Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2016 Announced!
Workshops offered this year include: Perceptual Audio Coding, SuperCollider, New Music Controllers, Audio Plug-Ins Designed with Faust, Abjad Workshop, The Composed Instrument, Stompbox Design, Mobile EEG for Auditory Research, Designing Musical Games, and Music Information Retrieval More info
Bryan is an improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. His work involves combining elements of the natural and man-made world using field recordings, custom audio generation software and homemade instruments. Day’s work explores the parallels between the patterns and systems in nature to those in contemporary society.
Day has toured throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Argentina and Mexico, performing both solo as Sistrum and Eloine and in the Shelf Life and Seeded Plain ensembles.
Their debut album ORGANVM PERCEPTVM, five years in the making, will be out on Santa Cruz label Indexical in 2016. For more info, visit indexical.org.
Both concerts will have some of the same people.... BUT....completely different programs -
Concert 1, pieces by:
John Luther Adams
Concert 2, pieces by:
Nathan James Tindall
Composing computer music for large numbers of speakers is a daunting process, but it is becoming increasingly practicable. This talk argues for increased attention to the possibilities for this mode of computer music on the part of both creative artists and institutions that support advanced aesthetic research. We first consider the large role that timbre composition has played in computer music, and posit that this research direction may be showing signs of diminishing returns. We next propose spatial computer music for large numbers of speakers as a relatively unexplored area with significant potential, considering reasons for the relative preponderance of timbre composition over spatial composition.
Dan Tramte - #hijackthishashtag  solo untrained voice, objects, edibles, melodica, hacked DJ-hero controller, and live video *world premiere
Santiago Diez-Fischer - sensitive switch  for trombone, cello, and electronics *world premiere
Matthias Kranebitter - packtheboxwithsixdozenofmyliquorjugs  for flute, trombone, and piano
Chris Swithinbank - local bond  for viola, cello, and four performers
On Saturday, May 14, CCRMA is hosting a one-day Music and the Brain symposium. The theme for this year is Music Information Retrieval and Data Science.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend
The event will feature several exciting invited speakers from academia and industry, as well as a student poster session and reception. Current confirmed speakers:
- Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University of London: "Music, mathematics, and models of the ineffable"
- Douglas Eck, Google: "Deep learning on large music datasets"
- Trevor Hastie, Stanford Department of Statistics: "Sparse linear models"
Read the full article here!
Article about CCRMA and Andrew Nelson's book featured recently on MetroNews:
Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution
Interesting article about our own John Chowining on pricenomics.com. Enjoy!