Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Call for papers and works: Understanding Visual Music

A two-day conference focused on developing an understanding of the practice of visual music, its definition, related creative and perceptual considerations, current trends, technological innovation, and possible future directions.

The event will take place on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th of August 2011 and will include paper sessions, roundtable discussions, and creative works presentations.

We are inviting researchers to present studies that address visual music’s multiple definitions and dimensions, questions around visual music aesthetics and meaning, hierarchy and correlation of sound and image in this context, and the audience’s perception thereof. Artists are also invited to propose visual music presentations – both live and fixed. Attendance is required in both cases.


Paper presentation: please send in the body of an email: [1] an abstract (250 words or less) and [2] a short biography ready for printing (250 words or less). Additionally [3] attach a 3-page CV as a PDF file.

Visual music presentation: please include in the body of an email: [1] the title of your piece, duration, indication whether the presentation will be live or fixed, [2] a short description of the proposed piece (250 words or less), [3] a short biography ready for printing (250 words or less), and [4] detailed technical needs. Also include [5] links to audiovisual sample material hosted in a non-expiring URL (for this reason, please do not send your audio-visual material using yousendit or any similar applications, and do NOT send your audio-visual material by email) and [6] attach a 3-page CV as a PDF file.


Paper presentations: each paper will be presented in person by the author for approx. 20 minutes followed by 5-10 minutes of discussion.

Visual music presentations: creative works presentations will take place between paper sessions throughout the day and in a visual music show that will conclude the colloquium.

Roundtable discussion[s]: an hour-long open discussion on key issues related to the main theme of the colloquium.

Deadline for reception of proposals: June 18th, 2011

Email: uvm2011.concordia [at] gmail [dot] com

(the UVM2011 web site will be online in a few weeks)

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