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!

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Recent Events

Concert: Andrew May, Imaginary Conversations for electric violin and computer

Date: 
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert
Composer, violinist, computer musician, and improviser Andrew May has spent two decades (on and off) wrestling with the aesthetic and practical issues of making chamber music with the computer, using the various Max-family graphic dataflow languages (currently Pure Data).  His CD Imaginary Friends (Ravello Records) presents some snapshots of the first decade of this research. His latest thoughts on the subject take the form of works for violin and computer; sometimes the only morally acceptable choice is to experiment on yourself.
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

Evelina Rajca : Recent Works

Date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
Event Type: 
Colloquium

Evelina Rajca's practice is based in between intuitive embodied knowledge and systems that construct processes of documenting these experiences, translating them into interventions, objects, maps and scores. She uses old and new technologies as working materials in an ever-changing process. Her performative explorations in the form of collaborations, sculptures and interventions in public space stimulate the question of who inhabits that space under constant transformation. In her colloquium she will present a selection of her practice based artistic research.

Full abstract:

Open to the Public

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
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Recent News

Sound Makers Unite at Stanford

From the Make Blog: This weekend I went down to Palo Alto to check out the DIY Musical Instrument Tailgate Party, hosted by Thingamajigs and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

The fun, welcoming event was an amplified (pun intended) meetup, where makers could show off their projects and prototypes to each other. The public was invited to interact with the makers and the instruments and there were several performances throughout the afternoon as well. Read more here...

More than a Stanford concert hall, Bing is a high-tech music research lab

Like a well-designed sports car, Stanford's new Bing Concert Hall looks great from the outside but is even more impressive when you peer under the hood. And Feb. 15-16, Bing's high-tech engine will shift into overdrive when the groundbreaking electronic musicians of Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) showcase their latest works. Read more...

(Stanford News article by Nate Sloan)

CCRMA's Ge Wang Named Champion of the Arts

Stanford faculty member Ge Wang is the recipient of this year's "Champion of the Arts" Award. Ge Wang of Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and co-founder of Smule, will add this new title to the many awards and accolades he has already received for his innovative work in music through technology. 

Musical America: "All Hail, Bing"

Bay Area music lovers converged on Stanford University over the weekend, as the long-awaited Bing Concert Hall opened its doors. Read more...

CCRMA's Work at Bing Concert Hall Featured in Stanford Daily

 Stanford's Bing Concert Hall opens this Friday with soundscape fanfare: The first notes on opening night will show off the advanced acoustic and technical systems of the new concert hall. Read more...

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