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11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR)

Music, Mind, and Embodiment

Plymouth, UK on 16-19 June 2015.

Important dates:
Paper submission deadline February 27th 2015
Music submission deadline February 27th 2015
Notification of acceptance March 27th 2015
Revisions and camera ready copy deadline May 1st 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 House”, 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 approaches.

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.

Keynote speakers:
Hugues Vinet (IRCAM)
David Rosenboom (CalArts)
Eduardo Miranda (ICCMR)

For further details please visit:


AES Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders
June 28-30th 2015 conference event in Aalborg, Denmark.

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has issued a call for papers to be presented at its 58th International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders. This is the second AES conference on the topic, and will continue the important task of presenting and discussing advances in the state of the art in hearing loss diagnosis and prevention, as well as strategies, technologies, and devices related to safe yet impactful music production and reproduction. The event will take place at Hotel Comwell Hvide Hus in Aalborg, Denmark, June 28-30, 2015.

Researchers from both the audiology and pro audio fields are invited to submit papers for presentation at the conference. Proposed topics for presentation include: Music versus Noise as an Exposure Agent; Hearing Exposure Measurement and Control Devices; Sound Level Management for Live Events; Active and Passive Hearing Protection Devices; Hearing Loss in the Music Industry; Electronic Devices for Hearing Impaired Musicians and Sound Engineers; Standardization and Legislation of Exposure to Music; and other related topics. For a full list of suggested topics, please visit

The conference committee invites the submission of manuscripts (4-8 pages) for consideration. Preliminary papers should be 4-8 pages and submitted by February 15, 2015 for consideration. Papers should include a problem statement, work performed, methods employed, conclusions, and significance of the work. Each submission will be reviewed, and authors notified of acceptance for inclusion in the conference by March 15, 2015. In addition, accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.

The AES 58th International Conference is being chaired by Prof. Dorte Hammershøi, MScEE, PhD, of Aalborg University. Co-chairs for papers are Rodrigo Ordoñez and Robert Schulein. General conference information including the Call For Papers for the Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders can be found at: Further inquires may be addressed via email at <>.


9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)

17–23 August 2015 Manchester, U.K.:
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.
Organisers: Jane Ginsborg (chair), Alexandra Lamont (co-chair)

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Ninth Triennial European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) Conference to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK from 17 to 22 August 2015.

ESCOM supports and promotes empirical and theoretical research from a wide range of disciplines, including aesthetics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, composition, education, health and wellbeing, linguistics, music theory, music therapy, neuroscience, performance studies, philosophy, psychoacoustics, psychology and psychophysics. We expect the research to be disseminated at the Ninth Triennial Conference to be new and unpublished, and to have the potential for contributing to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated.

Submissions are now invited for spoken papers, poster presentations, symposia and workshops. The language of the conference is English and all spoken papers, posters, conference proceedings and publications will be in English. All submissions should be made online. They will be reviewed anonymously by two or more members of the Review Committee. Full-text conference Proceedings will be published online, for downloading, and on a USB flash drive.

Due to the likely interest in this conference the number of opportunities available to each presenter, particularly for spoken papers, is limited. We suggest that those wishing to make more than one submission consider allowing co-authors to present, and/or submitting proposals in different formats such as poster presentations, symposia or workshops, as alternatives to spoken papers. Full details of the types of presentations available can be found at

Key dates:
· Submissions open: 15 September 2014
· Deadline for submissions: 29 December 2014 (no extensions are expected)
· Decisions communicated to presenters: from 23 February 2015
· Registration deadline for presenters (essential to be included in the programme): 1 May 2015
· Deadline for receipt of papers for the Proceedings: 15 May 2015

For more information please see the conference website or contact the Organising Committee at We look forward to receiving your submissions and encourage you to keep abreast of developments relating to the conference on the website and Twitter @ESCOM2015. Please also share amongst colleagues, students, and other interested parties.

Jane Ginsborg (Chair) and Alexandra Lamont (Co-chair)


Society for Music Perception & Cognition 2015

August 1st – 5th 2015 at Vanderbilt University, USA.

If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, please do so now if possible. It really facilitates our planning to have as many people registered early on! We are expecting a record number of attendees, so reserve your spot now.

Program notes: You can find a preliminary program overview of special events
Admission to all special events is included in the conference registration fee. More information on Conference Day 1: our exciting Vanderbilt Music & Mind Kickoff to SMPC can be found here If your (non-SMPC-attendee) travel companion would like to attend the Kickoff (including the Welcome Reception) they will need to register for the Kickoff (tickets are $5) – see the Kickoff webpage. SMPC attendees don’t need a separate ticket to the Kickoff/reception.

The conference program for August 1 consists of the Kickoff event from 1pm to 7pm.Talk sessions will occur on August 2, 3, 4 and the morning of August 5. Poster sessions will occur on August 2, 3 and 4. The conference concludes at noon on August 5.

SMPC 2015 supports breastfeeding mothers! We will have a lactation room at the conference venue, Scarritt Bennett Center, available for mothers who need to pump, or who prefer to nurse in private. If you are interested in using this room, please contact me at so that we get an idea of how many people will need it and whether we also need to make a space available at the Kickoff venue.

