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

Guest Lecture: Julia Litman-Cleper. Sound Mappings: Inhabiting virtual geometry through sound.

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
The experience of hearing one’s own voice “from the outside,” usually through an electronic device, is often at first described as “weird” or “strange” and jarring. This talk will discuss the role of internal sound and self-referent external sound in relation to proprioceptive processes, or the sense of oneself in physical space.  Sound compositions may have the capacity to change proprioceptive mappings through inducing otherwise unknowable quasi-spatial experience. We will speculate on possible reasons why it may be so. How is it that certain kinds of sound patterns can cause a deviation from what is otherwise normalized expectations of events in time.
FREE
Open to the Public

Recent progress in efficient physics-based synthesis of string instrument sound

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217]
Event Type: 
DSP Seminar

ABSTRACT

Applications combining digital waveguides, modal synthesis, and finite-difference time-domain modeling will be presented in the context of efficient simulation of string instruments.

The first part of this talk will introduce a technique for modeling bridge admittances and body radiativity profiles from frequency response measurements on guitars and bowed string instruments. The formulation, relying on modal analysis, is then used to construct reflectance and radiativity models enabling efficient simulation of string plucks via digital waveguides.
FREE
Open to the Public

Waxy Tomb - [Julia Litman-Cleper]

Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert
Please join us for a live electronics and video set with WaxyTomb [aka Julia Litman-Cleper]
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Sound Classification by Prof. Dan Ellis (Columbia)

Date: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar

I’m happy to welcome Prof. Dan Ellis (from Columbia, and on sabbatical at Google) to Stanford CCRMA to talk about recognizing environmental sounds. Recognizing speech and music are relatively common applications of machine learning. But what about the rest of the world? Speech and music are only a small fraction of the sounds that we hear throughout our day.

Dan Ellis has been at the intersection of speech recognition, audio analysis and music processing research throughout his career. He brings an unusual range of interests and skills to all three problems, and I highly recommend his work.

FREE
Open to the Public

Joseph Anderson: The Epiphanie Sequence OR A Few Thoughts on the Reflexive Moment in Acousmatic Music

Date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: 
CCRMA Listening Room
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium

In the age of High Fidelity audio transmission, storage and reproduction, the Western Art Music Tradition has tended to regard the apparatus as a silent or invisible component of the art, particularly in the performance context of what was once called "tape music". One notion, being that the ideal art music is pure: without media, without embodiment, and without the intervention and corruption of performers or performance. In publicly staged "tape music" events, audiences usually see loudspeakers dressed in black, with the intention of fading into darkness.

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

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
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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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