University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Audio Mostly 2019: A Journey in Sound
18th to 20th September 2019

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Call for Music

As part of Audio Mostly 2019 we welcome the submission of original music works.

Accepted submissions will either be performed at a dedicated concert during the conference or exhibited as an installation, depending on the nature of the submitted work.

List of Possible Topics (Music)

  • Work related to the conference theme of “A Journey in Sound”
  • Multi-modal audience experiences
  • Pieces that use experimental narrtive structures
  • Non Linear Performances
  • Performance involving interactive audience participation
  • Creative use of distributed audience devices 
  • AR/VR performances
  • Dynamic music composition or performance
  • Algorithmic composition
  • Novel application of MIR and signal processing techniques for music composition and performance
  • Augmented instrumentation and performance tools
  • Novel use of existing and repurposed material

We welcome works in any style or genre, with a maximum length of 8 minutes (shorter works are also welcome). Front of house PA, microphones, stage monitoring, projector and screen will be provided as standard but any further specific equipment requirements should be outlined in the supporting document. Where possible and within reason we will endeavour to meet performer requirements, however extraordinary equipment requirements will need to be discussed with the music chair following acceptance. Please contact the music chairs (see contact details below) if you have any questions regarding this.

We particularly encourage submissions of technical papers related to music works. Please state if the work is related to a submission to the technical program.

Submission information

Submission Deadline June 24th 2019

Submission Site


Music Contributions

Please submit a PDF supporting document for the music work via the conference submission portal. This can be up to 2 A4 sides, and should contain the following information where applicable:

  • Author, composer and performer names and contact details
  • Title of the work
  • Statement of the relevance of the work to the conference theme and/or topics
  • Program notes
  • Technical requirements (audio and visual)
  • Required stage layout
  • Duration
  • Instrumentation and number of performers

The document should also include a URL link to an archive file (zip or tar) containing the audio file(s) of the work. Please ensure this is in the highest possible quality audio format, preferably 44.1kHz, 16bit wav.


Audio Mostly requires that at least one person of each submission to have registered for the conference.

Contact the Music Chairs 

Simon Paterson 

Duncan McLeod