SMC 2022
Music Technology and Design
June 5-12, 2022


SMC-22 (Sound and Music Computing) is a multifaceted event around acoustics, music, and audio technology. It took place in Saint-Étienne (France) on June 5-12, 2022 and it had the following theme: Music Technology and Design. As the first "in person" edition of SMC after 2 years of COVID-19 pandemic, we aimed 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 was a combination of a Summer School (June 5-7, 2022), the International Faust Conference (June 7, 2022), the SMC Scientific Conference, Industry-Oriented Events, a Festival (June 8-11, 2022), and a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) Fair - "Faites du son!" (June 9-12).

SMC-22 was organized by the ECLLA Lab at Université Jean Monnet of Saint-Étienne, the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) and GRAME - Centre National de Création Musicale, in collaboration with various local partners.


International Faust Conference (IFC-22)

The International Faust Conference (IFC) gathers members of the Faust programming language community every other year. It took place at the Centre des savoirs pour l'innovation of Saint-Étienne University on June 7, 2022 and it featured talks and demos around Faust.

SMC Conference

The SMC scientific conference took place at Télécom Saint-Étienne on June 8-11, 2022. It featured poster presentations, demos, lightening talks, and keynotes.

Journées de l'Informatique Musicale (JIM-22)

The Journées de l'Informatique Musicale are merged with the SMC conference this year. A half day special session featuring oral presentations in French by young researchers wwas organized in parallel with the SMC main track.


The SMC Festival featured 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, concert halls, etc. Professional ensembles such as the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (EOC) were mobilized and musicians from Saint-Étienne conservatory were involved in various performances.


The SMC Summer School took place at the Comète on June 5-7, 2022. It consisted in three one day workshops given by prestigious members of the SMC community and followed the general theme of SMC-22 on "Music Technology and Design." A total of 25 grad students were selected to participate (for free) to the SMC Summer School.

STEAM FAIRE: "Faites du Son !"

The SMC STEAM Faire "Faites du Son !" took place at the Comète on June 9-12, 2022. It featured 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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