Friday, August 14, 2015

Fwd: Call for Collaborators

The Genetic Choir announces a call for music and sound researchers and
programmers to collaborate with us in the development of an
application employing evolutionary composition in response to
non-idiomatic vocal recordings.

This project merges the expertise of electronic samplers and 'human
samplers' in search of a digital algorithm that can select for musical
meaning in the composition process. In an increasingly programmed
world, we wish to uncover the interactions between discrete elements
of sound that can invite the intrigue of a composer and how to
'humanize' this process within a digital application.

More information available here:

Project Partners:

GENETIC CHOIR is a diverse group of vocal improvisers founded by
artist Thomas Johannsen which investigates the dynamics of open
systems, self-organization and complexity. The ensemble sings fully
improvised concerts, but also collaborates within multi-disciplined
fields. (

ROBERT VAN HEUMEN is a composer and improvising musician using an
extended laptop-instrument to perform highly immersive and
hyper-dynamic electro-acoustic music. Van Heumen teaches at the
Conservatory of Amsterdam and previously worked as a project manager
at STEIM. (

STEIM (the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent
electronic music center in Amsterdam dedicated to live performance,
supporting an international community of performers, musicians, and
visual artists. (

For questions, contact Meagan Hughes:

Fwd: Reminder: Call for Papers: "Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" (Special Issue of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology)

Please re-distribute (and accept our apologies for any cross-posting)

We are happy to announce the following call for papers:

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Special Issue on Intelligent Music Systems and Applications

With the advent of music information retrieval (MIR), intelligent
technologies have become an essential part of music systems and
applications. This is evidenced by today's omnipresence of digital
online music stores and streaming services, which rely on music
recommenders, automatic playlist generators, and music browsing
interfaces. A large amount of MIR research leading to intelligent
music applications deals with the extraction of musical and acoustic
information directly from the audio signal using signal processing
techniques. Other strategies exploit contextual aspects of music, not
present in the signal, for example, community meta-data and trails of
user interaction, as found, for instance, on social media platforms.
Recently, also user-centric aspects are being considered, such as
affect, personality, and user context. Intelligent music systems have
also been developed as music creation tools, in which case the
modeling of a composer's preferences or of genre/stylistic features
are required.

Topics of interest
This special issue addresses all aspects of music information, i.e.,
music content, context, and user aspects. Highest quality research
that has not been published, nor is under review elsewhere, targeting
one or more of the following topics in the context of intelligent
music systems and applications is welcome:
• Music Information Systems
• Music Recommendation and Playlist Generation
• Intelligent Music and Audio Browsing Interfaces
• Games Based on Intelligent Music Analysis
• Automatic Accompaniment or Real-time Tracking of Performances
• Music Synthesis
• Automatic Composition
• Automatic Lyrics Generation
• MIR in the Music Production Domain
• Semantic Content Analysis, Knowledge Extraction, and Music Indexing
• Collaborative Tags, Social Media Mining, Network Analysis
• User Modeling and Personalized Music Systems
• Personality, Emotion, and Affect
• Hybrid Systems using Content and Context
• Multimedia Approaches to MIR and Cross-media Recommendation
• Large-Scale Music Retrieval
• Evaluation, Mining of Ground Truth, and Data Collections

Paper Submission Deadline September 27, 2015
Notification after First Review Cycle December 20, 2015
Paper Revisions Deadline February 21, 2016
Final Notification April 24, 2016
Submission of Camera Ready Paper May 22, 2016

Manuscript submission
Please submit your manuscript through the ACM TIST submission system
at (select "Special Issue:
Intelligent Music Systems and Applications" as the manuscript type).
Submissions must adhere to the ACM TIST instructions and guidelines
for authors available at

Guest editors
Markus Schedl Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Yi-Hsuan Yang Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Perfecto Herrera Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Escola Superior de
Musica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

If you have any further questions, please contact us via e-mail:
Markus Schedl (,
Yi-Hsuan Yang (,
and Perfecto Herrera (

Fwd: Reminder: 2nd Call for papers | Post-in-progress: 3rd International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance

Post-ip'15 - Call for papers

2nd Call

- July 1st until August 31st, 2015
- Notification of acceptance – September 30th, 2015

The Institute of Ethnomusicology – the Centre for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md) - and the Department of Communication and Art (DeCA) of the University of Aveiro, are pleased to announce Post-in-progress: 3rd International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance, open to all post-graduate students and researchers who have not yet obtained their doctoral degree. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gregory Barz (Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University), Dr. Kiri Miller (Brown University) and Dr. Stefan Ostersjo (Lund University) as our keynote speakers.   

Post-in-progress will take place at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, between the 9th and 11th of December 2015, and aims to provide a platform for debate and presentations of scientific research, within (but not limited to) the following research areas:

Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies 
Historical and Cultural Studies in Music 
Dance Studies 
Creation, Theory and Music Technologies 
Performance Studies and Performance as Artistic Research 
Education and Music in the Community 
Music and Media 
Jazz Studies 
Historical Approaches to Musical Performance 
Videos and Documentaries in Music and Dance
The organising committee welcomes the following proposals:

- Communications with a maximum duration of 20 minutes;
- Conference-Recital-Performance (music or dance) with a maximum duration of 35 minutes (proposals must specify the duration); 
- Poster;
- Panels (proposals must detail the themes and the number of speakers – 3 maximum, with a maximum total duration of 90 minutes); 
- Films about music and dance, preferably of a documentary nature (films must be submitted by their directors/authors or by people involved in its creation)
Other forms of presentation may also be proposed to the organising committee.

Abstracts, with a maximum of 350 words, should be submitted to the Easy Chair Platform, via this link.

All proposals will be double-blind reviewed by the Post-Ip Scientific Commission. Abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. A selection of full length articles will also be considered for publication in the Post-Ip online journal. 

Post-ip'13 teaser

Clarissa Foletto
PhD Candidate 
INET-MD | Department of Communication and Art
University of Aveiro
Campus Universit├írio de Santiago 
3810-193 Aveiro

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fwd: PhD Scholarships

Dear colleague,


The University of Plymouth is offering 50 fully funded PhD scholarships starting October 2015, which include projects to be developed at ICCMR ( on topics pertaining to Computer Music or Music Technology.

We welcome applications from candidates wishing to develop projects on the topics of (but not limited to) modelling memory and memorisation to study the evolution of cultural conventions (e.g., through computational models of musical evolution), development of musical memory through embodied experience (MOCAP, NIME) and Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI).

DEADLINE for submissions 15 SEPTEMBER 2015.

More information here; first of all, please check if you are eligible:

If you are considering applying for a PhD at ICCMR, we strongly encourage you to contact Prof Eduardo Miranda with a brief description of your project for discussion before you prepare the application (


Prof Eduardo Miranda
Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)
Plymouth University


Dr Evangelos Himonides FBCS CITP
Reader in Technology, Education and Music
University College London