Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2017 Announced!
This free event is open to anyone and is intended for people who wish to get a broad introduction to Faust. By the end of the day, attendees should know how to write simple Faust codes and convert them into various kind of objects: PD, SuperCollider, CSOUND and Max/MSP externals, iOS and Android apps, Standalone Applications, AU, LV2, VST and LASPA plug-ins, etc. We'll also demonstrate how to integrate the code generated by the Faust compiler to existing projects (e.g., JUCE-based plugin-ins, smartphone apps, etc.).
Abstract: Songwriting, the art of combining melodies and lyrics, poses new challenges to algorithmic composition. ALYSIA is a machine-learning system that learns the relationship between melodies and lyrics, and uses the resulting model to create new songs in the style of the corpus. While ALYSIA creates melodies for user-provided lyrics, another system, MABLE, creates computer generated lyrics that convey a coherent story. In addition to discussing both systems, an original song co-created by ALYSIA and music professor Joshua Palkki will be performed.
Joint work with David Loker, Chris Cassion, Rafael Perez y Perez, and Divya Singh.
CCRMA's Online Classes
Chris Chafe "ONLINE JAMMING AND CONCERT TECHNOLOGY"
Perry Cook and Julius Smith "PHYSICS-BASED SOUND SYNTHESIS FOR GAMES AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS"
Jay LeBoeuf "CAREERS IN MEDIA TECHNOLOGY"
Xavier Serra and Julius Smith "AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR MUSIC APPLICATIONS"
Matt Wright (with David Zicarelli) "PROGRAMMING MAX: STRUCTURING INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE FOR DIGITAL ARTS"
Ramani Duriaswami on Creating Scientifically Valid Spatial Audio for VR and AR (Special Thursday Seminar)
The CCRMA Feedback Ensemble
Just bring yourself and your best ears!!!
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"Classical musicians face enormous expectations when they play a standard repertory work. Listeners have strong feelings about favorite pieces, even when they are open to fresh interpretive approaches.
The stakes are even higher with a premiere. Performing a new piece becomes an act of advocacy to pull an audience in.
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."
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