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Welcome to CMMR 2015

The 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Music, Mind, and Embodiment took place in Plymouth, UK on 16-19 June 2015.

The post proceedings of the CMMR2015 are now available!

You can find information about the proceedings at

or access the online version at

CMMR 2015 concert performances - highlights from ICCMR on Vimeo.

Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city with a global history which stretches back hundreds of years. The symposium will include a series of concerts, a satellite workshop on Music Neurotechnology, and an unforgettable boat cruise and banquet trip around the iconic Plymouth Hoe from the Barbican Harbour, site of the Mayflower Steps (portrayed in the logo above), from which the Pilgrim Fathers left England to settle in North America in 1620.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research is hosting the symposium on campus in the center of Plymouth, in their newly completed multi-million pound headquarters, "The House", which includes a multichannel diffusion suite and full scale auditorium for concert performances. The symposium is jointly organised by the ICCMRand the CNRS - Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (France),

Further details will be published here soon. Please see also the 1st International Workshop on Brain-Computer Music Interfacing and the Motion and Music Workshop both of which will be held as satellite workshops on Monday 15 June 2015.

The CMMR acronym originally symbolized Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval and the first CMMR gatherings mainly focused on information retrieval, programming, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics and signal processing. Little by little CMMR has moved towards more interdisciplinary aspects related to the role of human interaction in musical practice, perceptual and cognitive aspects linked to sound modelling and how sense or meaning can be transmitted either from isolated sounds or musical structure as a whole. During CMMR 2012 the steering committee therefore decided to slightly change the significance of the acronym from Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval to Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research. This approach was a huge success at CMMR 2013 in Marseille - new research communities are now fully integrated to the conference in addition to the traditional ones.

All the CMMR gatherings (see the CMMR History page) have resulted in post symposium proceedings containing selected peer-reviewed papers and published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences Series, as is also be the case for CMMR 2015.

The post proceedings of the CMMR2015 are now available.

You can find information about the proceedings at

or access the online version at

LNCS 2771 LNCS 3310 LNCS 3902 LNCS 4969 LNCS 5493 LNCS 5954 LNCS 6684 LNCS 7172

CMMR 2012 edition can be seen here (note that there was no CMMR in 2014):

LNCS 7900

Music, Mind, and Embodiment

This year, we encourage the submission of contributions on the theme of Music, Mind, and Embodiment. The notion of mind and embodiment is important in any field related to sound and music and is therefore well adapted to this interdisciplinary conference, since it can be studied from different standpoints spanning from physics to perceptual and cognitive considerations, and from scientific to artistic approaches.

Some central questions of interest in this context are (but not necessarily restricted to):

  • bullet blue  How to identify perceptually relevant signal properties linked to music (for example, neurophysiologically or biologically influenced music creation, performance, or analysis?)
  • bullet blue  How to define new timbre descriptors that characterise perceptual or emotional characteristics?
  • bullet blue  What is the link between mind and embodiment in musical performance, interpretation, and improvisation ?
  • bullet blue  How can gesture and embodiment be used as a control signal for music generation, sonification, and performance ?
  • bullet blue  How can multiple modalities be characterised in interdisciplinary musical contexts (vision, audition, kinesthetic, bio- and neuro- informed approaches) ?

Contributions on others topics as described in the call for contributions (not currently available online) are also welcome.

We look forward to seeing you,

Prof Eduardo R Miranda (conference chair)
Joel Eaton (programme committee)
Dr Duncan Williams (music committee)

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