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Open Call - Connecting Cities


Connecting Cities is a network of worldwide cultural institutions. The aim is to foster the circulation of artistic and cultural contents throughout European and worldwide urban screens and media facades.
With the curatorial theme of INVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015 we want to develop an awareness on the changes which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities. Our today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives.
We call for artistic scenarios to visualise invisible, embedded ‘smart’ urban infrastructures and analyse their impact on the technological transformation of our society in a broad and public discourse.
More information here:
Submit your project proposal until 31 October, 2014 here:



Musikkteknologidagene 2014


Institutt for Rytmisk Musikk ved Universitet i Agder ønsker velkommen til Musikkteknologidagene 2014, som i år vil foregå i Kristiansand 6. og 7. november.

SAK-prosessen vil igjen stå sentralt under Musikkteknologidagene, men det vil også være tid til et faglig program.

Vi tar gjerne imot bidrag til programmet, av faglig eller kunstnerisk karakter.

De som ønsker bidra kan melde fra om dette til Jon Marius Aareskjold ( som er ansvarlig for det faglige innholdet sammen med Alexander Jensenius. Det legges ikke noen spesielle føringer for temaer, men innlegg som tar for seg undervisning i Musikkteknologi er spesielt velkomne.

Seminarene vil foregå på UiAs campus og vil starte ca klokken 11 på torsdag og være ferdig ca klokken 16 på fredag. Det vil bli konserter og felles middag på torsdag kveld. Hotellpartner er Hotell Norge. Avtalepris oppnås ved å referere til Musikkteknologidagene.

Nærmere informasjon om program vil komme etterhvert.

Dette er en «åpen invitasjon». Dersom noen vet om andre som kan ha interesse av å være med på musikkteknologidagene er det bare å videresende invitasjonen.

Vi ser frem til å være vertskap for dere!






RE-CREATE 2015 The 10th anniversary and sixth international conference on the histories of Media, Art Science and Technology

Hexagram, Concordia University and Université du Québec à Montréal in collaboration with Media@McGill and CIRMMT- McGill Montréal, Canada. 5-8 November 2015 Re-Create CFP Submission Site

Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the Histories of Media, Art Science and Technology will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Re conference series. Re-Create 2015 is devoted to exploring what theories, methodologies and techniques can be used to understand past, present and indeed, future paradigms of creative material practice involving technologies within research contexts from a historical and critical point of view.

The title Re-Create is an abbreviation for the term “research-creation”, part of a growing international movement which goes by many names: “practice-led research,” “research-led practice,” and “artistic research,” among others.

While the link between research and practice seems to be a new horizon, the media-based arts have long been at the intersection of the humanities, sciences, and engineering and present a critical site in which to take up the changing relationships between knowledge, power, and economy.

Research normally signifies modes of acquiring new knowledge that coherently and systematically advance a field and is grounded and validated by both social frameworks (peers) and existing bodies of knowledge. Similarly, research in conjunction with material practice demands that making be historically, theoretically and methodologically framed and valorized.

Re-Create 2015 seeks to interrogate the historical entanglement of research and making within a wide and diverse set of international sites, disciplines and contexts: from non-institutional creative research initiatives driven by artists and designers in the streets, to the labyrinths of industry funded research labs and universities. From unknown or ignored histories of research-based practices in Latin America, Asia and Indigenous communities to government funded initiatives, the conference will thus critically explore the ongoing and productive tensions between theory, method and making in the histories of media, art, science and technology.

Potential contributors to the conference should focus thematic panel sessions or individual papers on one of the following areas of concentration:

