Recent Events https://ccrma.stanford.edu/recent-events/feed en Karya, a new sequencer, notation, and language https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/karya-new-sequencer-notation-and-language <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, 11/17/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:20pm</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="196" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/jos/karya-small.jpg?1509321313" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Abstract:</b> Karya is a music sequencer. Its main goal is to let you write a high level score which is then realized to expressive and idiomatic instrumental parts, primarily for computer realization. It uses its own score format. One way to look at it is a 2D language for expressing music along with an editor for that language. The score language has a built-in library of notation and has basic means for defining new notation, but more complicated notation is defined in Haskell. The idea is to have a standard library, but also be able to define notation specific to your score. The editor is graphical but also uses a Haskell REPL for configuration, automation, and extension.</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/karya-new-sequencer-notation-and-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:02:17 +0000 jos 4555 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Demixing and Remixing Music with Deep Learning https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/demixing-and-remixing-music-with-deep-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">Fri, 11/10/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:20pm</span></span> </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 Lecture </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="99" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/jos/tunesplit.jpg?1509233144" /> </div> </div> </div> <strong>Abstract:</strong> In 2015 Alejandro Koretzky created tuneSplit with the goal of democratizing music creation and remixing while introducing the concept of &ldquo;Semantic Equalization&rdquo; in music. By implementing an end-to-end pipeline that performs audio source separation in real time, commercial stereo music can be deconstructed into different instruments and vocals, allowing users to personalize the listening experience and unlocking the possibilities for remixing using parts of existing stereo mixes. Initial versions of the underlying algorithms were based on a proprietary adaptive version of Non-negative Matrix Factorization.<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/demixing-and-remixing-music-with-deep-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:31:41 +0000 jos 4554 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Jan Skoglund on Objective Quality Assessment for Immersive Audio https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jan-skoglund-objective-quality-assessment-immersive-audio <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, 11/10/2017 - <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="124" height="155" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/69403.png?1509756623" /> </div> </div> </div> With the surging interest in augmented and virtual reality, there is more and more interest in high-quality 3D sound rendering.&nbsp; We heard many talks about this last year, with very smart people rendering sounds in complicated physical environments.&nbsp; My favorite was one group who said they could model the sounds from a hallway the user couldn't see.&nbsp; But does this matter?&nbsp; I'm not sure I could tell the difference. But I'm mindful of the fact that at one point people thought LP records were the ultimate in audio fidelity.<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/jan-skoglund-objective-quality-assessment-immersive-audio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:22:18 +0000 malcolm 4550 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Chartreuse https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/chartreuse <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, 11/09/2017 - <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/chartreuse_photo.jpg?1507569900" /> </div> </div> </div> Chartreuse is violinist Myra Hinrichs (Chicago), violist Carrie Frey (New York City), and cellist Helen Newby (San Francisco). The tricoastal trio aims to take advantage of the distance by pooling the strengths of their chosen cities, commissioning new works from composers across the U.S. and in Norway and collaborating with fellow performers in each of their musical residences on &quot;Chartreuse +/-&quot; projects. The trio has toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, the Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway. <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/chartreuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:27:14 +0000 ecallery 4531 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Invisible Choirs, a solo exhibition by Nolan Lem https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/invisible-choirs-solo-exhibition-nolan-lem <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-start">Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:00pm</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> Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 <a href="https://proartsgallery.org" title="https://proartsgallery.org">https://proartsgallery.org</a> </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="200" height="101" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/nlem/0.jpg?1508355763" /> </div> </div> </div> CCRMA PhD student Nolan Lem will premiere his first solo exhibition comprised of new mixed media and sound-based works at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA.&nbsp;Invisible Choirs examines the automation of of artificial intelligence by exploring the pathological ramifications of an increasingly technocentric society. Focusing on the emergence of artificially intelligent machines, Lem questions the relationship between technological modes of production and physical labor, visibility and identity, and autonomy and monotony. Comprised as a set of mixed-media, kinetic, and sound-based works, the installation's environment is constructed as an interactive neural network--one that renders visible the physical and algorithmic automata that seek to govern our daily lives.&nbsp;<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/invisible-choirs-solo-exhibition-nolan-lem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:57:24 +0000 nlem 4547 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Aren Jansen on AudioSet: Real world audio event classification https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/aren-jansen-audioset-real-world-audio-event-classification <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, 11/03/2017 - <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="124" height="155" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/104952.png?1508789888" /> </div> </div> </div> <a href="https://research.google.com/audioset/">AudioSet</a> is an attempt to do for audio processing what big image databases like ImageNet have done for computer vision. Arguably big image datasets like <a href="http://www.image-net.org/">ImageNet</a>, by Prof. Li Fei-Fei at Stanford, and the competitions they have spawned, have advanced image recognition more than any other research result.