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Acoustics 2012 (Hong Kong) music sessions

Dear List,

The ACOUSTICS 2012 HONG KONG Conference and Exhibition will be held at
the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13 to 18 May 2012.
The Conference consists of a joint meeting of the 163rd meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the 8th meeting of the Acoustical
Society of China (ASC), the 11th Western Pacific Acoustics Conference
(WESPAC), and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA)

The Musical Acoustics section of ASA, along with counterparts from
HKIOA, ASC, and WESPAC, are sponsoring the following structured
sessions (and one "thematic session"). Contributed papers for these
sessions are welcome for consideration. Paper abstracts can be 
submitted at http://acoustics2012hk.org/ . The abstract due date is
November 15, 2011. Registration ($700 regular; $300 students) is 
required for submission but is refundable if the paper is not accepted. 
All talks will be 20 minutes duration.

Structured (Special) Sessions:

Asian String Instruments
 Organized by: Chris Waltham, Tianreng Hua

  Materials, construction, vibrational analysis of sound boxes, sound
  radiation, string properties

Asian Wind Instruments
 Organized by: James Cottingham, Shigeru Yoshikawa, Yuebei Wu

  Acoustical characteristics of Asian wind instruments which have
  design constraints different from comparable Western instruments

Musical Timbre: Perception and Analysis/Synthesis
(Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics)
 Organized by: James Beauchamp, Andrew Horner

  Timbre discrimination, classification, and dissimilarity judgment,
  timbral parameter estimation and visualization; timbre interpolation
  (morphing); and parametric sound synthesis

Singing Voice in Asian Cultures
(Joint with Speech Communication)
  Organized by: Johan Sundberg, Ken-Ichi Sakakibara, Baoqiang Han

  Special voice characteristics used in various types of vocal music in
  Asian cultures

Acoustics of Traditional Musical Practices and Instruments
(Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Signal
Processing in Acoustics)
 Organized by: Jean-Pierre Hermand, Stephanie Weisser, Quan Zheng

  Focus on traditional non-western musical instruments and practices, 
  investigated from a multidisciplinary angle, with methodological and 
  theoretical frameworks developed in different disciplines 

Thematic Session:

Sound technologies for multi-modal communication
 Organized by: William Martens, Shuichi Sakamoto

  Exploration of results of research on auditory perception and multimodal
  interaction. The scope of topics includes development and evaluation of
  multimedia experiences in which congruence of sensory information in
  multi-modal display systems is potentially important, such as experiences 
  of telepresence in which an observer witnesses a remotely-captured event, 
  or moves through virtual world.

James W. Beauchamp                                                
Professor Emeritus of Music and Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
email: jwbeauch@xxxxxxxx (also: jwbeauch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
Skype: jwbeauch
WWW:  http://ems.music.uiuc.edu/beaucham