Friday, 10 October 2014

11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment



From: Duncan Williams [duncan.williams@PLYMOUTH.AC.UK]

Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce that the 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment will take place in Plymouth, UK on 16-19 June 2015.

Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city with a global history which stretches back hundreds of years. The symposium will include a series of concerts, a satellite workshop on Music Neurotechnology, and an unforgettable boat cruise and banquet trip around the iconic Plymouth Hoe from the Barbican Harbour, site of the Mayflower Steps (portrayed in the logo above), from which the Pilgrim Fathers left England to settle in North America in 1620.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) is hosting the symposium on campus in the center of Plymouth, in their newly completed multi-million pound headquarters, "The House", which includes a multichannel diffusion suite and full scale auditorium for concert performances.
Music, Mind, and Embodiment

This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of Music, Mind, and Embodiment. The notion of mind and embodiment is important in any field related to sound and music and is therefore well adapted to this interdisciplinary conference, since it can be studied from different standpoints spanning from physics to perceptual and cognitive considerations, and from scientific to artistic approaches.
Some central questions of interest in this context are (but not necessarily restricted to) :
How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to music (for example, neurophysiologically or biologically influenced music creation, performance, or analysis?) How to define new timbre descriptors that characterise perceptual or emotional characteristics?
What is the link between mind and embodiment in musical performance, interpretation, and improvisation?
How can gesture and embodiment be used as a control signal for music generation, sonification, and performance?
How can multiple modalities be characterised in interdisciplinary musical contexts (vision, audition, kinesthetic, bio- and neuro- informed approaches)?

Contributions on other topics as described in the call for contributions (http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/cmmr2015/CMMR_2015_call_for_papers.pdf) are also welcome. Submission deadline is February 27th 2015.

For further details please visit:


Please send any enquiries to:

We look forward to seeing you next year, Prof Eduardo R Miranda (conference chair) Joel Eaton (programme committee) Dr Duncan Williams (music committee)

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