Call for paper, sonic works and summer school applications

February 3, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, Performers by mwhiteside

The Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in association with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Hamburg and the Leuphana University Lüneburg will host the Sound and Music Computing (SMC) conference from August 31 to September 3, with a preceding summer school from August 26 to 30, 2016 in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany:
Keynote speakers will be John Chowning, Trevor Pinch and Cat Hope. A music festival with a total of 8 concerts will accompany the conference, featuring a special concert on real-time composition/notation and animated scores as well as a concert showcasing music by Chowning. The opening day of the conference will present past and present of computer music in Hamburg, home of two of the earliest and most influential digital audio workstations (Cubase and Logic), and long-time residence of new music visionary György Ligeti. The conference will also host a summer school on the topic of “Neurons and Networks” from August 26 to 30, 2016.
Full papers and sonic works as well as application for the summer school must be submitted before April 15, 2016. Topics include:
• Real-time composition, improvisation and notation
• History and aesthetics of electronic media
• Social interaction in sound and music computing • Room acoustics and spatial audio
• Virtual environments for music
• Music cognition and creativity
• New interfaces for musical expression • Software / computer music languages • Multi-modal perception and emotion
• Computer-based music analysis
• Instrument building and virtuosity in Computer Music • Sonic interaction design
We also welcome submissions on the following topics:
• Auditory displays and data sonification
• Computational musicology and mathematical music theory
• Computer environments for sound/music processing
• Digital signal processing
• High performance computing for audio
• Interactive performance systems
• Music and robotics
• Music information retrieval
• Sound and music for virtual reality and games
• Sound and Music computing in the processing and composition of Soundscapes/Environmental Arts • Sound and Music Computing in Education
Inquiries should be directed to the chairs: Rolf Grossmann: Xiao Fu: