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

Don Knuth: Constraint-based composition

Date: 
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
Don Knuth will come and discuss/explain the peculiar(?) methods that he is using as he tries to compose a major work for pipe organ.
Biography
FREE
Open to the Public

Bruno Ruviaro: Cinema For The Ears

Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Braun Rehearsal Hall
Event Type: 
Concert
A movie without images: what does that look like? Or should we say, how does it sound? In this immersive surround-sound concert, Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro becomes the DJ to guide you through a full evening dedicated to your ears. But is it music or cinema? With this unusual, genre-defying combination of dialogue, sound, music, and ambiance, let your imagination boldly go where it has never gone before!

Bruno will use CCRMA's 25.6 3D system currently set up at Braun Rehearsal Hall in the Braun Music Center to dazzel your mind/ears.

Directions: music.stanford.edu/venues/campbell/directions-parking



FREE
Open to the Public

Pat Scandalis - Physically Modeled Musical Instruments on Mobile Devices

Date: 
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 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
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Recent Events

Internal Research Colloquium: Rapid-Fire Talks

Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for the second rapid-fire talks of the year! Presentations by:
  • Tim O'Brien (spatializing Electric Counterpoint work-in-progress)
  • Shu Yu Lin
  • Romain Michon
  • Priya Shekar
  • Kurt James Werner - "The XQIFFT: Increasing the Accuracy of Quadratic Interpolation Over Spectral Peaks"
  • Andreas Kornstaedt (CCARH's new MuseApp)
  • Madeline Huberth - Is Implied Polyphony Represented in Performer's Movements? An Exploratory Study.
  • Ge Wang (audiovisual programming project work-in-progress)
FREE
Open to the Public

Music <541> Presents: Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar; Scott Worthington, double bass; and Dustin Donahue, percussion

Date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Date: 
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert
Pablo, Scott, and Dustin present 2 programs at CCRMA

April 16th -
Program One: Solo pieces from each of their instrument's 20th and 21st century repetoire

April 18th -
Program Two: New works by Stanford composers for the trio plus electronics, video, and theatrics

Both concerts will be followed by receptions.

FREE
Open to the Public

Sunil Puria on Developing and Testing a Photonic Contact Hearing Aid

Date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
The EarLens Contact Hearing Aid (CHA) is a non-surgical investigational hearing device consisting of two components: a tympanic membrane transducer (TMT), which is a light-activated balanced-armature transducer that drives the middle ear through direct contact with the umbo; and a behind-the-ear unit (BTE) that encodes amplified sound into pulses of light that are emitted via a light source in the ear canal to wirelessly drive and power the TMT. In comparison to conventional acoustic hearing aids whose output is greatly reduced above 4-5 kHz, this approach is designed to provide output levels of up to about 120 dB SPL and functional gain of up to 40 dB for frequencies up to 10 kHz.
FREE
Open to the Public

Internal Research Colloquium: Ge Wang, Blair Kaneshiro, Hyung-Suk Kim

Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for three talks from our own CCRMA students and faculty!
  • Speaker 1: Ge Wang - Game Design for Expressive Mobile Music
  • Speaker 2: Blair Kaneshiro - Representation of acoustical and musical features in ongoing EEG
  • Speaker 3: Hyung-Suk Kim - An Introduction to Sound Textures
Abstracts

Ge Wang - Game Design for Expressive Mobile Music
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

Palette of sound: Triple CCRMAlite’s excursion through time

The Triple CCRMAlite performance this past Sunday at Bing Concert Hall was a celebration of three important dates for the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA): the 40th anniversary of CCRMA, the 50th anniversary of the first computer program for music on campus, and the 80th birthday of CCRMA founder John Chowning Ph.D. ’66. The program featured a science fair of student research in the lobby, as well as a concert showcasing works from Chowning, French composer Jean-Claude Risset, and former CCRMA Research Associate Bill Schottstaedt.
 
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