The Roadmap was elaborated by the researchers involved in the MIReS project. They were responsible to get input and feedback from many people. Many events were organised to gather information from experts throughout the elaboration of the Roadmap.
The Sound and Music Computing Conference 2013 (SMC 2013) will be organized from July 30th to August 3rd 2013 in Stockholm (Sweden) by the Sound and Music Computing group, School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. SMC 2013 is organized together with the Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference (SMAC 2013).
During the past five decades, the domain of Music Acoustics has widened from studies of the acoustics of musical instruments and voice, including basic elements of musical perception and performance, to investigations of how humans experience and interact with sounds and music. Increasingly, the knowledge is put into industrial, societal and psychological perspectives. The age-old dream of bridging science and art has found new and bountiful ground in the field of Sound and Music Computing.
Deadline for full papers and music submissions: Friday 29 March 2013
Notification of papers and music acceptance: Wednesday 15 May 2013
When preparing SMC 2012, our goal was to offer a stimulating cultural and social event, while having the possibility of experiencing the city of Copenhagen. We believe we successfully reached our goal, and the positive feedback received from many participants confirms it.
Right before the conference, a summer school on product sound design, innovation and entrepreneurship gathered 40 students worldwide, working with experts in sonic interaction design and procedural sound such as Cumhur Erkut, Andy Farnell, Davide Rocchesso, as well as experts from industry such as head of research from Bang and Olufsen Søren Bech and head of research for Sennheiser North America Veronique Larcher. For their final projects, students were engaged in creating novel interactions and sound effects for different models of Sennheiser headphones. The five groups of students proposed several innovative solutions.
The technical program of the conference had 78 contributions, in the forms of talks, posters and demos, selected among the 142 received submissions. Among the highlights of the conference, there were three keynote speakers: Professor Michael Kubovy from the University of Virginia presenting his work on audio-visual objects, Esben Skovenborg from TC Electronic talking about current challenges to good sound quality and Professor Lars Kai Hansen from the Danish Technical University talking about cognitive components of audio spaces.
We received the unprecedented 123 music submissions, representing creators from 5 different continents. Juraj Kojs, the Music Programme Chair led the team of 6 curators (Scott Barton, Paula Matthusen, Chikashi Miyama, Steven Kemper, Troy Rogers and Spencer Topel) in the discussion on the artistic and technical qualities of the submissions. Together with the invited composers¹ pieces and works by the curators, the final program consisted of 31 works. This year¹s special edition also featured the invited composer Judith Shatin who has championed the world of electroacoustic music around the globe.
I would like to thank all the chairs of the conference, the curators, the local organizing committee, the students' helpers, the reviewers, and all the participants for the success of this event.
Videos, pictures, and updates can be found in our website (smc2012.smcnetwork.org) as well as in our social page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sound-and-Music-Computing-SMC-2012-Copenhagen-Denmark/251408924900346).
SMC 2012 General Chair
Sound to Sense - Sense to Sound: A state of the art in Sound and Music Computing
Pietro Polotti, Davide Rocchesso [Hrsg.]
Stichworte/keywords: Sound and Music Computing , Music Cognition , Audio Signal Processing , Music Control and Performance , Sonic Interaction Design
490 pages, year of publication: 2008
price: 69.00 Eur
Since the 1950's, Sound and Music Computing (SMC) research has been producing a profound impact on the development of culture and technology in our post-industrial society. SMC research approaches the whole sound and music communication chain from a multidisciplinary point of view. By combining scientific, technological and artistic methodologies it aims at understanding, modelling, representing and producing sound and music using computational approaches. This book, by describing the state of the art in SMC research, gives hints of future developments, whose general purpose will be to bridge the semantic gap, the hiatus that currently separates sound from sense and sense from sound.
The book can be purchased here.
The book is licensed CreativeCommons BY-NC-ND. A copy of the book can be downloaded here.