DEGEM News – FWD – [ak-discourse] Einladung zum Forschungskolloquium am 23.02.2021 – Videokonferenz

Von: Marc Voigt via ak discourse
Datum: Fri, 19 Feb 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] Einladung zum Forschungskolloquium am 23.02.2021 – Videokonferenz

Liebe Kollegen und Studierende, liebe Interessenten an Veranstaltungen
am Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation,

am kommenden Dienstag 23.02.2021, 16:00 Uhr s.t. (Zoom) wird Ramon
Wiegratz seine Masterarbeit zum Thema „Adding Context Information to
Deep Neural Network based Audio Source Separation“ in englischer Sprache
präsentieren. Dazu möchten wir Sie sehr herzlich einladen. Eine
Kurzzusammenfassung darüber finden Sie, wie immer, am Ende dieser E-Mail.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Gesundheitslage findet dieses
Forschungskolloquium als Videokonferenz statt, hierfür nutzen wir
die Software Zoom in einer für die TU Berlin angepassten Version,
installieren sie dazu bitte die Client-Software für ihr System, die
ausführlichen Zugangsdaten finden sie nochmals am Ende dieser E-Mail.

Zoom-Meeting beitreten

Meeting-ID: 641 2962 3944

Kenncode: 144490

Viele Grüße
Marc Voigt

Ramon Wiegratz: Adding Context Information to Deep Neural Network based
Audio Source Separation

This thesis deals with deep learning-based music source separation.
Based on a convolu- tional time-frequency masking architecture, a number
of unique strategies are developed that enhance the receptive field of
the network to a more relevant and music-specific context. This leads to
a better exploitation of the data, as well as a more stable training
convergence. Firstly, the exponentially scaled harmonic relationships
inside a spectro- gram are made accessible to the convolutional neural
network by restructuring the input data and aligning harmonically
related frequency bins over the feature dimension. Sec- ondly, a
post-processing network is proposed to re-align the contaminated mixture
phase, which is commonly used for the reconstruction of the source
signals. Finally, a novel self-attention mechanism is proposed, which is
able to filter out unwanted interferences and distortions by utilizing
the repetitive nature of music. All proposed methods are evaluated on
the MusDB18 dataset and improve the instrument separation. The final
separation method outperforms the current State-of-the-Art results on
MusDB18. Ad- ditionally, an ablation study on different source
separation network architectures and training methods is provided with
this thesis.

Thema: Präsentation Masterarbeit Ramon Wiegratz

Uhrzeit: 23.Feb..2021 04:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

Zoom-Meeting beitreten

Meeting-ID: 641 2962 3944

Kenncode: 144490

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Marc Voigt

Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät I – Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften
Institut für Sprache und Kommunikation
Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation

Faculty I Humanities
Institute of Speech and Communication
Audio Communication Group

Einsteinufer 17c, 10587 Berlin

Telefon: +49 (0)30 314-25557
Telefax: +49 (0)30 314-21143

DEGEM News – FWD – [ak-discourse] Free Online Seminar (22. February): The History of Yamaha’s FM Synthesis with Dave Bristow

Von: Lepa, Steffen
Datum: Fri, 19 Feb 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] Free Online Seminar (22. February): The History of Yamaha’s FM Synthesis with Dave Bristow

In this month’s ARC seminar, teacher and multi-instrumentalist Dave Bristow tells the story of his work with Yamaha on the development of the factory voices for the DX7 digital synthesizer. The DX7 was a truly groundbreaking synthesizer that changed the face of electronic musical instruments and came to define the sound of the 1980s. Dave is internationally recognized as one of the important contributors to the voicing of FM synthesis, co-authoring a text-book on the subject with Dr John Chowning. So hang up your analogue VCOs and knob-laden keyboards as we delve into the cool and sleek new world of FM synthesis!

