The ICMC is the preeminent annual gathering for computer music practitioners from around the world and its unique interweaving of professional paper presentations and concerts of new computer music, refereed by ICMA- approved international panels, creates a vital synthesis of science, technology and the art of music.
Since 1974, the International Computer Music Conference has been the major international forum for the presentation of the full range of outcomes of technical and musical research, both musical and theoretical, related to the use of computers in music. This annual conference regularly travels the globe, and this year we welcome the conference to the city of Shanghai. More information about ICMC and ICMA can be found at http://www.computermusic.org.
The Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week (EMW) was established in 2006, hosted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and organized by the Department of Music Engineering. The EMW aims to create an international, cutting-edge stage in the electronic music field ; to present the newest compositions, sound installations, and research developments in electronic music from around the world; and to provide a platform for the premieres and release of electronic music compositions by the world’s new generation of composers.
The 6th EMW will be a joint event with ICMC 2017. More information about past EMW can be found at http://2015.emusicfestival.cn.
Shanghai Conservatory of Music was formerly named “National Conservatory of Music”, which was China’s first professional institution for higher music education and founded on November 27, 1927 jointly by Mr. Cai Yuanpei, a great democratic revolutionist, educationist and thinker and also SHCM’s first president, and Dr. Xiao Youmei, a music educationist. The conservatory was renamed National College of Music in September 1929. Since 1956 the school has been named Shanghai Conservatory of Music. More information about Shanghai Conservatory of Music can be found at www.shcmusic.edu.cn.
Based on the mission of “professional learning combined with cross-disciplines learning, applied technology combined with innovative experiment”, the Department of Music Engineering includes three majors: Music Design and Production, Recording Art and Music Technology and Art. Educational levels include undergraduate, master and doctor’s degree. There are about 120 undergraduates from different recruit sources and 35 graduates.
The global influenced festival project hosted by the Department of Music Engineering includes Shanghai International Electronic Music Week (EMW), Digital Audio Competition and eSonic3. The Department of Music Engineering has extensive experience in hosting major academy event and exhibition of modern music technology and electronic music.