Recent Events https://ccrma.stanford.edu/recent-events/feed en scapegoat - new music for sax, percussion, and electronics https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/scapegoat-new-music-sax-percussion-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">Tue, 04/10/2018 - <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="103" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/scapegoat.jpg?1521324840" /> </div> </div> </div> scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Programmes are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, through original works featuring live electronics, performer-controlled sonic and visual amplification, video and lighting design, and improvisation. scapegoat's 2017/18 season features new commissions of composers Pierluigi Billone and Michelle Lou funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, with residencies and performances as part of an Australian tour, a Californian tour, and at the Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Open Ears Festival (Kitchener).<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/scapegoat-new-music-sax-percussion-and-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:14:10 +0000 ecallery 4651 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu CEMEC 2018 https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/cemec-2018 <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, 04/07/2018 - <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="117" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/cemec_2017-2.png?1521323592" /> </div> </div> </div> The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2018 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2018. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April 7th from 7.30PM<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> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:53:21 +0000 ecallery 4650 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Jaap Blonk https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jaap-blonk <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, 04/05/2018 - <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="168" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/blonk_75.jpg?1521323274" /> </div> </div> </div> Ahead of his Other Minds Festival performance in SF, Jaap Blonk presents “Songs of Little Sleep" and other recent works for voice and electronics. As a vocalist, Jaap is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live-electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band.<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/jaap-blonk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:48:47 +0000 ecallery 4649 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Michiko Theurer - Circling the Waves https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/michiko-theurer-circling-waves <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, 04/03/2018 - <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="95" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/michiko.jpg?1521323053" /> </div> </div> </div> Circling the Waves is a multimedia performance designed by violinist and artist Michiko Theurer. It interweaves music commissioned from six composers around a central series of paintings created by Michiko. The project is inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel The Waves, and explores a multiplicity of independent voices wrapping around a shared visual space.<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> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:44:57 +0000 ecallery 4648 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Hotword Sifter - Make Google Home hear you in cocktail parties https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/hotword-sifter-make-google-home-hear-you-in-cocktail-parties <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, 03/16/2018 - <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="150" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/yahuang_feb2018.jpg?1519943975" /> </div> </div> </div> It's the last unsolved problem in speech recognition.&nbsp; :-)&nbsp; How does one use minimal resources to recognize hotwords like &quot;Hey Google&quot; or &quot;Alexa&quot;, in the face of noisy 24x7 environments. These keywords (or hotwords) are the signal to turn on full speech recognition on the new generation of always listening devices, and the hotword must be recognized accurately, and in multiple acoustic environments.&nbsp;Recognizing these keywords must be done on the device, as nobody wants all their speech transmitted to the cloud.<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/hotword-sifter-make-google-home-hear-you-in-cocktail-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:08:46 +0000 malcolm 4640 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Hearing Sound with Auditory Hair Bundles https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/hearing-sound-with-auditory-hair-bundles <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, 03/09/2018 - <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="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/malcolm/1554607_10152224904888062_2070238923917508597_n.jpg?1519260219" /> </div> </div> </div> How is all that beautiful music converted from acoustic waves into spikes?&nbsp; The key biological component are some very sensitive cilia, hair-like structures, that sit at the end of auditory nerve cells. They move in response to passing waves, and that unleases spikes the head toward the auditory brain.&nbsp; It really is quite magical.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Who: Wisam Reid (Stanford)<br /> What:&nbsp;Relating the Cohesiveness of Auditory Hair Bundles in Mammals to their Function<br /> When: Friday March 9th at 10:30AM<br /> Where: CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)<br /> Why: These are really quite amazing structures.<br /> <br /> Bring your cilia to CCRMA and Wisam will talk about how they do their important job.<br /> <br /> <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/hearing-sound-with-auditory-hair-bundles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:44:16 +0000 malcolm 4628 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Jordan Rudess - CCRMA Encore https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jordan-rudess-ccrma-encore <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, 03/08/2018 - <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="133" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/au0v4789-2.jpg?1520320014" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="rteleft">CCRMA visiting artist Jordan Rudess presents one last evening of keyboard and technological virtuosity and dexterity to close out his current residency at the Knoll. For this show he will perform selections from his Bach to Rock solo piano tour as well as his own synthesizer improvisations&nbsp;</div><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/jordan-rudess-ccrma-encore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:06:26 +0000 ecallery 4645 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Varun Nair: Audio at Facebook https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/varun-nair-audio-facebook <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, 03/05/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">5:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:30pm</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> 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="199" height="200" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/rmichon/18359144_10158646098790634_4648440099644744917_o.jpg?1519754233" /> </div> </div> </div> The talk will detail the work and technologies developed by the Facebook audio team including sound design tools for VR/360 (Spatial Workstation), spatial audio rendering technology and perceptual audio quality. The talk will also cover the many learnings and challenges in creating, streaming and playing back audio at scale across VR and non-VR mediums. <br /> <br /> <strong>Varun Nair's Bio:</strong><br /> Varun's spent over a decade in the audio industry and has worked on hundreds of projects across television, film, games and interactivity. He co-founded Two Big Ears, where he led development of spatial audio technologies and tools. Two Big Ears was acquired by Facebook, where he is now the engineering manager of the audio team.<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> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:57:14 +0000 rmichon 4639 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Jonathan Berger- Vân-Ánh Võ - Kronos Quartet - Rinde Eckert - My Lai https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/jonathan-berger-v-n-nh-v-kronos-quartet-rinde-eckert-my-lai <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">Sun, 03/04/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">7:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:30pm</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> Zellerbach Hall - Berkeley </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/0_cal-performances-kronos-quartet-my-lai-1-jay-blakesberg.jpg?1519951134" /> </div> </div> </div> Cal Performances presents - MY LAI - the Kronos Quartet’s fully-staged collaboration with CCRMA composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman that explores the aftermath of My Lai—a tragic episode in the Vietman War when American soldiers massacred hundreds of unarmed villagers—from the perspective of the helicopter pilot who tried to intervene. Berger’s score blends Rinde Eckert’s voice with the strings of the Kronos Quartet augmented by traditional Vietnamese instruments played by Vân-Ánh Võ, and an electronic soundscape of helicopters, voices, and snippets of American blues.<div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $38-68: available from: https://calperformances.org/performances/2017-18/new-music/kronos-quartet-rinde-eckert-van-anh-vo-my-lai.php </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/jonathan-berger-v-n-nh-v-kronos-quartet-rinde-eckert-my-lai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:41:19 +0000 ecallery 4643 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu Mari Kimura https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/mari-kimura <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, 03/02/2018 - <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="134" alt="" src="https://ccrma.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/user/ecallery/thumbnail.jpg?1518469180" /> </div> </div> </div> Please join us post-Open House for a special evening of music by virtuoso violinist/composer/technologist Mari Kimura. <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/mari-kimura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:04:07 +0000 ecallery 4604 at https://ccrma.stanford.edu