Recent Events https://ccrma.stanford.edu/recent-events/feed en the first time you closed your eyes https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/first-time-you-closed-your-eyes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 01/22/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">7:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:40pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA STAGE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Concert </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="182" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/jette/prsm2.png?1515738425" /> </div> </div> </div> &nbsp;Jane Rigler, Christopher Jette and Matt Wright present an evening of improvised electro-acoustic music. &quot;the first time you closed your eyes&quot; provides a contemplative point of departure for the sonic explorations. The two ~22 minute sets take advantage of the 64 channel array of speakers on the CCRMA stage. The performance will combine flute, a monochord and a cybernetically controled feedback network.&nbsp;<div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:35:30 +0000 jette 4585 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu The JACK Quartet Plays Stanford Composers https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jack-quartet-plays-stanford-composers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 01/19/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">7:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Stage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Concert </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="198" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/dsc_5825.jpg?1512692993" /> </div> </div> </div> The JACK quartet present a concert of works by Stanford Graduate Composers and Faculty on the CCRMA stage. The program includes pieces by Constantin Basica, Julie Herndon, Jessie Marino, Charlie Sdraulig, Davor Branimir Vincze, Nick Virzi, and Mark Applebaum.<br /> <br /> Deemed &quot;superheroes of the new music world&quot; (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is &quot;the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment.&quot; (Washington Post) &quot;They are a musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us.&quot; (Toronto Star)<br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jack-quartet-plays-stanford-composers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:31:16 +0000 ecallery 4575 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Modeling fine time structure in the brain https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/modeling-fine-time-structure-in-brain <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 01/19/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">10:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">12:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Seminar Room </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Hearing Seminar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="143" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/ganesh_picture.jpg?1510082825" /> </div> </div> </div> We really don't know how auditory *information* is represented in the brain. The easiest approach relies on the rate profile, simply a measure of how fast a group of neurons is firing. But the rate profile ignores a lot of information in the exact timing of each spike.&nbsp; And at a higher level there are oscillatory representations. All of these representations can be used to encode information, but which is most important and leads to the best model of auditory perception?<br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/modeling-fine-time-structure-in-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:54:36 +0000 malcolm 4558 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Weston Olencki and Eric Wubbles - New Works For Piano, Trombone, and Electronics https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/weston-olencki-and-eric-wubbles-new-works-piano-trombone-and-electronics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 01/13/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">7:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Stage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Concert </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="200" height="97" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/ww.jpg?1513705647" /> </div> </div> </div> Composer/performers Weston Olencki and Eric Wubbels will present new work written by and for the duo. The two works explore shared concerns of virtuosity, synchronization, and hybridization using languages developed through intensive long-term collaboration and friendship. <br /> <br /> Program: <br /> <br /> Weston Olencki - recasting [2016-18], premiere; prepared piano, transducers, synthesizers, electronics, objects<br /> Eric Wubbels - contraposition [2016-17]; trombone + prepared piano<br /> <br /> Bios:<br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/weston-olencki-and-eric-wubbles-new-works-piano-trombone-and-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:48:49 +0000 ecallery 4577 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu One Day Faust Workshop With Yann Orlarey: Faust and Furious! https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/one-day-faust-workshop-with-yann-orlarey-faust-and-furious <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 01/13/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">9:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Classroom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Other </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="133" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/rmichon/faust_and_furious_poster_final3.jpg?1514359536" /> </div> </div> </div> Faust and Furious is a one day FREE workshop on the <a href="http://faust.grame.fr">Faust programming language</a>. It will take place at CCRMA on January 13th, 2018. <br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/one-day-faust-workshop-with-yann-orlarey-faust-and-furious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:47:40 +0000 rmichon 4581 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Audio Style Transformations using Deep Neural Networks by Prateek Verma https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/audio-style-transformations-using-deep-neural-networks-prateek-verma <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 01/12/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">10:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">12:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Seminar Room </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Hearing Seminar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="200" height="169" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/1_wymejyuifz0ugsgcmxn0qq.png?1515389825" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have been wildly successful for many tasks, but none of the tasks are as wondrous as the success that DNNs have had on transferring the style of one painting to another painter&rsquo;s art. This magical trick is accomplished by mixing and matching the low-level feature analysis layers between different styles of paining, so a painting in one style is rendered in another with different kinds of brush works.