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

"Silicon Valley Breakdown" to "The Space Between Us" - David A. Jaffe

Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
Event Type: 
Concert
From 'Silicon Valley Breakdown' to 'The Space Between Us' - 30 years of spatial music with computers, a concert  by David A.
FREE
Open to the Public

David A. Jaffe: From 'Silicon Valley Breakdown' to 'The Space Between Us' - 30 years of spatial music with computers

Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Guest Colloquium
Please join us for a guest colloquium by composer and CCRMA alumnus, Daivd A. Jaffe before his concert later in the evening - 7:30pm on the CCRMA stage.
FREE
Open to the Public

Internal Research Colloquium: Jonathan Abel; Kurt James Werner and Vaibhav Nangia; Romain Michon and Ge Wang

Date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for conference-style presentations from Jonathan Abel; Kurt James Werner and Vaibhav Nangia; and Romain Michon and Ge Wang!

Mr. Cable's Low-Fi Reverberator
by Jonathan Abel

A computational structure capable of producing distorted, pitch manipulated reverberation is described.  The distortion is virtually free of intermodulation products, making it appropriate for use with material having dense harmonies.   The pitch manipulation permits large pitch shifts as well as a kind of scrambling of the frequency axis, including an effect similar to pitch inversion.  Sound examples, including distorted room and spring reverberation, two-octave pitch shifting and an inverted guitar, are presented
FREE
Open to the Public

Cristina Valdés - 20th and 21st Century Piano Music

Date: 
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert

Pianist Cristina Valdés will perform a program of 20th and 21st Century Piano Music. The program will include music by Robert Platz, Helmut Lachenmann, Giacinto Scelsi, and Jonathan Harvey.

 

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

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...

CCRMA's Work at Bing Concert Hall Featured in Stanford Daily

 Stanford's Bing Concert Hall opens this Friday with soundscape fanfare: The first notes on opening night will show off the advanced acoustic and technical systems of the new concert hall. Read more...

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