[PlanetCCRMA] Call for Participation: ICMC 2005

guenter geiger geiger@xdv.org
Fri Oct 29 11:25:02 2004

ICMC 2005 -- Free Sound
International Computer Music Conference
September 5-9, 2005. Barcelona, Spain


Music, video, and installations -- February 5, 2005
Papers, posters, and demonstrations -- March 5, 2005
Panels, workshops and special events -- April 5th, 2005
Exhibitors -- June 5th, 2005


The Phonos Foundation, the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, and the
Higher School of Music of Catalonia in conjunction with the International
Computer Music Association, is proud to announce ICMC 2005. The conference
will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from the 5th to 9th of September 2005,
with pre-conference workshops on September 1st and 2nd.

ICMC is the pre-eminent annual gathering of computer music practitioners
from around the world. Its unique interleaving of professional paper
presentations and concerts of new computer music compositions creates a
vital synthesis of science, technology, and the art of music.

By choosing 'free sound' as this year's leitmotif, we aim to emphasise the
idea of freeing sound from its current aesthetic, technical and legal
confines. We wish to promote an open discussion on the extent to which
sound is considered a community asset -- an asset that belongs to society
and cannot be privatised. Thus, we encourage contributions that emphasise
these and related topics.

We invite original contributions in all areas of the computer music field in
a number of formats. However, we are also open to any proposal, and
encourage all submissions, including those that do not fit the categories

We issue the following calls:

* Call for music, video, and installations (deadline February 5, 2005)

We invite submissions of electroacoustic music, video, and installation
works that reflect the diversity of the field. Opportunities exist to
combine digital resources with a variety of instrumental ensembles. For
further details visit

* Call for papers, posters, and demonstrations (deadline March 5, 2005)

We invite submissions for papers, posters, and demonstrations examining the
aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, scientific, or
technological aspects of computer music and digital audio. For further
information visit http://www.icmc2005.org/index.php?selectedPage=73

* Call for panels, workshops and special events (deadline April 5th, 2005)

We invite proposals for panel sessions, workshops and special events,
especially those with relevance to the conference theme of 'free sound'.

* Call for exhibitors (deadline June 5th, 2005)

The conference will provide a forum for the world's leading music technology
companies to showcase their latest product information and for schools and
institutions to highlight their educational programs. We invite submissions
from interested parties.

To promote the idea of 'free sound', the organisers of ICMC 2005 are setting
up the Free Sound Project, a website dedicated to the sharing and usage of
copyleft [1] sounds. Thus, we are making a special call for copyleft sounds
with no specific deadline. For more information, visit
http://www.icmc2005.org/ in the near future.

For detailed information on the conference, and submission formats, visit

To keep up to date with all of the latest news and information about ICMC
2005 please subscribe to our mailing list by visiting

We are looking forward to your contributions!

The ICMC 2005 Team


[1] http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/copyleft.html