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

Advanced Topics in Video Game Audio: Leonard J. Paul

Date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
Composer, Sound Designer and Educator Leonard J. Paul visits CCRMA to present his work with procedural audio, generative music systems and Pure Data in the context of developing innovative audio and music systems for gaming. 

Bring your lunch and learn more about how interactive audio and music programming skills can be put to use in the world of game audio and music.

BIO:

FREE
Open to the Public

VELA 6911 - A MULTIMEDIA PIECE BY VICTOR GAMA

Date: 
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Event Type: 
Concert

VELA 6911

A MULTIMEDIA PIECE BY CCRMA VISITING ARTIST VICTOR GAMA

with

THE STANFORD NEW ENSEMBLE

JINDONG CAI - CONDUCTOR
VICTOR GAMA - ACRUX, TOHA, DINO, COMPOSITION, VIDEO DAVID GRUNZWEIG TOHA
CHRIS CHAFE - CELETO
JOHN GRANDZOW - DAXOPHONE
ALISON RUSH - CETACANT
ALVARO BARBOSA - RADIAL STRING CHIMES
DAVID KERR - VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

FREE FOR SUID HOLDERS

Sound Classification by Prof. Dan Ellis (Columbia)

Date: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
Dan Ellis will be talking about environmental sound classification.  More details to follow.

Dan sits at the intersection of speech, music, machine learning, and perception. He has many interesting things to say about all those topics, and their intersection.
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Thomas Ankersmit - Physical and Psychoacoustic Phenomena in Performance

Date: 
Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Before his concert later in the evening, Thomas Ankersmit will be discussing how physical and psychoacoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, infrasonic vibration, otoacoustic emissions, and highly directional projections of sound influence and are incorporated into his work.
FREE
Open to the Public

Séverine Ballon - New Music For Solo Cello and Solo Cello with Electronics

Date: 
Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert

Contemporary cello specialist Severine Ballon presents new music for solo cello and solo cello with electronics, written by Stanford composers. Séverine is a member of both Elision Ensemble (Australia) and of Multilatérale (Paris). Her work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her research as an improviser has helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She regularly gives masterclasses for composers at Harvard University, the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, at the University of Huddersfield, the University of California Berkeley, and at the Tzlil Meudcan composition course (Israel).

FREE
Open to the Public

Faust Day

Date: 
Sat, 01/17/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Class Room
Event Type: 
Other

This free event open to anyone is intended for people who wish to get a broad introduction to the Faust programming language. By the end of the day, attendees should know how to write simple Faust codes and convert them into various kind of objects: PD, SuperCollider, CSOUND and Max/MSP externals, iOS and Android apps, Standalone Applications, AU, LV2, VST and LASPA plug-ins, etc.

FREE
Open to the Public

Research Colloquium: Ge Wang, Romain Michon, Jorge Herrera

Date: 
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for the first internal research symposium of 2015!

Speaker 1: Ge Wang - Principles of Visual Design for Computer Music
Speaker 2: Romain Michon - Faust and Mobile Platforms
Speaker 3: Jorge Herrera - Beat Tracking Using Gradient Frequency Neural Networks

Abstracts:

Ge Wang:
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Recent News

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.

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...
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