  • LAB STUDIES : Studies on how artists and designers have historically worked in industry, universities and collective, grass roots-based research environments
  • CURATORIAL ACTIONS AND PRACTICES : How have research paradigms historically entered into curatorial practices and how have they been framed, exhibited and articulated?
  • ANTI-INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH : Historical profiles of non-institutionally based research-driven explorations.
  • THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS : How have theoretical paradigms in media, art, science and technology historically evolved structuralism in the 1960s or media studies to current work in affect theory, media archaeology, critical post-humanist approaches derived from STS, appropriation and remix aesthetics, feminist new materialism, queer and postcolonial studies, enactive and distributed cognition?
  • METHODOLOGIES : What can methodological tools emerging from the human and social sciences like ethnography, historiography, archaeology, genealogy and other qualitative techniques provide to the historical and critical positioning of practice?
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERSECTIONS AND IMPACTS : Exploration of the formation and rise of interdisciplinary research fields (image science, sound studies, science studies, sensory studies, environmental studies) and their impact on the construction of media art histories.
  • DIGITAL HUMANITIES : What is the historical relationship between the digital humanities and the histories of media, art, science and technology?
  • SITES: How historically have sites of research and practice in media art, science and technology evolved outside of the predominant spheres of Europe and North America and what forms have they taken?


The conference program will include competitively selected peer-reviewed individual papers, panel presentations and poster sessions as well as a number of keynotes and invited speakers and a parallel satellite program of events with Hexagram partners including core cultural institutions in Montreal. In the interest of maintaining a concentrated conference program, there will be a series of plenary sessions as well as accompanying poster sessions. Each of the plenaries as well as the poster sessions will mix together scholars and practitioners representing different cultural perspectives. The conference will be held in English and French, with live translation.


Re-Create 2015 welcomes contributions from researchers, artists, designers, scholars and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices. We particularly encourage scholars and creators from international contexts outside of Europe and North America.


The conference will take place in Montreal hosted by Hexagram, the international network for media, art, design and digital culture ( It is the largest network of its kind in Canada and one of the largest internationally dedicated to research-led creative practices. Ten years after the inaugural Re-Fresh conference at the Banff New Media Institute in 2005, the return of the conference to Canada and specifically to Quebec, offers a pertinent context to address the evolution of research in the histories of media, art, science and technology ( conference will be held across the two core Hexagram sites at Concordia University and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The venues are within walking distance from each other, centrally located in vibrant, downtown Montreal – the digital arts and culture capital of North America.


250 word abstracts of proposals, panel presentations and posters should be submitted in either Text, RTF, Word or PDF formats. Texts can be submitted in French and in English. The DEADLINE for submissions is December 7, 2014. Submitters will be informed by mid February 2015. INFORMATION about the submission process and general information can be found at: Re-Create Submission Site

Conference partners include Media@McGill, CIRMMT-McGill, Cinémathèque québécoise, DHC-Art, Elektra/ACREQ, Goethe-Institut Montreal and others to be announced.

Conference chairs and Hexagram Co-Directors: Chris Salter, artist, Concordia University Research Chair and Associate Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University (QC/CA/US/DE) and Gisèle Trudel (QC/CA), artist and professor, École des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal.

Re-Create Local Organizing Committee: Thierry BARDINI, Barbara CLAUSEN, Ricardo DAL FARRA, Jean DUBOIS, Jean GAGNON, Alice JIM, Jason LEWIS, Jonathan LESSARD, Louise POISSANT, Chris SALTER, Cheryl SIM, Jonathan STERNE, Alain THIBAULT, Gisele TRUDEL, Marcelo WANDERLEY Re-Create 2015

International Advisory Board: Marie-Luise ANGERER, Monika BAKKE, Samuel BIANCHINI, Georgina BORN, Andreas BROECKMANN, Annick BUREAUD, Michael CENTURY, Joel CHADABE, Dooeun CHOI, Ian CLOTHIER, Sarah COOK, Nina CZEGLEDY, Sara DIAMOND, Diane DOMINGUES, Jean Paul FOURMENTRAUX, Sébastien GENVO, Orit HALPERN, Jens HAUSER, Denisa KERA, Felipe César LONDONO, Natalie LOVELESS, Glenn LOWRY, Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER, Roger MALINA, Sally Jane NORMAN, Nicolas NOVA, Jussi PARIKKA, Christiane PAUL, Simon PENNY, Andrew PICKERING, Sundar SARRUKAI, Yukiko SHIKATA, Michel VAN DARTEL, ZHANG GA, Ionat ZURR

MAH Honorary Board: Douglas DAVIS, Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter WEIBEL MAH

Conference Series Board: Sean CUBITT, Oliver GRAU, Linda HENDERSON, Erkki HUHTAMO, Douglas KAHN, Martin KEMP, Machiko KUSAHARA, Tim LENOIR, Gunalan NADARAJAN, Paul THOMAS



2. Nordiske Konference om lyd- og Musikproduktion


Aalborg Universitet – Musikkens hus – 12-13 maj, 2015

Musikuddannelsen på Aalborg Universitet byder velkommen til den 2. nordiske konference om lyd- og musikproduktion.

