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

  • 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
  • Michael Vorländer : How Spherical Loudspeakers Came Into Auralization

    Date: 
    Tue, 01/22/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     Multi-channel spherical loudspeakers became popular for control of directional radiation. They have been introduced in shapes of cubes, dodecahedra, or higher-order discrete representations of spheres. In this presentation a spherical source with a partial Gaussian distribution of 28 channels is presented. With sequential measurements and rotation of the sphere a radiation of effectively 23rd order of spherical harmonics is obtained, as long as the acoustic conditions are time-invariant.
    Open to the Public
  • iZotope and the audio industry (from ANR to SRC)

    Date: 
    Thu, 10/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    iZotope is an industry leader in audio signal processing technology for music creation and production.  iZotope employees will provide an overview of the company and a behind-the-scenes look at working in the audio industry.  We will present concrete examples of algorithms (such as sample rate conversion, noise reduction, beat and rhythmic analysis) that have gone from conception to productization, the engineering challenges involved, and the team needed to make it happen.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Phil Dadson @ CCRMA Pre-concert Talk

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/09/2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     Phil Dadson is a New Zealand intermedia artist working essentially in sound, music, performance, and moving image. His works have been resonating throughout the international music and art worlds since the early 1970s.

     

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Peter Asher Q&A

    Date: 
    Thu, 05/17/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     We are very fortunate to have Peter Asher visit CCRMA and answer questions about his storied career in music performance, production and management.
    FREE
    Open to the Public