30 August - 1 September 2023
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Embodied Sound in the Virtual



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Call for Music & Installations

As part of Audio Mostly 2023, we welcome the submission of original music works and installations. 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 Embodies Sound in the Virtual 
  • Multi-modal audience experiences
  • Pieces that use experimental narrative 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
  • Instrumental compositions that conceptually relate to the conference topics (with or without live electronics)

We welcome works in any style or genre, with a maximum length of 20 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 Deadline

See Important Dates

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

For the review process, please provide a link to a stereo or binaural recording, preferably in 48kHz.


Audio Mostly requires that at least one person in each submission has registered for the conference.

Music Chairs

Carla Rees,  Royal Academy of Music

Craig Vear, University of Nottingham

Installations Chairs

Steve Gibson, Northumbria University

Friendred Peng, University of the Arts London