The folks at CCRMA have released the timetable for their 2014 Summer Workshops Series. There’s a great mix of programs available. I’m especially interested in the Music Information Retrieval workshop since I have worked on similar projects in the past, but would be excited to learn the latest techniques and approaches in this field.
MIR is a highly-interdisciplinary field bridging the domains of digital audio signal processing, pattern recognition, software system design, and machine learning. Simply put, MIR algorithms allow a computer to “listen” and “understand or make sense of” audio data, such as MP3s in a personal music collection, live streaming audio, or gigabytes of sound effects, in an effort to reduce the semantic gap between high-level musical information and low-level audio data. In the same way that listeners can recognize the characteristics of sound and music – tempo, key, chord progressions, genre, or song structure – MIR algorithms are capable of recognizing and extracting this information, enabling systems to perform extensive sorting, searching, music recommendation, metadata generation, transcription, and even aiding/generating real-time performance.
6/23 – 6/27 Music Information Retrieval: Jay LeBoeuf, Leigh Smith, Steve Tjoa
6/29 – 7/3 SuperCollider: Fernando Lopez Lezcano and Bruno Ruviaro
7/7 – 7/11 Audio Plug-Ins Designed with Faust: Romain Michon
7/14 – 7/18 Aspects of Sound in Art: Elaine Buckholtz and Sasha Leitman
7/21 – 7/25 WORKSHOP TO BE ANNOUNCED
7/28 – 8/1 Designing Musical Games :: Gaming Musical Design: Rob Hamilton and Chris Platz
8/4 – 8/8 Stompbox Design: Edgar Berdahl and Esteban Maestre
8/11 – 8/15 3D Printing for Acoustics : John Granzow
8/18 – 8/22 Perceptual Audio Coding: Marina Bosi and Rich Goldberg
8/25 – 8/29 New Music Controllers: Sasha Leitman and Michael Gurevich