<br /> <br /> But can we do this for audio? Prateek Verma has been experimenting with this, and will talk about his work and results. What does audio style mean, and how does one capture it?<br /> <br /> Who: Prateek Verma (Stanford CCRMA)<br /> What: Audio Style Transformations using Deep Neural Networks</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/audio-style-transformations-using-deep-neural-networks-prateek-verma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:40:01 +0000 malcolm 4582 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Elisabetta Chicca on spike-based learning https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/elisabetta-chicca-spike-based-learning <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 12/07/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:50pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Seminar Room </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Hearing Seminar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="133" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/bild.jpeg?1512197674" /> </div> </div> </div> Spike...Spike.....Spike..Spike........Spike.&nbsp; That's how the brain communicates. But how do you spikes help you learn? And more importantly, how do you modify a spiking network to learn new things (like speech and music)?&nbsp;The colloquial rule is &quot;those who fire together, wire together&quot; but in practice you need causality. A&nbsp;more realistic learning model is called spike-timing-dependent plasticity, where a particular neural connection is strengthened when an input spike immediately&nbsp;<strong>precedes</strong> the output spike. An input spike must happen before the output.&nbsp; This is the backprop, for those of you from the machine-learning or DNN world,&nbsp;of the real neural world.<br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/elisabetta-chicca-spike-based-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:54:59 +0000 malcolm 4569 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Weighing acoustic factors in music and language during development https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/weighing-acoustic-factors-in-music-and-language-during-development <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 12/01/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">10:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">12:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Seminar Room </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Hearing Seminar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="137" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/christina_2.jpg?1509751149" /> </div> </div> </div> Christina M. Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden will be talking about the differences between speech and music when we develop our auditory brains. They seem pretty different to us now, but how do our young brains parse the cachophony of sounds and decide that some sounds are meant to be recognized as words, and other sounds are just to make us feel good.&nbsp; Or are they both?<br /> <br /> Who:&nbsp;Christina M. Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden<br /> What:&nbsp;Weighing acoustic factors in music and language during development<br /> When: 10:30AM on Friday December 1, 2017<br /> Where: CCRMA Seminar Room, top floor of the Knoll at Stanford<br /> Why: How do we learn the meaning (or not) of sounds??<br /><div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/weighing-acoustic-factors-in-music-and-language-during-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:20:51 +0000 malcolm 4556 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Séverine Ballon: Works for Cello and Multichannel Electronics https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/s-verine-ballon-works-cello-and-multichannel-electronics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/28/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">7:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Stage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Concert </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="200" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/59303-1.jpg?1507576638" /> </div> </div> </div> S&eacute;verine Ballon presents an evening of works for solo cello and cello with multichannel electronics. Her work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her researches as an improviser have helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She studied the cello at the Hochschule f&uuml;r Musik in Berlin and in L&uuml;beck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. During 2004-05, she was an academist at the Ensemble Modern (Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie). She perfected her contemporary cello technique with cellists Siegfried Palm, Pierre Strauch, and Rohan de Saram.<div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/s-verine-ballon-works-cello-and-multichannel-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:18:55 +0000 ecallery 4533 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu James A. (Andy) Moorer: The Future of Technology - Looking Forward by Looking Back https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/james-andy-moorer-future-of-technology-looking-forward-looking-back <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/27/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">5:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event Type:&nbsp;</div> Guest Colloquium </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="200" height="133" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/networth/andy-2.jpg?1510098286" /> </div> </div> </div> In 2000, the author published an article entitled &quot;Audio in the New Millennium&quot;, using the author's experience to project 20 years into the future. Today we are 17 years into that projection. Comparisons of the state of the art with the projections lead to some startling observations with profound implications for the future of the relation between humans and technology. For instance, it is not hard to see that audio is the most powerful and critical medium today - more ubiquitous than even television. It was thought originally that television would entirely replace radio, but now we rely on radio to talk to our friends and stream our music, relegating television to the home or perhaps the sports bar.<div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intended-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open to the Public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/james-andy-moorer-future-of-technology-looking-forward-looking-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:42:43 +0000 networth 4560 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu