Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Welcome To, Welcome Back!
Welcome! Things are gearing up for our 2016-17 Academic Year, and we are looking forward to seeing returning students and meeting new ones in the coming weeks.
Take a look at our Upcoming Events list - there are already tons of exciting things planned for this year, and more will be added as we go forward.
Music, Sound, and Performances by:
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Slim Essid will be at CCRMA to talk about using NMF to analyze audio signals for auditory scene analysis, and to decompose EEG signals into their independent sources. Both important tasks.
Nori Jacoby studies the role of culture in auditory perception. His current work uses iterated learning alongside classical psychophysical methods to characterize perceptual biases in music and speech rhythms in various populations ranging from Westerners to the Tsimané, an Amazonian foraging-farming society in Bolivia. He is also working on computational modeling of synchronization and entrainment in jembe drum ensembles in Mali. Nori completed a Ph.D.
Their debut album ORGANVM PERCEPTVM, five years in the making, will be out on Santa Cruz label Indexical in 2016. For more info, visit indexical.org.
From the article: At first glance, she was elderly and delicate – a woman in her 90s with a declining memory. But then she sat down at the piano to play. “Everybody in the room was totally startled,” says Eleanor Selfridge-Field, who researches music and symbols at Stanford University. “She looked so frail. Once she sat down at the piano, she just wasn’t frail at all. She was full of verve.” Read more here...
"In My Lai, a monodrama for tenor, string quartet, and Vietnamese instruments, composer Jonathan Berger had countless tragic elements at his disposal... In this immersive performance, we had the sense that, rather than defaulting to the story's obvious tragic details, Berger illuminate a single, more subtle element - the outraged bewilderment we often feel in the face of unimaginable horror."
This issue of the Csound Journal features an article written by MST student Paul Batchelor, which can be found here:
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