Sunday, 10 November 2013

Some links

R.I.P. Sten Hanson (1946-2013), composer, performance artist and poet. Ulf Stenberg remembers Sten in Tidningen Kulturen (Swedish only).

Flossmanuals has online manuals for Ardour, Audacity, Chuck, Csound, Fluxus, and Pure Data.

Musica/Tecnologia's latest issue is dedicated to the phase vocoder.

An International Archive of Sound Art.

The Montréal Sound Map.

Sound and wave animations from Music Science at UNSW.

The Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL) contains digitised archive documents in musical acoustics. There are early papers and correspondence by James Beauchamp, Max Mathews, and Jean-Claude Risset, e.g. some documents pertaining to Rissets research on trumpet tones.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Various stuff

The new issue of Fylkingen's Hz journal (#18) contains several articles on sound art and electroacoustic music.

Uncollectable - April 2013 issue of ArteEeast journal covers Middle Eastern sound art.

Data Garden "is a journal, record label and events producer encouraging the discovery of electronic music through the windows of history, science and community."

Kunstradio - a Zürich sound art radio station.

Le Perce-oreilles - French sound art archive and web portal.

Saturday, 13 April 2013


George Tzanetakis has uploaded a 30 minute presentation with an overview of music information retrieval (MIR). It contains a good introduction to Fourier analysis and STFT. (On the same site, there is also a 18 minute tutorial by Meinard Mueller on chroma features.)

Tzanetakis' presentation spawned a small discussion on the MUSIC-IR list about the origins of the term MIR. The earliest use seems to have been at Princeton in the 1960s for a software package used in research on Josquin by Michael Kassler et al. (See Kassler, 1966, "Toward musical information retrieval", Perspectives of new music, vol. 4 (1966), no. 2, p. 59-67).

Before ISMIR started in 2000, some of the work on MIR was published in Computer music journal and the International Computer Music Conference proceedings (a search for retrieval results in about 370 matching papers from 1975 onward).

Friday, 29 March 2013

Some online journals etc.

The Experimental Music Yearbook "is a repository for composers, performers, and the public to glean the methods and styles of various artists working in the experimental music tradition".

Surround journal.

Ars Acustica – Audio Art – Klangkunst. Issue 4 (October 2012) of Act. Zeitschrift für Musik & Performance.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Call for papers: Journal of New Music Research - Special Issue on Music and Machine Learning

Machine learning has permeated nearly every area of music informatics, driven by a renewed interest in computational musicology, vast sources of music in digital audio formats, the steady increase in size and availability of symbolic corpora, and advances in semantic annotation of large audio collections.

To provide a collection of the highest quality contemporary work in machine learning and music, the Journal of New Music Research will host its second Special Issue on Music and Machine Learning.

Guest Editors: Darrell Conklin, José Manuel Iñesta, Rafel Ramirez

The manuscript submission deadline is July 1, 2013. Full details of the Call for Papers can be found at the following web page:

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sound art in Kunstjournalen B-post

The latest issue of Kunstjournalen B-post, a Norwegian magazine on contemporary art, is devoted to sound and sound art. Most of the texts are available both in scandinavian languages and english.

The contributors are Anne Marthe Dyvi, Espen Sommer Eide, Mahlet Ogbe Habte, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Brandon LaBelle, Jørgen Larsson, Sissel Lillebostad, Trond Lossius, Nicholas Møllerhaug, Anne Hilde Neset, María Andueza Olmedo, Finnbogi Petursson, Carsten Seiffarth, Karen Skog, Roar Sletteland, Maia Urstad and Jana Winderen.