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The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.

2014 ICMC | SMC

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, 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.

Keynotes include John Chowning, Jean Claude Risset, Peter Nelson, Curtis Roads and Gérard Assayag.

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 Center and the Institute for Research on Music and Acoustics.

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.