Sound and Music Computing '05

            XV CIM - Nov. 24-26 2005, Salerno, Italy


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SMC '05
Sound synthesis, representations and environments

Sound and Music Computing is an international conference supervised jointly by AIMI (Associazione Informatica Musicale Italiana) and AFIM (Association Française d'Informatique Musicale). It aims at promoting exchanges between European countries around topics related to sound and music computing.

The first edition of the conference, SMC '04, took place in Paris, at IRCAM, in october 2004. It replaced the 11th edition of JIM (Journées d'Informatique Musicale), organized every year by AFIM, since 1994. SMC '05 is the second edition. It will take place at the University of Salerno and will replace the 15th edition of CIM (Colloquio di Informatica Musicale), organized every other year by AIMI, since 1983 (with some small irregularities in the periodicity.)

The main topics of this second edition are ideally organized around different concepts of representation of sound, from the very symbolic attempts to establish an efficient notation of electro-acoustic musics, to the mathematics of time-frequency, and their manifold relations with various categories of synthesis, and classifications in terms of sounding objects. One of the main ambitions of the conference is to encourage confrontation and exchange of ideas between different research communities. The role of space is emphasized, intended either as the physical space, in which sound unfolds, or as a humanly-built environment, trough which the sonic information is organized and understood.

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