[microsound-announce] Live Real-time Machine Learning seminar in Barcelona

l'ull cec info at lullcec.org
Thu Nov 15 00:54:32 EST 2012



seminar led by Dan Stowell

This seminar will explore machine listening and machine learning in 
SuperCollider, applied in real time to perform intelligent signal 
processing on live audio streams. We will specifically focus on 
server-based processing of sound streams (i.e. not on “offline” machine 
learning or general compositional aspects). We will study 
classification, clustering and regression using built-in analysis tools 
(plus standard sc3-plugins and quarks), covering important 
machine-learning techniques such as Self-Organising Maps, K-Means, 
K-Nearest Neighbours, Sparse Representations and more.


Session #01:
- Introduction to machine listening and machine learning
- Real-time live processing issues
- Revision of SuperCollider extensions; how to use third party code

Session #02:
- Exploring live data
- Machine listening features, pros and cons
- Clustering
- Classification

Session #03
- More classification
- Regression
- Sparse representations
- Practical considerations: latency, accuracy, noise

Level: intermediate (some basic knowledge of SuperCollider and sound 
synthesis is assumed)

Instructor: Dan Stowell [ http://mcld.co.uk ]

Dan Stowell (MCLD) is a musician, programmer, and scientist. In 2010 he 
obtained a PhD in Machine Learning and Digital Music at Queen Mary 
University of London, where he is now currently working as a 
postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Digital Music. Dan has been 
developing techniques to use voice sounds such as beatboxing to control 
electronic instruments. In his musical practice, he combines live-coding 
with beatboxing – both solo and as part of the duo Spoonfight – and also 
produces installation work as part of C4DM Presents. He’s currently also 
one of the lead SuperCollider developers.


Friday 23.11.2012, 18:00-22.00h
Saturday 24.11.2012, 11:00–14:00h, 16:00-19:00h
Sunday 25.11.2012, 11:00–14:00h, 16:00-19:00h

Location:  Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació. Sant Adrià, 20. 
Barcelona. Metro Sant Andreu.

Price: 90€

To sign up or request further information, please send an email to 
info at lullcec.org.



This activity is organized by l’ull cec in collaboration with OSIC, 
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona and Fabra i Coats – Fábrica de Creació.


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