Vancouver Computer Music Meetings


VCMM is a gathering of the academics and practitioners involved in computer music research (at large), including digital signal processing, music information retrieval, new interfaces for musical expression and all the related fields of inquiry. At meetings, two researchers present their work and afterwards there is a short discussion period.

Should you be interested in participating in a meeting, or would like to find out more about the VCMM, please use the contact form available at the bottom of this page.

upcoming meetings

Wednesday, March 11 (2015) – Sounding the Virtual: Explorations in Becoming Music

A presentation by Kenneth Newby

Kenneth Newby (University of Fraser Valley)

In this presentation composer Kenneth Newby will present the current state of his long-term artistic research in computer aided composition, reflecting on the relationship between culture, practice and meaning in the composition, orchestration and performance of music for a virtual orchestra.

Kenneth Newby is a media artist, composer-performer, educator, interaction designer, and audio producer whose creative practice explores the use of technology to enable the creation of music, media performances, installations and experiences that are rich in aural, visual and cultural nuances. His research includes the development of new media diffusion techniques, augmented reality systems for museum experience design, generative systems for music and visual art, and the encoding of creative practices.

Kenneth is currently faculty of New Media in the Visual Arts Department at the University of the Fraser Valley. He has worked as an interactivity consultant for Pixar Animation Studios, and a Sound Artist and Audio Software Developer for Electronic Arts.

This event is presented by the Generative Media Project at Simon Fraser University. Major support for the GMP has been received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the GRAND NCE research program. For more information, contact Justine Bizzocchi.

past meetings

Friday, November 21 (2014) – Pro Musica Festival Experts Panel (click to show)

Friday, January 17 (2014) – Pro Musica Festival Experts Panel; (click to show)

Presentations from Friday, December 3rd, 2010: (click to show)

Presentations from Wednesday, October 6th, 2010: (click to show)

Presentations from Friday, November 13th, 2009: (click to show)

Presentations from Friday, September 25th, 2009: (click to show)

Presentations from Friday, May 1st, 2009: (click to show)

Presentations from Friday, March 20th, 2009: (click to show)



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