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

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
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Recent Events

Internal Research Colloquium: Jimmy Tobin, Iran Roman, John Chowning

Date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for conference-style presentations from Jimmy Tobin and Iran Roman about their work in the Neuromusic lab, and a presentation from John Chowning (abstract below).

Jimmy Tobin - "Short-term neuroplastic changes associated with learning of novel auditory-motor skills and subsequent sleep measured by electroencephalography (EEG)

Iran Roman - "Identifying ERPs Associated with the Syntactical Meaning of Timbre and Density in Music"

John Chowning - "Video of Johan Sundberg’s demonstration of vocal resonances"
FREE
Open to the Public

CANCELLED - Undergraduate Composers' Concert Featuring St. Lawrence String Quartet

Date: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
Event Type: 
Concert
Apologies for the late notice, but due to illness this concert has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in the near future.



The world-renowned and irrestibly exuberant St. Lawrence String Quartet in a CCRMA concert championing music of Stanford undergraduate student composers: John Ahern, Jason Griffin, Lennart Jansson and Benjamin Salman. 
FREE
Open to the Public

They Shoot Lasers, Don't They? - Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - aka CREOSOTA

Date: 
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert

Electroacoustic musicians and sound sculptors Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - henceforth collectively known as Creosota - explore the visual, sonic, and theatrical potentials of projected light, vibrated fluids, and laser microphony, in works inspired by Inferometrics. Inferometric techniques are best known for their use in Cold War-era spying. Shine a laser at a window, measure the displacement of the reflection--poof, you have the sound of the conversation occurring inside the room. Creosota's reframing of this technology and the resulting artistic revelations may also prove helpful for those seeking to welcome Musean hypernumbers, cymatics, or music tuned to 432Hz into their lives!

 

FREE
Open to the Public

Gautham Mysore - Hello Again CCRMA - Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Real-World Audio Applications

Date: 
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
After several years at CCRMA as a graduate student followed by several years in industry, it’s great to be back as a consulting assistant professor. In this talk, I will re-introduce myself, discuss various research projects that I have been working on, and discuss how I can work with CCRMA students on research projects. My research has spanned a number of areas including source separation, speech enhancement, music information retrieval, audio for video production, and audio event detection. A great deal of this work has been in close collaboration with graduate students. I’m most excited about developing new machine learning and signal processing algorithms for real-world audio applications.

Bio:
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Open to the Public
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Recent News

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.


Read more here...

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.

Holly Herndon's New Single Named Best New Track on Pitchfork

Congratulations to our own Holly Herndon, once again in the news!

"In reviewing electronic music composer Holly Herndon’s breakout debut, 2012's Movement, we noted her penchant for "Bending one person's voice into phantasmagorias", which continues on her newest, breath-halting single, “Chorus”." Read more, and watch video here...

Turning brain waves into music helps spot seizures

The music is eerie, if not altogether aesthetically pleasing. Like a soundtrack moments before a film's horrifying twist, the sounds of the brain in a state of seizure betrays the plot with little more than a skin-prickling crescendo.
 
This music, the electrical activity of the seizing brain translated to sound, is a merger of art and medicine, the work of Stanford's Dr. Josef Parvizi, an epilepsy specialist, and Chris Chafe, a composer and music researcher. 
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