an act of advocacy to pull an audience in.
From the article: At first glance, she was elderly and delicate – a woman in her 90s with a declining memory. But then she sat down at the piano to play. “Everybody in the room was totally startled,” says Eleanor Selfridge-Field, who researches music and symbols at Stanford University. “She looked so frail. Once she sat down at the piano, she just wasn’t frail at all. She was full of verve.” Read more here...
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