Subject: 1994 ICMC schedule From: "James W. Beauchamp" <James.Beauchamp(at)IRCAM.FR> Date: Tue, 23 Aug 1994 19:45:42 +0200
I just received the following announcement of the 1994 International Computer Music Conference from Wayne Siegel, the conference host. Jim Beauchamp ICMC 94 September 12 - 17, 1994 Aarhus, Denmark Final Announcement Since the first conference in 1974, the annual International Computer Music Conference has developed into the principal international forum for the interchange of ideas in the field of computer music. The conference consists of research presentations, hardware and software demonstrations, studio reports, a trade exhibition and a wide variety of concerts. Recent conferences have been held in Glasgow (1990), Montreal (1991), San Jose, California (1992) and Tokyo (1993). Aarhus, Denmark 1994 ICMC 1994 will be held in Aarhus September 12 - 17. Aarhus offers the advantages of a large city including theatre, opera, museums, restaurants, shopping and a casino, all conveniently located within a relatively small area. The Aarhus conference, the first in Europe since 1990, will be hosted by DIEM, Denmark's national center of electroacoustic music. The entire conference will be held in the heart of Aarhus in and around the beautiful Aarhus Concert Hall. The facilities include an Orchestral Hall, a Chamber Music Hall and several conference rooms. The Concert Hall also boasts the most wonderful foyer in Denmark, with a bright, airy atmosphere, a cafe, several bars and a first class restaurant. The main papers sessions will be held in the Festival Hall of the Aarhus City Hall, directly across the street from the Concert Hall. Great care has been taken to ensure that conference delegates can move easily between their hotel and conference locations. The Human Touch The theme of the 1994 conference is "The Human Touch", highlighting live performance and presenting new developments in the area of human-machine interaction. The 1994 ICMC will present a wide range of outstanding soloists, ensembles and orchestras performing with computers. Featured guest artist, Michel Waisvisz from Holland, explores aspects of the human touch in his exciting solo performances using "The Hands". The Cikada ensemble from Oslo and the Athelas Chamber Orchestra from Copenhagen have both specialized in repertoire for acoustic instruments combined with computers. The illustrious Royal Danish Ballet will present an evening of computer music and ballet including four world premieres. The Aarhus Symphony will perform new works for symphony orchestra and computer. In addition to the performances of submitted works selected by an international jury, the 1994 ICMC will premiere six new commissioned works. There will be a total of 11 concerts including an outdoor Fireworks Concert! A special-edition compact disc with selected works from the ICMC 1994 concert programs will be distributed to all delegates. Special Presentations British composer Trevor Wishart, known for his extensive work with computers and the human voice, will give the keynote speech and perform his own new work for solo voice and computer. Miller Puckette from IRCAM in Paris, highly regarded for his work in developing the graphic programming environment, MAX, will present a special talk. Leading computer music researchers from all over the world will meet to present their latest research results during four full days of paper sessions, demonstrations and poster sessions. Topic areas include Signal Processing, Sound Synthesis, Analysis and Re-Synthesis, Physical Models, Composition Systems, Music Workstations, Real-Time Systems, Interactive Performance Systems, Performance Interfaces, Notation Systems, Music Theory and Analysis, Music Education, Perception, Cognition and Psychoacoustics. Delegate fees include a copy of the complete Conference Proceedings with written documentation for all conference presentations. A vendor exhibition showing products related to computer music including a consignment booth with CD's, tapes and books will be open to delegates as well as the general public in the foyer of the concert hall. Pre-Conference Activities Prior to the conference itself, four workshops will be held. Topics include: Digital Signal Processing Tutorial (Perry Cook, Stanford University), The Kyma Sound Specification Language (Carla Scaletti, University of Illinois), The Aesthetics of Computer Music (Trevor Wishart) and Interacting with Latter-Day Automata (George Lewis, Univ. of Calif. at San Diego). See the call for submissions or contact the ICMC 1994 secretariat for detailed information. The colorful and impressive Aarhus Festival, one of the largest festivals in Northern Europe, will be held September 2-11, immediately prior to the conference. Following the conference, an excursion to the picturesque town of Ebeltoft has been planned. Reservations can be made at the ICMC registration desk during the conference. Welcome to Aarhus! ICMC Aarhus promises to be one of the most inspiring and spectacular conferences yet. With emphasis on convenience for delegates, high standards of music performance and comfortable conference facilities, we will do our best to bring "the human touch" into focus. We look forward to welcoming conference delegates to Aarhus in September. Wayne Siegel, Chairman ICMC 1994 Secretariat For further information about the conference, vendors exhibition and consignments please contact the ICMC 1994 secretariat: ICMC 1994 Musikhuset Aarhus DK-8000 Aarhus C. Denmark Tel: +45 8931 8171 Fax: +45 8931 8166 Email: ICMC94(at)daimi.aau.dk **************************************** I would like to add the following: The actual paper session topics are: 3D Sound Simulation Pitch, Timbre, and Loudness Perception Performance Interfaces Music Languages Composition Systems & Workstations Additive Synthesis Music Graphics Neural Networks Physical Models -- Control Level Composition Systems and Techniques Foot Tapping Acoustics Aethetics, Philosophy and Criticism Modeling Strings, Plates, and Horns Music Analysis Audio Signal Processing Techniques Music Workstations Genetic Algorithms Interactive Performance Systems Audio Analysis and Re-Synthesis Re-synthesis of Human Voice When Computers Listen Composition Systems Music Data Structures and Representations Audio Signal Processing Techniques New Instruments Studio Reports There will be 13 concerts of computer/electroacoustic music. Registration for the conference is Dkk 2200 (ICMA members) Dkk 2900 (non members) Dkk 1200 (student ICMA members) Dkk 1600 (student non members) The workshop fees are Dkk 275 (ICMA members) or Dkk 375 (non members).