Call for contributions 
Spatialization, Orchestration, Perception
IRCAM Forum Workshop

Montreal, April 2–5, 2020
www.mcgill.ca/forum2020

The IRCAM Forum Workshop hors les murs in Montreal will include three days of presentations by Forum members, IRCAM developers and composers, visiting artists and scholars, and researchers from the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), McGill University, and the Université de Montréal. A series of five concerts will feature work by guest composers Georgia Spiropoulos, Sasha J. Blondeau, and Carmine Emanuele Cella, who will discuss their creative work and approaches to technology in the workshop sessions. Workshop sites will include the SAT, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and the Faculté de musique of the Université de Montréal.

We invite proposals for presentations and demonstrations involving IRCAM technologies and their applications as well as other innovative approaches to music and multimedia creation. Presentations and demos related to the three main themes of spatialization, orchestration, and perception are particularly encouraged, but talks on other topics are also welcome. Proposals will be accepted for 20-minute presentations and demos in either English and French, with the majority of presentations from visiting IRCAM researchers and artists to be presented in English. The participation of graduate students and emerging scholars and artists is encouraged. 

Two types of submission can be submitted for inclusion in the IRCAM Forum Workshop program:
• Presentations: In addition to the lectures by IRCAM researchers and composers on IRCAM technologies and related artistic projects, we welcome presentations on recent artwork involving new music technologies. Accepted presentations will be programmed in dedicated sessions during the Forum Workshop in an equipped conference room with internet access, stereo audio, and a video screen. Each presenter will receive approximately 20 minutes.
• Demos: We will also accept proposals for demonstrations on technologies for the arts developed by Forum members, computer music designers, and artists from all around the world. Each demonstrator will receive approximately 20 minutes. Demo rooms will be equipped with a video projector and stereo audio, with several sessions devoted to spatialized sound located in multichannel studios.

To submit a proposal, upload a 250-word abstract and a short bio to the online call for contributions. All submissions will be reviewed by IRCAM staff and the Forum Workshop organizing committee. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019.

Online registration for the IRCAM Forum Workshop will open in early 2020. Registration fees are $200 for the full three days of the workshop, or $80 for single-day registration. Student registrations are discounted 50%: $100 for the full three days of the workshop, or $40 for single-day registration. 

For a full event schedule, including details of the five associated concerts, see the IRCAM Forum Workshop website: www.mcgill.ca/forum2020

 

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