Computer Music Journal issue on high-density loudspeaker arrays

Call for Submissions – Special Issue: Computer Music for High-Density Loudspeaker Arrays

Guest Editor: Eric Lyon

Public performances of computer music employing high-density loudspeaker arrays can convey powerful spatial experiences that are not available in home stereo or headphone listening. However, the development and dissemination of spatial aspects of computer music have been hindered by a stereo bias that has pervaded both commercial music distribution formats and institutional practice. The vinyl record, cassette, MiniDisc, and CD all enforce the stereo format. Even today, most festivals of computer music that present works in even modest multichannel formats such as octophonic, still limit musical submissions to the stereo format. […]

This call for submissions for a special issue of the Computer Music Journal focuses on recent developments and future prospects of computer music composed for high-density loudspeaker arrays.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

* New methodologies for composing music using HDLAs

* Strategies for presenting computer music in a variety of HDLA systems

* Aesthetic approaches to spatialization for HDLAs

* Cognitive aspects of listener apprehension of HDLA-based music

* Sonification using HDLAs

* Reports on the design and use of mobile HDLA systems

* Reports on recent developments in wave field synthesis

* Room acoustics simulations using HDLAs

* Speaker design for HDLAs

* Software design for HDLAs

In addition to papers, they invite brief statements on the nature and prospects of computer music for HDLAs. They welcome a wide variety of aesthetic, technical, sociological, and other perspectives. A selection of these statements will be published in a special Forum section.

Deadline for paper submission is January 30, 2016. The issue will appear in 2016.

Submissions should follow all CMJ author guidelines (http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/sub/comj),except that manuscripts should not be submitted online at cmjdb.com. Instead, submissions and queries should be addressed to Eric Lyon with the subject starting with [CMJ HDLA Computer Music].

Find all information online here : http://www.computermusicjournal.org/HDLA-issue.html