Monday, July 7, 2014

Fwd: CMMR 2015 - Plymouth, UK. Music, Mind and Embodiment. Announcement and call for contributions

Dear all,

(with apologies for cross-posting)

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
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

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 (
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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