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

François-Xavier Féron - Retracing the impact of musical acoustics on Gérard Grisey’s creative process in the 1970s: from spectral models to spectrogram transcriptions

Date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Classroom
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium

From its emergence in France at the beginning of the 1970s, spectral music has represented one of the main musical streams. Composed by Gérard Grisey over a decade, from 1974 to 1985, the six-piece cycle Les espaces acoustiques illustrates a new approach towards composition, one that deals with acoustic properties and is constantly preoccupied with the modalities of auditory perception. This cycle is based on a harmonic spectrum with fundamental frequency 41,2 Hz (E1). Grisey also collaborated with the acoustician Michèle Castellengo, with whom he analysed instrumental sounds spectrograms in order to compose "synthetic spectra" and "spectral polyphony".

FREE
Open to the Public

Loren Mach Performing Work By Alex Chechile, Alexandra Hay, and Holly Herndon

Date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Bing Concert Hall Studio
Event Type: 
Concert
Loren Mach will perform new music for percussion and multichannel electronics by Stanford Graduate Composers Alex Chechile, Alexandra Hay, and Holly Herndon.

Loren Mach is passionate about the arts as they relate to our 21st century world and all who inhabit it. A graduate of the Oberlin and Cincinnati Conservatories of Music, he has premiered countless solo, chamber, and orchestral works.
FREE
Open to the Public

Wet Ink

Date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

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

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

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

Internal Research Colloquium: Rapid-Fire Talks

Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for the second rapid-fire talks of the year! Presentations by:
  • Tim O'Brien (spatializing Electric Counterpoint work-in-progress)
  • Shu Yu Lin
  • Romain Michon
  • Priya Shekar
  • Kurt James Werner - "The XQIFFT: Increasing the Accuracy of Quadratic Interpolation Over Spectral Peaks"
  • Andreas Kornstaedt (CCARH's new MuseApp)
  • Madeline Huberth - Is Implied Polyphony Represented in Performer's Movements? An Exploratory Study.
  • Ge Wang (audiovisual programming project work-in-progress)
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

Return to Mars: Feature in Stanford Magazine

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.

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.
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