Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture

Call for papers: Algorithmic electronic dance music – deadline 23 March 2017

Algorithms are at the heart of the virtual studio software applications underwriting so much contemporary dance music, but are normally the prior preserve of music engineering teams rather than musicians. This special issue, however, engages with algorithms as musical material, and especially with music which is inherently founded on computer programming technique.


Call for Works: The Musical Metacreation Concert – deadline 20 April 2017

Creators of musically metacreative systems are invited to submit works for a concert of musical metacreation, as part of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Submitted works can be of any musical style but must involve a performative element andmust involve the use of computational creativity techniques in the creation of the work.

Access Space

Instrument-Builder Residency, Access Space, Sheffield – deadline 20 November 2015 Instrument-Builder Residency The Hugh Davies Project, in collaboration with Access Space, seeks an instrument-builder to take up a two-week residency in Sheffield in early 2016. The aim of the residency is to build an instrument, or instruments, in the style of English experimental musician and instrument-builder Hugh Davies, whose instruments involved the amplification of repurposed every-day objects via contact … Read More

Head Trips: Abstraction and Infinity – Visual Music Films – Barbican, London, 5pm, 4 October 2015 This special screening of abstract Visual Music films is curated by Cindy Keefer, Director of Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Featuring the transcendent visions of Jordan Belson, James Whitney, Richard Baily, Bret Battey and other artists, plus psychedelic-infused films, this program celebrates the exploration of absolute light and sound in visual music, shown in 16mm and digital … Read More

Free online course – From Ink to Sound: Decoding Musical Manuscripts (7 weeks) – starts 2 November 2015 Travel through the history of musical notation, learning how to decode medieval music manuscripts, with this free online course. ABOUT THE COURSE Nowadays music is all around us: we listen to it while we are on our way to work, when preparing lunch or even while showering. All this music is written down in its own language – the … Read More

Funded PhD Studentship in Gestural Interaction and Music at UWE Bristol – deadline 29 June 2015

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship on gestural music interaction within the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, at UWE Bristol in collaboration with industrial partners mimu and x-io Technologies. Closing date: Monday 29 June 2015 Full announcement: Further enquiries: tom.mitchell [at]