Australasian Computer Music Conference - 11 - 13 July 2006

    Apr 11 2006 | 4:05 pm
    Hi all,
    Sorry for the cross post, but worth it.
    Thanks Darren
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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
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    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.
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    ----------------------------------- 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 media." ~ 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 :: ----------------------------------- Program ----------------------------------- - Full conference program will be available early May 2006 - Please check the conference website for updates :: ----------------------------------- General Enquiries ----------------------------------- For general enquiries: ::
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