International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition


Leeds International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition

Thursday & Friday 26TH- 27TH APRIL 2012

The International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition takes place at Leeds College of Music from Thursday 26th to Friday 27th April 2012. IFIMPaC is an annual event focusing on practice related innovations in Music Production and Composition. This year’s event sees its 3rd year in association with the Journal for Music, Technology and Education. In addition to papers IFIMPaC is widening its call to include music for a series of concerts. IFIMPaC creates a unique environment for composers, producers, music industry representatives, academics, educators and students to discuss their practice and practice-led research.

Call for Papers

This year’s call for papers is in association with the Journal for Music, Technology and Education. Proposers are asked to indicate on their submission if they would like their work to be considered for publication in a forthcoming issue of the journal.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 20th February 2012. Presentations that address innovations in compositional practice and music production are welcome (for example, focus on composition/production process, applications of music technology and pedagogy).

While proposals are invited on any area of composition/production research and practice from within any discipline/genre, preference will be given to topics that address cross-disciplinary approaches that inform new insights.

Individual presentations should be no more than twenty minutes in duration. There may be opportunities for longer slots for lecture-recitals and workshops. Proposals should take the form of a title followed by an abstract of not more than 200 words, and should include details of each presenter including brief biographical description.

Call for Music and demonstrations

acousmatic Music (stereo or multichannel)

multimedia pieces

solo instrument and fixed medium

solo instrument and live electronics

laptop improvisation/live coding

club music (electronic music influenced by pop, IDM and electronica)

demonstrations of unique interfaces

composition and paper

other (we are happy to consider music that doesn’t fall into the above categories)

We may be able to supply solo performers in some instances, but you may have to provide your own performers. Please see the web link for further information (information will be posted soon).

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 20th February 2012.

If your submission is successful you will be expected to attend or nominate a person to deliver your paper or perform your piece.

Any queries about a proposal should be directed to the IFIMPaC 2012 Conference Director: Dale Perkins


Uploads: It is preferred that all abstracts and proposals be uploaded to using the username and password provided below. Abstracts must be formatted as rtf documents and you may include up to 4-minutes of audio examples (mp3) and or two minutes of compressed video (mpeg-4 or mov formats) which are clearly labelled. All files must be zipped as one file and named as follows: IFIMPaC-2012 -surname_forename.

Uploads: compositions should be uploaded and be clearly labelled (IFIMPaC-2012 -surname_forename). Acousmatic works should be presented in their entirety and multi channel works should be submitted as a stereo reduction in the first instance. Pieces that involve live performances (including laptop improvisation and interactive technologies) should be presented a video files (only ‘mov’ and ‘mpeg 4’ formats are acceptable).

The ftp site has been tested with both:

‘FireFTP’ ( – a plugin for FireFox

‘ClassicFTP’ (

Both are available as free downloads.

Username: lcmlcmftp
Password: LCMmus1c

If you wish to apply for a receipt for materials uploaded, please email with: IFIMPaC-2012 -surname_forename in the Header.

Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill
United Kingdom

Further information and to make a booking for the conference will be available soon:

Queries about attending IFIMPaC 2012 should be addressed to: