Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2017 Announced!
The Rare Earth hypothesis states that complex life is the product of an intricate series of coincidental cosmic conditions. The unlikelihood for these precise circumstances to align suggests that intelligent life is rare elsewhere in the universe—if it exists at all. But perhaps complex life is more varied than we know to look for. It might even be all around us, undetected or simply unnoticed.
Auriel Washburn (CCRMA) - Coordinated Timing in Piano Duet Performance: Examining the Effects of Delayed Auditory Feedback
Lee Miller (UCDavis) - Hearing Loss and Neurotechnology: New Approaches to Improve Speech Perception
CCRMA's Online Classes
Chris Chafe "ONLINE JAMMING AND CONCERT TECHNOLOGY"
Perry Cook and Julius Smith "PHYSICS-BASED SOUND SYNTHESIS FOR GAMES AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS"
Jay LeBoeuf "CAREERS IN MEDIA TECHNOLOGY"
Xavier Serra and Julius Smith "AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR MUSIC APPLICATIONS"
Matt Wright (with David Zicarelli) "PROGRAMMING MAX: STRUCTURING INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE FOR DIGITAL ARTS"
Abstract: Songwriting, the art of combining melodies and lyrics, poses new challenges to algorithmic composition. ALYSIA is a machine-learning system that learns the relationship between melodies and lyrics, and uses the resulting model to create new songs in the style of the corpus. While ALYSIA creates melodies for user-provided lyrics, another system, MABLE, creates computer generated lyrics that convey a coherent story. In addition to discussing both systems, an original song co-created by ALYSIA and music professor Joshua Palkki will be performed.
Joint work with David Loker, Chris Cassion, Rafael Perez y Perez, and Divya Singh.
How to Mash Up Music: Lecture, Demo and Workshop by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
Topic: Tools, motivations and techniques to create mashups in audio, video and code
Preparation: Bring the files of 5 audio tracks or video clips that you would like to mix together, in stem format (wav, mp3, quicktime etc.)
Action: Rock it.
"In My Lai, a monodrama for tenor, string quartet, and Vietnamese instruments, composer Jonathan Berger had countless tragic elements at his disposal... In this immersive performance, we had the sense that, rather than defaulting to the story's obvious tragic details, Berger illuminate a single, more subtle element - the outraged bewilderment we often feel in the face of unimaginable horror."
This issue of the Csound Journal features an article written by MST student Paul Batchelor, which can be found here:
"Unlike sex or hunger, music doesn’t seem absolutely necessary to everyday survival – yet our musical self was forged deep in human history, in the crucible of evolution by the adaptive pressure of the natural world. That’s an insight that has inspired Chris Chafe, Director of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (or CCRMA, stylishly pronounced karma).