[ 7. Juli 2014 ]

CALL – CMMR 2015 – Plymouth, UK. Music, Mind and Embodiment. Announcement and call for contributions

Subject: CMMR 2015 – Plymouth, UK. Music, Mind and Embodiment.
Announcement and call for contributions
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014
From: Joel Eaton

Dear all,

(apologies for cross-posting)

We are very pleased to announce that the *11^th * *International
Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR)* Music,
Mind, and Embodiment will take place in Plymouth, UK on 16-19 June 2015.

Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city with a global history which stretches
back hundreds of years. The symposium will include a series of concerts,
a satellite workshop on Music Neurotechnology, and an unforgettable boat
cruise and banquet trip around the iconic Plymouth Hoe from the Barbican
Harbour, site of the Mayflower Steps (portrayed in the logo above), from
which the Pilgrim Fathers left England to settle in North America in 1620.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research
(ICCMR) is hosting the symposium on
campus in the center of Plymouth, in their newly completed multi-million
pound headquarters, „The House

which includes a multichannel diffusion suite and full scale auditorium
for concert performances.

Music, Mind, and Embodiment

This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of
*Music, Mind, and Embodiment*. The notion of mind and embodiment is
important in any field related to sound and music and is therefore well
adapted to this interdisciplinary conference, since it can be studied
from different standpoints spanning from physics to perceptual and
cognitive considerations, and from scientific to artistic approaches.

Some central questions of interest in this context are (but not
necessarily restricted to) :

* How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to
music (for example, neurophysiologically or biologically influenced
music creation, performance, or analysis?)
* How to define new timbre descriptors that characterise perceptual or
emotional characteristics?
* What is the link between mind and embodiment in musical performance,
interpretation, and improvisation?
* How can gesture and embodiment be used as a control signal for music
generation, sonification, and performance?
* How can multiple modalities be characterised in interdisciplinary
musical contexts (vision, audition, kinesthetic, bio- and neuro-
informed approaches)?

Contributions on other topics as described in the call for contributions
are also welcome. Submission deadline is February 27th 2015.

For further details please visit:


We look forward to seeing you next year,

Prof Eduardo R Miranda (conference chair)
Joel Eaton (programme committee)
Dr Duncan Williams (music committee)