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

  • Marc Weidenbaum: Cultural Afterlife Is a Form of Change: Two Decades of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II

    Date: 
    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    The Talk: Marc Weidenbaum will discuss his new book in the 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury, Selected Ambient Works Volume II, which is about the Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) album by that name. He will focus on the "cultural afterlife" that the album has experienced in the two decades since its initial release on the Warp and Sire labels in 1994. Faithful to Brian Eno’s definition of ambient music, Selected Ambient Works Volume II was intentionally functional: it furnished chill-out rooms, the sanctuaries amid intense raves.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Jack Conte: Unbreaking Content Monetization: Why Ad Revenue Sucks at Making Creators Money

    Date: 
    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    YouTubers are getting rich from ad revenue, right? Jack Conte's video catalog gets a million hits per month, and that generates less than $50 of ad revenue to help him pay the bills.  As an independent musician (and the balder, less attractive half of indie duo Pomplamoose), Jack will be telling us about his robotic music video projects, the currently broken content monetization systems, and the emergence of the Creative Middle Class.  If you don't like art (or puppies, or candy... just saying....) then come to learn about Jack's recent startup, Patreon, and its mission to make small business creativity a sustainable endeavor.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Camille Utterback

    Date: 
    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    The Knoll Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    From Falling Text to Custom Glass - Adventures in Interactive Art

    http://camilleutterback.com
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Reza Ali: Computational Design - Creative Engineering

    Date: 
    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    Please join us for this Wednesday's Colloq with Reza Ali (http://www.syedrezaali.com): Modulation's 2014 Guest Visual Artist.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Carl Haber - Seeing Voices: Optical Scanning Applied to Early Recorded Sound Preservation

    Date: 
    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    MacArthur Fellow Carl Haber will  present a series of techniques, based upon non-contact optical metrology and image processing, applied to create and analyze high resolution digital surface profiles of early recording materials.  Numerical methods may be used to emulate the stylus motion through such a profile in order to reconstruct the recorded sound.  This approach, and current results, including studies of some of the earliest known sound recordings, are the focus of this talk and will be illustrated with sounds and images.
    Open to the Public
  • Elaine Buckholtz on Sound Art Installation

    Date: 
    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    Elaine's work combines the mediums of moving light, sound, video, and sculpture.  Elaine received a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in 2002 and received an MFA in New Genres from Stanford University in 2006, and from California College of The Arts in 2012 . Over the past decade she has worked with such luminaries as Merce Cunningham and Meredith Monk, creating and recreating their visual environments internationally. In addition to large scale architectural installations, and Public Art Projects, which have been shown locally and Internationally, her work is represented by Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, California. She currently is an Associate Professor at Mass Art in Boston, Massachusetts in The Studio For Interrelated Media.
    Open to the Public
  • Measuring Musical Engagement Through Expressive Movement and EEG Brain Dynamics

    Date: 
    Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom - Knoll 216
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    A natural method for monitoring listener engagement without distracting the listener could contribute to music perception and education research with possible wider applications to music classification, technology, and therapy. Music listeners often use words and/or gestures to describe music they enjoy. In addition to describing the music using genre or style categories (‘jazz’), they may use emotion words (‘happy’) and words related to physical movements (‘bouncy’). They may also use rhythmic hand gestures to convey the feeling and rhythmic pulse of the music. Similar gestures are used by instrumentalists during performance to focus their expressive intent.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Visda Goudarzi, CCRMA Alumna Presents Her Work: User Centered Procedure to Develop Sonification for Climate Scientists

    Date: 
    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Listening Room
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium

    Sonification -the transformation of data relations into perceived relations within an 
    acoustic signal for the purpose of facilitating communication or interpretation- is the 
    acoustic analogue of data visualization and takes advantage of human perceptual and 
    cognitive capabilities. The amount of data being processed today is steadily increasing, 
    and both scientists and society need new ways to understand scientific data and their 
    implications. Sonification is especially suited to the preliminary exploration of complex, 
    dynamic, and multidimensional data sets, as can be found in climate science.
    Open to the Public
  • Introducing MOD: a linux-based LV2 [1] plugin processor and controller

    Date: 
    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    Come hear MOD inventor Leo Germani talk about his processor: MOD is a linux-based LV2 [1] plugin processor and controller. It is accessed by musicians via bluetooth to setup their pedalboards by making internal digital connections between plugins and audio inputs/outputs. After a pedalboard set is saved, it can be shared with other users at the MOD Social network. The software components are Open Source, which means you can also run it on any computer using GNU/Linux operating system, not only on MOD hardware.
    About MOD

    The website: http://portalmod.com/en/

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Research Presentation/Artist Talk: A Show-and-Tell with Joachim Gossmann and Max Neupert

    Date: 
    Thu, 07/18/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    As researchers and artists we are engaged in the discourse between science, philosophy, engineering and creative practice. Our presentation will have three parts, each no longer than 10 minutes.

    FREE
    Open to the Public