Fall Colloq 2010

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9/20 Chris Chafe, Academic Programs, Ensembles, Basic Guidelines

- Chris Chafe, Director of CCRMA

- Academic programs - 3 degrees, other departments

- Important Deadlines

- Staff Intros

- Facilities Guidelines

- Ensembles

9/27 New Student Presentations, Dinner

New students have 5 minutes to introduce themselves the CCRMA Community and talk about the type of research and creating they have done or are interested in doing. Delicious dinner from Mediterranean Wraps ($5 donation requested).

10/4 Computing and User Resources, Drupal CMS, Ge Wang, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski

Technical Lecture:

We will cover topics related to computing at CCRMA and the user resources available here. Topics will include email, storage, computing, remote access, guestnet. We will also go over the Drupal CMS resources such as user profiles, blogs, classifieds, and posted user guides.

Ge Wang is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and researches interactive software systems for computer music, programming languages, social/mobile music, and education at the intersection of computer science and music. Ge is the author of the ChucK audio programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), and the co-founder and director of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). Ge is also the Co-founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer of Smule, and the designer of the iPhone's Ocarina and the iPad's Magic Piano.

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski is an intermedia composer and pianist whose work has been presented at New York's MOMA, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Museum of Modern Art Palais de Tokyo in Paris, National Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and many other venues. He has received numerous awards among else at the UNESCO Film sur l'Art Festival in Paris in 1992, VideoArt Festival in Locarno in 1992 and 1993, Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Éléctronique in Montréal in 1993 and International Festival of New Cinema and New Media in Montréal in 2000.

Kapuscinski's primary interest is creation and performance of works, in which musical instruments are used to control multimedia content. He was first trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and expanded into multimedia at a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada (1988) and during doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego (1992-1997). Kapuscinski is actively involved in intermedia education. As of 2008 he is Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of Intermedia Performance Lab at Stanford University. He has taught at McGill University in Montreal, Royal Academy of Arts and Music in the Hague, Art Conservatory and Music Academy in Odense, Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific and lectured internationally. He has published among else "Composing with Sounds and Images", an article outlining his intermedia theory.

10/11 Digital Mixers, Jonathan Berger, Ed Berdahl

Technical Topic: Hands on instruction and practice using the Yamaha digital mixers available in Studios C, D, E and the CCRMA Stage

Jonathan Berger's orchestral, chamber, vocal and electroacoustic works have been performed throughout the world. Miracles and Mud, Berger's recent Naxos recording of music for solo violin and string quartet has received considerable critical acclaim. Berger's recent commissions include The Bridal Canopy (Berger's fourth string quartet, composed for the St. Lawrence String Quartet and commissioned by the Friends of Chamber Music, Denver), Tears In Your Hand (Commissioned by Chamber Music Toronto for the Gryphon Trio), and Of Hammered Gold (Commissioned by Chamber Music America). Major past commissions include the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, WDR, the Bourges Festival and the Mellon Fund. Current commissions include works for Ensmble Meitar, Trio Voce, violist Gilad Karmi, and Fulcrum Point. Berger's works are available on Naxos, Sony, Neuma, CRI and Harmonia Mundi. In addition to composition Berger is an active researcher with over 60 publications in a wide range of fields relating to music, science and technology. Berger is The Denning Family Provostial Professor at Stanford and Co-Director of the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SICA) and the University's arts initiative.

10/18 Listening Room, Studio C, Fernando Lopez-Lezzcano, Malcolm Slaney

Technical Topic:

10/25 Events and Concerts, Stage Use, Jonathan Abel, Bruno Ruviaro

Technical Topic:

Bruno Ruviaro is a composer originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and has been living in the United States since 2002. He composes both acoustic and electronic music. Recordings of his two most recent pieces ("Intellectual Impropriety 0.6", for laptop orchestra, and "Drei, Dai, Dry", for viola, cello, and percussion), can be heard at <http://www.brunoruviaro.com/ >. Current interests include the study and criticism of intellectual property and musical borrowing in both classical and popular music history. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar and concert organizer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University.

Jonathan S. Abel is a consulting professor at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) in the Music Department at Stanford University where his research interests include audio and music applications of signal and array processing, parameter estimation, and acoustics. From 1999 to 2007, Abel was a co-founder and chief technology officer of the Grammy Award-winning Universal Audio, Inc. He was a researcher at NASA/Ames Research Center, exploring topics in room acoustics and spatial hearing on a grant through the San Jose State University Foundation. Abel was also chief scientist of Crystal River Engineering, Inc., where he developed their positional audio technology, and a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University. As an industry consultant, Abel has worked with Apple, FDNY, LSI Logic, NRL, SAIC and Sennheiser, on projects in professional audio, GPS, medical imaging, passive sonar and fire department resource allocation. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, and an S.B. from MIT, all in electrical engineering. Abel is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society.

11/01 Max Lab and Bay Area Prototyping Resources, Trimpin

Technical Topic:

Trimpin (born Gerhard Trimpin 1951 in Istein, Germany, now part of Efringen-Kirchen) is a Seattle, Washington-based kinetic sculptor, sound artist, musician, and composer, most of whose pieces integrate both sculpture and music in some way, and many of which make use of computers to play these instruments.

11/08 Studios D and E, Julius Smith, Tom Rossing

Julius O. Smith teaches Music 420 (Signal Processing Models in Musical Acoustics) and 421 (Audio Applications of the Fast Fourier Transform) and supervises related research at CCRMA. He is formally a professor of music and associate professor (by courtesy) of electrical engineering. In 1975, he received his BS/EE degree from Rice University, where he got started in the field of digital signal processing and modeling for control. In 1983, he received the PhD/EE degree from Stanford University, specializing in techniques for digital filter design and system identification, with application to violin modeling. His work history includes the Signal Processing Department at Electromagnetic Systems Laboratories, Inc., working on systems for digital communications, the Adaptive Systems Department at Systems Control Technology, Inc., working on research problems in adaptive filtering and spectral estimation, and NeXT Computer, Inc., where he was responsible for sound, music, and signal processing software for the NeXT computer workstation. Prof. Smith is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America. He is the author of four online books and numerous research publications in his field. For more information, see http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/.

11/15 Audience Requests, Mark Applebaum,Marina Bosi, Eleanor Selfridge-Field