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://research.google.com/pubs/104952.html">Aren Jansen</a>, from Google, will be talking about AudioSet. He will talk about their data collection effort, how the data is organized and the first results on sound object recognition from this large dataset.&nbsp; By large, they mean 2.1M human-annotated videos, 5.8M hours of audio, and 527 classes of sounds.<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/aren-jansen-audioset-real-world-audio-event-classification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:19:27 +0000 malcolm 4549 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Jenny Q Chai - Sonorous Brushes https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jenny-q-chai-sonorous-brushes <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, 11/02/2017 - <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="138" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/jqc_009.jpg?1505512936" /> </div> </div> </div> Please join us for an evening of multimedia works for piano, electronics, and video with Jenny Q Chai entitled &quot;Sonorous Brushes&quot; . An artist of singular vision, pianist Jenny Q Chai is widely renowned for her ability to illuminate musical connections throughout the centuries. With radical <em>joie de vivre</em> and razor-sharp intention, Chai creates layered multimedia programs and events which explore and unite elements of science, nature, fashion, and art. &ldquo;Jenny Q Chai, who has studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, is following the more eclectic path&hellip;&rdquo; New York Times.<br /> <br /> <strong>Program: Sonorous Brushes</strong><br /> <br /> Claude Debussy: Etudes - Pour les quartes, Pour les huit doigts<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/jenny-q-chai-sonorous-brushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:03:17 +0000 ecallery 4508 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Malcolm Slaney on Cool Audio Projects from the Telluride Neuromorphic Workshop https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/malcolm-slaney-cool-audio-projects-telluride-neuromorphic-workshop <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, 10/27/2017 - <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="162" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/malcolmbyge_2.jpg?1508432916" /> </div> </div> </div> For many years a collection of world-reknown faculty and amazing students have gathered in the mountains of Telluride to propose and pilot interesting auditory experiments. This past summer was no exception, and Prof. Fujioka and I would like to review the 11 auditory projects that were successful this year. This ranges from music perception, to decoding EEG responses, to matching deep neural networks and brains. We were studying musical scales, tension, and rhythm.&nbsp; What could be more fun?!!?!?<br /> <br /> The projects include:<br /> &nbsp; Decoding<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; Tension decoding ♪<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; Musical scales ♪<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; Pitch<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; Salience detection <br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; Hierarchical features for decoding<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/malcolm-slaney-cool-audio-projects-telluride-neuromorphic-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:10:38 +0000 malcolm 4548 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Generative Models for Music and Art https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/generative-models-music-and-art <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, 10/26/2017 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:20pm</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 Lecture </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="180" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/jos/magenta-logo-bottom-text2.png?1508185747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Abstract:</b> Doug Eck will discuss <a href="https://magenta.tensorflow.org/">Magenta</a>, a Google Brain project investigating music and art generation using deep learning and reinforcement learning. The goals of Magenta and how it fits into the general trend of AI moving into our daily lives will be described. One crucial question is: Where does AI and Machine Learning fit in the creative process? The speaker argues that generative models are the core tools to import from machine learning, and introduces concepts from generative models such as autoencoders, recurrent neural networks, variational methods, generative adversarial networks (GANs) and different sampling methods.</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"> For CCRMA Users Only </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/generative-models-music-and-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:32:06 +0000 jos 4544 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Gareth Loy on What does music do that engages and holds our interest? https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/gareth-loy-what-does-music-do-engages-and-holds-our-interest <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, 10/20/2017 - <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="150" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/garethloyheadshotweb.jpg?1507322487" /> </div> </div> </div> With all the new interest in computer generated music (e.g. Project Magenta) it is good to revisit the issue of what makes music intereting. Generating truly random &quot;music&quot; is easy, but what does it take to make it interesting?&nbsp; Gareth Loy is a CCRMA alumni, coming back to talk about this topic.&nbsp; With the great combination of perception and computer folks near CCRMA, I expect this will be a vigorous discussion.<br /> <br /> Who:&nbsp; Gareth Loy<br /> When: Friday October 20 at 10:30AM<br /> What:&nbsp;What does music do that engages and holds our interest?<br /> Where: CCRMA Seminar Room (come early to get a place at the table)<br /> Why: Because music perception and computers are fun!<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/gareth-loy-what-does-music-do-engages-and-holds-our-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:41:27 +0000 malcolm 4528 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu