Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
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Understanding salience is one aspect of understanding the perceptual loop. Sounds catch our attention, we attend to them, and we try not to be distracted. We live in a complicated world, with many sounds that we want to pay attention to, and even more sounds that we don’t. What causes some sounds to be salient, and to pop out from the background?
Students have been working extremely hard this quarter and their projects are really impressive! Come check out their audio plug-ins, video games, art installations, smartphone apps, interactive music softwares, etc.!
There will be poster sessions, short talks, performances, demos, etc.
These presentations will feature works by:
Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience uses measures of neurophysiology to develop insights into consumer experience and behavior. This presentation will provide an overview of those measures, test-retest reliability, validation to in-market sales, and how Nielsen scales neuroscience globally for work with multinational companies. Research at Nielsen provides further evidence that music, in particular, significantly affects advertising performance by influencing emotional engagement and memory activation, and by triggering semantic associations. Case study examples will demonstrate these effects and how consumer neuroscience methods are applied in practice.
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Julius Smith: JOS Courses and Research
This talk summarizes JOS CCRMA courses and research devoted to signal processing for (1) real-time virtual musical instruments and audio effects, and (2) audio spectrum analysis and processing, either real-time or off-line.
That was clearly salient. But that sound was easy. What, in general, makes a sound salient? How do we model and predict saliency? Saliency is just the first part of auditory scene analysis. A sound must be salient, in some fashion, before we can separate it out into its own sound object.
Music, Sound, and Performances by:
Romain Micron (with special guest Jean L'Argent)
Matt Wright (Tribute to David Wessel)
"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...