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Friday, January 28, 2011

01.23-28 - Dagstuhl Seminar on Multimodal Music Processing

Elaine Chew and Alexandre Fran├žois participate in a Dagstuhl Seminar on Multimodal Music Processing organized by Simon Dixon, Masataka Goto, and Meinard Mueller. The participants give introductory presentations, and broke out in special topics discussion sessions.  Cynthia Liem (University of Delft) and Elaine Chew perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (transcribed for piano four hands by Scharwenka) at the concert on the final evening.

More photos by Jeremy Pickens can be found here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

01.14 - Frequency Visualizer with Ondar at CalTech TEDx Event

Alexandre Fran├žois created a program to perform real-time frequency visualization of vocal sounds by Ondar, the famed Tuvan throat singer.  As many as four to five major peaks are seen when Ondar does his throat singing.  The presentation was part of the fringe TEDx events in honor of Feynman at Caltech today, together with performances by Ondar's eclectic band.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

01.11 - Structure in Music

This year's ISE 575 / EE 675 / CSCI 575 class — Topics in Engineering Approaches to Music Cognition — met for the first time today.  The topic this year is Structure in Music.  The class website is at http://www-scf.usc.edu/~ise575/e .

Thursday, January 6, 2011

01.06 - AMS Math Music Special Sessions

Elaine Chew attends and presents a paper on The Pentahelix: a Four-Dimensional Realization of the Spiral Array at the Special Sessions on Mathematical Techniques in Musical Analysis organized by Robert Peck and Thomas Fiore at the AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting in New Orleans.

Photos below show the Mississippi shoreline, and pictures to the left are of the dinner after the two sessions.