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  • 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
  • Effects of cognitive load on perception

    Date: 
    Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Seminar Room
    Event Type: 
    Hearing Seminar
    How is it that we recognize audio, in impoverished environments?  How does our cognitive state, and the load our brains are suffering under, effect how we perceive and understand audio? Speech gives us a convenient model to talk about syntax, but the same considerations probably apply to music.  While this talk describes a speech paradigm, I believe it applies to all forms of auditory perception. 

       Who: Sven Mattys (University of York, UK)
       What: Effects of cognitive load on perception
       When: May 29, 2015 at 11AM
       Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
       Why: Because perception depends on cognition
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Stanford Laptop Orchestra @ Bing Concert Hall

    Date: 
    Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    Bing Concert Hall
    Event Type: 
    Concert

    The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) celebrates the conclusion of its 2015 season & course with its full-scale concert performance at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall!  You are cordially invited to an evening of works for the full ensemble of humans, laptops, new instruments, and hemispherical speaker arrays!

    For details, visit:
         slork.stanford.edu/events/2015/spring/

    Thank you and we hope to see you then and there!
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Henry Kaiser + William Winant + Tania Chen

    Date: 
    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Computational modeling of early language acquisition – Bridging the gap between acoustic input and high-level linguistic representations

    Date: 
    Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Seminar Room
    Event Type: 
    Hearing Seminar
    It is amazing that all of us as infants learn how to parse the auditory environment around us. Okko Räsänen is here at Stanford as a PostDoc, and coming to CCRMA to talk about his work on understanding how infants learn to segment words out of the acoustic stream. This is a special post-quarter seminar, and I think the topic is important to anybody that thinks about high-level understanding of sound.

    Who: Okko Räsänen (Stanford and Aalto University)
    What: Computational modeling of early language acquisition
              Bridging the gap between acoustic input and high-level linguistic representations
    When: 11AM on Friday June 19, 2015
    Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
    FREE
    Open to the Public
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