Upcoming Events

  • Robert Henke Symposium Spring 2015

    Date: 
    Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll Stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture

    Symposium Title:  A totally subjective knowledge dump about sound, performance, reverb, the beauty of repetition and the never ending battle against technology and a lack of inspiration.

    FREE
    For CCRMA Users Only
  • Robert Henke: Finding a New Audiovisual Language Using Lasers and Sound

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll Stage
    Event Type: 
    Colloquium
    Robert Henke talks about his laser based performance project Lumière II which just premiered at Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and provides insight into the artistic and technical challenges of the project.

    Artist Bio:

    Robert Henke, born 1969 in Munich, Germany, builds and operates machines that create sounds, shapes and structures.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Robert Henke shares his favorite sound design tricks with Ableton Live and Max4Live

    Date: 
    Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll Stage, Stanford University Campus
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture

    A software as complex as Ableton Live offers many ways to manipulate sound. Some are obvious and some are hidden. Robert Henke shows some examples of creative work with the software, and provides insight into more complex and iterative processes involved in his work flow. The workshop will also deal with questions of sound quality, the idea of 'good sound' and how to achieve this in a real world situation during a performance. In the second part of the workshop Robert Henke will dive into some of his Max4Live devices and will discuss the reasoning for developing own patches or tools. When does it help the creative process and when does it become a distraction?

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Xavier Serra - Music Information Retrieval from a Multicultural Perspective

    Date: 
    Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Colloquium
    Music is a universal phenomenon that manifests itself in every cultural context with a particular personality and the technologies supporting music have to take into account the specificities that every musical culture might have. This is particularly evident in the field of Music Information Retrieval, in which we aim at developing technologies to analyse, describe and explore any type of music. From this perspective we started the project CompMusic (http://compmusic.upf.edu) in which we focus on a number of MIR problems through the study of five music cultures: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Arab-Andalusian (Maghreb), and Beijing Opera (China).
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Hans Tutschku: Connection of Gesture and Space

    Date: 
    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Listening Room
    Event Type: 
    Guest Colloquium

    The physical gesture of instrumentalists and dancers has been of great interest to me over the past 25 years. My musical education on the piano and later with live-electronics taught me aspects of music-making long before I thought to compose. Any music I have written, be it for instruments, singers or electronic sources, is searching for the expression of gestural phrasing, relationships between cause and effect (and their negation) and a plausibility carried over from our experiences outside of music.

    Open to the Public
  • Hans Tutschku: Electroacoustic Works

    Date: 
    Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    Braun Rehearsal Hall
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    With an impressive catalogue of compositions, including a collection of engaging multimedia productions, Hans Tutschku - faculty member and director of the electroacoustic studios at Harvard University - uses precise craftmanship in compositional techniques to allow the listener "to hear only the voice of the music he has created and not the technology". CCRMA is proud to feature this concert of Tutschku's electroacoustic music works, including some of his most recent compositions.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Naomi Harte - ViSWOL, An objective measure for speech quality

    Date: 
    Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
    Event Type: 
    Hearing Seminar

    This talk gives an overview of ViSQOL – the Virtual Speech Quality Objective Listener. It is a signal-based, full-reference, intrusive metric that models human speech quality perception using a spectro-temporal measure of similarity between a reference and a test speech signal. The metric has been designed to be particularly robust for quality issues associated with Voice over IP (VoIP) transmission. The talk will explore how the original idea for associating visual similarity with spectrogram changes developed. I’ll show results from a full evaluation of the metric against PESQ and POLQA in a range of scenarios, including how it handles VoIP degradations.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
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