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

Music <541> Presents: Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar; Scott Worthington, double bass; and Dustin Donahue, percussion

Date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Date: 
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Stage
Event Type: 
Concert
Pablo, Scott, and Dustin present 2 programs at CCRMA

April 16th -
Program One: Solo pieces from each of their instrument's 20th and 21st century repetoire

April 18th -
Program Two: New works by Stanford composers for the trio plus electronics, video, and theatrics

Both concerts will be followed by receptions.

FREE
Open to the Public

Sunil Puria on Developing and Testing a Photonic Contact Hearing Aid

Date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
The EarLens Contact Hearing Aid (CHA) is a non-surgical investigational hearing device consisting of two components: a tympanic membrane transducer (TMT), which is a light-activated balanced-armature transducer that drives the middle ear through direct contact with the umbo; and a behind-the-ear unit (BTE) that encodes amplified sound into pulses of light that are emitted via a light source in the ear canal to wirelessly drive and power the TMT. In comparison to conventional acoustic hearing aids whose output is greatly reduced above 4-5 kHz, this approach is designed to provide output levels of up to about 120 dB SPL and functional gain of up to 40 dB for frequencies up to 10 kHz.
FREE
Open to the Public

Internal Research Colloquium: Ge Wang, Blair Kaneshiro, Hyung-Suk Kim

Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
Event Type: 
Internal Colloquium
Please join us for three talks from our own CCRMA students and faculty!
  • Speaker 1: Ge Wang - Game Design for Expressive Mobile Music
  • Speaker 2: Blair Kaneshiro - Representation of acoustical and musical features in ongoing EEG
  • Speaker 3: Hyung-Suk Kim - An Introduction to Sound Textures
Abstracts

Ge Wang - Game Design for Expressive Mobile Music
FREE
Open to the Public

The Lightbulb Ensemble

Date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 

CCRMA STAGE

Event Type: 
Concert

The Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) is a composer collective that champions experimental music, instrument building, and contdmpoary gamelan. The ensemble emerged from the culture of new music at Mills College (several players are Mills graduate) and the longstanding cross-cultural artistic exchange of Gamelan Sekar Jaya.

LBE performs on steel metallophones, wooden marimbas, and other musical instruments designed, tuned, and built by Brian Baumbusch, the ensemble's founder and director. LBE is cross-cultural in a musical sense as well: the ensemble utilizes techniques, textures, and concepts that fuse - and at times contrast with - Balinese and Western new-music community, including the Paul Dresher Ensemble, The Jack Quartet, and The Center for Contemporary Music.

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

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.

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...
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