SMC 2022
Music Technology and Design
June 4-12, 2022


SMC-22 (Sound and Music Computing) is a multifaceted event around acoustics, music, and audio technology. It will take place in Saint-Étienne (France) on June 4-12, 2022 and will have the following theme: Music Technology and Design. As the first "in person" edition of SMC after 2 years of COVID-19 pandemic, we aim at widening the public of this event by (i) broadening the scope of SMC concerts through a digital art festival opened to the public, (ii) involving local schools and publics, and (iii) strengthening connections between academia and the industry.

SMC-22 will be a combination of a Summer School (June 4-7, 2022), the International Faust Conference (June 7-8, 2022), the SMC Scientific Conference, Industry Pannels, and Festival (June 8-11, 2022), and a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) Fair (June 9-12).

SMC-22 is organized by GRAME - Centre National de Création Musicale, the ECLLA Lab at Université Jean Monnet of Saint-Étienne, and ARCAN in collaboration with various local partners such as the city and the métropole of Saint-Étienne.


International Faust Conference (IFC-22)

The International Faust Conference (IFC) gathers members of the Faust programming language community every other year. It will take place at Centre des savoirs pour l'innovation of Saint-Étienne University on June 7-8, 2022 and will feature talks and demos around Faust. A Call for Papers (CfP) for IFC-22 will be released in Fall 2021.

SMC Conference

The SMC scientific conference will take place at Télécom Saint-Étienne on June 8-11, 2022. It will feature poster presentations, demos, lightening talks, and keynotes. A Call for Papers (CfP) for IFC-22 will be released in Fall 2021.

Journées de l'Informatique Musicale (JIM-22)

In 2022, the Journées de l'Informatique Musicale will be merged with the SMC conference. A half day special session featuring oral presentations in French by young researchers will be organized in parallel of the SMC main track.

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The SMC Festival will feature installations and over ten concerts in multiple venues throughout the city of Saint-Étienne, offering a wide range of settings for various kinds of music and medias (e.g., exploratory, orchestral, jazz, pop, digital art, etc.): clubs, churches, opera house, factories, concert halls, etc. Professional ensembles such as the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (EOC) or Êkheía will be mobilized and musicians from Saint-Étienne conservatory will be made available for performances. A Call for Art (CfA) for the SMC festival will be released in Fall 2021. It will include a contest for having a piece performed by the EOC at Saint-Étienne Opera House.

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The SMC Summer School will take place at the Comète on June 4-7, 2022. It will consists in four one day workshops given by prestigious members of the SMC community and will follow the general theme of SMC-22 on "Music Technology and Design." A total of 20 grad students will be selected to particpate (for free) to the SMC Summer School. An application form will be made available in Fall 2021.

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The SMC STEAM Faire will take place at the Comète on June 9-12, 2022. It will feature a wide range of free workshops, talks, demos, etc. for local schools and the general public around music, science, and technology.
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Half a day of the SMC conference will be dedicated to industry pannels and presentations.

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