Welcome to CMMR 2013
The 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR)
Sound, Music and Motion will take place in Marseille on 15-18 October 2013.
To make this anniversary an unforgettable event, we have united strong forces on both the scientific and artistic sides by associating on the one hand renown French laboratories and universities:
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique
Institut des Sciences du Mouvement
Laboratoire de Neurosciences cognitives
Laboratoire d’Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités
Sciences, Arts et Techniques de l’Image et du Son
and on the other hand renown music and dance associations:
, that will take care of the artistic program of the conference.
In addition the two industrial partners
PSA Peugeot Citroën
are supporting and actively participating in the event.
Participants will also be able to enjoy several additional events and expositions since Marseille is the
European Capital of Culture 2013
acronym originally symbolized Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval and the first CMMR
gatherings mainly focused on information retrieval, programming, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics and signal processing.
Little by little CMMR
has moved towards more interdisciplinary aspects related to the role of human interaction in musical practice,
perceptual and cognitive aspects linked to sound modelling and how sense or meaning can be transmitted either from isolated sounds or musical structure as a whole.
During CMMR 2012
the steering committee therefore decided to slightly change the significance of the acronym from Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval
to Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research
This means that new research communities now are welcome to the conference in addition to the traditional ones.
All the CMMR gatherings (see the CMMR History
page) have resulted in post symposium proceedings
containing selected peer-reviewed papers and published by Springer Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences Series
, this will also be the case for CMMR 2013.
CMMR 2012 edition has just been released :
Sound, Music and Motion
This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of Sound, Music and Motion
The notion of motion is important in any field related to sound and music and is therefore well adapted to this interdisciplinary conference,
since it can be studied from different standpoints spanning from physics to perceptual and cognitive considerations, and from scientific to artistic approaches.
Some central questions of interest in this context are for instance :
- How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to motion ?
- How to define new timbre descriptors that characterize perceived motions ?
- What is the link between a performer's gestures, musical interpretation and perceived motion ?
- How to control perceived motion for sound design and sonification ?
- How is motion perceived in the presence of several modalities (vision, audition, kinesthetic) ?
Contributions on others topics as described in the Call for contributions
are also welcome.