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

Learning and Plasticity for Auditory Perception

Date: 
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
How do we adapt to the world around us? Adaptation is common for all of us, but especially important for patients that get cochlear implants. Many grew up hearing normally, but due to trauma have to make do with a wires that electrically stimulate the hair cells of the cochlea. This a very primitive approach that yields impressive result. But the resulting perceptions are nothing like what the patient is used to hearing.

How is it that the brain learns how to process new stimuli? And what can we do to make it easier for an individual? Dr. Matt Fitzgerald is a new member of the Stanford community. I’m happy to learn more about his work and to welcome him to the Stanford Hearing Community.
FREE
Open to the Public

Henry Kaiser + William Winant + Tania Chen

Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert

FREE
Open to the Public

Computational modeling of early language acquisition – Bridging the gap between acoustic input and high-level linguistic representations

Date: 
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
It is amazing that all of us as infants learn how to parse the auditory environment around us. Okko Räsänen is here at Stanford as a PostDoc, and coming to CCRMA to talk about his work on understanding how infants learn to segment words out of the acoustic stream. This is a special post-quarter seminar, and I think the topic is important to anybody that thinks about high-level understanding of sound.

Who: Okko Räsänen (Stanford and Aalto University)
What: Computational modeling of early language acquisition
          Bridging the gap between acoustic input and high-level linguistic representations
When: 11AM on Friday June 19, 2015
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Stanford Laptop Orchestra @ Bing Concert Hall

Date: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Bing Concert Hall
Event Type: 
Concert

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) celebrates the conclusion of its 2015 season & course with its full-scale concert performance at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall!  You are cordially invited to an evening of works for the full ensemble of humans, laptops, new instruments, and hemispherical speaker arrays!

For details, visit:
     slork.stanford.edu/events/2015/spring/

Thank you and we hope to see you then and there!
FREE
Open to the Public

Effects of cognitive load on perception

Date: 
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
How is it that we recognize audio, in impoverished environments?  How does our cognitive state, and the load our brains are suffering under, effect how we perceive and understand audio? Speech gives us a convenient model to talk about syntax, but the same considerations probably apply to music.  While this talk describes a speech paradigm, I believe it applies to all forms of auditory perception. 

   Who: Sven Mattys (University of York, UK)
   What: Effects of cognitive load on perception
   When: May 29, 2015 at 11AM
   Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
   Why: Because perception depends on cognition
FREE
Open to the Public

Wet Ink

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

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
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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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