INFO FOR AUTHORS

Submission Instructions

All paper and music contributions are managed electronically.

  • Please prepare your contributions using these templates (latex template and World Office templates); using LaTeX templates is strongly encouraged. Submissions are not anonymous, therefore authors’ names have to be visible in your manuscript. All contributions must be written in english.
  • Please use this webpage to submit your contribution. You will need to create an EasyChair account for yourself if you do not have one.

Paper contributions

Paper submissions are managed through the EasyChair system. Submissions must include:

  1. File: One PDF file of the manuscript. Papers should have a maximum length of 8 pages including figures and references, and a length of 6 pages is strongly encouraged. LaTeX and Office templates for paper contributions are available at the top of this page.
  2. Attachment (discretional): One archive (in ZIP format) containing any useful supplemental material, including audio files (the only format allowed is mp3, mono/stereo, 64/128 kbps) and video files (all MPEG-2 formats are allowed)

Please note that there is a limit of 20MB per submission (File+Attachment).

Music contributions

NB! РThe deadline for submission of music and sound installation has passed. Music submissions are managed through the EasyChair system.

There is only one submission form for both papers and music. Create a new submission and fill in the author’s information. In the section Title, Abstract and Other Information, fill in the title of your work and select the event to which you are submitting. Skip the sections Keywords and Topics. In the section Upload Paper, upload files as requested for individual concerts (see bellow). Upon successful submission, you will receive an email notification.

For all music submissions:

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ANONYMOUS. REMOVE ALL AUTHOR’S MENTION¬† ON MATERIALS SUBMITTED IN THE “ATTACHMENT” SECTION OR ON ANYTHING PERTAINING THE WORK AND ITS DOCUMENTATION.

Please note that there is a limit of 20MB per submission (File+Attachment). If you wish to include larger files you should make your additional material downloadable from the web (through http or ftp). Alternatively, you can contact the music chair to arrange where to send the submission at jkojs@kojs.net

All works will be reviewed by a panel composed by the Music Program Chairs and the Curators. We may recommend that submissions change category as part of the review process. Authors of accepted works will be requested to submit final music materials taking into account recommendations by the panel. In order for a selected work to be performed during the SMC2012 music program, at least one among the composer(s) and the performer(s) provided by the composer must register to the conference. The registered person is the only one admitted to the technical program, coffee breaks, and lunches.
Performance of a selected work may be cancelled if any of the following occur: (1) final music materials are not submitted by the deadline; (2) the associated HW/SW does not function properly; (3) the documentation is not complete enough to allow the work to be properly rehearsed and performed.

Submissions for concerts 1 (electroacousitc music) and 2 (novel instruments and interfaces) must include:

File: One PDF file with the following contents:

  • biography (250 words maximum)
  • program notes (350 words maximum)
  • for concert 1 only: list of performers required (including those provided by the conference and those provided by the composer)
  • for concert 2 only: list of performers (the composer is responsible for providing their own performers)
  • technical and spatial specifications

Attachment: One archive (in ZIP format) containing:

  • All performer scores in PDF (if applicable)
  • Open patches with detailed descriptions for all the laptops (if applicable)
  • Audio files. The only format allowed is mp3, mono/stereo, 64/128 kbps. Please provide one single file, mono or stereo. Multiple file may be provided only if multichannel listening is essential (one mono file per channel, up to eight files).
    -Video files, only if essential for the work. All MPEG-2 formats are allowed.

Contact Spencer Topel at Spencer.Topel@dartmouth.edu for questions concerning concert 1 (electroacoustic music) and Chikashi Miyama at chikashimiyama@gmail.com for questions concerning concert 2 (novel instruments and interfaces).

Submissions for concert 3 (music robots) must include:

File: One PDF file, with the following contents:

  • biography (250 words maximum)
  • link to online portfolio
  • proposal (350 words maximum) for a creation of a new work with the following MIDI-controlled robots:

AMI: Automated Monochord Instrument. AMI Features:

  • ~1.5 octave range (open string plus 17 fretting ‘fingers’). MIDI note range: 40-57 (and higher partials of these fundamentals with E-driver).
  • a picking mechanism capable of rapid string plucking
  • a damping mechanism
  • E-bow mechanism that can receive line-level audio signals at harmonic frequencies of a fretted or open fundamental pitch, or receive any audio signal to use the string as a physical filter (can be controlled by MIDI messages through EMMI’s Max/MSP-based robot control console, or sent a line-level audio signal)
  • piezo pickup and independent MIDI-controlled mixing circuit allowing for automation of input levels, feedback level (through E-bow), and output levels
  • output through small onboard speaker (mainly for localization), line and instrument outputs

CARI: Cylindrical Aerophone Robotic Instrument. A clarinet-like robotic instrument. CARI Features:

  • 5+ octave range (MIDI note range: 40-100)
  • 19 toneholes with MIDI-controlled solenoid-actuated valves
  • audio rate compression driver driven by standard MIDI messages through EMMI’s Max/MSP-based robot control console, and also capable of being fed a line level audio signal to use air column as a robotically-controlled acoustic tubular resonator
  • MIDI controlled mixing circuit to manage feedback and output levels
  • MIDI contolled RGB LED lighting effects

CADI: Configurable Automatic Drumming Instrument.

  • An assortment of struck percussion instruments controlled by MIDI note messages, with velocity control. Specific instrumentation TBA.

Video of AMI and CARI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOIUvFIPfts

Video of early version of CADI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd-do-HQkGU

Contact EMMI for questions about the music robot concert and further specifications at emmi@expressivemachines.com

Submissions for sound installations and performance must include:

File: One PDF file with the following contents:

  • biography (250 words maximum)
  • program notes (350 words maximum)
  • for installations with a performance aspect: a list of performers (the artist is responsible for providing any performers)
  • description of the technical needs necessary to realize the sound installation
  • a list of equipment requested from the hosting institution and equipment to be provided by the installation artist(s)

Attachment: One archive (in ZIP format) containing

  • Any materials with detailed descriptions
  • Audio and/or video documentation:
  • Any audio files. The only format allowed is mp3, mono/stereo, 64/128 kbps. Please provide one single file, mono or stereo. Multiple file may be provided only if multichannel listening is essential (one mono file per channel, up to eight files).
  • Any video files, if essential for the work. All MPEG-2 formats are allowed.

Contact Paula Matthusen for questions about the sound installations and performance at pmatthusen@wesleyan.edu