International Computer Music Conference ICMC2016 (CfP and announcement)

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International Computer Music Conference ICMC2016.
(12 – 16 September 2016, Utrecht, the Netherlands)

ICMC 2016 will be hosted in the city of Utrecht, by HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, HKU Music and Technology and the annual new music festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
The conference begins with a concert on the evening of Sunday 11 September 2016 and ends with a concert on the evening of Friday 16 September.

The main theme of the conference will be Is the sky the limit?
This theme will be addressed in five sub-themes:

  1. Is the sky determined by technology or aesthetics?
    2. Is the sky local?
    3. Educating for the sky
    4. Does the sky need a composer or musician?
    5. Stretching the sky

http://www.icmc2016.com

There will be a similar schedule for each day, starting with a round table (short lectures and discussions) on the theme of the day, followed by papers, posters and concerts.

The call for music is open: (http://www.icmc2016.com/open-call-for-music)

We encourage the submission of musical works (and installations) that are related, but in no way limited, to the conference topics.
Submissions must be sent electronically through the submission system of the ICMC 2016 website.
(http://www.openconf.org/icmc2016/music)

Non-ICMA members can submit one work for consideration while ICMA members may submit two compositions.
Only one work per composer will be programmed. Please assign each composition to one of the following categories:

  • solo instrument + electronics
  • ensemble (2-10 musicians) + electronics
  • laptop improvisation & live coding
  • audiovisual music
  • acousmatic and spatial music
  • the virtuoso new interface
  • multimedia performance
  • beat-based electronics (jazz/pop/dj/idm influenced electronic music)
  • piece + paper
  • computer-aided acoustic composition (up to 10 musicians)
  • installation
  • miscellaneous/off-ICMC

 

Important Dates

  • Submissions open: December 10, 2015
  • Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2016
  • Acceptance notification: April 14, 2016
  • Final deadline for all performance material: May 14, 2016
  • Composer registration deadline: May 14, 2016
  • More info on the conference website.

Urgent questions: martijn.buser [a-t] icmc2016.com

The call for papers is open: (http://www.icmc2016.com/open-call-for-papers)

We encourage the submission of papers on research that is related, but in no way limited, to the conference themes.
Submissions must be sent electronically through the ICMC 2016 website.
(http://www.openconf.org/icmc2016/papers)

Please assign each paper to one or to several (but no more than three) of the following categories:

  • Acoustics of Music
  • Aesthetics, Theory and Philosophy
  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • Analysis/Synthesis
  • Artificial Intelligence and Music
  • Composition and Improvisation
  • Composition Systems and Techniques
  • Computational Musicology
  • Computer Systems in Music Education
  • Digital Audio Signal Processing and Audio Effects
  • Distributed and Mobile Music
  • History and Education
  • History of Electroacoustic Music
  • Interaction and Improvisation
  • Languages for Computer Music
  • Live Coding
  • Mathematical Music Theory
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • Perception and Cognition of Sound and Music
  • Physical Modelling and Instrumental Acoustics
  • Piece and Paper
  • Representation and Models for Computer Music
  • Software and Hardware Systems
  • Spatialisation Techniques
  • Studio Reports
  • Virtual Reality

Papers related to the conference themes:

  • Is the Sky the Limit?
  • Is the sky determined by technology or aesthetics?
  • Is the sky local?
  • Educating for the sky
  • Does the sky need a composer or musician?
  • Stretching the sky ….

Important Dates

  • Submissions open: December 10, 2015
  • Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2016
  • Acceptance notification: April 14, 2016
  • Final deadline for ‘camera ready’ paper: May 14, 2016
  • Author registration deadline: May 14, 2016

More info on the conference website.
Urgent questions: hans.timmermans [a-t] icmc2016.com

The conference website (updated frequently) is: http://www.icmc2016.com/

Organising team

  • Conference Chairs: Rens Machielse, director of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht Music and Technology, and Henk Heuvelmans, director of Gaudeamus Muziekweek
  • Paper Chair: Hans Timmermans, senior lecturer/researcher at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht Music and Technology
  • Music/Listening Room Chair: Martijn Buser, programmer/producer at Gaudeamus Muziekweek
  • Off ICMC Chair: Roland Spekle, fellow at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht Music and Technology
  • Technical Directors: Elizabet van der Kooij and Thomas Koopmans.