Extended Deadline: Speculative Sound Synthesis Symposium 2024 - Call for Contributions

Extended Deadline for contributions: 2024-05-12

Speculative Sound Synthesis Symposium 2024, 26 - 28 September 2024, Graz, Austria Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Dear colleagues,

The submission deadline for the Speculative Sound Synthesis Symposium 2024 has been extended to May 12, 2024. This extension is intended to give potential contributors more time to prepare and submit their proposals.

Speculative Sound Synthesis deals with the relationship between technology and artistic thinking in computer music. It attempts to productively destabilize this relationship by artistically questioning the standards of sound synthesis.

Call for Contributions

We are looking for artistic research contributions that investigate speculative approaches to sound synthesis, computation, and music technology. These contributions should explore aesthetic positions that offer alternative perspectives to standardized ways of thinking and creating. The symposium aims to unite speculative approaches that make computational processes perceptible and address the tension between contingency and control in artistic practice.

Contribution Formats

We welcome proposals that use a variety of formats, such as (but not limited to) live-performance, lecture-performance, paper presentation, fixed-media, installation, workshop, exhibition of objects/sounds etc.

For more information on how to submit your contribution, please visit:

Updated important dates:

  • Deadline for submissions: 2024-05-12

  • Notification of acceptance: 2024-05-31

  • Registration closes: 2024-06-16

  • Camera-ready submissions: 2024-06-30

  • Symposium starts: 2024-09-26

  • Symposium ends: 2024-09-28

The symposium will take place in Graz as part of the artistic research project Speculative Sound Synthesis, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) within the program for Arts-based research PEEK (AR 713-G). It is hosted by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG).

Best regards,

The Speculative Sound Synthesis Symposium Organizing Committee

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