29 Jan '20
ACMC ‘20 submissions now open
Good news everyone; we’re hosting the annual Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC) at the ANU this year from July 8–11. ACMC is a festival of gigs, talks, installations and hands-on tutorials designed to inspire, challenge, and showcase the computer music community. There’s lots more information on the conference website.
The call for submissions—papers, artist talks, performances, workshops, tutorials and more—is now open.
Who’s it for, and why should you come?
Sure, it’s hosted at an academic institution, but ACMC isn’t just for professors. This year’s conference theme is inclusion, and so we’re trying really hard to make it easy for all folks who love making noise with computers, especially those who are often locked out of these sorts of events for various reasons. We’re offering free/cheap conference tickets and even scholarships to make that happen.
So, if you’re reading this and you have some sort of creative practice which involves computers/technology and sound/music, then I’d love it if you’d apply to come and show us your stuff. If you’re worried that your stuff is suitable, then (1) it probably is, and (2) I’m really happy to discuss it with you to help you figure out how best to participate—just send me an email.
If you’re not interested in submitting your own work, then mark those dates (July 8–11) in your diary and stay tuned for when we release the program. We’re also going to be running a bunch of workshops in the days before & after the conference, so this could be your chance to start making music with computers like you’ve always dreamed of 😊