About SMC 2016


The Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in association with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Hamburg and the Leuphana University Lüneburg will host the 13th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) in Hamburg (Germany) from Wednesday, August 31 to Saturday, September 3, 2016.

The conference motto is S.T.R.E.A.M.  
(Sound – Technology – Room – Emotion – Aesthetics – Music).

Keynote speakers will be John Chowning, Trevor Pinch, Eduardo Miranda and Cat Hope. A music festival with a total of 8 concerts will accompany the conference, featuring a special concert on real-time composition/notation and animated scores as well as a concert showcasing music by John Chowning. The opening day of the conference will present the past and present of computer music in Hamburg, home of two of the earliest and most influential digital audio workstations (Cubase and Logic), and long-time residence of new music visionary György Ligeti. The conference will also host a summer school on the topic of “Neurons and Networks” from August 26 to 30, 2016.

Sound & Music Computing is supervised jointly by several European countries. The countries currently involved are: France [AFIM – Association Francaise d’Informatique Musicale] Italy [AIMI – Associazione Italiana di Informatica Musicale] Germany [DEGEM – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik] Greece [HACI – Hellenic Association of Music Informatics] Portugal and Spain [SITEMU – Sociedad(e) Iberica de TEcnologa MUsical]