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

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

Pat Scandalis - Physically Modeled Musical Instruments on Mobile Devices

Date: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 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

[Guest Colloquium] May 20th: Juan Pampin and Ake Parmerud

Date: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Please join us for a pre-concert lecture by Åke Parmerud and Juan Pampin – both masters of ambisonics and multichannel composition. They will speaking about their compositions and work in spatialized audio before the concerts at the Bing concert hall on Wednesday and Thursday (May 20th and 21st).

Åke Parmerud and Juan Pampin visits and lectures are supported by generous funding from the Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds at Stanford University.
FREE
Open to the Public

Compositional models for audio processing

Date: 
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
Compositional models of audio, including those based on non-negative matrix factorisation (NMF), explicitly consider the fact that sound components combine largely constructively in the composition of more complex sounds. The use of compositional models has yielded state-of-the-art results in many audio processing tasks, such as sound source separation and music content analysis. In this presentation, I will give an overview of compositional model approaches to noise-robust automatic speech recognition (ASR) and discuss methods to build a dictionary of sound components. I will then show how compositional models can also be used to learn recurrent acoustic patterns representing words or phrases, with as application the construction of a language-independent vocal interface.
FREE
Open to the Public

Troy Rogers - The MEARIS Concept: Making Music with Modular Electro-Acoustic Robotic Instrument Systems

Date: 
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
In this presentation, Rogers will discuss various aspects of his creative work with musical robots and other devices, with a focus on hybrid robotic instrument systems in which the robotic aspect can function as an automatically tunable acoustic filter as well as acoustic sound source, a scenario which gives rise to increased parametric depth and expressive potential.

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

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:

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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