Colloquium Series

The CCRMA Colloquium is a weekly gathering of CCRMA students, faculty, staff, and guests. It is an opportunity for members of the CCRMA community and invited speakers to share the work that they are doing in the field of Computer Music.  The colloquium typically happens every Wednesday during the school year from 5:15 - 7:00pm and meets in the CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217 unless otherwise noted. 

Colloquia and concerts are announced via a mailing list.



 

Recent Colloquia

  • SETI Institute AIR Program

    Date: 
    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Ave., Ste. 100, Mountain View
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    SETI Institute AIR Program / Stanford CCRMA / Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

    January 21, 2015 6-8 pm

    The SETI Institute invites CCRMA faculty, students and alumni to a keynote presentation by SETI’s artists in residence. Please join Chris Chafe, Nette Worthey, SETI scientists Jill Tarter and Nathalie Cabrol, incoming AIRs Nina Waisman and Martin Wilner, NASA historian Glenn Bugos and friends for this informal gathering. Other attendees to be announced.
    Open to the Public
  • SETI Institute AIR Program / Stanford CCRMA / Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

    Date: 
    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    189 Bernardo Ave, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     January 21, 2015 6-8 pm
     
    The SETI Institute invites CCRMA faculty, students and alumni to a keynote presentation by SETI’s artists in residence. Please join Chris Chafe, Nette Worthey, SETI scientists Jill Tarter and Nathalie Cabrol, incoming AIRs Nina Waisman and Martin Wilner, NASA historian Glenn Bugos and friends for this informal gathering.
    Open to the Public
  • Luke Dahl PhD Thesis Defense: Timing of Discrete Musical Air-Gestures

    Date: 
    Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    Motion sensing technologies enable musical interfaces where a performer controls sound by moving their body ``in the air" without manipulating or contacting a physical object. These interfaces work well when the movement and sound are smooth and continuous, but it has proven difficult to design a system which triggers discrete sounds with precision that feels natural to the performer and allows for complex rhythmic performance.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Hongchan Choi: Collaborative Musicking on the Web - Thesis Defense

    Date: 
    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    What if there is a music making platform that allows you to create, edit and share the music with others no matter where or when? What if the system is as easy as visiting a web page? What if there is “Google Doc” for music?

    This dissertation probes the potential of collaborative musicking using the web browser and cloud computing, and introduces a novel software framework, the Web Audio API eXtension (WAAX), that facilitates and supports the development of web music applications as well as various collaborative music creation scenarios.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Dave Smith Instruments

    Date: 
    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage (The Knoll, Stanford Campus)
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    Dave Smith will discuss the interesting history of synths, moving from analog to digital to software and now back to analog.

    Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMi9mBdSMQ

    Bio
    : Dave Smith founded Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. In 1977, he designed the Prophet-5, the world's first microprocessor-based musical instrument. This revolutionary product was the world's first polyphonic and programmable synth, and set the standard for all synth designs that have followed. The Prophet instruments played a major part in the recordings of all popular music styles, and are still prized by musicians today.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Charles Gadeken and the students of ME289: Interactive Art and Performance Design

    Date: 
    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    Charles Gadeken has been working as a professional artist in the Bay Area for 20 years. His artistic practice seeks to realize the potential for unexpected magic and serendipity in everyday life. His art pulls inspiration from objects, structures and natural processes in the world around us, and transforms them into beautifully crafted sculptures that engage and surprise the viewer. His goal through this work is to instill a sense of play into the environment, taking the form of things we tend to overlook and remaking them as magical items that exist as a real life portal to our imagination.
    Open to the Public
  • New Work of Rocco Di Pietro

    Date: 
    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage, The Knoll 3rd floor
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     A presentation and update of the new work of Rocco Di Pietro since his last 
    SICA artist in residency 2009 and the performance of his "Finale" 2012 by The 
    Stanford Symphony Orchestra.
     


    Open to the Public
  • Roy Pertchik: The Tri-Chromatic Keyboard and the Symmetry of Music

    Date: 
    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    A highly symmetrical musical keyboard and a small system of just a few new musical scales provide a powerful way to access a wide variety of musical harmony.  The keyboard is isomorphic, a "6+6" (all half steps), and is marked in 3 groups of diminished 3rd's (the 3 diminished chords.)  A very few scales based on the diminished chords are shown to produce a wide variety of harmony in a controlled way.  A few identities provide "tinker-toy" links between different scales and different keys, and allow for the construction of many familiar chord progressions as well as advanced harmonic substitutions.  The whole system includes binary selections at different levels, offering good handles for interface design.

    Open to the Public
  • Evelina Rajca : Recent Works

    Date: 
    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    Evelina Rajca's practice is based in between intuitive embodied knowledge and systems that construct processes of documenting these experiences, translating them into interventions, objects, maps and scores. She uses old and new technologies as working materials in an ever-changing process. Her performative explorations in the form of collaborations, sculptures and interventions in public space stimulate the question of who inhabits that space under constant transformation. In her colloquium she will present a selection of her practice based artistic research.

    Full abstract:

    Open to the Public
  • Ludger Brümmer: About Spatial Audio - Psychoacoustic facts and the Klangdom Systems at the ZKM|Karlsruhe

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     The 47 channel Klangdom continuously implemented at the  ZKM|Karlrsuhe (center for art and media)  along with the 50 channel sound Pavilion "the morning line" placed in front of the cubus represent the activity in the field of spatial audio at the ZKM|Institut for Music and acoustic.
    FREE
    Open to the Public