Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

CCRMA Summer Workshops 2014

CCRMA Summer Workshops have been scheduled for 2014. Full schedule, links to detailed sites, and registration information can be found by clicking here. Come join us at CCRMA this summer!

Upcoming Events

François Germain: Towards practical source-independent algorithms using nonnegative matrix factorization

Date: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
Event Type: 
Colloquium
Limitations of nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) were recently circumvented through the development of "universal source models" which exploit the similarities inside a given class of sources in order to eliminate the need for user-provided training data. The resulting system is unsupervised from the user perspective which strongly improves its range of practical use. This method was applied to applications such as offline speech enhancement, voice activity detection and singing voice separation. 

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Recent Events

Universal Synchrony Music, Volume 2 - Sarah Weaver

Date: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert
Universal Synchrony Music (USM) is a cosmic multi-year telematic music project in collaboration with the NASA Kepler Mission and NASA ArtSpace exploring musical, technological, and metaphorical realizations of synchrony.

Sunday April 6, 2014

4:00pmPDT Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, California USA
Alex Chechile, computer and electronics, Cathleen Grado, computer, Shu Yu Lin, computer, Robert Dick, flutes.
Madeline Huberth, data analysis, Manaswi Mishra, data formatting.
Constantin Basica, audio technology, site coordinator. David Kerr, video technology.

FREE
Open to the Public

CCRMA Modulations 2014

Date: 
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
The Knoll Courtyard
Event Type: 
Concert

Featuring: Mark Fell (UK) [10p], equilet (CNMAT, Oakland) [9:15], Reza Ali (SF, visuals) [7:30-10p] + CCRMA Artists

CCRMA Modulations is an annual one-night presentation of Electronic Music in San Francisco (this year at the Center). The goals of Modulations are to provide a venue for the CCRMA community to express the creative potential of the sound and music technologies we research and develop, to explore the boundaries between academic and popular electronic musics, and to integrate our efforts with the wider community.

FREE
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Mark Fell: Multistability Q&A

Date: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
Please join us for this Question and Answer session with Modulations 2014 visiting artist Mark Fell, moderated by Luke Dahl.  Mark will be performing on Saturday April 5 at CCRMA drawing from his recent complex rhythmic project called Multistability.

http://markfell.com
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Georg Hajdu : Audio-based Composition

Date: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Rm217, CCRMA Classroom (2nd floor)
Event Type: 
Colloquium
 

Audio-based composition is a notion that encompasses novel approaches in the field of composition where recorded sounds serve as the basis for a symbolic composition process—spectral composition being an example of such an approach. Over the past 20 years, I have devised a number of strategies and software environments which enable me to transform audio material into compositions such as in my opera Der Sprung and my pieces Schwer...unheimlich schwer, Swan Song, and noiwont.

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