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CCRMA Lisp Music Workshop 2005 -- June 23-25 at Stanford University      

Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) will host a three-day LISP MUSIC WORKSHOP at Stanford University June 23-25.  This unique symposium immediately follows the International Lisp Conference 2005 (ILC2005), which convenes at Stanford University June 19-22. The CCRMA Lisp Music Workshop 2005 brings together noted composers, performers, scientists and technologists engaged in Lisp and Scheme-based music production and research.  Three days of invited lectures, seminars and tutorials will be presented between Thursday, June 23 and Saturday, June 25. The Workshop will host two concerts of music composed and/or electronically realized using Lisp-based software.  The first concert is on Monday evening, June 20 on the opening night of ILC 2005 in Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium. This concert features the Ives Quartet playing works in historical styles composed by David Cope's (EMI) Experiments in Musical Intelligence program. New compositions by Roger Dannenberg, Mary Simoni, and Heinrich Taube will also be presented.  A second concert on Thursday evening, June 23 in Campbell Recital Hall of Stanford's Braun Music Center will feature new works of Stanford composers. Technical content of the Workshop includes two half-day mini-symposia devoted to Musical Knowledge Representation, and Real-Time Signal Processing in Lisp and Scheme.  Tutorials on Common Music (CM), Common Lisp Music (CLM), Nyquist, CLOS (the Common Lisp Object System) and Prolog are scheduled to be presented by key developers of these software tools.

Invited Lisp Music Workshop speakers include:                                  

John Amuedo, founder of Signal Inference Corp. and the Music Cognition Group, M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Chris Chafe, Prof. of Music and Director of CCRMA, Stanford University
David Cope, Prof. of Music at U.C. Santa Cruz and author of the Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI) automated composition program
Roger Dannenberg, Assoc. Research Prof. of Computer Science and Art at Carnegie Mellon University; author of the Nyquist signal processing language
Randal Leistikow, Stanford CCRMA
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, SysAdmin/Lecturer at Stanford CCRMA
Heinrich Taube -- Assoc. Prof. of Music Composition and Theory at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of the Common Music language
Mary Simoni -- Associate Professor of Music Technology, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Matt Wright - U.C. Berkeley CNMAT and Stanford CCRMA

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