More information:

DEGEM News – FWD – [ak-discourse] WG: Internetstudie Audiobewertung

Von: Lepa, Steffen via ak discourse
Datum: Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] WG: Internetstudie Audiobewertung

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien/Hanover Music Lab

Forschungsprojekt „Immersive Klangumgebungen“ (

Neues Haus 1
30175 Hannover

T. 0511-3100 7608

Associate Editor der Zs. Musicae Scientiae

Consulting Editor der Zs. Empirical Musicology Review


DEGEM News – FWD – [ak-discourse] WG: [Deadline extension] Special Issue on the Internet of Sounds @ JAES

Von: Lepa, Steffen via ak discourse
Datum: Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] WG: [Deadline extension] Special Issue on the Internet of Sounds @ JAES

Journal of the Audio Engineering Society


Special Issue on the Internet of Sounds


Deadline extended to 29th of March




*** Apologies for cross-postings ***


We are pleased to announce a Special Issue of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society ( on the subject of Internet of Sounds. Acknowledging the ever-rising importance of the Internet of Things (IoT) in our environment, we believe that the time has come to bring together researchers who are considering the use of IoT components to pursue research in Sound and Music computing.
The Internet of Sounds (IoS) is an emerging research field positioned at the intersection of the IoT, Sound and Music Computing and Semantic Audio domains. IoS can also be seen as the union of two paradigms, the Internet of Musical Things and the Internet of Audio Things, which respectively address musical and non-musical domains in networked contexts.
This Special Issue aims to present high-quality original research reporting the current state of the art of IoS systems as well as their interactions with end-users. We are interested in submissions covering different aspects related to the use of sound and music processing in relation to local or remote networks, including technological, perceptual, and artistic perspectives.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:
• Wireless acoustic sensor networks
• Detection and classification of sounds in acoustic sensor networks
• Visualization and Sonification of acoustic sensor networks
• Ecoacoustics
• Privacy and security in acoustic sensor networks
• Networked music performances
• Smart Musical Instruments
• Musical haptics for the Internet of Musical Things
• Participatory live music performances
• Music education applications for the Internet of Musical Things
• Intelligent music production in Internet of Musical Things contexts
• Ubiquitous music
• Web Audio for the Internet of Sounds
• Spatial audio for the Internet of Sounds
• Sonification for Internet of Sounds applications
• Protocols and exchange formats for the Internet of Sounds
• Improving accessibility and inclusiveness within the Internet of Sounds
• Open audio databases for Deep Learning and Data Mining
• Challenges in the management and delivery of large audio databases
• Visualization, access and indexing of audio databases
• Cloud-based services for musical and audio applications

New deadline:

• Manuscript submission due: March 29th, 2021

Guest Editors

• Luca Turchet (Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento)
• George Fazekas (Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London)
• Cristina Rottondi (Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Turin)
• Carlo Fischione (Department of Network and Systems Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Author guidelines

Please submit complete 6 to 8-page papers by March 29th, 2021. All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to standard JAES review procedures. We welcome original research including revised and expanded versions of “IWIS 2020” or AES conference papers addressing the theme of this special issue. Please follow the Author Guidelines found at: Papers should be submitted online at: When submitting a paper, please choose the category “Special Issue (Internet of Sounds)” rather than Research Paper or Engineering Report.




Dr. George Fazekas,

Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in Digital Media

Programme Coordinator, Sound and Music Computing (SMC)

Centre for Digital Music (C4DM)

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Queen Mary University of London, UK



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DEGEM News – NEWS – Call for Papers/Music – 2nd Conference on AI Music Creativity (MuMe + CSMC)

Von: Luc Döbereiner
Datum: Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Betreff: Call for Papers/Music – 2nd Conference on AI Music Creativity (MuMe + CSMC)

2nd Conference on AI Music Creativity (MuMe + CSMC)
18.-22. July 2021, online

The second Conference on AI Music Creativity brings together two overlapping research forums: The Computer Simulation of Music Creativity Conference (est. 2016) and The International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (est. 2012). The objective of the conference is to bring together scholars and artists interested in the emulation and extension of musical creativity through computational means and to provide them with an interdisciplinary platform in which to present and discuss their work in scientific and artistic contexts.

