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Friday, October 12, 2012

10.08-12 - MuCoaCo Alumni @ ISMIR

Three MuCoaCo alumni - Ching-Hua Chuan, Erdem Unal, and ChangHyun (Daniel) Kim - and two current PhD students - Jordan Smith and Katerina Kosta - attended ISMIR in Porto, Portugal, this year.  The posters presented were as follows:

Chuan, C. & Chew, E. (2012). Creating Ground Truth for Audio Key Finding: When the Title Key May Not Be the Key. [ pdf ]

Kosta, K., Marchini, M. & Purwins, H. (2012). Unsupervised Chord-Sequence Generation from an Audio Example [ pdf ]

Unal, E., Bozkurt, B. & Karaosmanoğlu, M. (2012). N-gram Based Statistical Makam Detection on Makam Music in Turkey Using Symbolic Data [ pdf ]

Ching-Hua Chuan is founder of the WiMIR (Women in Music Information Retrieval) special interest group that met a second time in a row at ISMIR.

Daniel Kim, currently a PhD candidate at KAIST, participated in the audio onset detection MIREX competition.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

02.28 - New Music Box publishes article by Isaac Schankler

Sounds Heard: Anatomy of a Truth-Bender
February 28, 2012 / By

Sounds Heard: Anatomy of a Truth-BenderIt’s easy to understand the appeal of an article like the Wall Street Journal‘s “Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker,” which purports to explain why Adele’s hit song “Someone Like You” makes people cry. Unfortunately, the article is marred by a number of scientific, musical, and aesthetic misconceptions, some glaring and some more subtle.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

02.25 - VRME Bamberger tribute issue now available

Creativity SRIG sponsored Jeanne Bamberger tribute issue of VRME now available.  Message from the editors, S. Alex Ruthman and Gena R. Greher:

At the 2010 meeting of the Creativity SRIG, we were treated to a keynote presentation by eminent music cognition scholar Jeanne Bamberger. For over 40 years, her research and scholarship in the fields of music cognition, music learning, intuition and creativity has had, and continues to have, a profound international impact within and beyond music-related fields.

After her presentation, the Creativity SRIG announced a call for submissions to a special tribute issue of Visions of Research in Music Education (VRME) in honor of Jeanne’s work and career. We are thrilled to announce the publication of that tribute issue as Volume 20  of Visions of Research in Music Education .
This special issue of VRME contains 12 feature articles and essays with authors hailing from Australia, Germany, Israel, the UK and the US:

Gena R. Greher & Alex Ruthmann - Curiosity, Creativity and Cognition: A Window into Jeanne Bamberger’s Work.

Featured Articles
Howard Gardner - Tribute to Jeanne Bamberger: Pre-eminent Student of Musical Development and Cognition in Our Time.
Gena R. Greher & S. Alex Ruthmann - On Chunking, Simples and Paradoxes: Why Jeanne Bamberger’s Research Matters.
Andrew Brown - Experience Design and Interactive Software in Music Education Research.
Kimberley Lansinger Ankney - Building and Composing upon Musical Knowledge.
Michael P. Downton, Kylie A. Peppler, Adena Portowitz, Jeanne Bamberger, & Eric Lindsay - Composing Pieces for Peace: Using Impromptu to Build Cross-Cultural Awareness.
Jessica Krash - Reminiscence on Studying with Jeanne Bamberger.
Joyce Kouffman - Jeanne Bamberger - Vignettes from 1974-1976.
Wilfred Gruhn - Representations of Music - Neural Foundations and Mental Processes.
Craig Graci - Channeling Bamberger: An Unorthodox Appreciation of Jeanne Bamberger’s work on Musical Development and Musical Understanding.
Elaine Chew - About Time: Strategies of Performance Revealed in Graphs.
Christopher F. Hasty - Learning in Time.
Deborah V. Blair - Do you hear what I hear? Musical Maps and Felt Pathways of Musical Understanding. (a reprint from VRME Volume 11)

Historical Reprint:
Jeanne Bamberger - Developing Musical Structures: Going Beyond the Simples.

Access to these articles and essays may be found at http:www-usr.rider.edu/~vrme .

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

01.17 - UCSB and the Allosphere

Elaine Chew is invited to give an MAT (Media Arts and Technology) seminar on Building Bridges: Creating Sustainable Collaborations Amongst Musicians and Engineers [video] at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She gets a tour of the Allosphere with JoAnn Kuchera-Morin; and catches up with Curtis Roads and Stephen Pope at dinner.

Her visit is organized by Șӧlen K. DiCicco.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

01.10 - IPAM Largescale Multimedia Search Workshop

Elaine Chew is an invited speaker at a Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) Largescale Multimedia Search Workshop that takes place January 9-13 at the University of California, Los Angeles. She represents the Music Information Retrieval community with Juan Bello, Laurent Daudet, and Malcolm Slaney, and gives a talk on Music Structure and Prosody.