Discovering a representation which allows auditory data to be parsimoniously represented is useful for many machine learning and signal processing tasks. Such a representation can be constructed by Non-negative Matrix Factorisation (NMF), a method for finding parts-based representations of non-negative data. We present an extension to NMF that is convolutive and includes a sparseness constraint. In combination with a spectral magnitude transform, this method discovers auditory objects and their associated sparse activation patterns. Â© 2006 IEEE.