ACMC 2014

The 2014 Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2014 Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association.

Download Proceedings from the ACMC-2014

9-11 July 2014 - Conference presentations and performances

12-13 July 2014 - Weekend workshops

Location: Melbourne, Australia.

ACMC 2014 will be hosted by the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM).

The event is also supported by Box Hill Institute (BHI) and the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology (AFAE).

Keynote Presenters:

Professor Barry Conyngham A.M.
Paul D. Miller (aka DJ SPOOKY That Subliminal Kid)

Barry Conyngham

Keynote: Professor Barry Conyngham A.M.

Australian composer Barry Conyngham A.M. (Order of Australia), MA (Hons) Syd., DMus Melb., studied with Peter Sculthorpe and Toru Takemitsu.

Conyngham is Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong and Southern Cross University where he was Foundation Vice-Chancellor (1994-2000). He is also the first musician to hold the Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University (2000-2001). In 2011 he commenced his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of VCA and MCM at the University of Melbourne.

With premieres and performances of his works in Japan, North and South America, Europe, the UK and Australia, Barry Conyngham has over seventy published works and over thirty recordings featuring his compositions.

Conyngham has been involved with a number of arts organisations including the World Music Council, Opera Australia, the Australia Council, the Australian Music Centre and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation.


**Keynote: Paul D. Miller (aka DJ SPOOKY That Subliminal Kid)**

Born in 1970 in Washington D.C., Paul D. Miller is an artist, writer, and musician working in New York. Miller is best known under the moniker of his “constructed persona” as “DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.”

Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, writers, musicians and composers such as Robert Wilson, Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariko Mori, Kool Keith/Doctor Octagon, Pierre Boulez, Saul Williams, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Metallica, Chuck D, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Paul Auster, and Colson Whitehead among many others.

Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture (2000); the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His video installation “New York Is Now” was exhibited in the Africa Pavilion of the 52 Venice Biennial 2007, and the Miami/Art Basel fair of 2007.

Miller’s award-winning book “Rhythm Science” was published by MIT Press 2004, and was followed by “Sound Unbound,” an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media, published in 2008. His newest book, “The Book of Ice”, was published in July 2011 by Mark Batty Publisher. His latest, large-scale multimedia performance piece is “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica”, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music/Next Wave Festival and other highly respected presenters.

DJ Spooky will also be performing his latest music @ Howler. Go here for more details:

Conference Topic:
ACMC 2014 will focus on harmony, with all of its implications and meanings. Harmony within music, arts, society, and the environment. This conference will strive to create harmony between the many disciplines relating to electronic and computer based practice, as well as explore aspects of harmony as a function and as an aspiration.

ACMC 2014 is a regional conference that gives composers, practitioners, educators and writers of computer and electronic music an opportunity to share ideas and music with each other. We encourage people from around the world to make submissions, with the expectation that you will be attending the conference. We look forward to networking and sharing our passion and knowledge of technology and music.

The conference theme for ACMC 2014 is Harmony. We encourage the submission of musical works and papers examining any topic related to computer music and digital audio, including: aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, perceptual, interdisciplinary, scientific and technical aspects.

The proceedings of the conference are published in paper and electronic formats with the ISSN: 1448-7780

Submission topics for the conference include:

Submissions are now closed.

Accepted submissions will be announced soon.

Submission updates are available here:

Templates for submission are here:

Conference Registration Now Open
Book here:**

$220 AUD
$120 AUD Consession Rate
(more payment options available)

VCA students wishing to book - can you please contact Roger Alsop.

BHI students wishing to book - can you please contact Tim Opie.

Photo by Jes:


Information on getting to the conference is here:


All the events hosted at the VCA are right near Grant Street:


The Workshop is in BHI/CAE Building B:




Concert Program Notes:

Please download these to your mobile devices, as we are trying to reduce the paper usage of this conference. During the conference, don’t switch your mobile device off - just put it on silent, so you can refer to these notes during the show.

ACMC2014 Wednesday 11AM 60x60

ACMC2014 Wednesday 8PM

ACMC2014 Thursday 11:45AM

ACMC2014 Thursday 5:15PM

ACMC2014 Thursday 8PM

ACMC2014 Friday 11:30AM

ACMC2014 Friday 5:15PM

ACMC2014 Friday 8PM