Australasian Computer Music Association in collaboration with Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology and NIME 2016 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) will host Sonic Environments, an interdisciplinary conference at the Queensland Conservatorium. There is also an open call for participation. Deadline is on April 6th, 2016. Conference will happen on July 10-11, 2016.
“Drawing inspiration from contemporary acoustic ecology, Sonic Environments invites composers, performers, academics, field recordists, acoustic ecologists and technologists to present research and creative works exploring the ecological, social and cultural contexts of our sonic environments. This conference aims to expand our current understandings of acoustic ecology and the role of sound and technology in understanding rapidly changing environments across the world. The conference theme encourages interdisciplinary perspectives on sound and aims to explore the possibilities of emerging technologies ranging from augmented reality sound walks and generative ecological compositions to networked performance connecting communities and immersive sound in virtual reality. We also invite research exploring aural awareness and investigations of natural and anthropogenic sounds and their relationship with the environment.”