The 2021 Conference on AI Music Creativity will be hosted virtually by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Graz. The five-day program will feature paper presentations, concerts, workshops, tutorials, sound installations and keynotes by Georgina Born, George E. Lewis and Rebecca Fiebrink.
Further details can be found below and on the conference website:

# Conference theme

The theme of AIMC 2021 is: Performing [with] machines. The dual meaning of this title hints towards an understanding of the machine as a performing agent in a human-machine partnership. By putting the emphasis on creative human-machine partnerships in performative contexts, this theme aims to encourage artistic and scientific contributions that deal with the different ways in which musicianship, authorship and performership are challenged, extended and redefined in the era of AI.

# Call for Papers

We invite submissions of full papers, work-in-progress papers and demos on topics related to AI Music Creativity. For the first time, our call for papers includes a “piece and paper” category, for papers linked with a music submission.

# Call for Music

We invite artistic submissions that deal with topics related to AI music creativity, involving machines, machine learning and dealing with topics related to agency. We especially encourage and promote submissions that address AI from diverse technical and non-technical as well as critical angles with regard to questions of gender, performance, ecology and aesthetics.

# Call for Workshops and Tutorials

We welcome the submission of workshop and tutorial proposals related to the conference topics. Selected workshops will be held online and take place on the first day of the conference (July 18th).

# Important dates

Submission deadline: 1. April 2021
Acceptance notification deadline: 1. May 2021
Camera-ready deadline: 1. June 2021
Conference: 18.-22. July 2021

# Organizing committee

Conference chairs: Artemi-Maria Gioti and Gerhard Eckel
Paper chair: Artemi-Maria Gioti
Music chair: Luc Döbereiner
Virtual conference chair: IOhannes zmölnig
Diversity consultant: Anna Xambó
Web management: Alisa Kobzar

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

DEGEM News – FWD – [ak-discourse] Full-time research positions in Hamburg (Signal Processing)

Von: Lykartsis, Athanasios via ak discourse
Datum: Mon, 15 Feb 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] Full-time research positions in Hamburg (Signal Processing)

The Signal Processing (SP) research group at the Universität Hamburg in Germany is hiring 1 PhD Student and 1 Postdoc

Please check our webpage for details:

  • PhD position on Speech and Audio Processing
  • Postdoc position on Machine Learning for Speech and Audio Processing

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please visit our webpage.

Best regards
Julius Richter 

DEGEM News – STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG – PhD Scholarship – Music, Dublin City University

Von: Lepa, Steffen via ak-discourse
Datum: Mon, 8 Feb 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] WG: PhD Scholarship – Music, Dublin City University

PhD Scholarship – Music (full-time) at Dublin City University, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music (for EU, UK and international students)

Funding amount: €16,500 annual stipend plus fees for up to four years

Closing date for applications: 17:00 (Dublin), Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.

For full information on the application process and eligibility criteria see:

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is interested in receiving research proposals in Musicology (across a broad range of music genres, practices and stylistic periods) and especially in the areas of:

Electroacoustic Processes and Analysis
Contemporary Music (including Irish Contemporary Music)
Choral Studies
Film Music
Popular Music
Applied Musicology
Music, Society, and Culture

Inquiries to the School Research Convenor, Dr Peter Admirand (

Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office:

DEGEM News – FWD – Morgen! Kunstkopf-Performance von Max Joy am Sonntag 7.2. um 18 Uhr im Radio

Von: Max Joy – UdK-Berlin
Datum: Sat, 6 Feb 2021
Betreff: Morgen! Kunstkopf-Performance von Max Joy am Sonntag 7.2. um 18 Uhr im Radio

Liebe Freunde,

im Rahmen der aktuellen Ausstellung BERLIN_LOKAL_ZEIT (, wollte ich Euch ganz kurzfristig auf meine Kunstkopf-Live-Performance hinweisen, die am Sonntag um 18 Uhr stattfindet.
Leider könnt Ihr nicht dabei sein wegen den Lockdown-Regeln, aber es gibt eine Live-Übertragung ins Radio Aporee

Datum: Sonntag 7. 2. 2021 18 Uhr
Dauer: ca. 20-30 Minuten
Titel: binaural head stereo [lockdown-session]
Künstler: Max Joy

