CeC Call for Papers - Biotechnological Performance Practice

eContact! extends an open call for contributions to an issue focussing on the use of the body in electroacoustic performance practice, coordinated by guest editor Marco Donnarumma. Performers, composers and others are encouraged to contribute their perspectives on the role or position of the body in experimental practices of musical performance.

Suggestions for contributions include, but are not limited to the following ideas:

  • Use of Mechanical Myography (MMG), Electromyography (EMG) and other similar biological signal measurements in performance
  • Scoring / notation of body-related performance
  • Sound Art dealing with the body and biological aspects of performance
  • Development of DIY, biological-based, Interactive Musical Systems (IMS)
  • The definition / augmentation of Self on stage by means of biotechnologies
  • Cognitive aspects of embodied interaction between the biological body and computer
  • Composer—Technology—Performer: definition of roles?
  • Live electronics vs. fixed media in biotechnological performance practice
  • Historical overviews and reflections
  • Critical perspectives on gesture-based “human-computer interaction”
  • The sound of fles…

We also welcome other contributions that engage in a discourse on the relation between biophysics and music. Feel free to propose other ideas!

Submission deadline: January 31st 2012
Publication: February 29th, 2012

Submission Guidelines can be found here. To state your interest in contributing or for further information, contact Guest Editor Marco Donnarumma via email.

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