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

Concert: Nicola Baroni presents "Zadig: Voltaire meets Kaftka", cello and Hypercello

Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert
 CCRMA presents Nicola Baroni performing a concert of works on Cello and Hypercello entitled "ZADIG: VOLTAIRE MEETS KAFKA"

Nicola joins us as part of his 2014 tour in the US (New York, Florida, California) with the Italian composer Massimiliano Messieri, in part financed by Italian institutions, and the MASK-association.

Nicola Baroni is a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh involved in contemporary music, improvisation and software composition, as well as a cello soloist, teaching Cello in Italy at the Bozen Conservatory.

FREE
Open to the Public

Roy Pertchik: The Tri-Chromatic Keyboard and the Symmetry of Music

Date: 
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Colloquium

A highly symmetrical musical keyboard and a small system of just a few new musical scales provide a powerful way to access a wide variety of musical harmony.  The keyboard is isomorphic, a "6+6" (all half steps), and is marked in 3 groups of diminished 3rd's (the 3 diminished chords.)  A very few scales based on the diminished chords are shown to produce a wide variety of harmony in a controlled way.  A few identities provide "tinker-toy" links between different scales and different keys, and allow for the construction of many familiar chord progressions as well as advanced harmonic substitutions.  The whole system includes binary selections at different levels, offering good handles for interface design.

Open to the Public
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Recent Events

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.

Open to the Public

Dissertation Defense: Perceptually Coherent Mapping Schemata for Virtual Space and Musical Method

Date: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Other

 

Perceptually Coherent Mapping Schemata for Virtual Space and Musical Method

a PhD Defense by Rob Hamilton

FREE
Open to the Public

Penny Hes Yassour - Visiting artist

Date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
 Visiting artist Penny Hes Yassour (Bezalel School of Art) presents her recent work.
CCRMA stage 5PM, April 1.
Open to the public.
Cosponsored by Art and Art History, Music, and The Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Open to the Public

Anssi Klapuri - Gamified musical instrument learning: music processing techniques and learning curve optimization

Date: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Rm 217, CCRMA classroom, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford
Event Type: 
Colloquium
 Playing a musical instrument and playing video games share certain similarities as activities. That has enabled successful music-oriented games such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but even more importantly, gamified e-learning applications seem to have particularly high potential for learning certain aspects of musical instrument skills. This talk shares experiences from developing the game GuitarBots, where any real guitar is used as a game controller and the microphone signal is analyzed to figure out the user’s actions.
Open to the Public
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Recent News

Press Buzz for Jonathan Berger

What a great collection of articles about Jonathan Berger and his opera première and the Music and the Brain Symposium! Enjoy.

I Care if You Listen April 11, 2013
I Care if You Listen April 25, 2013
I Care if You Listen April 27, 2013
KDFC State of the Arts (SOTA) April 8, 2013

Bleeding-Edge Musical Innovation, Live from CCRMA; Full Report, Monolake + Tarik Barri Live

Create Digital Music featured recent events and people at CCRMA centered on the Modulations event series.  Thanks to CCRMA community member and CDM writer Gina Collecchia for the great writeup.

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2013/05/bleeding-edge-musical-innovation-l...

Music Gaming and Neuroplasticity at CCRMA

Students in Music 257, taught by Stanford consultin professor and Dolby Labs Senior Staff Scientist Poppy Crum, studied musical games with an eye toward increasing neuroplasticity. Take a look at this video.

This is Your Brain on Opera

New York Times article: Jonathan Berger's "Visitations" Premiére at Stanford.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — I attended two performances of Jonathan Berger’s “Visitations” at the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford last week here. On Friday evening I sat in the primary motor cortex. The following night, my seat was located off to the side, in Broca’s area.
“Visitations,” a double bill of one-act operas about auditory hallucinations, mixes digital sounds with live voices and a chamber ensemble.
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