40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) | 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) | 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC)

"Music Technology meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos"

14 - 20 September 2014
The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will bring, for the first time, 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, installations, demonstrations, studio reports, workshops, exhibition as well as a summer school, given in various places ranging from concert halls and university auditoria to museum lobbies and archaeological sites.
ΙCMC|SMC|2014 will take place  in Athens, a location with deep cultural roots which keeps the remembrance (anámnêsis) of the origins of Music (Mousikē) and Philosophy. The main objective of this joint conference focuses on the redefinition of the digital echos (sound) from different philosophical approaches in computer music and interactive music systems, on the origins of sound and music computing, as also on the pedagogy and the anthropology of music technology. Regarding the virtual ethos, the main focus will be on the impact of technology in contemporary composition and education, as well as in musicology (historical musicology, systematic musicology, ethnomusicology and archeomusicology) in order to reach out the society and provide wider and more direct access to knowledge, creative learning and cultural heritage.

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The ICMC|SMC|2014 Joint Conference is organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Music Studies and Department of Informatics and Telecommunications), the Onassis Cultural Centre and the Institute for Research  on Music and Acoustics.