Guest Lectures

Occasionally, courses offered at CCRMA will bring in a guest lecturer.  Often times, those lectures are open, not only to CCRMA students, staff, faculty and researchers, but also to the public.  Such events are listed below.

Recent Guest Lectures

  • Special Guest Lecture (Music39A) by Jody Wilfong: Music Therapy – models, techniques, and impacts in children and adults

    Date: 
    Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:15pm - 2:45pm
    Location: 
    Seminar room (The Knoll 315)
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Jody Wilfong, an experienced music therapist will introduce music therapy from many different angles.  Jody received her Master's and Bachelor's of Music in music therapy from Michigan State University, and is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Jody currently provides music therapy to children and adults with varying diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Tim Blechmann: Sine Tempore 3

    Date: 
    Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Sine Tempore deploys massive multichannel synthesis with supercollider.  For several years Tim developed a strong interest in spacial additive synthesis. This work is optimized for Wave Field Synthesis. While realizing compositions, Tim developed a technique to control hundreds of spacially distributed oscillators in space. SuperCollider is used both for audio synthesis and as a composition language. The talk gives a short presentation on the organization of the pieces and some sound examples.



    Bio:
    Open to the Public
  • Frank Wefers: Fast convolution for auralization and Virtual Reality

    Date: 
    Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    This talk summarizes the state-of-the-art in fast convolution and discusses computationally efficient implementations of FIR filters. These techniques are optimized for low latencies, time-varying filters and often multiple inputs and outputs. The talk discusses algorithms suited for these particular purposes, ranging from short to very long filters --- from binaural synthesis with head-related impulse responses to artificial reverberation with room impulse responses. Different hardware platforms are addressed: mobile devices, general-purpose processors (CPUs) and graphic processors (GPUs). 

    Full abstract:
    Open to the Public
  • Edward Large: Neurodynamics of Music Perception

    Date: 
    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm
    Location: 
    Seminar Room
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Dr. Edward Large (Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut and also President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition) will discuss a dynamical systems analysis of mode-locked neural oscillation that predicts substantive universals in music perception and cognition.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Pre-concert Lecture: Interactive composition and Hypercello. Motion tracking and spectral description in real-time

    Date: 
    Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Cellist and Hypercellist Nicola Baroni and composer Massimiliano Messieri present a lecture and discussion entitled
    "Interactive composition and Hypercello. Motion tracking and spectral description in real-time". 

    Works to be discussed will feature the Hypercello and MASK systems and will be presented immediately afterwards in concert.

    Directions:

    CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics)
    Stanford University
    660 Lomita Drive
    Stanford, CA, USA
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Mark Fell: Multistability Q&A

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Please join us for this Question and Answer session with Modulations 2014 visiting artist Mark Fell, moderated by Luke Dahl.  Mark will be performing on Saturday April 5 at CCRMA drawing from his recent complex rhythmic project called Multistability.

    http://markfell.com
    Open to the Public
  • Penny Hes Yassour - Visiting artist

    Date: 
    Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     Visiting artist Penny Hes Yassour (Bezalel School of Art) presents her recent work.
    CCRMA stage 5PM, April 1.
    Open to the public.
    Cosponsored by Art and Art History, Music, and The Taube Center for Jewish Studies
    Open to the Public
  • Tim Westergren: Pandora 101

    Date: 
    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    We are excited to announce that Pandora’s founder, Tim Westergren, will be hosting a talk with Stanford students. Tim will talk about his personal "road to Pandora" and how it grew into the #1 music streaming service in the country. So come learn about Pandora’s history, mission for listeners and artists, and future career opportunities from the man who started it all. We would love to hear what’s on your mind, so come with your questions, ideas, and thoughts…everything is fair game!
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • David Glowacki and Joseph Hyde - Danceroom Spectroscopy: Generating Coupled Graphics & Sound by Modelling Humans as Energy Fields

    Date: 
    Tue, 01/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     In this talk, Dr. David Glowacki (Department of Computer Science &  Chemistry, Stanford University & Bristol University) and Professor Joseph Hyde (Department of Music, Bath Spa University) will jointly describe and show danceroom Spectroscopy (dS) – a system which allows an arbitrary number of people to interactively manipulate a molecular physics simulation, and has both scientific and artistic applications. dS works by real-time 3d image capture of people’s motion. The captured images are then processed by a suite of GPU-accelerated algorithms that interpret people’s movements as perturbations within a virtual energy field, embedding them within a real-time molecular simulation, where their movement sculpts the molecular dynamics.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Inventor Roland Lamb presents the Seaboard GRAND - an evolution of the piano keyboard

    Date: 
    Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:15pm - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage, The Knoll 3rd floor
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    The Seaboard is a radically new musical instrument that reimagines the piano keyboard as a soft, continuous surface. Realising this powerful concept as a refined product has resulted in bringing together years of innovation on several fronts. The Seaboard’s polyphonic pitch bend, vibrato and per-note dynamic changes are all available at the player's fingertips, marrying the intuitiveness of a traditional instrument with the versatility of digital technology.

     

    Open to the Public