About the symposium

Net-Music 2013: The Internet as Creative Resource in Music

International Multi-Site Telematic Symposium

16-17 January 2013

This jointly organized conference will serve as a brainstorming session for identifying future research and creative activities involving the Internet as a primary creative medium in music. It will serve as a forum for bringing together artists, technologists, and researchers who are actively involved in individual and collaborative projects over the Internet for music performance and composition. In particular we are interested to explore areas of creative activity that make inherent use of the Internet and related technologies for unique music composition and performance works.

Some of the issues, ideas, and concepts the conference will address include:

    • Emerging standards and technical specifications for interoperability
    • Current practices in multi-site telematic performance
    • Performance issues and opportunities for musicians and sound artists
    • Aesthetic issues and opportunities
    • Design for performance; for performers; for audience
    • Is Internet collaboration viable for “traditional” performances?
    • How does the technology facilitate “new music”?
    • Latency: Bug or feature? (What are the unique resources the Internet provides?)
    • Long-term developments needed or foreseen
    • Hardware and/or software development for facilitating creative and research work
    • Programming interfaces for composers using Internet resources for DSP, synthesis, and composition

Featured speakers/presenters:

Pauline OliverosDepartment of the Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Chris ChafeCenter for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University

This symposium is sponsored by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as part of their joint operating agreement in conjunction with the other sponsoring partner organizations.

Sponsoring partner organizations:

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), National University of Singapore
The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, Stanford CA
Department of the Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY
Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal
School of Creative and Performing Arts, Humber College, Toronto

Additional participating site:

Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University Belfast

Organizing committee:

    • Steven M. Miller, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore (co-chair)
    • Scott Metcalfe, The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (co-chair)
    • Peter Ivan Edwards, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
    • Lonce Wyse, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
    • Steve Bellamy, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Humber College, Toronto
    • Wieslaw Woszczyk, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal
    • Pauline Oliveros, Department of the Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
    • Chris Chafe, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, Stanford

Inquiries should be made via email to: net-music2013@nus.edu.sg


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