[ 24. Mai 2012 ]

CALL – SONIC SYNESTHESIA – Call for papers/works

Von: Jan Jacob Hofmann
Datum: 24. Mai 2012 12:57:06 MESZ
Betreff: SONIC SYNESTHESIA – Call for papers/works

XIX CIM – Music Informatics Symposium

Trieste, Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini”November 21–24, 2012


The subjects of the 2012 edition are multimodality and interactivity.
By means of the digital technologies, the different forms of art tend
to establish strong aesthetical connexions and cohabitation grounds.
In particular sound is more and more present and felt as necessary in
any kind of artistic expression. In a recent call for papers by the
Leonardo Music Journal, one can read: “Art is getting noisier every
day. Whether made by sculptors, video artists, composers, printmakers
or installation artists, there’s no question but that “Sound Art” is a
genre ascendant.” The sound is, thus, integrated in a multimodal sense
within the artistic discourse and, often, the technological means is
the most effective tool in order to achieve such goal. In a similar
fashion, nowadays technology steers the emergence of artistic works,
where the interaction between the machine and a performer, or the
public, becomes increasingly and dynamically related to the body and
to what happens in the surrounding environments, where the work is
situated. The idea of embodiment and of recovering a physical relation
with the machine fosters new forms of expression and relationship with
the technology, not only in an artistic context but also in our
everyday life.

The CIM programme includes scientific and artistic communications,
tutorials activities and artistic productions. The scientific and
artistic communications will be selected through a Call for papers,
and the musical and artistic works through a Call for scores/works.
All the submission will be evaluated by a Scientific and a Musical
Committee, respectively.

Call for papers
Participants are invited to present and discuss the results of their
artistic and/or scientific research as an oral communication or a
Furthermore, students and Ph.D. students in Music and Technologies
programs are encouraged to present their research projects as work in
progress, even if not yet concluded: in this case we do not expect the
presentation and discussion of results. This kind of works will be
presented as poster and/or demo.

Participants must send their contribution within July 23rd, 2012 as a
paper (please, employ the attached templates below) 6 to 8 pages long
for an oral presentation, or 1-2 pages long for a poster. Languages
can be Italian or English.

Call for scores/works
The present CIM edition includes three calls for:
1. instrumental scores and electronics
2. interactive performances
3. video-musical and electroacoustic compositions

1. The available instruments for the first call are
percussions (one performer; available instruments: 1 vibraphone, 5
temple blocks, 1 tam tam medium size, 1 suspended cymbal medium size).

Only works for a single performer and electronics are eligible, i.e.:
accordion and electronics or percussions and electronics.
Other instruments are welcome, even in larger ensembles, if entirely
provided by the authors.

2. The second call involves works for one or more performers, which
employ any kind of New Interface for Musical Expression (NIME).

3. Formats of the video-musical and electroacoustic compositions will
be specified in a while.

Participants must send their contribution within July 23rd, 2012 a
description of the work in the format previewed by CIM (please, employ
the template contained in the template folder below:
CIM2012_music_template.doc). Languages can be Italian or English. In
addition, it is required a manuscript and scanned (or printed) score
in pdf format (call 1), an audio-video documentation of the
performance (call 2), a complete work in an audio or audio-video file
(call 3).

The submission process will employ the conference management system
EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/). The web site for the XIX CIM
call will be indicated on this call, when the submission process will
start approximately one month before the deadline. Papers, musical
work descriptions and musical scores will have to be uploaded in pdf
format. Audio-video or audio documentation will have to be available
on some website provided by the authors. Whenever necessary and
appropriate, the scientific committee will have the right to ask to
convert oral presentations in poster presentations during the review

Particular attention will be given to works concerning the subjects of
the symposium. However, any other work related to music, science and
technology and in particular to the following topics is welcome:

perception and cognition of sound and music
computer environments for sound/music processing
live coding
distributed musical performance
interaction and improvisation
new interfaces for musical expression
mobile music computing
physical computing
applied electroacoustic
3D sound/music
digital audio effects
sound/music signal processing algorithms
automatic separation, recognition, classification of sound and music
music information retrieval
artificial intelligence and music
music performance analysis and rendering
automatic music generation/accompaniment systems
computational systems for musical education
history and aesthetics of electroacoustic music

Important Dates
Submission deadline: July 23, 2012
Communication of the results to the authors: September 23, 2012
Final version of the paper for publication on the Proceedings: October
22, 2012
XIX CIM – Music Informatics Symposium: November 21-24, 2012

For both the submission and the final version of the papers to be
published in the online proceedings, the authors are required to
employ the attached templates (latex or MS Word).

– The page number is fixed to 6-8 for oral presentations and 1-2 for
– Only the pdf file must be submitted by means of the EasyChair system.
– Admitted languages are Italian and English.