Recent Events https://ccrma.stanford.edu/recent-events/feed en 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 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