Call for Music

We invite artistic submissions that deal with topics related to AI music creativity, involving machines, machine learning and dealing with topics related to agency. We especially encourage and promote submissions that address AI from diverse technical and non-technical as well as critical angles with regard to questions of gender, performance, ecology and aesthetics.

Due to the ongoing health crisis the music program will largely take place online and feature live streams, recorded material, online installations and live streamed discussions with the participating artists.

Within these constraints, the conference provides a number of different formats in order to represent a broad range of artistic approaches. We seek to foster a close interchange of scientific, technological and artistic practices.

The conference provides a state of the concert hall, the Ligeti-Hall of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, with a versatile multichannel speaker setup. 

Formats

Piece+paper

This format will allow researchers to combine an artistic performance with a paper presentation. This is especially suited for works that are situated in both a scientific and an artistic context as well as artistic research. The paper should be 4 pages maximum, not including references; in combination with a music submission. 

 

Select the Piece+Paper submission track and refer to the information on the music submission categories below. Also read the Call for Papers.

Concert works for Schallfeld Ensemble

We invite works for concert presentation to be performed by the conference’s residency ensemble Schallfeld

We will produce a high quality audio and video recording, which will be streamed during the conference. The recordings will be made publicly available after the conference has ended.

The available instruments are flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, accordion, piano and percussion. Submitted compositions may be scored for any subset of these instruments and may include electronics. 

All relevant performance material (general score, parts and patches) must be included in the initial submission. You may submit pieces written for other groups of instruments or solo performers if you can provide the required performers. 

https://www.schallfeldensemble.com/

 

Please ensure that the links will be accessible until the end of the review period and that no registration with the hosting service is necessary to access it.

 

Please submit

  • a two page A4-portrait PDF describing your work and explaining how it relates to the topics of the conference (see Call for Papers).
  • a detailed technical rider, including a stage plan, equipment requirements, needed technical support and line-up. 
  • the complete score and all parts.
  • any required patches or software.
  • optional audio or video recordings.
  • a biography (name, affiliation, short biography up to 150 words).

Concert works for other performers

You may submit a video recording of a performance provided that the recording has not been published before and that its recording and compression quality is sufficient (at least 720p video and 192 kbps audio).

 

Please ensure that the links will be accessible until the end of the review period and that no registration with the hosting service is necessary to access it.

 

Please submit

  • a two page A4-portrait PDF describing your work and explaining how it relates to the topics of the conference (see Call for Papers).
  • a detailed technical rider, including a stage plan, equipment requirements, needed technical support and line-up. 
  • a link to video recordings.
  • a biography (name, affiliation, short biography up to 150 words).
  • a score if applicable.

Electronic concert works

The format features live electronic, audiovisual and fixed media works to be streamed as part of the concert.

 

Please ensure that the links will be accessible until the end of the review period and that no registration with the hosting service is necessary to access it.

 

Please submit

  • a two page A4-portrait PDF describing your work and explaining how it relates to the topics of the conference (see Call for Papers).
  • a detailed technical rider, including a stage plan, equipment requirements, needed technical support and line-up. 
  • a link to the audio or video files.
  • required software or patches.
  • a biography (name, affiliation, short biography up to 150 words).

Web-based works

We will provide hosting facilities for web-based works.

 

Please ensure that the links will be accessible until the end of the review period and that no registration with the hosting service is necessary to access it.

 

Please submit

  • a two page A4-portrait PDF describing your work and explaining how it relates to the topics of the conference (see Call for Papers).
  • a detailed technical description of the hosting requirements and the technical architecture of the system.
  • a link to a repository with the source code.
  • a link to a live demo.
  • a biography (name, affiliation, short biography up to 150 words).

Procedure

All submissions will be reviewed independent members of the selection committee. Once these reviews have been completed the reviewers and the chairs will discuss the works, the reviews and their technical feasibility. Reviewers will be anonymous to the authors. 

At least one artist per work must register for the conference.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 1. April 2021 15. April 2021, 23:59 (CEST)
  • Acceptance notification deadline: 15. May 2021
  • Camera-ready deadline: 10. June 2021

Questions

Please address all questions regarding the Call for Music and Sound Installations to: music_aimc2021@iem.org.