Canberra, Australia, 8-11 July 2020
ACMC is the annual gathering of the Australasian Computer Music Association, a place to show and discuss research and artistic progress in computer/electronic music. It’s a festival of performances, installations, workshops, and tutorials that inspire, challenge, and showcase our community.
This year’s conference theme is inclusion. We want to highlight the diverse range of people who contribute to Australia’s computer/electronic music culture but may not normally attend an academic conference, including artists and scholars who are young/emerging, from regional/remote areas, who have a disability, who are First Nations People, who have low/no income, who are engaged in community music making, or who simply work outside of academia and mainstream institutions.
As part of these efforts, we have an early call for contributions open from 17 December 2019 with the opportunity to provide feedback and engage in conversation with all interested participants. Further calls will be published in 2020.
Call for Contributions
We invite submissions of performances, installations and musical works, papers and artist talks, and finally workshops and tutorials.
Papers, artist talks, and creative works will selected through a single-blind peer-review process with at least two reviewers. Workshops and tutorials will be selected by the conference organisers.
Performances and Music
Composers and performers are invited to submit works in any style of electroacoustic music including the following categories:
- performances/music involving live electronics, including computer processing
- laptop ensemble works
- live coding and algorave performances
- works combining musical instruments or voice with live or fixed media electronics, with up to 8 channels
- electroacoustic music for fixed media (up to 8 channels)
- video and multimedia works (up to 8 channels)
This call is open to all composers, regardless of nationality, age or career stage. Composers of selected works are generally expected to attend the conference.
We invite site-specific installation works for locations at the Australian National University School of Music, and Research School of Computer Science, these will be installed for the duration of the conference. These could be sound artworks, multimedia works, sonic sculptures or self-playing systems.
Research Papers & Artist Talks
We invite extended abstracts of up to 1000 words for research papers and artist talks. These could relate to musical performances above or any of the topics listed on https://acmc2020.com. All extended abstracts will be subject to single-blind review by at least two peer reviewers.
Accepted papers/talks will be presented in either short (10) or long (25 minutes) seminar format and the extended abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings. Full versions of accepted papers will be invited for further peer review and publication in Chroma, the journal of the Australasian Computer Music Association.
Workshops and Tutorials
We invite contributed workshops and tutorials to take place on Saturday 11 July at the ANU School of Music. Workshops and tutorials could be about the topics listed below and we make a particular call for workshops that are inclusive of the broad electronic music community.
Workshops will be included in the conference promotional materials and program. Workshops and tutorials will be selected by the conference committee. Venues and facilities will include seminar rooms and the music computing lab at the ANU School of Music. We are aiming for short workshops (60 minutes) to enable as many as possible. We invite you to get in touch to discuss workshop requirements before submitting.
Many thanks! We’re looking forward to your submissions!