ACMC 2019

Theme: Seeing the inaudible, hearing the invisible
Date: July 23-27 2019
Where: Monash University, Melbourne

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The Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association will hold its annual conference in conjunction with TENOR 2019 (Technologies for Music NOtation and Representation) July 23-27 2019 at Monash University, Melbourne. The Association invites composers/sound artists, performers, academics, engineers, and technologists to present research and creative works on all aspects of electronic music, but especially work relevant to the conference theme Seeing the inaudible, hearing the invisible”. The conference theme encourages – but is not limited to – papers addressing the following sub-themes:

  • 3D Audio
  • Acoustic Ecology
  • Acoustics of Music
  • Acoustics, Space, and Sound Distribution
  • Aesthetics, Theory, History and Philosophy
  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • AR & VR
  • Archiving & Preservation of electroacoustic Music
  • Artificial Intelligence and Music
  • Computational Musicology
  • Composition Systems and Techniques
  • Digital Audio Signal Processing and Audio Effects
  • Distributed, Telematic, and Mobile Music
  • History of Electroacoustic Music
  • Improvisation and Technology
  • Languages for Computer Music
  • Live Coding
  • Mathematical Music Theory
  • Music Education
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • Notation and Scores
  • Perception and Cognition
  • Piece plus Paper Presentations
  • Software and Hardware Systems
  • Sonification
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Studio Reports

Papers and presentations may be in any of the categories outlined below, including creative works (ACMC only). Abstracts of up to 250 words are due by Midnight AEST Friday 22 March 2019 and are submitted via the EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmc2019).

Note that the inclusion of creative work is encouraged as a means of research reporting. Stereo playback, and data projection facilities will be made available to all presenters.

Creative Work (ACMC proposals only)

Note that ACMC also invites the submission of creative works for inclusion in concerts or a multi-channel listening room. Both the concert venue and listening room will be equipped with 8 channel surround systems. This may include multi-channel electroacoustic live performances, interactive and/or fixed media, or installations. Creative works are submitted via the same online abstract submission process. Please be sure to provide a link to the creative work (or supporting material) within the body of the abstract.

Music

Composers and performers are invited to submit works in any style of electroacoustic music including the following categories:

  • Electroacoustic music for fixed media alone, with up to 16 channels.
  • Works involving live electronics, including computer processing, laptop orchestras, or live coding, with up to 8 channels.
  • Works combining musical instruments or voice with live or fixed media electronics, with up to 8 channels.
  • Video and multimedia works with up to 8 channels.
  • Open to all composers, regardless of nationality, age or career stage.

Details

  1. Individuals may submit up to two works. Individuals may also submit proposals in other tracks (e.g. installations, papers, etc). Works of any length may be submitted, but, to be as inclusive as possible, we are more likely to be able to include shorter works than longer ones. If submitting two works, at least one work should be under 6 minutes long.
  2. Works in progress are acceptable if a substantial part of the work is complete. If accepted, the final version of the work (1) cannot exceed the duration indicated at the time of submission and (2) cannot be substantially different from the versions submitted.
  3. Please upload high quality MP3 stereo mixes for your audio including multichannel works. For video works, we strongly prefer lower resolution video files.
  4. A 5.1 Surround Sound system will be available at the conference.
  5. Composers may submit works for any instrumentation. However, instruments/performers provided by ACMC/TENOR are limited to those listed below. Please visit our the Tenor2019 web page for the most up-to-date list of performer/instrument possibilities.
  6. Performers (artists that are not the composer of the work) may also submit up to two works with the agreement that they will play them if selected.
  7. A work is eligible if it has not been previously played at either the ACMC or TENOR conference.
  8. Works must be submitted online through our Conference Management system (Easychair). https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmc2019
  9. All submissions should be anonymous. Please make sure that no author markings are included.
  10. The organizers will provide in each performance space a mixing console, sound reinforcement system, microphones, cables, and a computer and audio interface for fixed audiovisual media playback. Composers of interactive works will be responsible for providing their own computer, audio interface, and any specialized peripherals.
  11. Performers (to be updated):  Other performers may be used as well: Decibel New Music Ensemble, Speak Percussion, ELISION, Clocked Out, Monash Electronic Music Ensemble (MEME). Although every effort will be made to accommodate all submissions conference organisers reserve the right to stage performance of selected works based on logistical considerations.

Timeline

Submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 March 2019
Submission fee: None.
Anticipated notification date: April 22, 2019

Review of Works

All submissions will be subject to peer review.

Post-Review

Final audio and video files must be submitted by May 17, 2019.

Papers and Posters

In response to ERA guidelines and cross-disciplinary issues, ACMC 2019 will accept submissions as reviewed abstracts only. On acceptance to ACMC 2019 (on the submission of an abstract), authors will be invited to submit a full paper for consideration for publication.  A double-blind refereed publication will also be produced subsequent to the conference. We encourage the submission of Abstracts of up to 250 words on research topics including but not limited to the following areas:

  • 3D Audio
  • Acoustic Ecology
  • Acoustics of Music
  • Acoustics, Space, and Sound Distribution
  • Aesthetics, Theory, History and Philosophy
  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • AR & VR
  • Archiving & Preservation of Electroacoustic Music
  • Artificial Intelligence and Music
  • Computational Musicology
  • Composition Systems and Techniques
  • Digital Audio Signal Processing and Audio Effects
  • Distributed, Telematic, and Mobile Music
  • History of Electroacoustic Music
  • Improvisation and Technology
  • Languages for Computer Music
  • Live Coding
  • Mathematical Music Theory
  • Music Education
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • Notation and Scores
  • Perception and Cognition
  • Piece plus Paper Presentations
  • Software and Hardware Systems
  • Sonification
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Studio Reports

Details

  1. The call is open to all researchers regardless of nationality, age or career stage and area of expertise.
  2. Published paper formats include long papers (4-6 pages), short papers (4 pages), and posters (4 pages) with optional demos. Please use one of the ACMC Paper Templates for paper submissions.
  3. Paper and Poster abstracts must be submitted as a PDF file through the Conference Management System (Easychair). https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmc2019
  4. Submissions should be anonymous: please make sure that no author names are recognizable.
  5. Reviews are anonymous: once accepted, camera-ready papers will need to include author names.
  6. For conference presentation and publication proceedings, at least one author or co-author must register. A presenter only needs to register once and may presenting more than one work at the conference.

Review of Works

All submissions will be subject to peer review.

Timeline

Submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 March 2019
Submission fee: none.
Anticipated notification date: April 22, 2019

Post-Review

Accepted authors will be requested to submit their camera-ready PDF files following the conference.

Proceedings

All the accepted abstracts, regardless of presentation format, will be included in the subsequent publication. The publication will have an ISBN and will be distributed as an electronic Open Access publication and posted to our web site.

Installations

We invite submissions of installation works for exhibition at the conference. Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Audience Participation Installations
  • Data-driven Installations
  • Happenings
  • Interactive Installations
  • Multimedia Installations
  • Performance-based installations

Details

  1. The call is open to all artists/composers regardless of nationality, age or career stage.
  2. Works presented previously at ACMC or TENOR are not permitted unless significantly evolved.
  3. Works must be submitted online, through the Conference Management System (Easychair). https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmc2019
  4. Submissions should be anonymous: please make sure that no artist markings are recognizable.
  5. For conference presentation, the artist or at least one of the collaborators must register. A presenter only needs to register once and may be presenting more than one work at the conference. All necessary equipment with the exception of loudspeakers and projectors will need to be provided by the artist.

Review of Works

Submissions will be subject to peer review.

Timeline

Submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 March 2019
Submission fee: none.
Anticipated notification date: April 22, 2019

Workshops

We invite submissions of workshop proposals at the conference. Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Auditory Display and Sonification
  • Computer Music Composition
  • Computer Language-Based: ChucK, CSound, Live, MAX, Supercollider, etc.
  • Improvisation and Technology
  • Laptop Orchestra/Live Coding
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • New Instruments for Musical Expression
  • Preservation and Access to electroacoustic Music
  • Robotics and Music
  • Soundmapping
  • Sound Reinforcement
  • Sound Synthesis
  • WebAudio
  • Other

Details

  1. The call is open to all regardless of nationality, age or career stage.
  2. Formats include full day, half day, and quarter day.
  3. Proposals must be submitted online, through the Conference Management System (Easychair). https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmc2019

Review of Works

Submissions will be subject to peer review.

Timeline

Submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 March 2019
Submission fee: none.
Anticipated notification date: April 22, 2019

Panels

We invite submissions of panel proposals. Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Acoustic Ecology
  • Advancing Computer Music
  • Auditory Display and Sonification
  • Crowd-Sourcing in Computer Music
  • Engagement and the Rise of Citizen-Scientists
  • Improvisation and Technology
  • Noisescapes: Urban Noise Pollution Phenomenon
  • Laptop Orchestra/Live Coding
  • Music Information Retrieval for Electroacoustic Music
  • New Instruments for Musical Expression
  • Preserving and Accessing Computer Music
  • Soundmapping
  • Other

Details

  1. The call is open to all regardless of nationality, age or career stage.
  2. Proposals must be submitted online, through the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT).
  3. Venues will be at New York University,

Review of Works

Submissions will be subject to peer review.

Timeline

Submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 March 2019
Submission fee: none.
Anticipated notification date: April 22, 2019 

Registration

ACMC registration includes TENOR 2019. The conference dinner, optional workshops and tours must be purchased separately from the TENOR 2019 website (but do not register for TENOR again – included in ACMC!).

Early bird pricing has closed.

Normal pricing: (After May 24)

Full: $250

Student: $100

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If your institution or company needs an invoice before payment, please contact: 

Treasurer: Robert Sazdov <robert.sazdov AT uts.edu.au>
Secretary: SKoT McDonald <skot AT vellocet.com>

Bank Account details for direct transfer on request.

Authors are required to confirm participation in the Conference by April 29, 2019. Registration is required for all persons whose works are programmed at ACMC/TENOR 2019.

Enquiries for ACMC2019: Lindsay Vickery l.vickery@ecu.edu.au