Australasian Computer Music Conference 2009


FREE Evening Concerts at “The Block” - 2nd & 3rd July 7:30pm

International and local artists will present two evenings of live, contemporary, audiovisual performances at “The Block” QUT Kelvin Grove campus.  In sympathy with this years conference theme many of these performances will be improvised, challenging electronic and computer musicians to engage in spontaneous, extemporaneous, collaborative music making.  A club atmosphere, complete with bar and nibblies will provide the perfect venue for your afterwork relaxation.

The two performances are running from 7:30pm till late on Thursday the 2nd July and Friday the 3rd of July.  Entry is free so bring your friends!  No need to book.

A festival of contemporary computer music theory, technology and performance 

A Brief History of Computer Music by Paul Doornbusch - 2nd July 3pm

In this public lecture, composer and author Paul Doornbusch will take you on a journey through the past 60 years of computer music making.  Paul’s lecture will outline the major achievements of the field signposting particular works for performance during the lecture.  Paul is an engaging speaker and we are sure you will enjoy this talk.

3pm Thursday 2nd July - QUT KG Glasshouse CI Precinct

If you are interested in attending Paul’s lecture please email to help give us some idea of numbers.

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus July 2-4

AudioMulch 2.0 Workshops with Ross Bencina - 2nd & 4th July 3pm

We are extremely excited to have Ross Bencina, creator of the world famous AudioMulch interactive music studio.  Ross will be presenting two workshops exploring his brand new AudioMulch 2.0 software at the ACMC this year.

Workshop 1:  Thursday the 2nd of July 3pm in “The Block”.  QUT Kelvin Grove.

Workshop 2:  Saturday the 4th of July 3pm in “The Block”. QUT Kelvin Grove.

Ross will be demonstrating his AudioMulch 2.0 software and providing introductory material for those who bring a laptop with the AudioMulch 2.0 software installed.  You can download a free trial version of Ross’s software from the AudioMulch website.  AudioMulch is available for both the Windows and OSX platforms.

Please email to register or enquire about this free workshop

Nodal Workshops with Peter McIlwain - 3rd July 3pm

Nodal is a software program that enables generative music composition using user-defined networks. Instead of more traditional methods of composition, where events are composed on a timeline, Nodal employs an innovative approach where compositions are designed as a network of interconnected musical events. This network is then automatically traversed by any number of software ‘players’ who perform the composition in real time. The design of the program is centred on the creation of an intuitive interface that focuses on rapid creation and exploration of musical possibilities. Nodal is engaging and fun to use while at the same time sophisticated and powerful as a tool for the creation of music.

Peter Mcilwain from the Centre for Electronic Media Art (CEMA), Monash University, is one of the key designers on the team that is creating Nodal. He is also Lecturer in Composition in the School of Music and Monash.

The workshop will focus on the creative possibilities of Nodal. Starting with basic instruction the session will move to cover techniques for live improvisation and composition. In order to participate you should bring:

  1. A laptop with headphones

  2. Nodal already installed and running

  3. MIDI virtual synth software

  4. MIDI recording software

Workshop:  Friday the 3rd of July 3pm in “The Block”.  QUT Kelvin Grove.

Please email to register or enquire about this free workshop

Impromptu “Livecoding” workshop with Andrew Sorensen

3rd & 4th of July 3pm

For those hardened travelers willing to dig into a little code, Andrew Sorensen will be “livecoding” up a storm at his Impromptu workshops at this years ACMC.  The first hour of the workshop will demonstrate the Impromptu system, showing a range of audiovisual techniques that Andrew uses in his livecoding performances.  The second hour of the workshop will introduce workshop participants to some impromptu basics running through the basics of Lisp and onto some simple audiovisual examples.

Workshop 1:  Friday the 3rd of July 3pm in “The Glasshouse”.  QUT Kelvin Grove.

Workshop 2:  Saturday the 4th of July 3pm in “The Glasshouse”. QUT Kelvin Grove.

Andrew will be demonstrating his Impromptu 1.4 software and providing tutorials for those who bring a laptop with the Impromptu 1.4 software installed.  You can download impromptu for free from the Impromptu website.  Impromptu is available for Apple OSX 1.5 Universal.

Please email to register or enquire about this free workshop