from 7th to 9th september, 2009

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Welcome to SBCM 2009
SBCM 2009 – 12th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music

7-9 September 2009

Recife - Pernambuco - Brasil

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1. We are pleased to announce that the best student paper award of SBCM 2009 went to Luiz Naveda for the paper: Multidimensional Microtiming in Samba Music, written with Fabien Gouyon, Carlos Guedes, Marc Leman. The winner will be awarded with a 1-year subscription of the IRCAM Forum. Congratulations to the authors and thanks to all contestants.

2. New starting times for the concerts! The concerts of monday and tuesady will start at 7pm, at the Porto Digital building, 16th floor.

3. New venue! Cais do Apolo Avenue, 222, 16° andar (Banco Real Building).

4. On the Spot/Na Hora A new venue for participation and presentation of works is open in SBCM 2009. Please follow the link for further information!

5. Accepted papers and posters have been announced, please check the "accepted papers" link on the left column.

6. Registration is open! Please follow the registration link for further information regarding fees, early registration deadline (with discount) and author registration deadline (for publication).

7. GOL airlines is offering a 20% discount for flights from anywhere in Latin America to Recife, between september 4th and september 12th, just follow the GOL link in the left column or call +55(11) 5508-4201- Option 01. Please refer to the PROMO CODE E1049BHZ for receiving the discount.

New Paradigms for Computer Music

Welcome to the SBCM 2009! The SBCM is a biannual event with international recognition in the field of computer music organized by the Special Committee on Computer Music of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).

This 12th edition will be held in the state capital of Pernambuco, in the beautiful northeastern Brazilian coast, and is dedicated to the relentless and continuous renewal in paradigms to make music with computers, extending the vision towards new computationally relevant portable devices and personal "gadgets", as hand-helds, cell phones and multimedia players, bringing their essences and their trends.

In these times when production and consumption of music has been transformed by the action of social networks and new paradigms of creation, distribution and consumption of music, new topics attract the interest of both academic and industry communities. Recently there has been an interest in new music software with which the user has an amplified participation in the generation of the music and can control aspects before restricted only to composers or producers. The music in the dancing houses, for its popularity, has also been a lever propulsion of a generation of gadgets for DJ's that can not only make music with their pick-ups but also with adigital players network, fetching remote sound objects and performing live with musicians on stage.

We aim to bring together speeches and polemics from experts of the arts and technology for a convergence in SBCM 2009.

The program of the symposium includes lectures by renowned researchers, presentations of technical and music papers, panel of discussions and concerts. The program will include, among others, a participation of Miller Puckette (University of California, San Diego), author of the graphical programming environment Pure Data (Pd), a tutorial on mathematical models incomputer aided music theory (composition and analysis) offered by IRCAM, and a lecture by composer Daniel Teruggi, director of the Music Research Group of INA (Institut National De L'Audiovisuel, Paris).

A comprehensive technical and cultural programming is in design for all participants of SBCM 2009. We plan having strategic discussions panels, covering topics of impact for the computer music in Brazil and abroad, and approaching new technologies and devices for professionals to make music.

A selection of the best papers presented in SBCM 2009 will be invited to submit an extended version for a special edition of the Journal of New Music Research. The best student paper presented at SBCM will be awarded. Two awards are given: one for best technical paper and another for the best article of music. One of the prizes will be an annual subscription of the IRCAM Forum software.

Follow the links for more information on SBCM 2009!