Important dates leading up to SMPC 2015:
…May 4 – deadline to submit Student Award paper. Instructions have been emailed separately.
…June 1 – early registration deadline
…June 25 – Presenters: deadline to confirm inclusion of your (talk or poster) presentation in the program booklet – if you haven’t done so yet, use the following link Doing so as soon as possible also helps us to plan!
…June 30/July 3- hotel room block deadlines (exact dates vary – see All hotels are within a 5-10 min. walk of the main conference venue (Scarritt Bennett Center). HOWEVER – there is no official room block for the very affordable single rooms ($50/night; shared bathroom) right at the venue. Those are first-come, first-serve and should be reserved as soon as possible. 


Leipzig, Germany
17th – 19th September, 2015

Keynotes: Dr. Daniela Sammler (Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Studies, Leipzig)
Prof. Matthias Vogel (University of Gießen, Germany)
Prof. Eric Clarke (University of Oxford, UK)
Scientific Supervision: Prof. Sebastian Klotz
Direction: Laura Neumann

The Institut fu?r Musikwissenschaft at Universität Leipzig (Germany) will host the International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus), from 17th to 19th September, 2015. The SysMus conferences are annual, student-run events designed to allow advanced students in the field of systematic musicology – particularly those studying for PhDs or completing Masters’ degrees – to meet and discuss their research.Systematic musicology embraces a wide and diverse mix of epistemologies and methodologies from science and humanities in order to study the phenomenon of music in its general rather than specific manifestations.

Co-founded by Manuela Marin and Richard Parncutt in 2008, the SysMus conferences have been organized at different venues across the world (including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Italy, and the UK) and internationally renowned researchers working in various subfields of systematic musicology have attended SysMus as keynote speakers. More details on past and future SysMus conferences can be found onour website
Researchers are invited to submit proposals for oral or poster presentations in English. We also welcome panels gathering 3 to 4 speakers (max.) to present their research addressing one single topic.

Besides an abstract (c. 300 words), a separate, small biographical note (c. 150 words) is requested. The individual talks should not exceed 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. When applying for a panel presentation, the title, the name of the organizer and an abstract related to the panel (c. 300 words) should be included, followed by the individual abstracts and biographical notes of the panel members.

Only one proposal per person is allowed and all must be send in PDF to Please, specify if you are applying for an oral, poster or panel presentation and include your full name, institutional affiliation, postal address and telephone number in the email.

DO NOT mention your name on your abstract submission, as they will be subject to a blind peer-review procedure, conducted by the Scientific Committee.

Important Dates
– The submission deadline is the 30th of April
– Notification of acceptance will be announced individually by email on the 30th of June.
– Early registration for SysMus 2015 closes after the 31st of July

Proposed themes
Submissions on the following topics complementing and expanding experimental and empirical music research are particularly welcome:
– Audio cultures in a systematic perspective
– The cultural practice of musical instruments and music software
– Music and social cognition
– The ecology of music
– Music and mediation
– Systematic epistemologies of music
– Musical knowledge systems in a systematic perspective
– Music and the theory of social systems

More details on the conference, venue and registration will be announced on the website


2015 SEMPRE conference on Music and Health/postgraduate study day

Glasgow Caledonian University, 21st and 22nd October 2015.

Submissions are invited for:

– The SEMPRE Study day on Music Psychology and Education, Wed 21st October

This day is for postgraduate students and we invite work which focuses on music psychology and/or music education, but which may encompass a variety of related disciplines. Submissions should take the form of a 200 word abstract which clearly describes the research area and its relevance to music psychology or music education.

– The SEMPRE Conference on Music and Health, Thursday 22nd October.

Music is fundamental to human social life around the world, and there is growing evidence that music can have a profound influence upon health and wellbeing. Submissions are invited on research which explores the relationship between music and health, and which may encompass music listening, music performance, music therapy, community music or other topics which clearly relate to the conference theme. Submissions should take the form of a structured 300 word abstract, using the format: Aims, methods, results, conclusions.

The deadline for submissions for the study day and conference is Monday July 20th 2015. Please submit abstracts to Don Knox, conference organiser at

The study day and conference are organised in association with the Scottish Music and Health Network (SMHN). Delegates from the SEMPRE events on 21st and 22nd are also invited to attend the third meeting of the SMHN on Friday 23rd Oct.

Further details on registration, delegate fees and the venue will be released soon via the SMHN website:


SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenth anniversary of BRAMs (Montreal)

Tenth anniversary symposium of the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research
October 22 & 23, 2015

Over the last decade, BRAMS has grown and prospered to become one of the well-recognized groups worldwide for research on music, speech, and human auditory cognitive neuroscience. In this anniversary symposium, we have invited several prominent scientists to help us think about where the next ten years of research should be taking us. To that end, we will cover novel topics including genetics, education, aging, and social neuroscience.

The anniversary event will also feature a session organized by the Erasmus Mundus program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, featuring faculty and student presentations from this network representing ten European countries, Canada, and the USA.

Registration is required

Full conference poster (including speakers) available here:


If you hear of any conferences that may be interesting for music psychologists then please forward details to me: v.williamson- at-