The SMC 2018 Organizing Committee welcomes you to the 15th Sound and Music Computing Conference hosted in Limassol, Cyprus and invites composers to submit works for fixed media (electroacoustic sounds or audiovisual), installation, or mixed media performance including Chronos Ensemble (Piano, Clarinet, flute, percussion, Violin), Artefacts Ensemble (Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion) - http://artefactsensemble.gr/ and Anna d’Errico (Piano).

Topic 1 - Music at the Borders

  • Engaging with Folk Music in contemporary contexts
  • Sounds of Tradition
  • Responding to past and present

Topic 2 - Interfaces, Interactions and Improvisation

  • New musical interfaces/instruments
  • Exploration of gestures and what they trigger
  • The performer as composer: new directions in improvisation
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ANONYMOUS. REMOVE ALL MENTION OF AUTHOR(S) ON ALL MATERIALS SUBMITTED OR ON ANYTHING PERTAINING TO THE WORK AND ITS DOCUMENTATION.
  • All works will be submitted only online through the SMC 2018 easyconferences.org website. Artists should submit stereo audio files or video files of their pieces (via an accessible online link like Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.).
  • The call is open to all composers regardless of nationality, age or career stage. Works should not exceed 15 minutes. Works of 10 minutes or less are strongly encouraged!
  • Please submit all files without any author information to allow for blind review.
  • Note: For all sound / video files, you may upload your non-pdf file on a storing service (e.g. Dropbox) or a streaming platform (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud), and paste the unlisted link(s) below.
  • Please note that only one work per composer will be programmed. In case your piece is selected, you will need to pay the registration fee and are generally expected to attend the conference.

Name:
Surname:
Gender:
Email:
Mailing address:
Country:
Web Site:
Organization:
Student or Professional:
Biography (250 words maximum):
Title of the work:
Year:
Duration:
Instrumentation:
Category:
Program Notes (250 words maximum):

If any special equipment is required, proposals should specify what can be provided by the artist/composer and what the conference is expected to provide.

  • Performer(s): Please state if you intend to bring your own performer(s) or if you would like your piece to be performed by performers provided by SMC.
  • Technical Requirements: Installation proposals must include a spatial/physical diagram.
  • Audio Outputs:
  • Diffusion (will your piece be diffused live and by whom?):
  • Spatial diagram for installation and multichannel music submission
  • Audio Reinforcement / Microphones (please also indicate number):
  • Video Projection:
  • Computers and Software (please indicate if you will use your own laptop)
  • Tech Rider:
  • Other:

Please select one category only.

  1. Acousmatic Works (up to 8 channels of audio)
  2. Audio Visual works (up to 8 channels of audio)
  3. Works combining musical instrument(s) with electronics (up to 8 channels of audio, Solo to quintet + electronics in any combination of members of:
    - Chronos Ensemble (Piano, Clarinet, flute, percussion, Violin)
    - ARTéfacts ensemble Ensemble (Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion) - http://artefactsensemble.gr/
    - Anna D'Errico (Piano) - http://www.ensembleinterface.com/en/about/derrico/
    - We also encourage submissions that use ancient music, voice and instruments from the Mediterranean. Please contact the music chair for more details.
  4. Performer-composer (laptop improvisation/ new interfaces and instruments)
  5. Sound Installations
    We seek sound installations to be presented in one of the designated areas for the duration of the conference. Basic video projection and sound reinforcement will be provided. Artists will be responsible for bringing all other necessary equipment.
  6. Listening Room
    Fixed media works not selected for concert presentation may be programmed in one of the listening rooms. Please indicate on the submission form if you do not wish to be considered for this option.
All accepted papers, independently of the presentation format, will be included in the conference Proceedings. The Proceedings will have a ISBN and will be distributed both as a printed and an electronic publication. The electronic version will be available on the SMC website (smcnetwork.org) Please note that at least one of the paper authors has to register to the conference in order for the paper to be accepted, presented, and included in the Proceedings