Recent News en Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed <div>Congratulations to Jonathan Berger for more great reviews of his &quot;Visitations!&quot;<br /></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:41:00 +0000 networth 3737 at How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time Very interesting article by Dr. Jonathan Berger!&nbsp;&quot;One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert&rsquo;s String Quintet in C major. During the second movement I had the unnerving feeling that time was literally grinding to a halt. The sensation was powerful, visceral, overwhelming. It was a life-changing moment, or, as it felt at the time, a life-changing eon. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It has been my goal ever since to compose music that usurps the perceived flow of time and commandeers the sense of how time passes. Although I&rsquo;ve learned to manipulate subjective time, I still stand in awe of Schubert&rsquo;s unparalleled power.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:06:14 +0000 networth 3736 at Holly Herndon's New Single Named Best New Track on Pitchfork Congratulations to our own Holly Herndon, once again in the news!<br /> <p>&quot;In reviewing electronic music composer Holly Herndon&rsquo;s breakout debut, 2012's Movement, we noted her penchant for &quot;Bending one person's voice into phantasmagorias&quot;, which continues on her newest, breath-halting single, &ldquo;Chorus&rdquo;.&quot;&nbsp;<a href=" ">Read more, and watch video here...</a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:46:47 +0000 networth 3723 at Turning brain waves into music helps spot seizures <div>The music is eerie, if not altogether aesthetically pleasing. Like a soundtrack moments before a film's horrifying twist, the sounds of the brain in a state of seizure betrays the plot with little more than a skin-prickling crescendo.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> This music, the electrical activity of the seizing brain translated to sound, is a merger of art and medicine, the work of Stanford's Dr. Josef Parvizi, an epilepsy specialist, and Chris Chafe, a composer and music researcher.&nbsp;<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:27:51 +0000 networth 3675 at Tricking the brain <div>Most interns don&rsquo;t deliberately try to deceive executives at their employer&rsquo;s company, but Dolby intern Jimmy Tobin was asked to do just that.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For a reception following a day of meetings for the company&rsquo;s 90 top leaders, Tobin, a student of symbolic systems at Stanford University, and fellow interns working in the Science Group with Senior Staff Scientist Poppy Crum were asked to create a series of demonstrations of perceptual illusions.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:57:14 +0000 networth 3669 at Find My Way: Holly Herndon, James Ferraro, Oneohtrix Point Never <div><img src="/sites/default/files/user/networth/f88_future_artists_1.jpg" width="200" height="134" align="textTop" border="2" alt="" /></div> <div class=" rteleft"></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:41:21 +0000 networth 3662 at Stanford scientists build a 'brain stethoscope' to turn seizures into music <p><img src="/sites/default/files/user/networth/13065-seizure_chafe_iorga3.jpg" width="150" height="225" border=".5" alt="" /></p> <div>When Chris Chafe and Josef Parvizi began transforming recordings of brain activity into music, they did so with artistic aspirations. The professors soon realized, though, that the work could lead to a powerful biofeedback tool for identifying brain patterns associated with seizures.&nbsp;<a href="">Read more here...</a></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:15:33 +0000 networth 3661 at The Stanford Ph.D Student Making Human Music with a Laptop When it comes to music-making, laptops get a bad rap. They're cold, impersonal, inexpressive, and can't summon the warmth of traditional acoustic instruments. Or at least that's one way to look at it. Experimental musician&nbsp;<a title="Holly Herndon" href="" data-omni-track="Inform-&gt;Click|keyword[Holly+Herndon]">Holly Herndon</a>&nbsp;disagrees &mdash; and has spent much of her career exploring the expressive potential of the machines that are now an inseparable part of modern life. <a href="" target="_blank">Read more here...</a><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:57:42 +0000 networth 3649 at CCRMA's Rob Hamilton at Design Night Our very own Rob Hamilton, along with his partner in crime Chris Platz, was at a recent Design Night at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Rob and Chris were displaying their gaming-inspired work &quot;Echo Canyon.&quot; <a href="" target="_blank">Read more here.</a><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:03:32 +0000 networth 3647 at Return to Mars: Feature in Stanford Magazine More than thirty years after its debut&mdash;as the soundtrack to footage of the red planet from the Viking missions&mdash;a historic piece of computer music has been restored by its Stanford creators.<br /><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:30:51 +0000 networth 3639 at