Australasian Computer Music Conference - 11 - 13 July 2006

    Apr 11 2006 | 4:05 pm
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    Medi(t)ations: computers, music and intermedia
    Australasian Computer Music Conference
    11 - 13 July 2006
    Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
    Adelaide, Australia
    Mitchell Whitelaw
    Mitchell Whitelaw is an academic, writer and artist with interests in
    new media art and culture, especially complex generative systems and
    digital sound and music. His work has appeared in journals including
    Leonardo, Digital Creativity and Contemporary Music Review. In 2004
    his work on a-life art was published in the book Metacreation: Art
    and Artificial Life (MIT Press, 2004). His current work spans
    generative art and sonic and visual data-aesthetics. He is currently
    a Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Communication at the
    University of Canberra.
    Fredrik Olofsson + Nick Collins (klipp av)
    klipp av are an audiovisual duo who confront the problems of
    insufficient improvisation and live relevance to the location in
    laptop performance. The audio is interactive and generative, adjusted
    on the fly by the medium of live coding. The video/generative
    graphics machine is passed state information on the generative
    algorithms employed in the audio (rather than tracking the bare audio
    out). Audio and visual material is extracted from the performance
    environment to engage with the space. Automated analysis routines
    assist the fast cataloguing of events as audiovisual composites. An
    essential facet of the improvisation is the dialogue with event
    generating algorithms and the mappings themselves. Performance
    follows a continuum from correlation to contest between audio and
    visual modalities.
    More information on the keynote speakers can be found here -
    Conference overview
    "..the media have broken down in their traditional forms, and have
    become merely puristic points of reference. The idea has arisen, as
    if by spontaneous combustion throughout the entire world, that these
    points are arbitrary and only useful as critical tools, in saying
    that such-and-such a work is basically musical, but also poetry. This
    is the intermedial approach, to emphasize the dialectic between the
    ~ Dick Higgins (August 3, 1966)
    This conference seeks to highlight new areas of aesthetics and
    interrelations in computer music. These may include:
    - Connections between computer music and other media, such as film,
    dance, theatre, new media, and the specific role of technology in
    that relationship.
    - Interface and control systems ? controlling and manipulating sound
    through haptic, gestural and other mediums.
    - Media as aesthetic agent - generational mechanisms, modelling
    agents, sound source, meta-composition, sonification.
    - Computer Music and medium-less states ? psycho-acoustics and
    auditory illusions.
    - Connections between computer music and intermedia practice in
    other areas such as education, research, software / hardware
    development and distribution.
    - Computer music as physical, tactile interactive media.
    Call for submissions
    ACMC06 is now calling for submissions in the following categories:
    - Musical works
    - Papers
    - Posters
    - Artist talks
    - Studio reports
    - Workshops
    Due date for all submissions:
    - 18 April 2006
    More information on submission requirements and formats can be found
    at the website
    - Full conference program will be available early May 2006
    - Please check the conference website for updates
    General Enquiries
    For general enquiries:
    Other contact information can be found here: