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 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 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 is 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 will take place at Centre des savoirs pour l'innovation of Saint-Étienne University on June 7, 2022 and will feature talks and demos around Faust.

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.

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 will be organized in parallel with the SMC main track. A specific Call for Papers.


The SMC Festival features 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) are mobilized and musicians from Saint-Étienne conservatory are involved in various performances.


The SMC Summer School will take place at the Comète on June 5-7, 2022. It consists in three 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 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 !" 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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