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[ISMIR-Community] REMINDER: Call for papers - Timbre 2018: Timbre Is A Many-Splendored Thing

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Timbre is a powerful structuring and emotional force in all musics, be they acoustic or electroacoustic. And yet it is one of the least understood and theorized elements of music in any discipline. Timbre 2018 aims to bring together the major timbre and orchestration researchers in the world to take stock of where the study and deployment of timbre in music is currently heading and to explore how to engage scholars and practitioners concerning its structural, expressive and affective roles in the fields of composition ("classical", pop, film, television, video games), music analysis, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, music psychology, musical acoustics, room acoustics, computer-aided orchestration, computer science, digital humanities, sound recording and auditory cognitive neuroscience.    

When: 5-7 July 2018
Where: Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

We now have a full slate of keynote lectures and concerts.

Research keynote lectures:
July 5th - Dr. Emily DOLAN, Harvard University (musicology)
July 6th - Dr. Vinoo ALLURI, International Institute for Information Technology, Hyderabad (psychology/neuroscience)
July 7th - Dr. Cornelia FALES, Indiana University (ethnomusicology)

Musical keynote concerts:
July 5th - Dr. ANDO Masateru, formerly of Tokyo University of the Arts (koto)
July 6th - Dr. Jean-Baptiste BARRIERE, www.barriere.org (electroacoustic music)
July 7th - Shawn MATIVETSKY, McGill University (tabla)

We invite submissions for oral presentations (20' plus 10' discussion), posters, interactive demos and musical events that specifically address the perception and use of timbre in music. For more information, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/timbre2018.  Please send questions to timbre2018@xxxxxxxxx.

Key dates
Structured abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2017
Notification of results: 31 January 2018
Early registration opens: 1 February 2018
Revised abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2018
Early registration closes/late registration opens: 31 May 2018

New open-access journal Transactions of ISMIR, open for submissions (tismir.ismir.net).
ISMIR 2017 will take place in Suzhou, China, October 23-27, 2017. Website: http://ismir2017.ismir.net/
ISMIR 2018 will take place in Paris, France, September 23-27, 2018.
ISMIR 2019 will take place in Delft, The Netherlands.
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