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

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

Hans Tutschku: Connection of Gesture and Space

Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Listening Room
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium

The physical gesture of instrumentalists and dancers has been of great interest to me over the past 25 years. My musical education on the piano and later with live-electronics taught me aspects of music-making long before I thought to compose. Any music I have written, be it for instruments, singers or electronic sources, is searching for the expression of gestural phrasing, relationships between cause and effect (and their negation) and a plausibility carried over from our experiences outside of music.

Open to the Public

Hans Tutschku: Electroacoustic Works

Date: 
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Braun Rehearsal Hall
Event Type: 
Concert
With an impressive catalogue of compositions, including a collection of engaging multimedia productions, Hans Tutschku - faculty member and director of the electroacoustic studios at Harvard University - uses precise craftmanship in compositional techniques to allow the listener "to hear only the voice of the music he has created and not the technology". CCRMA is proud to feature this concert of Tutschku's electroacoustic music works, including some of his most recent compositions.
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

VELA 6911 - A MULTIMEDIA PIECE BY VICTOR GAMA

Date: 
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Event Type: 
Concert

VELA 6911

A MULTIMEDIA PIECE BY CCRMA VISITING ARTIST VICTOR GAMA

with

THE STANFORD NEW ENSEMBLE

JINDONG CAI - CONDUCTOR
VICTOR GAMA - ACRUX, TOHA, DINO, COMPOSITION, VIDEO DAVID GRUNZWEIG TOHA
CHRIS CHAFE - CELETO
JOHN GRANDZOW - DAXOPHONE
ALISON RUSH - CETACANT
ALVARO BARBOSA - RADIAL STRING CHIMES
DAVID KERR - VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

FREE FOR SUID HOLDERS

Advanced Topics in Video Game Audio: Leonard J. Paul

Date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
Composer, Sound Designer and Educator Leonard J. Paul visits CCRMA to present his work with procedural audio, generative music systems and Pure Data in the context of developing innovative audio and music systems for gaming. 

Bring your lunch and learn more about how interactive audio and music programming skills can be put to use in the world of game audio and music.

BIO:

FREE
Open to the Public

"Silicon Valley Breakdown" to "The Space Between Us" - David A. Jaffe

Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
Event Type: 
Concert
From 'Silicon Valley Breakdown' to 'The Space Between Us' - 30 years of spatial music with computers, a concert  by David A.
FREE
Open to the Public

David A. Jaffe: From 'Silicon Valley Breakdown' to 'The Space Between Us' - 30 years of spatial music with computers

Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Please join us for a guest colloquium by composer and CCRMA alumnus, Daivd A. Jaffe before his concert later in the evening - 7:30pm on the CCRMA stage.
FREE
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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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The creativity of 'karma'

Palo Alto Weekly writer Nick Veronin takes a look at recent work being done at CCRMA and profiles the upcoming "Designing Musical Games::Gaming Musical Design", "New Music Controllers" and "3D Printing for Acoustics" Summer Workshops.


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Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

Congratulations to Jonathan Berger for more great reviews of his "Visitations!"

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time

Very interesting article by Dr. Jonathan Berger! "One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second movement I had the unnerving feeling that time was literally grinding to a halt. The sensation was powerful, visceral, overwhelming. It was a life-changing moment, or, as it felt at the time, a life-changing eon.
 
It has been my goal ever since to compose music that usurps the perceived flow of time and commandeers the sense of how time passes. Although I’ve learned to manipulate subjective time, I still stand in awe of Schubert’s unparalleled power.
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