Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

Summer Workshops 2015 Announced!

2015 Summer Workshop lineup announced! Check https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops for details. Register http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1979858dec1.

Upcoming Events

François-Xavier Féron - Retracing the impact of musical acoustics on Gérard Grisey’s creative process in the 1970s: from spectral models to spectrogram transcriptions

Date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium

From its emergence in France at the beginning of the 1970s, spectral music has represented one of the main musical streams. Composed by Gérard Grisey over a decade, from 1974 to 1985, the six-piece cycle Les espaces acoustiques illustrates a new approach towards composition, one that deals with acoustic properties and is constantly preoccupied with the modalities of auditory perception. This cycle is based on a harmonic spectrum with fundamental frequency 41,2 Hz (E1). Grisey also collaborated with the acoustician Michèle Castellengo, with whom he analysed instrumental sounds spectrograms in order to compose "synthetic spectra" and "spectral polyphony".

FREE
Open to the Public

Loren Mach Performing Work By Alex Chechile, Alexandra Hay, and Holly Herndon

Date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Bing Concert Hall Studio
Event Type: 
Concert
Loren Mach will perform new music for percussion and multichannel electronics by Stanford Graduate Composers Alex Chechile, Alexandra Hay, and Holly Herndon.

Loren Mach is passionate about the arts as they relate to our 21st century world and all who inhabit it. A graduate of the Oberlin and Cincinnati Conservatories of Music, he has premiered countless solo, chamber, and orchestral works.
FREE
Open to the Public

Wet Ink

Date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert

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Recent Events

Alex Brandmeyer on High-frequency Neural oscillations for Auditory Perception

Date: 
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
Our transparent everyday experience of sound belies the complex perceptual processes which transform acoustic energy in the environment into rich representations of sound-emitting objects. Since the publication of Bregman’s seminal work on ‘Auditory Scene Analysis’, much progress has been made in understanding the neural mechanisms that support the formation of auditory streams and object representations. This talk will focus on the functional role of neural oscillations in audition, and the interplay between top-down (i.e. attentional and executive processes) and bottom-up (sensory) processes during the formation of perceptual representations.
FREE
Open to the Public

More Bing For Your Buck - CCRMA Spring Concert In The Bing Studio Space

Date: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Date: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Bing Studio Space
Event Type: 
Concert
Please join us for two wonderful programs of 3D multichannel immersive music on Wednesday May 20th and Thursday May 21st at 7.30PM. Featuring works by Åke Parmerud, Juan Pampin and more. We will install our HOLI-GRAIL (Holistic - Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening) 25.7 full surround speaker system in the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space.

Night 1: Wednesday May 20th - Students on Music222 ("Sound in Space") will present new works and short studies composed this quarter... and some other surprises (featuring Joel Chapman, Gina Wu, Ivan Naranjo, Shu Yu Lin, Dan Peterson (DXARTS), Alison Rush, Zhengshan Shi & Prof Jia Li, Byron Walker).
FREE
Open to the Public

Pat Scandalis - Physically Modeled Musical Instruments on Mobile Devices

Date: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Handheld mobile computing devices are now ubiquitous. These devices are powerful, connected and equipped with a variety of sensors. Their pervasiveness has created an opportunity to realize parametrically controlled, physically modeled, virtual musical instruments. moForte inc was founded to develop a line of sonic and musical applications for handheld devices. We developed the "moForte Guitar Stack" which models the guitar family of instruments. This stack has been used to used to develop applications for mobile devices.

We give an overview of the history of physical modeling with many sound examples, and then brief overview of the current state of modeling on mobile devices using a few apps based on the moForte Guitar Stack.
FREE
Open to the Public

[Guest Colloquium] May 20th: Juan Pampin and Ake Parmerud

Date: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Please join us for a pre-concert lecture by Åke Parmerud and Juan Pampin – both masters of ambisonics and multichannel composition. They will speaking about their compositions and work in spatialized audio before the concerts at the Bing concert hall on Wednesday and Thursday (May 20th and 21st).

Åke Parmerud and Juan Pampin visits and lectures are supported by generous funding from the Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds at Stanford University.
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Recent News

Behind the Scenes at the Stanford Laptop Orchestra

Really nice article about our very own SLOrk!



THX and Dr. James A. Moorer in the NYTimes

Dr. James A. Moorer updates the THX sound from 30-70 voices, to futher adapt to the advancing spatialization capabilites of theaters.
Read the full article here!
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/as-thx-gets-a-new-trailer-an-interview-with-its-composer/?hpw&rref=movies&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

How a University Launched the Electronic Music Revolution

Article about CCRMA and Andrew Nelson's book featured recently on MetroNews:

Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution

The Father of the Digital Synthesizer


Interesting article about our own John Chowining on pricenomics.com. Enjoy!

Holly Herndon - Wire Cover

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Congratulations to Holly on her cover of this month's Wire! "Holly Herndon - the US sound artist and laptop auteur spreads the faith of the liberating potential of technology."

If you're a subscriber, read more here: http://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/374
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