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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.

The SMC scientific programme was organized in six topics, Perception, Human-machine interaction, Music performance, Sonic interaction design, Sound processing, and Music information retrieval. The programme included 54 oral presentations, 63 posters, and 2 demos. Oral presentations included talks by keynote speakers Marie Tervaniemi and Xavier Serra, and invited speakers Emilia Gomez, Anna Rita Addessi, Tuomas Eerola, and Bruce Walker.

The best paper award went to the paper VocaRefiner: An Interactive Singing Recording System with Integration of Multiple Singing Recordings by Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

The conference proceedings can be found in both printed and on-line versions (full proceedings, single papers can be found in the SMC biblio webpages).

Twenty-eight works from Asia, Europe and North and South America were jury-selected and organized in three concerts of electroacoustic music at KMH Royal College of Music with focus upon the voice, spatialization, and intermedia. (PDF file with the concert program booklet and errata)

The SMC Summer School was organized with start during the last afternoon the conference. The theme of this year summer school was “Music and Emotion” with focus on music information retrieval, evaluation and perception, music therapy, interaction design. The school was attended by 15 students from 7 countries. The final projects were presented in a public event at Tom Tits Experiment Science Center. The school included talks by invited speakers Mari Tervaniemi, Tuomas Eerola, Emilia Gomez, and lectures by Ylva Fernaeus, Bruno Giordano, Anders Firberg, and Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen. More information about the Summer school can be found here.

I would like to express a big thank all the participants to the SMC 2013, the reviewers, the music chairs, the session chairs, and the KTH staff, including volunteering students, for the success of both conference and summer school.

More information can be found in the conference website (smc2013.smcnetwork.org).

Roberto Bresin
SMC 2013 Chair

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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