Upcoming Events

  • Music <541> Presents: Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar; Scott Worthington, double bass; and Dustin Donahue, percussion

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Date: 
    Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Pablo, Scott, and Dustin present 2 programs at CCRMA

    April 16th -
    Program One: Solo pieces from each of their instrument's 20th and 21st century repetoire

    April 18th -
    Program Two: New works by Stanford composers for the trio plus electronics, video, and theatrics

    Both concerts will be followed by receptions.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Guest Lecture: Julia Litman-Cleper. Sound Mappings: Inhabiting virtual geometry through sound.

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    The experience of hearing one’s own voice “from the outside,” usually through an electronic device, is often at first described as “weird” or “strange” and jarring. This talk will discuss the role of internal sound and self-referent external sound in relation to proprioceptive processes, or the sense of oneself in physical space.  Sound compositions may have the capacity to change proprioceptive mappings through inducing otherwise unknowable quasi-spatial experience. We will speculate on possible reasons why it may be so. How is it that certain kinds of sound patterns can cause a deviation from what is otherwise normalized expectations of events in time.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Recent progress in efficient physics-based synthesis of string instrument sound

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217]
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar

    ABSTRACT

    Applications combining digital waveguides, modal synthesis, and finite-difference time-domain modeling will be presented in the context of efficient simulation of string instruments.

    The first part of this talk will introduce a technique for modeling bridge admittances and body radiativity profiles from frequency response measurements on guitars and bowed string instruments. The formulation, relying on modal analysis, is then used to construct reflectance and radiativity models enabling efficient simulation of string plucks via digital waveguides.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Waxy Tomb - [Julia Litman-Cleper]

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Please join us for a live electronics and video set with WaxyTomb [aka Julia Litman-Cleper]
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Gabriella Musacchia on Brain Plasticity with Music and Auditory Enrichment

    Date: 
    Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Seminar Room
    Event Type: 
    Hearing Seminar
    Brain plasticity with music and auditory enrichment: Implications for early music education. Note special time!!!!! 3PM Seminar!!!
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Acoustic Source Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Model and Numerical Algorithm

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217]
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar

    Acoustic Source Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Model and Numerical Algorithm

    Abstract: Jianhua Yuan will present a series of techniques, based upon the energy based acoustic features, to locate a sound source given measurements of the sound field. For wireless ad hoc sensor network applications, energy based acoustic features is an appropriate choice since the acoustic power emitted by targets, such as moving vehicles usually varies slowly with respect to time. In this approach, mathematical models and new numerical methods may be used to yield higher accuracy in terms of source location estimates compared to the earlier method.
     

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Naomi Harte - ViSQOL, An objective measure for speech quality

    Date: 
    Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    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. The research to develop ViSQOL was sponsored by Google Chrome in Mountainview CA.   Bio: Dr.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Don Knuth: Constraint-based composition

    Date: 
    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom (Room 217)
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Don Knuth will come and discuss/explain the peculiar(?) methods that he is using as he tries to compose a major work for pipe organ.
    Biography
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Pat Scandalis - Physically Modeled Musical Instruments on Mobile Devices

    Date: 
    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Colloquium
    Handheld mobile computing devices are now ubiquitous. These devices are powerful, connected and equipped with a variety of sensors. Their pervasiveness has created an opportunity to realize parametrically controlled, physically modeled, virtual musical instruments. moForte inc was founded to develop a line of sonic and musical applications for handheld devices. We developed the "moForte Guitar Stack" which models the guitar family of instruments. This stack has been used to used to develop applications for mobile devices.

    We give an overview of the history of physical modeling with many sound examples, and then brief overview of the current state of modeling on mobile devices using a few apps based on the moForte Guitar Stack.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Alex Brandmeyer on High-frequency Neural oscillations for Auditory Perception

    Date: 
    Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
    Event Type: 
    Hearing Seminar
    Our transparent everyday experience of sound belies the complex perceptual processes which transform acoustic energy in the environment into rich representations of sound-emitting objects. Since the publication of Bregman’s seminal work on ‘Auditory Scene Analysis’, much progress has been made in understanding the neural mechanisms that support the formation of auditory streams and object representations. This talk will focus on the functional role of neural oscillations in audition, and the interplay between top-down (i.e. attentional and executive processes) and bottom-up (sensory) processes during the formation of perceptual representations.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
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