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!

Upcoming Events

François Germain: Towards practical source-independent algorithms using nonnegative matrix factorization

Date: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
Event Type: 
Colloquium
Limitations of nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) were recently circumvented through the development of "universal source models" which exploit the similarities inside a given class of sources in order to eliminate the need for user-provided training data. The resulting system is unsupervised from the user perspective which strongly improves its range of practical use. This method was applied to applications such as offline speech enhancement, voice activity detection and singing voice separation. 

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Recent Events

Jack Conte: Unbreaking Content Monetization: Why Ad Revenue Sucks at Making Creators Money

Date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom
Event Type: 
Colloquium

YouTubers are getting rich from ad revenue, right? Jack Conte's video catalog gets a million hits per month, and that generates less than $50 of ad revenue to help him pay the bills.  As an independent musician (and the balder, less attractive half of indie duo Pomplamoose), Jack will be telling us about his robotic music video projects, the currently broken content monetization systems, and the emergence of the Creative Middle Class.  If you don't like art (or puppies, or candy... just saying....) then come to learn about Jack's recent startup, Patreon, and its mission to make small business creativity a sustainable endeavor.

FREE
Open to the Public

Tim Westergren: Pandora 101

Date: 
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Guest Lecture
We are excited to announce that Pandora’s founder, Tim Westergren, will be hosting a talk with Stanford students. Tim will talk about his personal "road to Pandora" and how it grew into the #1 music streaming service in the country. So come learn about Pandora’s history, mission for listeners and artists, and future career opportunities from the man who started it all. We would love to hear what’s on your mind, so come with your questions, ideas, and thoughts…everything is fair game!
FREE
Open to the Public

Camille Utterback

Date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Knoll Classroom
Event Type: 
Colloquium
From Falling Text to Custom Glass - Adventures in Interactive Art

http://camilleutterback.com
FREE
Open to the Public

Visitations: Chamber operas by Jonathan Berger

Date: 
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Other
Join us for a video screening of Jonathan Berger's chamber operas: Visitations. 

Jonathan Berger's operas deal with hallucination and haunting. The work, for 5 voices, chamber orchestra and ambisonic sound received its New York premiere at the Prototype Festival last week.  http://visitations.stanford.edu

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Recent News

Mansion of Music, The Stanford Daily

Mansion of Music

May 1st, 2012, Raymond Luong, The Stanford Daily

It has been described by Stanford students as everything from a Spanish mansion to a Gothic fortress and even a haunted castle, but these misconceptions strike far from the truth. Perched on top of a hill behind Florence Moore Hall, this mysterious Stanford landmark is none other than the Knoll, currently home to Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA, pronounced “karma”).

Chris Carlson and Borderlands, Amazing-Looking Granular Sampler

Borderlands, Amazing-Looking Granular Sampler, and Beautiful Sound

April 19th, 2012,  Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music

How do you visualize the invisible? How do expose a process with multiple parameters in a way that’s straightforward and musically intuitive? Can messing about with granular sound feel like touching that sound – something untouchable? Creator Chris Carlson is publishing source code and a presentation for the NIME conference.

Mike Gao's Elaborate Musical Inventions: The Creators Project

Mike Gao is by all means a part of the beat movement in LA. He produces beats, performs them live, and interacts within one of the most prolific electronic music communities in the world today. But Gao takes it a step further. He has an arguably deeper understanding of his equipment than any other producer on the scene.

Miriam Kolar and "Haunting Sounds at an Ancient Peruvian Site"

Haunting Sounds at an Ancient Peruvian Site

February 16th, 2012,  Dan Ferber, Science Now

... Chavín de Huantar is particularly well suited to the study of ancient uses of sound, says Miriam Kolar, an archeoacoustics researcher at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. That’s because the interior architecture contains elaborate, multilevel mazes with long corridors and staircases that affect acoustics today and are well enough preserved to detect what the original residents must have heard...

Chris Chafe and "The Sounds of Science" - Stanford Magazine

The Sounds of Science

January/February 2012,  Roberta Kwok, Stanford Magazine

Composer Chris Chafe gives new meaning to synthesizing data.

At first, the music playing on Chris Chafe's laptop sounds like wind blowing through an old window frame. Then it becomes more frantic, reaching higher and higher pitches, with syncopated pops punctuating the wailing. The anxious chattering sounds almost human, like a sped-up movie reel. Suddenly, it slips into a deadened hum...
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