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SMC 2017 in Helsinki

Sound and Music Computing 2017 will take place in Helsinki, Finland July 5th-8th.

A nice presentation by the chair Vesa Valimaki can be found in the attachment.

SMC 2016 in Hamburg

The 2016 edition of the SMC conference has been announced: https://smc2016.hfmt-hamburg.de/

SMC 2015 in Maynooth, Ireland

The website for SMC 2015 which will take place in Maynooth, Ireland is now up:


Very successful SMC 2014 done jointly with ICMC 2014

ICMC/SMC2014 (Athens, 14-19 September 2014)

The Joint Conference ICMC14|SMC14 has been organized successfully in Athens from the 14th till the 19th of September 2014 by the University of Athens (Music Department and Department of Informatics and telecommunications), the Institute for Research in Music and Acoustics (IEMA) and the Onassis Cultural foundation. Almost 550 registered people and 150  persons have attended the Conference.

It was the first time that two famous conferences in the field of Sound and music computing and Computer music, ICMC and SMC, made their first cross-over under the theme “music technology meets philosophy: from digital ethos to virtual ethos” and formed the largest conference ever held in the field.

The main theme of the conferencewas related to the rich cultural heritage of Athens, a city whosecultural rootsreach deeply into theremembrance (anámnêsis) of the origins of Music (Mousikē), Mathematics and Philosophy and had as main scope to explore through special sessions the notion ofdigital echos (sound) through different approaches of computer music and interactive music systems, and that of virtual ethos, namely the impact of technology oncomposition, performance, musicology and education.

We hope that this event has opened new avenues for Computer Music and Sound and Music Computing enabling it to reach out to society and provide wider and more direct access to knowledge, creative learning and cultural heritage.

The Conference Program of ICMC/SCM2014 included many parallel events as :Oral and poster sessions, concerts and late night concerts, Sound Installations, Special sessions,  Workshops /demos and studio reports, Summer school and Satellite events: http://www.icmc14-smc14.eu/program/conference-program/conferece-schedule.html

Upcoming maintenance of smcnetwork.org website

We’ll be performing some necessary maintenance tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 11th, from 15:30 CET. During this time, there may be periods of downtime. We’ll finish the maintenance as quickly as we can and get everything back to normal.

Thanks for bearing with us!! 

the MTG team

SMC 2013 successfully hosted at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

This year, the 10th edition of the SMC conference was organized jointly with the 4th edition of SMAC Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference 2013.

About 360 participants registered to the conferences. We received 269 papers (SMAC and SMC jointly) and a record high number of music submissions (177). After the reviewing process, 2 demos, 111 posters, 109 papers, and 28 music submissions were accepted.

Call for participation to ICMC14|SMC14

The joint ICMC | SMC | 2014 Conference will take place in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 20 September 2014 and, for the first time, it will bring on the cross-road two well established events: the International Computer Music Conference (40th ICMC) and the Sound & Music Computing conference (11th SMC). The main theme of the Conference is "Music Technology meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos". We invite researchers in music and sound computing, composers, musicologists and philosophers for a fruitful dialogue on related topics in order to redefine the past, present and future of computer music and sound computing (more details in Call for Papers and Call for Music). The ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will include lectures, special sessions, indoors & outdoors concerts, demonstrations and installations, as well as a summer school, given in variousplaces ranging from concert halls and university auditoria to museum lobbies and archaeological sites.
The ICMC|SMC 2014 Joint Conference is organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Music Studiesand Department of Informatics and Telecommunications), the Onassis Cultural Center and the Institute for research  on Music and Acoustics.
More information: http://www.icmc14-smc14.net/

Roadmap for Music Information ReSearch

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.

SMC 2012 finished succesfully

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.

Sound to Sense - Sense to Sound: A state of the art in Sound and Music Computing

Sound to Sense - Sense to Sound: A state of the art in Sound and Music Computing


Pietro Polotti, Davide Rocchesso [Hrsg.]
ISBN 978-3-8325-1600-0
490 pages, year of publication: 2008
price: 69.00 Eur
Stichworte/keywords: Sound and Music Computing , Music Cognition , Audio Signal Processing , Music Control and Performance , Sonic Interaction Design

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.

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