23-26 August

Queen Mary, London, UK

Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences

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Conference Program

The four day conference program (23-26 August, 2017) includes over 70 contributions with a rich set of oral, poster, demo, workshop and music sessions and two exciting keynote talks to be held in the People’s Palace at Queen Mary University, as well as concerts and social events held at prime London venues.  A dedicated workshop day (Saturday 26 August) is part of the program, with two full day workshops complementing Friday afternoon’s workshop sessions. Faithful to our theme this year, the conference will be rich in sound and music experiences featuring two nights of concerts, as well as interactive demos and fixed media. There will be joint activities with the co-located 3rd Web Audio Conference on Wednesday, providing plenty of opportunities to network and bring communities together. Our gala dinner will take place on a London Thames River Boat on Thursday evening with exciting surprises.

Keynote Speakers

The program highlights two keynote talks from world-leading researchers on interaction with sound:

Rebecca Fiebrink

“How can machine learning support human musical practices?”

Andy Farnell

“New Sounds – War stories from the Avant-garde and how to join the resistance”

Oral Sessions

A rich program of regular papers will be presented with 44 accepted regular papers (26 oral and 18 poster presentations). Oral sessions include:

  • Oral session #1 – Augmented Musical Instruments and Computational Creativity
  • Oral session #2 – Humanisation of Synthesis
  • Oral session # 3 – Augmented Performance (Special Session Part I)
  • Oral session #4 – Education & Accessibility
  • Oral session #5 – Participatory Performance (Special Session Part II)
  • Oral session #6 – Multitrack Audio and Visualisation
  • Oral session#7 – Adaptive Audio and Soundscape
  • Oral session #8 – Sports Augmentation & Health/Safety Monitoring

The Poster sessions will run conjunctly to the Demo sessions. See further information about the themes below. Additional information for presenters are available here.

Poster and Demo Sessions

The Poster & Demo sessions will run conjunctly. Poster & Demo sessions include:

  • Poster & Demo session #1: Augmentation, Personalisation, Expressive Music Performance and Interactive Art
  • Poster & Demo session #2: Augmented/Virtual Reality, Perception and Soundscape Studies
  • Poster & Demo session #3: Music in the Cloud, Participation, Sonification and Visualisation


AM 2017 delegates will have access to a range of tutorial and hands-on workshops on topics such as sound design, generative music, music and human computer interaction, and participatory creation. The provisional list of workshops include:

These workshops all have limited spaces. Free workshop tickets will be available at the registration desk to all Audio Mostly delegates on a first come first serve basis.

The full workshop program is available here and the schedule is available here.

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.

Music Program

The conference will provide a great opportunity to network and meet other researchers as well as delegates from industry. Our social programs will provide the right atmosphere to relax or to facilitate discussion and include (optional) visits to London Pubs.

Web Audio Mostly Concert – Wednesday Evening

There will be a joint concert hosted in conjunction with the Web Audio Conference, where a program of electroacoustic music will be put on, followed by a DJ, in a lively heart of East London. The musical program is available here.

Time: 7pm-11pm, Wednesday 23th August
Location: 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL [map].
This venue is around a 30 minute walk from Queen Mary, or around 20 minutes on Bus or Tube

Audio Mostly Concert – Friday Evening

This concert will be hosted at a local East London theatre, where a range of selected music will be performed by numerous international performers. The music program is available here.

Time: 7.15pm – 9.15pm, Friday 25th August
Location: Oxford House Theatre, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG [map]
This venue is around a 30 minute walk from Queen Mary, or around 20 minutes on Bus or Tube.

Fixed Media Listening Experience

During the day on the Thursday, there will be a fixed media listening experience setup through the day, where participants may go and experience a range of fixed media sound recordings. Around 30 minutes of curated music will be presented in the Main Music Room, People’s Palace. The music program is available here.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday evening (24 August) from 18.30-23.00, on the London Thames river boat “Erasmus”, with a jazz band, drinks reception and sit down banquet dinner, included in the registration costs of the conference.

Embark Time: 6:30pm
Location: Tower Pier [map]
This venue is around 30 minutes on Bus or Tube (or a 45 minute walk) from Queen Mary University of London.
Please be at the Tower Pier before 6:30PM. The Boat MUST leave on time due to restricted pier allocation slot. Those who are late will unfortunately miss the dinner.