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.

Hans Tutschku @ CCRMA: 4/6 ... 4/10 2015

04/08: Colloquium, Listening Room: Connection of Gesture and Space
04/10: Concert, Braun Rehearsal Hall: Electroacoustic Works (with a full deployment of our 3D speaker array)
Music 222 master classes

Upcoming Events

Robert Henke: Finding a New Audiovisual Language Using Lasers and Sound

Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Knoll Stage
Event Type: 
Colloquium
Robert Henke talks about his laser based performance project Lumière II which just premiered at Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and provides insight into the artistic and technical challenges of the project.

Artist Bio:

Robert Henke, born 1969 in Munich, Germany, builds and operates machines that create sounds, shapes and structures.
FREE
Open to the Public

Robert Henke shares his favorite sound design tricks with Ableton Live and Max4Live

Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Knoll Stage, Stanford University Campus
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture

A software as complex as Ableton Live offers many ways to manipulate sound. Some are obvious and some are hidden. Robert Henke shows some examples of creative work with the software, and provides insight into more complex and iterative processes involved in his work flow. The workshop will also deal with questions of sound quality, the idea of 'good sound' and how to achieve this in a real world situation during a performance. In the second part of the workshop Robert Henke will dive into some of his Max4Live devices and will discuss the reasoning for developing own patches or tools. When does it help the creative process and when does it become a distraction?

FREE
Open to the Public

Xavier Serra - Music Information Retrieval from a Multicultural Perspective

Date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Music is a universal phenomenon that manifests itself in every cultural context with a particular personality and the technologies supporting music have to take into account the specificities that every musical culture might have. This is particularly evident in the field of Music Information Retrieval, in which we aim at developing technologies to analyse, describe and explore any type of music. From this perspective we started the project CompMusic (http://compmusic.upf.edu) in which we focus on a number of MIR problems through the study of five music cultures: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Arab-Andalusian (Maghreb), and Beijing Opera (China).
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Robert Henke Symposium Spring 2015

Date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Knoll Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture

Symposium Title:  A totally subjective knowledge dump about sound, performance, reverb, the beauty of repetition and the never ending battle against technology and a lack of inspiration.

FREE
For CCRMA Users Only

Michael Mandel on Auditory bubbles: Estimating time frequency importance functions

Date: 
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
Listeners can reliably identify speech in noisy conditions, but it is not well understood which specific features of the speech they use to do this.  This talk presents a data-driven framework for identifying these features.  By analyzing listening-test results involving the same speech utterance mixed with many different "bubble" noise instances, the framework is able to compute the importance of each time-frequency point in the utterance to its intelligibility, which we call the time-frequency importance function.  These results can be seen as a quantification of a listener's strategy for understanding a 
FREE
Open to the Public

A Supersonic Bing Thing - CCRMA in the Bing Studio

Date: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Date: 
Sat, 03/14/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Bing Studio
Event Type: 
Concert

Please join us for two concerts of 3D audio multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space. We will deploy our 25.7 sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the world. 

Concert 1 - Friday 13th 7.30PM

Bruce Bennett: Stretch | Jonathan Berger: Prologue to Theotokia | Takuto Fukuda: Satellites | Michael McNabb: Love in the Asylum | Ivan Naranjo: Re-Trazo III | Julian Scordato: Atropos

 

Concert 2 - Saturday 14th 7.30PM

FREE
Open to the Public

Sound Classification by Prof. Dan Ellis (Columbia)

Date: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar

I’m happy to welcome Prof. Dan Ellis (from Columbia, and on sabbatical at Google) to Stanford CCRMA to talk about recognizing environmental sounds. Recognizing speech and music are relatively common applications of machine learning. But what about the rest of the world? Speech and music are only a small fraction of the sounds that we hear throughout our day.

Dan Ellis has been at the intersection of speech recognition, audio analysis and music processing research throughout his career. He brings an unusual range of interests and skills to all three problems, and I highly recommend his work.

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

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

CCRMA is Hiring: Temporary Position Available

CCRMA is the midst of some staffing changes, and we are looking for someone to fill a critical poisition while we conduct searches for permanent hires.

Job Title: Audio Visual Engineer

Responsibilities:

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