Beyond Pythagoras Symposium

Beyond Pythagoras


21 – 23 March 2014 | Huddersfield | England

 Centre for Research in New Music| University of Huddersfield

 Deadline for submissions is 17 January 2014


The Beyond Pythagoras Symposium seeks to explore new trends in the sonic arts and experimental electronic music. Over the past decade composers and sound artists have become increasingly interested in new tuning systems, post-acousmatic / post-digital aesthetics, the re-embodiment of sound production and listening. We seek all imaginative responses to the symposium title.

Keynote presentations will be given by Kaffe Matthews and Mark Fell who will also present new sound and installation works. The symposium will also feature the world premiere of Occam River V by Eliane Radigue for contrabass recorder and harp performed by Pia Palme and Rhodri Davies, and works featuring Jonny Axelsson (percussion).

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, 17 January 2014. The aim of the symposium is to generate dialogue and discussion around the works and ideas presented. Therefore the duration for speakers will be 60 minutes (35-40 minutes presentation and 20-25 minutes discussion). We strongly encourage ‘piece and paper’ style presentations, which may include live performances, audio-visual work, artist statements, and formal papers. As well as presentations, we also accept the submission of sound and audio-visual works, sound installations submissions, exploring the conference theme, and works for percussion (and electronics) for Jonny Axelsson. Selected works will be performed in concerts and installed in the Creative Arts Building at the University.

Submissions can be made by uploading a zipped folder and providing the download link, or by direct email to:

 A submission should consist of one pdf-document in English with the following parts:

1. a proposal in English (up to 750 words), headed with author name(s) organisation affiliation (if any), contact and email address

2. a curriculum vitae and list of publications (1 page maximum)

3. a brief bio (up to150 words)

4. supporting files should be make available via web links (wetransfer, dropbox etc.)

Further information available at

It is also intended that a formal proceedings of the symposium will be published by the University of Huddersfield Press in the form of an e-book following the conference.

Organisation Committee: Monty Adkins | Ryoko Akama | Derek Hales| Paulina Sundin | Rose Dodd