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 Listening Room, Fernando Lopez-Lezzcano, Ed Berdahl

Technical Topic: Nando will give a tour of the listening room. Information about the rooms can be found here: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/wiki/Listening_Room_Specs https://ccrma.stanford.edu/room-guides/listening-room

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano is a composer, performer, lecturer and computer systems administrator at CCRMA, Stanford University. He has been teaching and taking care of computing resources there since 1993, and created and maintains since 2001 the Planet CCRMA collection of open source sound and music packages for Linux. He has been involved in the field of electronic music since 1976 as a composer, instrument builder and performer, blurring the lines of his dual background in music (piano and composition) and electronic engineering. His music has been released on CD and played in the Americas, Europe and East Asia. He was the "Edgar Varese Guest Professor" at TU Berlin during the Summer 2008 semester.

Edgar Berdahl is a lecturer in the Music Department at Stanford University in California, USA. Prior to receiving his PhD from Stanford, Berdahl earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. His research interests include physical modeling, human-computer interaction, robotics, signal processing, and sound synthesis. He seeks to enhance "digital" musical interactions so that they "seem more analog."

10/18 Listening Room, Studio C, , Malcolm Slaney

Technical Topic: Hands on instruction and practice using the Yamaha digital mixers available in Studios C, D, E and the CCRMA Stage Jarek will give a tour of Studio C (IPL). https://ccrma.stanford.edu/wiki/CCRMA_IPL_Studio_C_User_Guide

Dr. Malcolm Slaney is a (consulting) Professor at Stanford CCRMA where he has led the Hearing Seminar for the last 20 years. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Signal Processing and IEEE Multimedia Magazine. He has given successful tutorials at ICASSP 1996 and 2009 on “Applications of Psychoacoustics to Signal Processing”, on “Multimedia Information Retrieval” at SIGIR and ICASSP, and "Web-Scale Multimedia Data" at ACM Multimedia 2010. He is a coauthor, with A. C. Kak, of the IEEE book "Principles of Computerized Tomographic Imaging." This book was recently republished by SIAM in their "Classics in Applied Mathematics" Series. He is coeditor, with Steven Greenberg, of the book "Computational Models of Auditory Function." Before Yahoo!, Dr. Slaney has worked at Bell Laboratory, Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, Apple Computer, Interval Research and IBM's Almaden Research Center. For the last several years he has lead the auditory group at the Telluride Neuromorphic Workshop. Dr. Slaney is a Principle Scientist at Yahoo! Research where he has been working on multimedia analysis and music- and image-retrieval algorithms in databases with billions of items.

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

Technical Topic: We will go over how to book events and concerts at CCRMA including scheduling, publicity, and gear check-out. We will also do a hands on demo of the major components of the stage including the mixing board and the lighting board.

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: We will go over the resources available to you in the Max Lab and the various prototyping facilities at Stanford (PRL, Sculpture studio) and the general Bay Area Community (Tech Shop, Community College Classes, Crucible, Online Prototyping)

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

Technical Topic: We will give tours of the equipment and software available to you in Studios D and E.

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/.

Thomas D. Rossing (Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Emeritus, Northern Illinois University and Visiting Professor of Music at Stanford University) is the author of over 400 publications, including 18 books, mostly on magnetism and acoustics. His latest books are the Springer Handbook of Acoustics and The Science of String Instruments, which is currently in press at Springer. He is also writing a chapter for the 3rd edition of The Psychology of Music by Diana Deutsch. He has directed church choirs and handbell choirs, played clarinet in orchestras and chamber ensembles, and appeared as tenor soloist. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Korea and Scotland as well as in the United States.

   He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, The Acoustical Society of America,  the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and IEEE.  He was awarded the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics and the Gold Medal in Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America and the Robert Millikan Medal by the American Association of Physics Teachers.  He will receive the Rayleigh Medal from the Mexican Institute of Acoustics in November.  His biography appears in Who’s Who in America and in the New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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

Technical Topics: We will use this portion of the class to either fill in topics that didn't get enough time in previous lectures or take audience requests for items that they would like discussed.

Mark Applebaum is associate professor of composition at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California, San Diego where he studied with Brian Ferneyhough. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic, and electroacoustic music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia with notable premieres at the Darmstadt sessions. He has received commissions from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Fromm Foundation, and the Vienna Modern Festival, among others. Applebaum builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures and is active as a jazz pianist. His music can be heard on the Innova, Tzadik, Capstone, Everglade, and SEAMUS labels. See also: www.markapplebaum.com.

Marina Bosi is Consulting Professor in the Music Department at Stanford University and is also a founding member and director of the Digital Media Project, a non-profit organization that promotes successful development, deployment, and use of Digital Media. Previously, Dr. Bosi was Chief Technology Officer of MPEG LA®, a firm specializing in the licensing of multimedia technology; VP-Technology, Standards and Strategies at Digital Theater Systems (DTS); and was part of the research team at Dolby Laboratories working on AC-2 and AC-3 technology where she also led the MPEG-2 AAC development. Dr. Bosi has been actively involved in the development of standards for audio and video coding and for managing digital content, contributing to the work of ANSI, ATSC, DVD Forum, DVB, ISO/IEC MPEG, SDMI, and SMPTE.

A past President of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Dr. Bosi also served the AES in various capacities including as a member of the Board of Governors and as VP of the Western Region USA and Canada. Dr. Bosi is a member the Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ASA. Dr. Bosi received the AES Fellowship Award for her contributions to the standardization of audio coding, video coding, and secure digital content. She received the AES Board of Governors Award twice: for her co- chairmanship of the 96th AES Convention and again for her co-chairmanship of the 17th AES International Conference, the first scientific international conference dedicated to the topic of high quality audio coding. Dr. Bosi was the editor of MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) for which she received a Certificate of Appreciation from ISO/IEC. She also has received several awards for her scholarship from both the French and Italian governments. Dr. Bosi holds several patents and publications in the field and is author of the acclaimed textbook “Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards” (Kluwer/Springer December 2002) translated into Chinese and Korean.