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

  • 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
  • François Germain: Towards practical source-independent algorithms using nonnegative matrix factorization

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    Limitations of nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) were recently circumvented through the development of "universal source models" which exploit the similarities inside a given class of sources in order to eliminate the need for user-provided training data. The resulting system is unsupervised from the user perspective which strongly improves its range of practical use. This method was applied to applications such as offline speech enhancement, voice activity detection and singing voice separation. 

    Full abstract:
    Open to the Public
  • Dana Massie - Sample rate conversion with MaxSRC

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA, 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     

    A digital method for sample rate conversion using recursive IIR “phasor” filters, denoted MaxSRC, named in honor of Max Mathews whose work popularized the term “phasor filter". High quality sample rate conversion is useful for many applications in computer audio and music, including sound synthesis and sampled waveform playback. The most common methods used historically for sample rate conversion use FIR filters. MaxSRC uses time-varying IIR filters. 

    Open to the Public
  • José Echeveste: Antescofo, a dynamic language for real-time musician-computer interaction

    Date: 
    Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     
    This talk focuses on programing of time and interaction in Antescofo, a real-time system for performance coordination between musicians and computer processes during live music performance. To this end, Antescofo relies on artificial machine listening and a domain specific real-time programing language. It extends each paradigm through strong coupling of the two and strong emphasis on temporal semantics and behavior of the system.

    The challenge in bringing human actions in the loop of computing is strongly related to temporal semantics of the language, and timeliness of live execution despite heterogeneous nature of time in the two mediums.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Ryan Carter : Programming Interactive Musical Systems with RTcmix

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    Recent work in RTcmix (an open-source digital signal processing and sound synthesis language implemented in C/C++) facilitates flexible and interactive audio integration for a variety of applications. Composer and programmer Ryan Carter will present two recent projects: iMonkeypants (an iOS app album of algorithmically generated, interactive compositions) and Headless Monkey Attack (an alternately solo or collaborative performance project for video game controller and improvising musicians).
     


    Open to the Public
  • Georg Hajdu : Audio-based Composition

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Rm217, CCRMA Classroom (2nd floor)
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     

    Audio-based composition is a notion that encompasses novel approaches in the field of composition where recorded sounds serve as the basis for a symbolic composition process—spectral composition being an example of such an approach. Over the past 20 years, I have devised a number of strategies and software environments which enable me to transform audio material into compositions such as in my opera Der Sprung and my pieces Schwer...unheimlich schwer, Swan Song, and noiwont.

    Open to the Public
  • Anssi Klapuri - Gamified musical instrument learning: music processing techniques and learning curve optimization

    Date: 
    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Rm 217, CCRMA classroom, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     Playing a musical instrument and playing video games share certain similarities as activities. That has enabled successful music-oriented games such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but even more importantly, gamified e-learning applications seem to have particularly high potential for learning certain aspects of musical instrument skills. This talk shares experiences from developing the game GuitarBots, where any real guitar is used as a game controller and the microphone signal is analyzed to figure out the user’s actions.
    Open to the Public
  • Marcus Schmickler: Politics of Frequency - Colloqium and Concert

    Date: 
    Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:15pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    5:15pm: Schmickler’s talk will give an introduction to the piece "Poiltiken der Frequenz" (Politics of Frequency). Following an hypothesis "Music and Economics share a fundamental object: numbers."  Schmickler’s project "Poiltiken der Frequenz" circles around the acoustic rendering of number concepts. Inspired by Alain Badiou’s Le Nombre et les Nombres, the piece attempts to question the apparent immediacy of numbers that allow calculation to govern today’s economy, social sciences and everyday life.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • John La Grou -Studio of the Future: 2020–2050

    Date: 
    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
     A brief look at the evolution of audio electronics, a theory of  innovation, and a sweeping vision for the next forty years of audio  production technology.
    Open to the Public