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14 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

International Computer Music Conference

icmc-music-computer-conferenceThe joint 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) / 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) takes place in Athens 14-20 September on the theme: "Music Technology meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos" Registration is now open with Earlybird rates up to 15th June The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will take place in Athens, Greece at the Onassis Cultural Centre from 14 to 20 September 2014 and, for the first time, it will bring to the cross-roads two well established events: the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) joins with the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference (SMC). Researcher, composers, musicologists and philosophers are invited to Athens for a fruitful dialogue on related topics in order to redefine the past, present and future of computer music and sound computing. The ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will include lectures, special sessions, indoors & outdoors concerts, installations, demonstrations, studio reports, workshops, exhibition as well as a summer school, given in various places ranging from concert halls and university auditoria to museum lobbies and archaeological sites. ΙCMC|SMC|2014 will take place  in Athens, a location with deep cultural roots which keeps the remembrance (anámnêsis) of the origins of Music (Mousikē) and Philosophy. The main objective of this joint conference focuses on the redefinition of the digital echos (sound) from different philosophical approaches in computer music and interactive music systems, on the origins of sound and music computing, as also on the pedagogy and the anthropology of music technology. Regarding the virtual ethos, the main focus will be on the impact of technology in contemporary composition and education, as well as in musicology (historical musicology, systematic musicology, ethnomusicology and archeomusicology) in order to reach out the society and provide wider and more direct access to knowledge, creative learning and cultural heritage.

The ICMC|SMC|2014 Joint Conference is organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Music Studies and Department of Informatics and Telecommunications), the Onassis Cultural Center and the Institute for Research  on Music and Acoustics.