The 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment takes place at the University this month.
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. The symposium is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), and jointly organised by ICCMR and CNRS - Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (France).
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 ?
- bullet blue 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) ?
- (Some) Trends for Future Musical Research - Hugues Vinet (Director of Research and Development, IRCAM)
- Deviant Resonances: Nature's Creative Challenge to Absolute Mappings of Biological Phenomena in Music - David Rosenboom (Professor of Music and Dean of the School of Music at California Institute of the Arts)
- Experiments in Musical Unconventional Computing: Towards New Kinds of Processors for Computer Music - Closing keynote from Eduardo Miranda (Professor of Computer Music and Director of ICCMR)
The event also includes two satellite workshops on 15 June: 1st International Workshop on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing and Motion and Music Workshop: Processing and performing gesture motifs for computer music.