[ 30. Januar 2012 ]

CALL – Call for texts: Sonic Ideas [new music and education]

Von: Ricardo Dal Farra
Datum: 29. Januar 2012 00:34:02 MEZ
Betreff: Call for texts: Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sónicas [new music and

Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sónicas
Call for Texts
A publication of the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS)
Deadline for Submitting Texts: August 1, 2012
Tentative Publication Date: Autumn 2013
Guest Editor: Ricardo Dal Farra, Ph.D.
(Concordia University, Montreal)

The Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) has great pleasure
in announcing the new call for materials for its new issue of Sonic
Ideas/Ideas Sónicas publication. This publication both printed and on-
line is devoted to Electro-Acoustic Music and Sonic Arts. The main
objective is to encourage, develop and promote information about
activities in the area, as well as stimulating interaction between
English and Spanish speaking composers, performers, researchers

It is open to every aesthetic point of view, within or outside the
academic area. It is aimed to draw attention into disseminating new
and challenging perspectives. Serious research and discussion on these
subjects will be promoted to approach technology and explore its
influence in music and sonic arts.

The new issue of Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sónicas will be focusing on new
music and education, including electroacoustic and contemporary music
as well as sound art. Papers from a variety of perspectives are
welcomed, considering the teaching of organised sounds both in schools
and academia.

Authors may consider, but are not limited to, the following questions
and topics:

Should we introduce electroacoustic music concepts and creation in the
school? Why, what, how, when? Is it possible to integrate contemporary
and electroacoustic music practices with traditional music training
and even with folkloric roots in school curricula? Should we? What
experiences we know about it? Do we have proposals to share on that
sense? And about the professional training in conservatories or the
research-creation approach in universities, how to work the
learningprocess around a musical world encompassing tradition, the new/
experimental/electroacoustic music realm, and the „outside“ reality
(of most institutions) with mass-distributed music?

What is the space (and time) of sound art? That „music“ beyond music,
sometimes part of other artistic experiences with fuzzy borders, under
the broad name of media arts: Should be included in the music
curricula too?

Are we using the possibilities of easily available electroacoustic
technologies and portable devices in the learning process? Could
social media have a role in all this?

If you were able to apply your own model of music education, what
would you like to see in the future? If you are a student or a
professor in a university, a musician, a parent of a child at school,
how do you think it should be the music education?

Is new music the only path to follow? Or traditional or folk music? Is
contemporary music, and in particular electroacoustic music, something
for an elite, or it can be taught to small children? Do we see
benefits on that? Are there any risks?

What could be the social, economic and cultural impact of having a
different approach to music teaching?

With philosophical implications leading to ideological and political
views where music becomesmuch more than entertainment, electroacoustic
music has been part of a cultural challenge.

Our vision for the future starts with education. The future of music,
of organised sound, too. And this extends to all fields: environment,
energy, economyŠ and we are proposing you to reflect about the future
of music, and therefore, our future as civilization, because it is
tightly connected, and at the same time loosely attached.

From very specific ideas such as the proposal for a fundamental
change in school curricula to much broader concepts like the goal of
teaching/learning electroacoustic music and sound art, Sonic Ideas/
Ideas Sónicas is interested in listening to what you have to say about
it. Let’s use this opportunity to share our knowledge about past
experiences, and to reflect on what we would like to see different in
the world (of musicŠ and beyond) proposing, whenever is possible, ways
of accomplish it.

We know that changes through education will take time, but I think we
also understand it is probably the best possibility and the most
important strategy we have as human beings.


Every author, residing in Mexico or abroad no matter their nationality
can participate.Authorship of the text must be stated under oath and
the authors should have the rights for reproducing the secondary
materials used in the work and should prove said property when
applies.The authors whose contributions are published, grant to CMMAS,
adhering to the Laws established in Mexico, the non-exclusive right to
divulge their work through any media.Texts will be accepted in both
English and Spanish. Will be published in the original language.
However, the possibility of publishing in both languages will not be
excluded if needed. Said texts must include a brief biography (100
words maximum), contact information – name(s) surname(s), nationality,
current address, phone number(s), e-mail address, Web-page and
affiliation if applies-.Texts will be received until August 1, 2012,
at editor@sonicideas.org or at CMMAS facilities. In this instance
support should be delivered in a compact disc. The guest editor will
pass judgment on the works and thedecision about the possible
publication will not be open to appeal and are not susceptible to any
complaint. The authors of selected texts will be contacted by the
guest editor. Non-selected texts might be considered – on previous
notice to the authors-, for publishing in further issues. If the
editor selects a text under the condition of integrating changes to
the text, the author will have a deadline to implement said changes.
Instructions for Authors:The text should meet the following
characteristics:. Word(x) Format without minimum or maximum limit in
length.. Page A4 with 2.5 cm. (0.98″) margins on each side. Page
number centered in the bottom of the page.. Text. Time New Roman, line
spacing 1.5.. Title. Bold 14 points. Centered.. Subtitles. Bold 12
points. Centered. Contents. 12 points, with no indentation. Justified
text.. Titles of works, musical notes and foreign words. 12 points.
Justified text, italics.. Footnotes. 10 points. Justified text.
Numbered in superscript (Example: 1) and simple interlineal.. Graphics
and/or figures. Should be sent in a separate folder, numbered (Fig.1,
2, etc.), gray scale,300dpi resolution.. Texts for graphics and/or
figures. 10 points. Centered.In case a text includes an audio example,
it will only be published in the on-line version.
For more information about the text format download this PDF:http://cmmas.org/PDF/2010/Reference%20Style-Sonicideas.pdf