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Call: Papers on Networked Electroacoustic Music

org.jpgCall for submissions —Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology , Volume 17, Number 1 :: Issue’s thematic title: Networked Electroacoustic Music :: Submission Deadline: June 15, 2011 :: Date of Publication: April 2012 :: Publishers: Cambridge University Press :: Issue co-ordinators: Ian Whalley (, Ken Fields (

Organised Sound has regularly covered networked music in the past, including a themed issue (vol. 10/3, 2005). The proliferation of Internet2 has resulted in a sustained practice of sonic and multimedia experimentation over high-speed research networks. This current themed issue aims to explore and document current work, practices and innovation in this new musical space. Are there new issues in aesthetics to be addressed in electroacoustic music as mediated by networks? Continue reading

Feb 11, 2011
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ISSTC Calls [ie Limerick]

issta.jpgISSTC Calls: The first annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation :: to be held August 10-12, 2011 :: at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland :: All materials must be received by 18 March, 2011 :: Four calls: Call for Musical Works | Call for Sound Art/Installations | Call for Papers & Posters | Call for Workshops

Call for Musical Works:
The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) announces a Call for Musical Works for its first annual Convocation. This category is reserved for compositions or performances intended for a concert hall paradigm. The musical work must include science or technology in some way. The composer and/or performers must be Irish or based in Ireland. Examples of acceptable submissions include but are not limited to: Circuit Bending, Computer Music, DJ/Scratch Music, Electroacoustic Composition – fixed-medium or real-time, Laptop Performance, Mixed Composition for electronics and performers, Noise Music. Continue reading

Jan 25, 2011
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Call: Papers on the Ethics of Sharing

lefth1.jpgThe Ethics of Sharing :: Call for Papers for Vol. 15 – July 2011 :: Deadline for extended abstracts: January 31, 2011 :: Notification of acceptance to authors: February 8, 2011 :: Deadline for full articles: April 30, 2011 :: Publication: July, 2011 ::

Sharing has emerged as one of the core cultural and ethical values native to the networked environment. It is built both into the technical protocols that make up the Internet, and holds together distributed, mediated communities and organizations (even if they try to limit sharing to members inside the organizations). Continue reading

Jan 12, 2011
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Call: Articles on New Uses of Music

trans.jpgCall for Articles: New uses of music in media :: TRANS 16 (2012): Transcultural Music Review :: Special Issue: New uses of music in media ::
Deadline for submitting originals: October 15, 2011.

Transcultural Music Review 16 (2012) will publish a special dossier on the new forms of music in audiovisual media. The dossier will be prepared in collaboration with the research group ‘Musica y medios audiovisuale’ from the Society for Ethnomusicology-SIBE/IASPM-Spain and will be edited by Teresa Fraile, Eduardo Vi’uela, and Maria Edurne Zuazu.

For this dossier, we are particularly interested in the role of music in the emergence of new genres (such as mash-ups, lip-dubs, etc.) and in the transformation of the discursive strategies of the traditional media (film, TV programs, music videos, video games, etc.). Continue reading

Jan 6, 2011
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac Rekindled

future1.jpgLeonardo Electronic Almanac has inherited a large archive of papers, articles and information. This material was held in the archive as historical documentation and as part of the revamp of LEA we have decided to revisit this history and compare it with contemporary developments.

LEA rekindled 1 is the first historical comparative issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac on the history and contemporary developments at the intersection of art, science and technology. For this first issue of LEA rekindled, our editorial intention is to re-open a dialogue with those who participated and contributed towards building the history of contemporary art interactions with science and technology as well as with the new generations of artists, critical commentators, scientists and technology experts. You can find out more information on: Continue reading

Dec 21, 2010
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New Book on Music

149005_163562997015079_102717899766256_287215_2246725_n.jpg Music IS Rapid Transportation …from the Beatles to Xenakis :: Available November 30, 2010 ::
Editor and Concept: Daniel Kernohan :: by Lawrence Joseph, Dan Lander, Donal McGraith, Bill Smith, Alan Stanbridge, Scott Thomson & Vern Weber :: photos by Gordon Bowbrick, Herb Greenslade & Bill Smith :: Publisher: Charivari Press ::

A truly alternative look at music lists, not one that merely includes the obvious but shows the connections of popular music to the avant garde, the obscure, the experimental, the quirky, and the adventurous. Herein you will find a list of 500 artists from the familiar to the unknown. A list and a guide to musical pleasure sometimes close at hand and sometimes far afield. The book includes biographical essays of the eight contributors describing their musical journeys of discovery and the joy they derived from that exploration. Continue reading

Nov 17, 2010
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Preview: Composing with Process 2.1

tone.jpgSneak preview of COMPOSING WITH PROCESS 2. 1, the second episode of the series on generative music :: by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore :: Very soon available online. PDF:

The second episode in the series looks at the use of formal systems in the composition and performance of musical works. It explains the diversity of approaches to musical systems using a range of technologies and processes. The episode asks how we might distinguish systems based procedures in music to other musical activities, and makes reference to technological development and implementation, structural complexity, and relationships to other musical traditions. We compare three tape-based approaches to composition that explore sound as a temporal and spatial phenomenon and refer to theoretical positions offered by notable artists working in this field. Continue reading

Nov 11, 2010
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Essays on Susan Philipsz’ “You Are Not Alone”

201003261502066338.jpgModern Art Oxford has published a limited edition book, documenting Susan Philipsz: “You Are Not Alone”, commissioned for the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, and nominated for the 2010 Turner Prize.

Taking the original function of the building as her starting point, Philipsz developed a new sound work that engaged with the uniqueness of this historical site. Built in the 18th century, the Radcliffe Observatory was modelled on the first-century BC Tower of the Winds in Athens.

In her work, Philipsz recalls Guglielmo Marconi’s suggestion that sounds, once generated, never die; they fade but continue to reverberate as sound waves around the universe. Continue reading

Nov 1, 2010
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Contemporary Music Review: Virtual Scores and Real-Time Playing

cover.jpgContemporary Music Review :: Volume 29, Issue 1 :: Special Issue: Virtual Scores and Real-Time Playing :: Arthur Clay and Jason Freeman, editors ::

Over the last decade, a growing number of composers have begun to use what is known as real-time notation in their work, and many have developed systems to facilitate its use in all types of performative situations. Although a community of practice around real-time notation is slowly emerging, there are few readily available tools for its creation, and little has been previously published about the technical, musical and design issues associated with its use.

We consider real-time music notation to be any notation, either traditional or graphic, which is created or transformed during an actual musical performance. However, the term has not been standardized, and various articles in this issue refer to real-time music notation using other terms, such as dynamic music notation, live scoring, virtual scoring, and reactive notation. Continue reading

Sep 30, 2010
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Call for Papers: evomusart 2011 [it Torino]

evo.jpgevomusart 2011, 9th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design :: April 27 – 29, 2011 :: Torino, Italy :: Call for Papers: Deadline – November 22, 2010.

The use of biologically inspired techniques for the development of artistic systems is a recent, exciting and significant area of research. There is a growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such as: visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; and design.

evomusart 2011 is the ninth european event on Evolutionary Music and Art. Following the success of previous events and the growth of interest in the field, the main goal of evomusart 2011 is to bring together researchers who are using biologically inspired techniques for artistic tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area. Continue reading

Sep 11, 2010
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