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SEMPRE One-Day Conference, 'Composition & Computer-assisted Music-Making'

Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, 31 March 2007

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Composition & Computer-assisted Music-making
Recital Hall
Birmingham Conservatoire

Saturday 31 March 2007

This one-day conference will include invited presentations and selected submissions from researchers on the theme of 'Composition and computer-assisted music-making'. Papers are invited on educational and psychological aspects of
composition, and the use of computers or non-acoustic musical resources, including interactive performance. Contributions are welcome from researchers at all levels and are especially encouraged from postgraduate students. In addition to spoken papers, a short lunchtime concert is planned demonstrating interactive performance with technology. Submissions should show how the topic relates to the conference theme. Please send abstracts for spoken presentations (200 words) and for posters (100 words) to Peter Johnson (contact details below) by 31 January 2007.

The conference will be held in Birmingham Conservatoire's Recital Hall which houses a highly sophisticated multi-channel sound system which allows performers to exercise complete control over amplified sound within the entire performance space (for technical details, see The Conservatoire is the lead department in the pan-European project Integra (, a key aspect of which is the development of new environments to make music with live electronics.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Peter Johnson
Head of Research
Birmingham Conservatoire
University of Central England
Paradise Place
Birmingham B3 3HG


Dr Elaine King
SEMPRE Conference Secretary
Department of Drama & Music
University of Hull
Hull HU6 7RX

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