ISMIR2020 | Call for music

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Gabriel Vigliensoni

Mar 17, 2020, 10:24:23 AM3/17/20
[Apologies for cross-posting, please circulate widely!]

ISMIR 2020 Call for Music

ISMIR 2020 announces an international call for musical works (
open to composers, technologists, and performers for selection and inclusion in
the conference’s concert program.

Participants are warmly invited to submit pieces from any musical genre and in
any style of electronic, acoustic, or mixed electroacoustic music that explores
the notion of music information
in the widest sense of the term. Contributors
are encouraged to explore the use of AI-driven systems to improvise or play
along with humans, generate or assist the process of composition, or to perform
common music information retrieval tasks such as audio mosaicing,
harmonization, intelligent looping, and others.

Submissions will be evaluated by the ISMIR2020 Music Program Committee and a
panel of experts in music research chosen by the committee.


The submission of musical works consists of:

- A two-page description of the piece, including the compositional process,
performance requirements, and any aspects that the composer thinks are relevant
for the ISMIR community.

- Sound or video recording of the piece as a link to an online resource.

Submissions of 15 or fewer minutes are preferred, however music of any length
will be considered.

Only one submission per composer will be accepted.

The proposals will be submitted through the ISMIR CMT system using the “Music
track” ( Templates for the
description of the piece can be found in the ISMIR2020 repository
Please note the submission proposal is for informative purposes for the
selection and will not be included in the conference proceedings.


The ISMIR 2020 Concert will be held on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at the recently
renovated Music Multimedia Room (MMR) of the Centre for Interdisciplinary
Research on Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).

The ISMIR 2020 Music Program committee will make its best efforts to meet the
technical needs of the selected musical works but submitters are welcome to
provide their own performers.


A conference registration fee waiver for each accepted musical work will be
granted to the composer of the piece.
In the case of a multi-authored piece,
only one waiver will be granted.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 29 May 2020
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2020
Provision of detailed performance materials: 15 August 2020
Concert date: 13 October 2020
Conference dates: 11-15 October 2020


Questions can be directed to

See you in Montréal!

ISMIR 2020 - Music Track chairs
Dr. Gabriel Vigliensoni
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London

Dr. Guillaume Boutard
École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal

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