Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2016 Announced!
Workshops offered this year include: Perceptual Audio Coding, SuperCollider, New Music Controllers, Audio Plug-Ins Designed with Faust, Abjad Workshop, The Composed Instrument, Stompbox Design, Mobile EEG for Auditory Research, Designing Musical Games, and Music Information Retrieval More info
Nori Jacoby studies the role of culture in auditory perception. His current work uses iterated learning alongside classical psychophysical methods to characterize perceptual biases in music and speech rhythms in various populations ranging from Westerners to the Tsimané, an Amazonian foraging-farming society in Bolivia. He is also working on computational modeling of synchronization and entrainment in jembe drum ensembles in Mali. Nori completed a Ph.D.
Their debut album ORGANVM PERCEPTVM, five years in the making, will be out on Santa Cruz label Indexical in 2016. For more info, visit indexical.org.
Bryan is an improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. His work involves combining elements of the natural and man-made world using field recordings, custom audio generation software and homemade instruments. Day’s work explores the parallels between the patterns and systems in nature to those in contemporary society.
Day has toured throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Argentina and Mexico, performing both solo as Sistrum and Eloine and in the Shelf Life and Seeded Plain ensembles.
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From the article: At first glance, she was elderly and delicate – a woman in her 90s with a declining memory. But then she sat down at the piano to play. “Everybody in the room was totally startled,” says Eleanor Selfridge-Field, who researches music and symbols at Stanford University. “She looked so frail. Once she sat down at the piano, she just wasn’t frail at all. She was full of verve.” Read more here...
"In My Lai, a monodrama for tenor, string quartet, and Vietnamese instruments, composer Jonathan Berger had countless tragic elements at his disposal... In this immersive performance, we had the sense that, rather than defaulting to the story's obvious tragic details, Berger illuminate a single, more subtle element - the outraged bewilderment we often feel in the face of unimaginable horror."
This issue of the Csound Journal features an article written by MST student Paul Batchelor, which can be found here:
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