Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2016 Announced!
2016 Summer Workshop lineup announced! Check https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops for details. Register here: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x224295197b9.
Roger Linn presents the LinnStrument: a MIDI controller that senses three dimensions of touch for expressive musical performance
Electronic music is generally performed on a MIDI keyboard, which consists of little more than an array of on/off switches with velocity, plus a couple of knobs turned sideways for continuous control of pitch and modulation. While this works well for piano-type sounds, it offers poor control over the duration of the note compared to wind or bowed-string instruments. A new class of MIDI controllers called Polyphonic Multidimensional Controllers attempts to solve this problem by offering three dimensions of continuous control for each touch, polyphonically. Typically finger pressure controls note loudness, x-axis movements control note pitch and y-axis movements control note timbre.
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Please join us for talks from Romain Michon and Nick Gang, Christoph Hohnerlein, and Maximilian Rest.
We have analyzed the attentional dimension of listening effort using electroencephalographic methods and quantitative neurofunctional modeling in recent years. In particular, we have developed a neurophysical corticothalamic feedback model for listening effort correlates in event-related potentials (ERP) which allowed us to compare simulated and measured data. However, the resulting ERP paradigms are restricted to a certain class of stimulation protocols, limiting their applications, e.g., EEG-aided hearing instrument fitting.
"In reviewing electronic music composer Holly Herndon’s breakout debut, 2012's Movement, we noted her penchant for "Bending one person's voice into phantasmagorias", which continues on her newest, breath-halting single, “Chorus”." Read more, and watch video here...