Welcome to CMMR 2013

The 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Sound, Music and Motion will take place in Marseille on 15-18 October 2013.

To make this anniversary an unforgettable event, we have united strong forces on both the scientific and artistic sides by associating on the one hand renown French laboratories and universities: Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (LMA), Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM), Laboratoire de Neurosciences cognitives (LNC), Laboratoire d’Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités (LATP), Sciences, Arts et Techniques de l’Image et du Son (SATIS), and on the other hand renown music and dance associations: Ubris Studio, n+n corsino, that will take care of the artistic program of the conference. In addition the two industrial partners PSA Peugeot Citroën and Genesis are supporting and actively participating in the event. Participants will also be able to enjoy several additional events and expositions since Marseille is the European Capital of Culture 2013

MP2013.png Marseille Provence 2013 opening ceremony Villa Méditerranée, exposition center n+n corsino, choregraphers Mucem, museum Marseille Provence 2013 opening ceremony

The CMMR acronym originally symbolized Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval and the first CMMR gatherings mainly focused on information retrieval, programming, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics and signal processing. Little by little CMMR has moved towards more interdisciplinary aspects related to the role of human interaction in musical practice, perceptual and cognitive aspects linked to sound modelling and how sense or meaning can be transmitted either from isolated sounds or musical structure as a whole. During CMMR 2012 the steering committee therefore decided to slightly change the significance of the acronym from Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval to Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research. This means that new research communities now are welcome to the conference in addition to the traditional ones.

All the CMMR gatherings (see the CMMR History page) have resulted in post symposium proceedings containing selected peer-reviewed papers and published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences Series, this will also be the case for CMMR 2013.

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CMMR 2012 edition has just been released :

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Sound, Music and Motion

This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of Sound, Music and Motion. The notion of motion 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 for instance :
  • bullet blue  How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to motion ?
  • bullet blue  How to define new timbre descriptors that characterize perceived motions ?
  • bullet blue  What is the link between a performer's gestures, musical interpretation and perceived motion ?
  • bullet blue  How to control perceived motion for sound design and sonification ?
  • bullet blue  How is motion perceived in the presence of several modalities (vision, audition, kinesthetic) ?
Contributions on others topics as described in the Call for contributions are also welcome.