Brazilian Symposium

Subject: Brazilian Symposium
From: Eduardo Miranda (
Date: Thu Feb 04 1999 - 06:51:19 EST

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the call for papers, compositions, demos, etc. for the VI
SBCM in Rio de Janeiro.
We hope to see you there!


VIth Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music
Chairman: Dr. Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso

The Symposium

The Brazilian symposia on computer music have consolidated the position of
country in the field. The 6th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music will be
held in Rio de Janeiro, during the 15th Annual Congress of the Sociedade
Brasileira de Computação (SBC) from 19 to 22 of July. The symposium is
organized by NUCOM, the computer music branch of SBC.

This is a unique opportunity to visit Rio de Janeiro, one of the most
beautiful cities in the world and a leading Latin American cultural center.
During the
symposium there will be concerts, papers and lectures on topics at the
edge of computer music technology. Researchers and musicians interested in
interplay between computer technology and music are invited to submit papers
and compositions

Topics of Interest

This year we are giving special emphasis to "Musical Composition and

The topics include, but are not limited to,
* Acoustics, Diffusion, Sonorization
* Audio Hardware Design
* Audio Signal Processing
* Sound Synthesis
* Artificial Intelligence
* Psychoacoustics and Cognitive Modeling
* Computer Aided Music Analysis
* Computer Aided Musical Education
* Real-time Interactive Systems
* Music Data Structures and Representation
* Music Notation, Printing and Optical Recognition
* Systems and Languages for Composition
* Artificial Life and Evolutionary Music Systems
* Internet Applications
* Multimedia Integration
* Computer-Aided Musicology

A selection of papers will be considered for publication in Organised Sound,
Cambridge University Press.


Program Committee
* Gerard Assayag, IRCAM, France
* Aluizio Arcela, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
* Peter Beyls, St Lukas Hogeschool Brussels, Belgium
* Moisei Boroda, University of Bochum, Germany
* Marcio Brandão, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Antonio Camurri, University of Genova, Italy
* Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Anastasia Georgaki, Ionian University, Greece
* Ross Kirk, University of York, UK
* Fabio Kon, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Mikhail Malt, IRCAM, France
* Jonatas Manzolli, Unicamp, Brazil
* Eduardo Miranda (chair), Lamesm UFSM-Brazil & Sony CSL Paris, France
* Peter Nelson, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Carlos Palombini, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
* Geber Ramalho (chair), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
* Francis Rumsey, University of Surrey, UK
* Xavier Serra, IUA-Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
* Petri Toiviainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
* Gerhard Widmer, University of Vienna, Austria

Music Composition Committee

* Rodolfo Caesar (chair), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso, Universidade Fed. do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Francis Dhomont, Université de Montreal, Canada
* Silvio Ferraz, Laboratório de Linguagens Sonoras, PUC-SP, Brazil
* Thomas Kessler, Musik Akademie, Basel, Switzerland
* Denis Smalley, City University, London, UK

Pieces for String Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble will also be judged
by the following:

* Ernani Aguiar, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* André Cardoso, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* José Arthur Rua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tutorials and Demonstrations Committee

* Robert Willey (chair), Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil
* Didier Guigue, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
* Rodolfo Coelho da Souza - University of Texas, Austin
* Paris Psaros - CREATE - University of California, Santa Barbara

Guidelines for submission

+++ Papers +++

Papers describing on-going or concluded research must be submitted in a
preliminary version containing no more than 8 pages (Times Roman 12, and 1.5
interline space). Portuguese is acceptable for preliminary submissions but
the final camera-ready papers English is required.

Authors must state the topics on the cover page (refer to topic list above).

Please e-mail submissions to Geber Ramalho ( or Eduardo
( as MS Word 97, pdf or postscript files. Alternatively,
indicate the URL where your document may be found.

+++ Tutorial and demonstration proposals +++

Proposals for didactic demonstrations in any area of computer music will be
considered, including demonstrations of commercial products (software or

They will fall under the following categories:
* Introductory level intended for students and those outside the
computer music field. Topics can range from popular music tools to
more complex applications (e.g., Orchestral MIDI Sequencing Technique,
Algorithmic Processes in Contemporary Music, etc.);
* Advanced applications for more experienced practitioners (e.g.,
Digital Signal Processing in Music Composition).

Tutorials shall take place 19 July, followed by the symposium opening in the
evening. Exhibition of products will continue to 22 July. Proposals should
include a survey of topics and an indication of duration. Presenters should
prepared to supply most or all of their own equipment. Online tutorials are
welcome, to be accessed by participants through web browsers during and
the symposium. Online tutorials should be operative no later than 24 May.

Please e-mail proposals to Robert Willey (

+++ Compositions +++

The Music Selection Committee invites submissions in the following
* Music on Tape (DAT or CD)
* Pieces for Instruments and Electronics (Tape and/or Live)
- Solo Instrument
- String Orchestra (a)
- Jazz Ensemble (b)
* Algorithmic Instrumental Pieces
- Solo Instrument
- String Orchestra (a)
- Jazz Ensemble (b)

(a) String Orchestra: 4 (1st violins); 4 (2nd violins); 3 (violas);
3 (cellos); 2 (double-basses)
(b) Jazz Ensemble: 5 saxophones (2.2.1) also doubling flutes;
5 trumpets; 4 trombones (3.1); piano; drums; percussion;
electric guitar; electric bass

Pieces composed within the last five years and no longer than 10 minutes
be preferred. Candidates may submit up to three works.

All entries must be accompanied by the attached Entry Form, along with a
CV and program notes. Music for Tape requires submission of a DAT or CD
recording. Mixed Pieces (solo, string orchestra or jazz ensemble plus Tape)
require submission of the full score, the tape part (DAT or CD) and a
of the piece. Pieces for Instruments (solo, string orchestra or jazz
and Live Electronics require submission of the full score, a recording of
piece, and a detailed description of the equipment employed. Algorithmic
Instrumental Pieces require submission of the score and information
the computing technology (i.e., analytical discussion plus illustrations of
patches, tables, etc.)

Submissions shall be sent at the candidate's own expenses. Under no
circumstances will the symposium's organizing committee be liable to customs
duties or any other cost arising from an application. Entries, whether
or not, will not be returned. Submissions will be added to NUCOM's music
library, located at LaMuT (Escola de Música da UFRJ). Candidates are
advised not to send originals.

Please send submissions to:

SBCM99 - Music Selection Committee,
Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225,
Prédio Gênesis - Sala 16 B,
Rio de Janeiro - RJ,
22453-900 Brazil

The Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music is the joint effort of a number of
individuals and institutions. This year we are glad to announce the support
* Escola de Música da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),
suplying performers for instrumental pieces;
* the Electronic Studios of Musik Akademie - Basel (Switzerland),
providing live electronics upport;
* ARTE ELETRONICA, in the role of executive producers.

Important dates

March 5, 1999 - Deadline for postage of compositions
March 19, 1999 - Deadline for postage of papers, tutorial proposals
and demonstrations
April 22, 1999 - Notification of acceptance
May 24, 1999 - Deadline for final camera-ready papers

For more information, please contact the organizing committee in Rio de

Dr. Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso (symposium chairperson)
Departamento de Composição
Escola de Musica da UFRJ
Rua do Passeio 98
Rio de Janeiro RJ
20021-290 Brasil
tel: + 55 21 2401391 ramal 38

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