International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music

ICMEM, 23-25 March 2015, University of Sheffield, UK

In live and virtual situations, music listening and performing are multimodal experiences: Sounds may be experienced tactically, music evokes visual images or is accompanied by visual presentations, and both generate vivid cross-modal associations in terms of force, size, physical location, fluency and regularity, among others.

ICMEM aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines who investigate the multimodality of musical experiences from different perspectives. Disciplines may include among others audiology, cognition, computer science, ethnomusicology, music performance and theory, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology.

Proposals are invited for oral presentations, symposia, demonstrations and posters on investigations of the multimodal experience of music.

Submission deadline: 6 October 2014 by e-mail to

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The conference is supported by ESCOM and SEMPRE, who offer bursaries to student attendees.