–> Bitte mit Kopfhörer anhören, wegen dem „Raum-Effekt“ <-- Die Performance wird zeitgleich von 2 Videokünstlerinnen (Nika Radić + Vanja Juranić) aufgezeichnet, später geschnitten und paar Wochen später bei Errant Sound als Video gestreamt (ich schicke dann den Link, wenn´s soweit ist). -->


In der Galerie wird ein Kunstkopf (3D-Mikrofon) aufgestellt. Um den „Kopf“ herum entsteht eine Klang-Atmosphäre über diverse Lautsprecher, die im Raum verteilt sind. Nach und nach inszeniert Max Joy eine Art Choreografie der Klänge, indem er versch. Klangquellen (Lautsprecher, klingende Objekte) um den Kopf herum bewegt.
Der Hörer erhält so über Kopfhörer ein immersives Hörerlebnis am Radio.

Lieber Gruß,
Max Joy.
aktuelle Ausstellung:

–> p.s. Wer keine Emails mehr haben will von mir, schicke mir bitte kurz eine Email mit dem Betreff „unsubscribe“.

DEGEM News – NEWS – Sonology online Open Day

Von: Kees Tazelaar
Datum: Tue, 2 Feb 2021
Betreff: Sonology online Open Day

On 7 February 2021, the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague will have an online Open Day, which will include the possibility to talk to many of the Institute of Sonology’s teachers.
Anyone interested in Sonology’s educational programmes is warmly invited to join.

Dr. Kees Tazelaar
Hoofd van het Instituut voor Sonologie
Head Institute of Sonology

+31 (70) 3151466
Aanwezig op ma, di, wo & do

Koninklijk Conservatorium
Royal Conservatoire

Juliana van Stolberglaan 1
2595 CA Den Haag-NL

DEGEM News – RADIO – Acoustic Frontiers playlist January 2021

Von: ralph hopper
Datum: Mon, 1 Feb 2021
Betreff: Acoustic Frontiers playlist January 2021

Acoustic Frontiers playlist

Airing on CKCU-FM ( for live streaming), 93.1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – for playlist and On Demand audio archive go to:
12:30 to 14:00 eastern time zone, each Monday
Host/producer – Ralph Hopper
Composers with EA/computer music compositions are always welcome [and encouraged] to provide a copy for airplay. Please contact me for information

January 2021 #784-787

Ricardo Dal Farra Soundcloud Uma Viagem Por Tua Mente
Ricardo Dal Farra Soundcloud Homotecia
Xavier Madore Audiotopie Insitu – St. Michel
Julia Teles Feminatronic 125 Aout / Magnetique
Julia Teles Soundcloud Miracao; cha de coca
Nicola Monopoli self QFD
Elsa Justel Yegl Marelle ou Les instants de la vie
Alejandro Morse Aftermath [Splendid View to] An Artificial Lake
Alejandro Morse Aftermath Litmus Smog
Barry Truax sonus Garden of Sonic Delights
Panayiotis Kokoras Soundcloud AI Phantasy
Peter Batchelor Soundcloud Kaleidoscope: Nebula
Oliver Carman Soundcloud Electric Strings
Oliver Carman UK Soundcloud Driving Force
Ian Battenfield Headley Soundcloud Burchfield
Konstantinos Karathanasis Soundcloud Ode to Kitchen
Konstantinos Karathanasis Soundcloud Trittico Mediterraneo
Dominic Jasmin Amphigouri Amphigouri
Jean-Francois Primeau Jardin le soir Fin de l’ete
Jean-Francois Primeau Jardin le soir Fin de l’automne
John Wiggins sonus Full Concentrate
Jordan Valencoso sonus Una noche de varano
Jordan Valencoso sonus Glass
Hoyong Lee sonus Habits of 0&1
Jean-Francois Bertrand Sauve sonus Nanjing Station
Gustavo Chab sonus Sapphires
Donika Rudi Deep Wireless 10 Emotion Machine
Alexandra Spence Deep Wireless 10 Nankai
Robert Scott Thompson Pluviophilia 3 Rainsong Rain
Robert Scott Thompson Pluviophilia 3 A distant Storm Front
Scott L Miller Ghost Layers Chimera No 2
Ali Can Puskulcu Gibberish Shreds Volume 1
Cort Lippe SEAMUS 23 Duo for Cajon and Computer
David Gedosh SEAMUS 23 Train Song
Jordan Valencoso sonus Ancient Worlds
Ted Moore Bruit July 5, 2018
45north band – great Canadian jazz [info on web site]
Acoustic Frontiers, each Monday at 12.30pm [eastern] at 93.1 fm in Ottawa or for live streaming and On Demand archive –
My reality TV is BNN

DEGEM News – STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG – [ak-discourse] Gesucht: WiMi Gehörbildung/Musikanalyse Oldenburg

Von: Lepa, Steffen via ak discourse
Datum: Fri, 29 Jan 2021
Betreff: [ak-discourse] Gesucht: WiMi Gehörbildung/Musikanalyse Oldenburg

In der Fakultät III – Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften – ist im Institut für Musik zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt befristet für die Projektlaufzeit von einem Jahr die Stelle einer/eines

Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/
Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters
(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

zur Mitarbeit in der Forschung im Rahmen des Projektes „HörVid“ im Umfang der Hälfte der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit (50%, z. Z. 19,9 Std. wöchentlich) zu besetzen.


Die Stelle beinhaltet

interdisziplinäre Forschungstätigkeit in den Bereichen Hörerziehung, Musikrezeption, Gehörbildung/Musiktheorie
Durchsicht und Überarbeitung von Modulstrukturen in den Bereichen Musikdidaktik, Musikwissenschaft und Integrated Media (Uni Oldenburg)
Mitwirkung bei der Konzeption und Entwicklung einer Lernvideo-Reihe zum Thema „Hören/Gehörbildung“ (Projektkoordination)
Durchführung projektbezogener Evaluationen

Es besteht die Möglichkeit zur wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung, insbesondere zur Anfertigung einer Dissertation. Die eigenen, im Projektzusammenhang erzielten Arbeitsergebnisse können für eine Promotion/Habilitation verwendet werden.

Erforderlich ist

ein erfolgreich absolviertes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (Masterstudium) im Bereich Musikpädagogik/Musikwissenschaft, Erziehungswissenschaft, Pädagogik, Medienwissenschaft

Erwünscht sind

Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen in Musiktheorie/Gehörbildung
Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen im Bereich musikbezogener Medienpädagogik
Grundkenntnisse in der Bedienung digitaler Musikmedien und -software
Erfahrungen in Projektarbeit insbesondere der Projektkoordination (auch mit Studierenden)
gute Deutsch- sowie Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
Erfahrungen im Einsatz moderner EDV-Verfahren im Bereich der musikwissenschaftlichen Analyse

Der Aufgabenbereich der Stelleninhaberin/des Stelleninhabers sind durch das Projekt „HörVid“, welches vom Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Niedersachsen gefördert wird, bestimmt und auf die Zeit des Projektes begrenzt.

Die Carl von Ossietzky Universität strebt an, den Frauenanteil im Wissenschaftsbereich zu erhöhen. Deshalb werden Frauen nachdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Gem. §21 Abs. 3 NHG sollen Bewerberinnen bei gleichwertiger Qualifikation bevorzugt berücksichtigt werden.

Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit einem Lebenslauf und Zeugniskopien unter Nennung des Kennworts „HörVid“ im Betreff bis zum 11.02.2021 bevorzugt per E-Mail als eine zusammenhängende pdf-Datei an (Gesamtgröße maximal 40 MB) oder auf dem Postweg an die Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, FK. III, Institut für Musik, z. H. Herrn Prof. Dr. Lars Oberhaus, 26111 Oldenburg.

Es sei darauf hingewiesen, dass die Bewerbungsunterlagen nicht zurückgesendet werden. Bitte senden Sie daher keine Originale oder Mappen zu.

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