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

Robert Henke Symposium Spring 2015

Date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Knoll Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture

Symposium Title:  A totally subjective knowledge dump about sound, performance, reverb, the beauty of repetition and the never ending battle against technology and a lack of inspiration.

FREE
For CCRMA Users Only

Robert Henke: Finding a New Audiovisual Language Using Lasers and Sound

Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Knoll Stage
Event Type: 
Colloquium
Robert Henke talks about his laser based performance project Lumière II which just premiered at Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and provides insight into the artistic and technical challenges of the project.

Artist Bio:

Robert Henke, born 1969 in Munich, Germany, builds and operates machines that create sounds, shapes and structures.
FREE
Open to the Public

Robert Henke shares his favorite sound design tricks with Ableton Live and Max4Live

Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Knoll Stage, Stanford University Campus
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture

A software as complex as Ableton Live offers many ways to manipulate sound. Some are obvious and some are hidden. Robert Henke shows some examples of creative work with the software, and provides insight into more complex and iterative processes involved in his work flow. The workshop will also deal with questions of sound quality, the idea of 'good sound' and how to achieve this in a real world situation during a performance. In the second part of the workshop Robert Henke will dive into some of his Max4Live devices and will discuss the reasoning for developing own patches or tools. When does it help the creative process and when does it become a distraction?

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Internal Research Colloquium: Jimmy Tobin, Iran Roman, John Chowning

Date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for conference-style presentations from Jimmy Tobin and Iran Roman about their work in the Neuromusic lab, and a presentation from John Chowning (abstract below).

Jimmy Tobin - "Short-term neuroplastic changes associated with learning of novel auditory-motor skills and subsequent sleep measured by electroencephalography (EEG)

Iran Roman - "Identifying ERPs Associated with the Syntactical Meaning of Timbre and Density in Music"

John Chowning - "Video of Johan Sundberg’s demonstration of vocal resonances"
FREE
Open to the Public

CANCELLED - Undergraduate Composers' Concert Featuring St. Lawrence String Quartet

Date: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
Event Type: 
Concert
Apologies for the late notice, but due to illness this concert has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in the near future.



The world-renowned and irrestibly exuberant St. Lawrence String Quartet in a CCRMA concert championing music of Stanford undergraduate student composers: John Ahern, Jason Griffin, Lennart Jansson and Benjamin Salman. 
FREE
Open to the Public

They Shoot Lasers, Don't They? - Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - aka CREOSOTA

Date: 
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert

Electroacoustic musicians and sound sculptors Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - henceforth collectively known as Creosota - explore the visual, sonic, and theatrical potentials of projected light, vibrated fluids, and laser microphony, in works inspired by Inferometrics. Inferometric techniques are best known for their use in Cold War-era spying. Shine a laser at a window, measure the displacement of the reflection--poof, you have the sound of the conversation occurring inside the room. Creosota's reframing of this technology and the resulting artistic revelations may also prove helpful for those seeking to welcome Musean hypernumbers, cymatics, or music tuned to 432Hz into their lives!

 

FREE
Open to the Public

Gautham Mysore - Hello Again CCRMA - Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Real-World Audio Applications

Date: 
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
After several years at CCRMA as a graduate student followed by several years in industry, it’s great to be back as a consulting assistant professor. In this talk, I will re-introduce myself, discuss various research projects that I have been working on, and discuss how I can work with CCRMA students on research projects. My research has spanned a number of areas including source separation, speech enhancement, music information retrieval, audio for video production, and audio event detection. A great deal of this work has been in close collaboration with graduate students. I’m most excited about developing new machine learning and signal processing algorithms for real-world audio applications.

Bio:
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Open to the Public
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Recent News

The Stanford Ph.D Student Making Human Music with a Laptop

When it comes to music-making, laptops get a bad rap. They're cold, impersonal, inexpressive, and can't summon the warmth of traditional acoustic instruments. Or at least that's one way to look at it. Experimental musician Holly Herndon disagrees — and has spent much of her career exploring the expressive potential of the machines that are now an inseparable part of modern life. Read more here...

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More than thirty years after its debut—as the soundtrack to footage of the red planet from the Viking missions—a historic piece of computer music has been restored by its Stanford creators.

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

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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...
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