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 (Music 39A): “Introduction to Voice Physiology” by Dr. Jennifer Bergeron (Stanford University School of Medicine)

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/15/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll 315 seminar room
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Dr. Jennifer Bergeron is currently a fellow and clinical instructor in the Division of Laryngology for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Bergeron holds an undergraduate degree in vocal music performance from Pepperdine University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her clinical and research interests include voice, swallowing, airway, and head and neck cancer.

    She will adress physiological mechanisms of voice production behind beauty of singing, as part of Music 39A "Music, Health, and Medicine".
    Free
    Open to the Public
  • Yann Orlarey Lecture: Recent developments in the audio programming language FAUST

    Date: 
    Mon, 10/14/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Abstract:
    
    FAUST [Functional Audio Stream] is a domain specific programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis. FAUST provides a compact high-level notation to describe sample-level audio effects and sound synthesizers. It also offers advanced compilation techniques (including automatic parallelization) allowing FAUST programs to compete with hand-coded C/C++ programs.
    FREE
    For CCRMA Users Only
  • Special workshop (M39A): Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method and Awareness Through Movement

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:15pm - 3:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    How should we approach to effective/pain-less/creative music practice and education? What should be studied in medical science research?

    Music 39A (Seminar in Music, Health, and Medicine) invites Marcia Scott, who is a dancer, singer, and certified Feldenkrais practitioner, to give us a special workshop and seminar about Feldenkrais methods to improve our sensory processing and motor repertoire. Come experience her group session and join our discussion.

    Guest lecturer: Marcia Scott
    Free
    For CCRMA Users Only
  • Enzo De Sena: Interactive Auralization for Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Date: 
    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    Auralization is the process of generating the impression of a sound source in a given space. In virtual reality applications, rendering a convincing auditory experience is key to achieving a high level of immersiveness. Physically accurate models of room acoustics can run in real-time using massively parallel GPUs, but significant limitations in terms of frequency range and room dimensions remain. An alternative is to consider inexact models that render accurately only the most important perceptual cues. 


    Full abstract:

    Open to the Public
  • Robert Henke Public Workshop

    Date: 
    Sat, 05/25/2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    Bing Hall Studio
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture

    Morning Session:  Outside the Machine, Robert Henke presents a comprehensive overview over several of his works, including Atlantic Waves, Fragile Territories, and Monolake Live Surround.

    lunch break

    Afternoon Session:  Inside the Machine, A detailed examination of the inside and development of some of his projects, focusing on sound design, programming, and other artistic and technological interactions.

    FREE, with registeration
    Open to the Public
  • Vijay Iyer @ CCRMA Special Lecture "Embodied Music Cognition: Compositional and improvisational approaches"

    Date: 
    Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll 2F Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    The paradigms of embodied and situated cognition provide an understanding of mind as emerging from real-world, physically embodied, environmentally and culturally located experience.  In this informal talk I'll present some ideas about embodied/situated music cognition, and some techniques I have used in my creative work that are inspired by these ideas.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Timothy Bird of Knifedge

    Date: 
    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage (The Knoll) - 3rd Floor
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    reDesigning Theater/Stanford d.school Presents Timothy Bird:  Timothy Bird is a Tony nominated show designer specializing in the integration of video projection into live work. Up until last week he was also a founder and director of Knifedge, a creative collective, and latterly a creative agency, which had been in operation for over 10 years, dedicated to blending art with technology, in the service of storytelling and communication.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Faust Workshop with Yann Orlarey

    Date: 
    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    9 AM-noon Lecture
    1 PM-5 PM Tutorials and Hacking Session

    Bio:

    Open to the Public
  • Yann Orlarey: Recent developments in Faust

    Date: 
    Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    Abstract:

    FAUST [Functional Audio Stream] is a synchronous functional programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis. The FAUST compiler translates dsp specifications into equivalent C++ programs, taking care of generating efficient code. The FAUST environment includes various "architecture" files. Their role is to describe how to relate the dsp code to the external world. This approach allows a single FAUST program to be 

    easily deployed to a large variety of audio platforms (Max-MSP externals, PD externals, VST plugins, CoreAudio applications, Jack applications, etc.). 

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • James Cottingham: Sound Production in Free Reed Instruments - Experiments and Models

    Date: 
    Thu, 02/14/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     While free reed oscillation can be approximated as a sinusoidal oscillation of a cantilever beam in the fundamental transverse mode, it has been shown that higher transverse modes as well as the first torsional mode are present even at low amplitudes of oscillation, and are observable and possibly significant in the transient period before the oscillation reaches full amplitude.  Efforts to model free reed sound production have included several theoretical models and as well as aerodynamic simulations.
    Open to the Public