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

Effects of cognitive load on perception

Date: 
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
How is it that we recognize audio, in impoverished environments?  How does our cognitive state, and the load our brains are suffering under, effect how we perceive and understand audio? Speech gives us a convenient model to talk about syntax, but the same considerations probably apply to music.  While this talk describes a speech paradigm, I believe it applies to all forms of auditory perception. 

   Who: Sven Mattys (University of York, UK)
   What: Effects of cognitive load on perception
   When: May 29, 2015 at 11AM
   Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
   Why: Because perception depends on cognition
FREE
Open to the Public

Stanford Laptop Orchestra @ Bing Concert Hall

Date: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Bing Concert Hall
Event Type: 
Concert

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) celebrates the conclusion of its 2015 season & course with its full-scale concert performance at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall!  You are cordially invited to an evening of works for the full ensemble of humans, laptops, new instruments, and hemispherical speaker arrays!

For details, visit:
     slork.stanford.edu/events/2015/spring/

Thank you and we hope to see you then and there!
FREE
Open to the Public

Henry Kaiser + William Winant + Tania Chen

Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert

FREE
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Recent Events

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

Guest Colloquium: Roger Schwenke - Designing the Meyer Sound Constellation System @ Lathrop Library

Date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Room 282 at Lathrop Library
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Did you know that the Meyer Sound Constellation System is installed in Room 282 at Lathrop Library? Come to this talk by Meyer Sound Staff Scientist Roger Schwenke, PhD, on the design and implementation of the Constellation System. 1-hour talk followed by a few minutes for questions/discussion.

Biography
At major venues throughout the world, Dr. Roger Schwenke has made acoustic measurements and recommendations, and designed and tuned Constellation Electroacoustic Architecture Systems.
FREE
Open to the Public

Bruno Ruviaro: Cinema For The Ears

Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Braun Rehearsal Hall
Event Type: 
Concert
A movie without images: what does that look like? Or should we say, how does it sound? In this immersive surround-sound concert, Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro becomes the DJ to guide you through a full evening dedicated to your ears. But is it music or cinema? With this unusual, genre-defying combination of dialogue, sound, music, and ambiance, let your imagination boldly go where it has never gone before!

Bruno will use CCRMA's 25.6 3D system currently set up at Braun Rehearsal Hall in the Braun Music Center to dazzel your mind/ears.

Directions: music.stanford.edu/venues/campbell/directions-parking



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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

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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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