Call: Solving the tensions between musicians and technology

Check out this Integra call for their closing event in June 2008; especially the sections “Using technology to engage and interact with new audiences” in conjunction with “Creating interactive environments for performers” might be relevant for some mobile sound/music projects. Quite a few interactive/mobile music/sound projects have originated from the involved institutions in the past.

Integra 2008 Festival and Conference
“Solving the tensions between musicians and technology”
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK 5-7 June 2008
http://www.integralive.org/festival-2008

The organisers of Integra 2008 invite artistic directors, researchers, composers and performers to participate in the Festival and Conference. Integra 2008 is the closing event of “Integra – A European Composition and Performance Environment for Sharing Live Music Technologies”, a 3-year EU-funded project led by Birmingham Conservatoire inthe UK.
We welcome presentations on the following topics:

* Issues in programming concerts with live electronic music.
* Using technology to engage and interact with new audiences.
* Developing new formats for presenting mixed media works.
* Designing interfaces for live electronic music.
* Creating interactive environments for performers.
* Integrating technology into the creative process.
* Modernising works that use obsolete technologies.
* Developing new models for transfer and storage of performance data.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 2nd May 2008.
Please see the website for submission information and registering
online.
http://www.integralive.org/festival-2008

Keynote speakers:

Thierry Coduys, Music technology entrepreneur (France). Luca Francesconi, Composer, Professor of Composition at Malm? Academy of Music and Director of the Music Section of the Venice Biennale (Italy).

Events:

The programme of the conference includes six high profile concerts by professional new music ensembles from across Europe: Ars Nova (Sweden), Athelas Sinfonietta (Denmark), BCMG (UK), BIT20 Ensemble (Norway) and Court-Circuit (France) presenting exciting premieres of mixed media works commissioned by Integra and a selection of pieces using obsolete technology transferred by Integra. BEAST, the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre, and capsule, local promoters of experimental new music, will also take part in the Festival.

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