XIX CIM - Music Informatics Symposium
Trieste Conservatory of Music
November 21-24, 2012
AIMI - Italian Association of Music Informatics
The Italian Association of Music Informatics, founded in 1981, is a point of reference in Italy for musicians and researchers investigating the relationships between music, science and technology. AIMI, which counts among its associated musicians and researchers of international relevance, organizes every two years the CIM - Colloquio di Informatica Musicale (Music Informatics Symposium), which represents the most significant event for the scientific and musical debate within the Italian community of music informatics.
The subjects of the 2012 edition are multimodality and interactivity. By means of the digital technologies, the different forms of art tend to establish strong aesthetical connexions and cohabitation grounds. In particular sound is more and more present and felt as necessary in any kind of artistic expression. In a recent call for papers by the Leonardo Music Journal, one can read: “Art is getting noisier every day. Whether made by sculptors, video artists, composers, printmakers or installation artists, there’s no question but that “Sound Art” is a genre ascendant.” The sound is, thus, integrated in a multimodal sense within the artistic discourse and, often, the technological means is the most effective tool in order to achieve such goal. In a similar fashion, nowadays technology steers the emergence of artistic works, where the interaction between the machine and a performer, or the public, becomes increasingly and dynamically related to the body and to what happens in the surrounding environments, where the work is situated. The idea of embodiment and of recovering a physical relation with the machine fosters new forms of expression and relationship with the technology, not only in an artistic context but also in our everyday life.
The CIM programme includes scientific and artistic communications, tutorials activities and artistic productions. The scientific and artistic communications will be selected through a Call for papers, and the music and artistic works through a Call for scores/works. All the submission will be evaluated by a Scientific and a Musical Committee, respectively.
CALL FOR SCORES/WORKS
The present CIM edition includes three calls for 1) instrumental scores with electronics, 2) interactive performances, 3) video-musical and electroacoustic compositions.
1. The available instruments for the first call are accordion and percussion (one performer; available instruments: 1 vibraphone, 5 temple blocks, 1 tam tam medium size, 1 suspended cymbal medium size). Only works for a single performer and electronics are eligible, i.e.: accordion and electronics or percussions and electronics. Other instruments are welcome, even in larger ensembles, if entirely provided by the authors.
2. The second call involves works for one or more performers, which employ any kind of New Interface for Musical Expression (NIME).
3. Formats for the submission of video-musical compositions: PAL 4:3 or 16:9, codec MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHz.
For the concert, one of the following formats: PAL 4:3 or 16:9, codec DV, MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHZ no compression; HD 720 25p or 50i, codec MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHZ no compression - HD 1050 25p or 50i, codec MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHZ no compression.
Formats for the submission of electroacoustic compositions: stereo, 44.1 or 48 kHz, 16 or 32 bit.
For the concert: 2 to 8 channels, 44.1 or 48 kHz, 16 or 32 bit.
Participants must send a description of the work in the format previewed by CIM (please, employ this template http://www.aimi-musica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/CIM_2012_templates...). Languages can be Italian or English. In addition: the score in pdf format (call 1), an audio-video documentation of the performance (call 2), the complete work as an audio or audio-video file (call 3).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Participants are invited to present and discuss the results of their artistic and/or scientific research as an oral communication or a poster.
Furthermore, students and Ph.D. students in Music and Technologies programs are encouraged to present their research projects as work in progress, even if not yet concluded: in this case we do not expect the presentation and discussion of results. This kind of works will be presented as poster and/or demo. Admitted languages are Italian and English.
Important dates: submission deadline: July 23, 2012; communication of the results to the authors: September 23, 2012; final version of the paper for publication on the Proceedings: October 22, 2012. For both the submission and the final version of the papers to be published in the online proceedings, the authors are required to employ this template (http://www.aimi-musica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/CIM_2012_templates...).
HOW TO SUBMIT
The submission process will employ the conference management system EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org). The web site for the XIX CIM call will be indicated on http://www.aimi-musica.org/?page_id=104 once the submission process will start, approximately one month before the deadline. Papers, musical work descriptions and musical scores will have to be uploaded in pdf format. Audio-video or audio documentation will have to be available on some website provided by the authors. Whenever necessary and appropriate, the scientific committee will have the right to ask to convert oral presentations in poster presentations during the review process.
Deadline: July 23, 2012
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