XIX CIM – Music Informatics Symposium, Trieste, Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini”, November 21-24, 2012

AIMI – Italian Association of Music Informatics www.aimi-musica.org
The Italian Association of Music Informatics, founded in 1981, is a
point of reference in Italy for musicians and researchers
investigating the relationships between music, science and
technology. AIMI, which counts among its associated musicians and
researchers of international relevance, organizes every two years the
CIM – Colloquio di Informatica Musicale (Music Informatics
Symposium), which represents the most significant event for the
scientific and musical debate within the Italian community of music
The subjects of the 2012 edition are multimodality and interactivity.
By means of the digital technologies, the different forms of art tend
to establish strong aesthetical connexions and cohabitation grounds.
In particular sound is more and more present and felt as necessary in
any kind of artistic expression. In a recent call for papers by the
Leonardo Music Journal, one can read: “Art is getting noisier every
day. Whether made by sculptors, video artists, composers, printmakers
or installation artists, there’s no question but that “Sound Art” is
a genre ascendant.” The sound is, thus, integrated in a multimodal
sense within the artistic discourse and, often, the technological
means is the most effective tool in order to achieve such goal. In a
similar fashion, nowadays technology steers the emergence of artistic
works, where the interaction between the machine and a performer, or
the public, becomes increasingly and dynamically related to the body
and to what happens in the surrounding environments, where the work
is situated. The idea of embodiment and of recovering a physical
relation with the machine fosters new forms of expression and
relationship with the technology, not only in an artistic context but
also in our everyday life.
The CIM programme includes scientific and artistic communications,
tutorials activities and artistic productions. The scientific and
artistic communications will be selected through a Call for papers,
and the music and artistic works through a Call for scores/works. All
the submission will be evaluated by a Scientific and a Musical
Committee, respectively.
The present CIM edition includes three calls for 1) instrumental
scores with electronics, 2) interactive performances, 3) video-
musical and electroacoustic compositions.
1. The available instruments for the first call are accordion and
percussion (one performer; available instruments: 1 vibraphone, 5
temple blocks, 1 tam tam medium size, 1 suspended cymbal medium
size). Only works for a single performer and electronics are
eligible, i.e.: accordion and electronics or percussions and
electronics. Other instruments are welcome, even in larger ensembles,
if entirely provided by the authors.
2. The second call involves works for one or more performers, which
employ any kind of New Interface for Musical Expression (NIME).
3. Formats for the submission of video-musical compositions:  PAL
4:3  or  16:9, codec MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHz.
For the concert, one of the following formats: PAL 4:3 or 16:9, codec
DV, MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHZ no compression; HD 720 25p or
50i, codec MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHZ no compression – HD 1050
25p or 50i, codec MPEG2 or MPEG4 _ audio ST 48kHZ no compression.
Formats for the submission of electroacoustic compositions: stereo,
44.1 or 48 kHz,  16 or 32 bit.
For the concert: 2 to 8 channels, 44.1 or 48 kHz,  16 or 32 bit.
Participants must send a description of the work in the format
previewed by CIM (please, employ this template http://www.aimi-
Languages can be Italian or English. In addition: the score in pdf
format (call 1), an audio-video documentation of the performance
(call 2), the complete work as an audio or audio-video file (call  3).
Participants are invited to present and discuss the results of their
artistic and/or scientific research as an oral communication or a
Furthermore, students and Ph.D. students in Music and Technologies
programs are encouraged to present their research projects as work in
progress, even if not yet concluded: in this case we do not expect
the presentation and discussion of results. This kind of works will
be presented as poster and/or demo. Admitted languages are Italian
and English.
Important dates: submission deadline: July 23, 2012; communication of
the results to the authors: September 23, 2012; final version of the
paper for publication on the Proceedings: October 22, 2012. For both
the submission and the final version of the papers to be published in
the online proceedings, the authors are required to employ this
The submission process will employ the conference management system
EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org). The web site for the XIX CIM
call will be indicated on http://www.aimi-musica.org/?page_id=104
once the submission process will start, approximately one month
before the deadline. Papers, musical work descriptions and musical
scores will have to be uploaded in pdf format. Audio-video or audio
documentation will have to be available on some website provided by
the authors. Whenever necessary and appropriate, the scientific
committee will have the right to ask to convert oral presentations in
poster presentations during the review process.
Deadline: July 23, 2012
Please visit the website below for more details.
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