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Call for participation (papers and works)

The fifth TENOR conference will continue to offer a lively forum for current research into technologies for notation, representation and/or visualisation of the music and sound, for purposes that may include music composition, performance, representation, transcription, analysis and pedagogy. We also intend to expand the scope of the conference by calling for papers with a focus on how notation enables performance and the performer’s relationship to the score. Submissions on the below topics are encouraged:

  • Alternatives to common practice notation, including microtonal and electronic music notations;
  • Performer perspectives on technologies around notation
  • Digital archiving and dissemination of notations
  • Composer and/or performer engagement with the technology  for  and representation of notation·
  • Interactions between new notation technologies and performance
  • Notations for other performing arts
  • psychological impacts of new technologies for notation
  • Critical and aesthetic engagement with technologies for notation
  • Notating electronic music/notation for controllers
  • Technological developments in notation and representation for pedagogy
  • Notation and gameplay
  • Notation and live coding
  • Ontology of the score
  • Modular/generative real-time scores based on audience and/or performer input
  • Web/network-based notational approaches

All submissions must be made in one of the following categories:

A. Paper presentation (20 minutes)

B. Piece and paper presentation (total of 20 minutes)

C. Panel proposal for (20 minute presentation, between 3 and 6 speakers)

D. Works or performances of up to 15 minutes in duration. This may include compositions for performance, ensembles wishing to perform, live coding and online collaborations. See the list of performers at the conference on the ‘performers’ page.

E. Workshops and Laboratories. These can be for composers, performers, to learn software, new plug-ins or other ideas, up to 4 hours. Proposals should be no longer than 2 pages.

F. Poster Demos. These are posters to showcase current works in progress, software development etc. Prototype systems, initial concepts, and early research which has not yet fully matured but is of interest to the TENOR community may be submitted. Those interested should submit extended abstracts (2 pages maximum) through the submission form. Said abstracts will be submitted through a light peer-review, and those accepted must then be presented as posters throughout the conference.

G. Performer’s Lab. This is an opportunity for performers to engage with alternative notations through the workshopping, rehearsal and concert presentation of works as part of the conference.

Early Career researchers and students are particularly welcome to apply. Monash University is a gender diverse community and we encourage submissions from women and non-binary applicants.

Submission Procedure

This conference will engage a double blind review process for all papers, piece and papers, works and performances. All works should be submitted on the conference EasyChair platform.

  • Papers must be written in English and be between 4 and 12 pages, and use the word or latex template.
  • Full papers (not abstracts) and original work (not already published) must be submitted. Please provide the paper as BLIND copy (no names or affiliations).
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN/ISBN and will be archived online after the conference.
  • Posters are not blind refereed, and accepted posters should be presented in an A0 poster format.
  • All work, performance  and workshop submissions should include a program note/workshop overview, a 100 word biography and any technical requirements at time of submission. Please supply scores for performance works, and any audio/video material via a link in a document entitled ‘SupportMaterial’ to EasyChair.
  • Performer’s Lab participants should provide a 100 word biography and a statement on what they hope to achieve from particpation.
  • The accepted panel and workshop proposals will be included in the conference proceedings.

Deadline for submissions: 30 January, 2019

Notification will be 15 March, 2019. Revisions will be due 1 May, 2019.

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