Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

Summer Workshops 2015 Announced!

2015 Summer Workshop lineup announced! Check https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops for details. Register http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1979858dec1.

Upcoming Events

Guest Lecture: Julia Litman-Cleper. Sound Mappings: Inhabiting virtual geometry through sound.

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
The experience of hearing one’s own voice “from the outside,” usually through an electronic device, is often at first described as “weird” or “strange” and jarring. This talk will discuss the role of internal sound and self-referent external sound in relation to proprioceptive processes, or the sense of oneself in physical space.  Sound compositions may have the capacity to change proprioceptive mappings through inducing otherwise unknowable quasi-spatial experience. We will speculate on possible reasons why it may be so. How is it that certain kinds of sound patterns can cause a deviation from what is otherwise normalized expectations of events in time.
FREE
Open to the Public

Recent progress in efficient physics-based synthesis of string instrument sound

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217]
Event Type: 
DSP Seminar

ABSTRACT

Applications combining digital waveguides, modal synthesis, and finite-difference time-domain modeling will be presented in the context of efficient simulation of string instruments.

The first part of this talk will introduce a technique for modeling bridge admittances and body radiativity profiles from frequency response measurements on guitars and bowed string instruments. The formulation, relying on modal analysis, is then used to construct reflectance and radiativity models enabling efficient simulation of string plucks via digital waveguides.
FREE
Open to the Public

Waxy Tomb - [Julia Litman-Cleper]

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert
Please join us for a live electronics and video set with WaxyTomb [aka Julia Litman-Cleper]
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Music <541> Presents: Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar; Scott Worthington, double bass; and Dustin Donahue, percussion

Date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Date: 
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert
Pablo, Scott, and Dustin present 2 programs at CCRMA

April 16th -
Program One: Solo pieces from each of their instrument's 20th and 21st century repetoire

April 18th -
Program Two: New works by Stanford composers for the trio plus electronics, video, and theatrics

Both concerts will be followed by receptions.

FREE
Open to the Public

Sunil Puria on Developing and Testing a Photonic Contact Hearing Aid

Date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
The EarLens Contact Hearing Aid (CHA) is a non-surgical investigational hearing device consisting of two components: a tympanic membrane transducer (TMT), which is a light-activated balanced-armature transducer that drives the middle ear through direct contact with the umbo; and a behind-the-ear unit (BTE) that encodes amplified sound into pulses of light that are emitted via a light source in the ear canal to wirelessly drive and power the TMT. In comparison to conventional acoustic hearing aids whose output is greatly reduced above 4-5 kHz, this approach is designed to provide output levels of up to about 120 dB SPL and functional gain of up to 40 dB for frequencies up to 10 kHz.
FREE
Open to the Public

Internal Research Colloquium: Ge Wang, Blair Kaneshiro, Hyung-Suk Kim

Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for three talks from our own CCRMA students and faculty!
  • Speaker 1: Ge Wang - Game Design for Expressive Mobile Music
  • Speaker 2: Blair Kaneshiro - Representation of acoustical and musical features in ongoing EEG
  • Speaker 3: Hyung-Suk Kim - An Introduction to Sound Textures
Abstracts

Ge Wang - Game Design for Expressive Mobile Music
FREE
Open to the Public

The Lightbulb Ensemble

Date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 

CCRMA STAGE

Event Type: 
Concert

The Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) is a composer collective that champions experimental music, instrument building, and contdmpoary gamelan. The ensemble emerged from the culture of new music at Mills College (several players are Mills graduate) and the longstanding cross-cultural artistic exchange of Gamelan Sekar Jaya.

LBE performs on steel metallophones, wooden marimbas, and other musical instruments designed, tuned, and built by Brian Baumbusch, the ensemble's founder and director. LBE is cross-cultural in a musical sense as well: the ensemble utilizes techniques, textures, and concepts that fuse - and at times contrast with - Balinese and Western new-music community, including the Paul Dresher Ensemble, The Jack Quartet, and The Center for Contemporary Music.

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

THX and Dr. James A. Moorer in the NYTimes

Dr. James A. Moorer updates the THX sound from 30-70 voices, to futher adapt to the advancing spatialization capabilites of theaters.
Read the full article here!
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/as-thx-gets-a-new-trailer-an-interview-with-its-composer/?hpw&rref=movies&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

How a University Launched the Electronic Music Revolution

Article about CCRMA and Andrew Nelson's book featured recently on MetroNews:

Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution

The Father of the Digital Synthesizer


Interesting article about our own John Chowining on pricenomics.com. Enjoy!

Holly Herndon - Wire Cover

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Congratulations to Holly on her cover of this month's Wire! "Holly Herndon - the US sound artist and laptop auteur spreads the faith of the liberating potential of technology."

If you're a subscriber, read more here: http://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/374

CCRMA is Hiring: Temporary Position Available

CCRMA is the midst of some staffing changes, and we are looking for someone to fill a critical poisition while we conduct searches for permanent hires.

Job Title: Audio Visual Engineer

Responsibilities:

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