[ 2. Dezember 2011 ]

CALL – CMMR 2012 London (19-22 June) – „Music and Emotions“

From: mathieu barthet
Subject: Call for Music: CMMR 2012 London (19-22 June) – „Music and
Date: 2011 December 1 1:53:55 PM EST

Call for Music: CMMR 2012

Deadline: 10th February 2012

9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval
(CMMR) „Music and Emotions“
19-22 June 2012
Queen Mary University of London
Conference website: http://www.cmmr2012.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/
CMMR 2012 Easy Chair portal: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmmr2012
Twitter: @CMMR2012

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce a call for music submissions for the 9th
International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR
2012). CMMR 2012 will take place at Queen Mary University of London
(QMUL) on 19-22 June 2012. It is jointly organised by the Centre for
Digital Music (QMUL) and the CNRS – Laboratoire de Mecanique et
d’Acoustique (France).

CMMR is an interdisciplinary conference involving fields such as
computer science, engineering, information retrieval, human computer
interaction, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence,
acoustics, audio and music signal processing, musicology, music
perception and cognition, neuroscience, as well as music composition
and performance.

This year, for the first time, CMMR is partnering with Wilton’s Music
Hall (http://cmmr2012.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/musicvenue) in East London to
present two evening concerts. The concerts will take place at Wilton’s
during the CMMR conference on the evenings of 20 and 22 June 2012. We
invite music submissions for these concerts, as well as for sound
installations to be set up in the Wilton’s venue during concert
evenings. The conference will also feature poster/demonstration
sessions for which we invite submissions of musical interfaces.


Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the
following areas:

Music for instruments and electroacoustics
Live or recorded electronic music for up to 8 channels
Augmented instruments and novel controllers/interfaces
Instrumental acoustic music composed with algorithmic or tools based
on Music Information Retrieval
Music composed for visuals (e.g. soundtracks, multimedia compositions,
Performances of traditional music enhanced with live visualisation or
interactive technology
Performances relating to the conference theme „Music and Emotions“
Installations and interactive pieces

Submissions from any musical style or genre are warmly welcomed.

For pieces involving traditional instruments, an ensemble consisting
of flute (piccolo/alto flute), clarinet (bass clarinet), violin,
cello, piano and percussion (1 player) will be available. Submitters
are also welcome to provide their own performers. Submissions of 15
minutes or less are preferred, however music of any length will be
considered. We will provide PA equipment including an 8-channel sound
system, a video projector and a grand piano. Performers should bring
any other required instruments or equipment. The projection of films
in the digital format will be possible for film soundtracks.

Submission Materials:

Music submission should include:

1. PDF document of up to 3 sides of A4 specifying the following

– Author name(s), affiliations (if relevant), and contact information
– Title of proposed performance or installation
– Program notes (1-3 paragraphs)
– Indication if the performance relates to a separate submission to
the technical programme (in such case, please indicate the title,
authors and submission number of the separate submission)
– Intended venue: evening concert, installation, or afternoon demo
– Duration and instrumentation
– Names of performers, if relevant, or indicate that you will use
conference ensemble
– Optionally, composer / performer bios or a link to where these can
be found online
– Detailed description of technical requirements, including equipment
and setup time
– Stage plot and input list for live performances

2. An attachment consisting in 1 archive file in the ZIP or TGZ format
with the following documents:

– All performer scores (if applicable)
– Audio file(s) for evaluation of the submission. MP3, AAC or FLAC
preferred (limit of 20MB per submission). For multichannel
submissions, please provide a stereo mix if possible; submitting both
stereo and multichannel versions is also acceptable.
– Video files (optional) in e.g. MPEG-2 or H.264/MPEG-4.

Additional information on submission are provided at:


Important Dates:

Submission deadline:
10th February 2012

Notification of acceptance:
20th March 2012

Provision of detailed performance materials:
19th April 2012

Concert dates:
20th and 22nd June 2012

Conference dates:
19-22 June 2012

Please make your submissions following the instructions on the
conference website:

and by using the CMMR 2012 Easy Chair portal: