ACMC2020

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The Australasian Computer Music Conference will take place July 3–11, 2020 as an online event.

For details on how to get the most out of ACMC2020, see the access page.

You can see our sessions, speakers and performers on the schedule page.

Concerts and talks will take place on the ACMC Youtube Channel.

Q&A sessions and discussion will take place on the ACMC Discord Channel with support for text and voice interaction.

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ACMC is the annual gathering of the Australasian Computer Music Association, a place to show and discuss research and artistic progress in computer/electronic music. It's a festival of performances, installations, workshops, and tutorials that inspire, challenge, and showcase our community.

This year’s conference theme is inclusion. We want to highlight the diverse range of people who contribute to Australia’s computer/electronic music culture but may not normally attend an academic conference, including artists and scholars who are young/emerging, from regional/remote areas, who have a disability, who are First Nations People, who have low/no income, who are engaged in community music making, or who simply work outside of academia and mainstream institutions.

The conference is hosted by the ANU School of Music and Research School of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science. Fun fact: ACMC was last hosted in Canberra in 2010!

ACMC this year is free and has no registration fee.

For now, feel free to browse through the Words and Sounds accepted at this years conference.

Ben Swift, Charles Martin, Nat Grant, Alexander Hunter, Kit Devine, Sia Ahmad (ACMC committee)

Keynote Artists

Melbourne Sound School
Friday 2020-07-03 8-9pm AEST

Bridget Chappell is an artist working with sound, based in Birraranga (Melbourne), Australia.

They founded and coordinate Sound School, a Melbourne music school aimed at upskilling and celebrating electronic musicians on the margins. The School has become both a busy hub for emerging creatives and an inclusive alternative to mainstream music education. Chappell's workshops create a fun and healing space for people to lean in to electronic music. They received the 2017 Music Victoria Best Experimental/Avante Garde Award for their work with Sound School.

As Hextape, they are published on Australian labels Anterograde and TSV, and European labels Vinylograph and Collective Tantrums. Hextape spans the hardcore continuum (gabber, jungle, breakbeat, and techno) exploring the magical realism of rave culture.

University of Queensland
Friday 2020-07-10 8-9pm AEST

Eve Klein is an award-winning composer, mezzo soprano, sound artist and academic. She designs large-scale, immersive art music experiences for festivals. Klein’s music has been described as: “contemporary music at its most relevant---simultaneously inward and outward focused in addressing the challenge of its existence and its capacity to produce something great” (Cyclic Defrost). Drawing together traditional and experimental classical music, interactive performance art, and electronica, Klein pushes the boundaries of genre to find new ways of immersing contemporary audiences in art music forms. She holds a PhD in Music and Sound and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

Organisers

Ben Swift
General Chair
Australian National University / @benswift
Nat Grant
Inclusion Chair
Monash University / @natgrantmusic
📸 image credit: Keelan O'Hehir
Charles Martin
Paper and Artist Talk Chair
Australian National University / @cpmpercussion
Kit Devine
Installation & Visuals Chair
Australian National University
Alexander Hunter
Music and Performance Chair
Australian National University
Sia Ahmad
Local Venues Chair