Archive for ‘Opportunities and Networks’

May 1st, 2013

LLEAPP 2013, UoE

LLEAPP (Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice) came home in April 2013, with some changes to the format of the event, most notably the employment of a Musical Director (the excellent Jan Hendrickse), and the decision to stage two performance events, the first being an introductory showcase, and the second inspired by The Odyssey.

Watch a short video showing some of the second performance

Performance setup in Inspace

Thanks to ECA Devolved Researchers Fund, Inspace and Lucy Kendra

More information at

November 7th, 2011

ICC: Inventor Composer Coaction

We are pleased to welcome proposals for new digital or electronic musical instruments for the collaborative venture taking place at the University of Edinburgh in early 2012. Please follow this link for the call for instruments.

November 4th, 2007

EMS 08

The call for the next EMS conference (in Paris, next June; deadline January) is here.

The conference themes seem up our collective street:

The main topic for the EMS08 will be the relationship between sound and music

– Inventing new sounds for music: how do composers approach the production of sounds for their musical works, which methods and procedures they used?
– Influence of tools on music: Is the music the result of invention, or do tools determine the final result?
– Relations between sound and structure: what relationships exist between the sounds and the structure of the work? Are there significant trends in this domain?
– Sound terminology: is a physical or the morphological description efficient for characterising sounds? Has a need for new terminology appeared in any way?

(The second point is mirrored in a this call for a forthcoming issue of Organised Sound, and happens to be something I’ve been researching recently, so I’ll be hoping to get a paper together for both…)

November 1st, 2007


// Unfortunately I am not going to be at this conference despite the strong relation to my work and research, since I had already booked tickets to travel to Greece for the International Film Festival. If anyone from the group is interested to participate it would be wise to book a place as soon as possible since there is a limited number of participants.(40) .

In case someone, even not from our group is interested to go, please let me know so to meet after the conference and discuss all about it. //

Liverpool John Moores University, 22 – 23 November 2007

The aim of this workshop is to promote critical discussion over virtual, mixed and augmented reality and provide attendees with a critical framework for tackling issues.

Bill Buxton¹ mused on what future archaeologist would make of today’s humans extrapolating from our current computer technology and came up with a being with one eye, a dominant hand and two ears but lacking legs, and a sense of smell or touch. He argued for greater involvement in the whole person and their senses in human-computer interaction. Artists have responded to this challenge by exploiting the various technologies that fall under the general banner of virtual reality, and support whole body interaction. Goldberg² has also considered how performers are not just concerned with the body and bodily actions but also the relationship between performer and audience.


The first day of the workshop will include short presentations from EPSRC and AHRC researchers that aim to promote discussion. These talks will present the underpinning technologies and conceptual frameworks of whole body interaction. There will also be demonstrations of relevant technologies and art works, based on motion capture and camera vision.

The second day will be small group discussions, leading on from ideas from day one, aimed at delivering a framework for critical analysis and thinking on whole body interaction. Delegates will be asked to bring along their own examples of whole body art works to help initiate discussion.

November 1st, 2007

AHRC Methods Network and the Digital Arts & Humanities

It seems that our idea for this research group reflects a general trend where internet services aim to bring together researchers from relative disciplines. The AHRC Methods network is the main Arts and Humanities on-line research centre, while the brand new Digital Arts and Humanities is the new board for discussion and exchange of ideas between researches in Arts and Humanities, aiming to create a big database for the past and the current research on a broad selection of fields.

After registering somebody can join several groups of discussions, explore or contribute content, contact other researchers and get informed of forthcoming events and conferences.

I found them extremely useful tools and I would strongly recommend subscription and participation.

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