TENOR BOSTON 2023
Call For Contributions

International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation

Deadline: December 15, 2022

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TENOR BOSTON 2023
Call For Contributions

May 15-17, 2023

International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation

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TENOR BOSTON 2023: Call for Contributions

The eighth TENOR conference will continue to offer a lively forum for current research into technologies for notation, representation and/or visualization of music and sound, for purposes that may include music composition, performance, representation, transcription, analysis, and pedagogy.

A primary theme of TENOR BOSTON 2023 will be Representation and Perception of Music Structure, and invites scholars, artists, and music practitioners to submit work related to Western and non-Western musical traditions. In addition to systems that embody graphical musical representation, we also seek systems that use technologies for non-visual methods of music representation.

 

Submissions

Submissions on the below topics are encouraged:

Highlighted Themes

  • Representation and Perception of Music Structure 
  • Notation and neurocognition
  • Music representation and medicine
  • Decentering Western notation in music theory pedagogy
  • Conduction

Representation

  • Notation for electroacoustic music, gestural control and spatialization
  • Notation and sonification
  • Notation systems for persons with disabilities 
  • Ancient and modern notations, European and non-European notations
  • Non-visual music representation and notation systems

Pedagogy

  • Notation and music representation in education

Analysis and notational studies

  • History and aesthetics of notation including ancient and non-western notation
  • Musicological perspectives on technology for notation
  • Computational musicology
  • Notation in interactive performance systems
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and notation 
  • Notation and robotics
  • Digital archiving and music information retrieval

Tools

  • Digital environments for music notation
  • Networked and virtual environments for notation
  • New interfaces for music notation
  • Digital games and music notation

Creation/Composition

  • Computer-aided composition
  • Comprovisation
  • Intersection of new notation technologies and performance including live coding, multimedia, interactive and electroacoustic music

All submissions must be made in one of the following categories:

  1. Paper presentation (paper submissions may include an optional performance or demo)
  2. Works or performances
  3. Demos
  4. Workshops

Early Career researchers and students are particularly welcome to apply; we especially encourage submissions from women and non-binary applicants.

Note: TENOR BOSTON 2023 has licensed the EasyChair conference platform to help us implement our event. Everyone submitting must create a login and password with EasyChair to submit to the conference. Everyone who is making a submission is considered an “author,” (whether or not you are submitting a paper, work, performance, demo, or workshop for consideration).

1. PAPER SUBMISSIONS PROCEDURE

This conference will engage a double blind review process for all papers; and should be submitted on the conference EasyChair platform and must comply with the given templates.

  • Papers must be written in English and be between 4 and 12 pages; and use the word or latex template.
  • Paper presentation length: 20 minutes (approximately 15 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A)
  • Full papers (not abstracts) and original work (not already published) must be submitted. Please provide the paper as BLIND copy (no names or affiliations)
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN/ISBN and will be archived online after the conference

For questions related to paper submissions, please contact Anthony De Ritis, TENOR BOSTON 2023 Conference Chair, or Jeremy Van Buskirk, TENOR BOSTON 2023 Paper Chair.

2. MUSIC WORKS AND PERFORMANCES SUBMISSIONS PROCEDURE

Please view the Call for Works / Performances for more details.

3. DEMO SUBMISSIONS PROCEDURE

Demos are part of a special event organized during the conference. Participants with accepted demos are given the opportunity to take the audience on a comprehensive guided tour of their latest technology, by demonstrating their most recent progress or developments (e.g., details and/or specific features of music software), and interacting with the conference attendees in an informal way. These contributions should be different from paper presentations, in that they should highlight technical innovation, be exhaustive and leverage the particular demonstration format. Accepted demo sessions will be assigned a space, and a length of time ranging from one to two hours, according to the proposed content.

TENOR BOSTON 2023 welcomes contributions from artists, software developers, performers, researchers, members of industry, and educators. 

All demo submissions should be no longer than 2 pages, should include a program overview, a 100-word bio of the practitioner, a video (around 5 minutes) exemplifying the proposed content, and any technical requirements necessary for implementing the demo; and should be submitted on the conference EasyChair platform (select TENOR BOSTON 2023 – Demo Submission and follow the directions from there). 

All questions regarding workshop submissions should be addressed to Victor Zappi, Science Program Chair.

All accepted demo proposals will be included in the conference proceedings.

4. Workshop Submissions procedure

Workshops are part of a special event organized during the conference. A workshop should consist of a class or a tutorial in which participants are introduced to a new concept (e.g., novel experiences with performance techniques and methodologies) and/or a new technology (e.g., software/hardware for notation and performance), and should spur participants to investigate further on their towards individual practice. It’s a great way to teach hands-on skills because it offers participants a chance to try out new methods and fail in a safe and encouraging environment. Accepted workshop sessions will be assigned a space, and a maximum length of time of two hours.

TENOR BOSTON 2023 welcomes contributions from artists, software developers, performers, researchers, members of industry, and educators.

All workshop submissions should be no longer than 2 pages, should include a program overview, a 100-word bio of the practitioner, and any technical requirements necessary for implementing the workshop; and should be submitted on the conference EasyChair platform (select TENOR BOSTON 2023 – Workshop Submission and follow the directions from there).

Note: All submissions also require a “title” and an “abstract”. For Workshop submissions, please use the “abstract” field as the space to describe your proposed workshop.

For questions regarding workshop submissions should be addressed to Victor Zappi, Science Program Chair.

All accepted workshop proposals will be included in the conference proceedings.

Deadlines

December 15, 2022 : Deadline for paper submissions and work / performance submissions
February 15, 2023 : Deadline for demo and workshop submissions
February 19, 2023: Notifications of acceptances deadline
April 15, 2023: Deadline for paper revisions (i.e., camera ready deadline)

 

Registration for TENOR BOSTON 2023 Opens January 1, 2023

Full Registration (before April 15, 2023) is: $150. Students and independent artists: $50. Remote participation: $100. Full registration includes morning and afternoon coffee, tea, snacks; access to all papers, demos, workshops, and concerts.

Contact Us

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Northeastern University

Music Department

Rm. 354 Ryder Hall

11 Leon St.

Boston, MA  02115

Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA  02138

New England Conservatory of Music

290 Huntington Ave.

Boston, MA  02115

Northeastern University

Music Department

Rm. 354 Ryder Hall

11 Leon St.

Boston, MA  02115

Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA  02138

New England Conservatory of Music

290 Huntington Ave.

Boston, MA  02115