Uddannelse og forskning i lyd musikproduktion er i stigende grad spredt ud på forskellige institutioner, og indenfor de senere år er der dukket flere nye uddannelser op i Norden, som på forskellig vis beskæftiger sig med emnet. Dette skyldes ikke mindst skiftende markedsvilkår og efterspørgsel på specialiserede kompetencer i lyd- og musikbranchen.

Denne konference sætter fokus på diversiteten i feltet. Hvilke former for teoretisk tænkning, æstetiske visioner og tilgange til praktisk udførelse eksisterer i forskellige forskningsdomæner og brancher indenfor lyd og musikproduktion, og hvordan griber disse ind over hinanden?

Disse områder tæller blandt andet musikvidenskab, musikproduktion, akustik, musiksociologi, lydteknik, industrielt lyddesign, lyddesign for computerspil, filmlydsdesign og elektronisk lydkunst. Ved at sætte fokus på dette krydsfelt ønsker vi bl.a. at skabe større synergi mellem feltets aktører.

Konferencen beskæftiger sig med alle emner indenfor lyd- og musikproduktion. Disse emner kan inkludere (men er ikke begrænset til):

  • Nye betingelser for lyd- og musikproduktion
  • Lydteknologi
  • Kreativitet
  • Analyse af specifikke musikproduktioner og lyddesigns
  • Lyd- og musikhistorie
  • Lydperception og akustik
  • Uddannelse i lyd- og musikproduktion
  • Lydarkiver
  • Fremtidige perspektiver på emnet
  • Forskere, samt praktisk udøvende producere, akustikere, teknikere og designere indenfor feltet opfordres til at deltage i konferencen.


Abstractet skal have et omfang af max. 300 ord. Indsendelse sker ved at sende en mail til eller

senest d. 18. Januar 2015. Alle indsendte abstracts vil blive peer reviewet.


Før 17. april: 1250,-

Efter 17 april: 1500,-

Oplysninger om registrering tilføjes senere.


Hver præsentation har en varighed af 30 minutter inkl. 10 minutter til spørgsmål og diskussion. Papers præsenteres på nordiske sprog eller engelsk


Konferencen afholdes i Musikkens Hus i Aalborg. Musikkens Hus er Aalborgs nye koncerthus der foruden flere koncertsale rummer faciliteter til forskning og undervisning i musik. Huset er placeret på havnefronten og blev indviet i marts 2014.


Fly: Aalborg lufthavn er forbundet med flere storbyer i Norden via København. Der er desuden direkte forbindelse til Aalborg lufthavn fra bl.a. Stokholm og Oslo.
Fra lufthavnen afgår bus nr. 2 mod Aalborg centrum. Med taxi tager turen ca. 10 minutter.
Tog: Der er en direkte togforbindelse til Aalborg fra bl.a. København. Der er gåafstand (ca. 10-15 minutter) fra togstationen til Musikkens hus.



Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper 1.0 - public beta 4


A new beta of ATK for Reaper is now available:

This is a set of JS plugins for encoding, processing and decoding first-order Ambisonic. The two main changes since beta 3 are:

  • Fixed an issue with matrix-based encoders when tracks have insufficient number of channels (thanks to Fergler at the Reaper forum for reporting this).
  • A new utility plugin 4channels can be used when batch-processing recordings from portable hard disk recorders (such as Tascam DR680 or SoundDevices 788T) in order to extract the ambisonic channels as a 4-track sound file.

We have received several mails asking about how to prepare 4-channel A- and B-format sound files for further processing. Hopefully the following screencast helps demonstrating how this can be done: