THE CONTEMPORARY COMPUTER MUSIC COMPETITION 2023 (CCMC2023)

organized by Atelier de Création Sonore et Musicale 116(ACSM116) in cooperation with Motus, compagnie musicale

 

About ACSM116 and CCMC

The Atelier de Creation Sonore et Musicale 116 (ACSM116), is a Japanese voluntary organization founded by Japanese composers and academics. Since 2001, ACSM116 has organized The Contemporary Computer Music Concert (CCMC) Festival in Tokyo and/or in Kyoto. The CCMC concerts are characterized by the use of an Acousmonium.

The Acousmonium is a sound diffusion system designed in 1974 by François Bayle, who was then leading the famous “Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM)”. This system is called the “orchestra of loudspeakers” as it combines various loudspeakers to “project” into space the electroacoustic music sound.

For more information about past CCMC concerts, please click below.

CCMC 2001-2010 https://acsm116.com/ccmc2001-2010/
CCMC2011-2020 https://acsm116.com/ccmc2011-2020/
CCMC2022 https://acsm116.com/ccmc-2/ccmc2022-and-over/

We call for works to be performed at the CCMC2023 Computer Music Festival (scheduled in Kyoto at Doshisha Women’s College Kyotanabe campus, Japan).

the PDF version of entry guidelines→CCMC2023 call for music

The entry period: October 1st, 2022, 00:00 to October 31, 2022, 23:59 ( GTM+9)

!!! The entry form (google form) will be opened on October 1st. you cannot apply for the festival before this date!!!

The entry fee: US$25 (twenty five US dollars) payment through Paypal required

 

[Schedule]

January 2022
Announcement of the Selected Works on our website: works are selected by academic music professionals.

March 2022     The CCMC2023 Concert (scheduled in Kyoto, Japan)/ Announcement of the winners of the three prizes (The ACSM116, FUTURA and MOTUS prizes) on our website.

RULES AND CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

Eligibility

There’ no limit of age or nationality, Group entry is also accepted.

However, winners of the past Prize ACSM116 cannot submit.

Moreover, one person can submit only one entry, double entries even as group and individual are not allowed.

In case of participation by minors, they must confirm that they have parental consent to participate.

All works selected for CCMC2023 will be performed by our committee members, you are not required to perform by yourself. In case you want to perform at the concert, please contact us.

 

Work

Conditions:

– Original Electroacoustic music work or acousmatic work (fixed media), unreleased or unpublished. Remix work is not accepted.

-Soundfile format: 48Khz/24bit Stereo2ch WAV file

-Duration: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 7 minutes

[Caution!!]

All work must be kept unreleased or unpublished until the selection of the work on January 2023, and if your work is selected for CCMC2023, the unreleased or unpublished period will be extended until its performance at the CCMC2023 concert. “Unreleased or unpublished” means that you may not release, present, perform or publish it in other concert, festival, broadcasting or in any other means that may cause the work to be known by the public. If we find a violation, the entry will be cancelled even after the selection of the work. The entry fee will not be refunded in any case.

 

HOW TO ENTRY

1) Prepare the sound file of the work. The sound file name should be the work title. Do not use your name as the file name.

 [Caution!!]  for the sound file name, do not use “space hyphen space “(_-_).

(2) Prepare the information necessary for entry:

●Entrant’s e-mail address

●Work information
Title, program note or work concept, Time duration

●Entrant’s information
name, (group name, co-creator name) ,short bio, occupation (if a student, school name), nationality, address and phone number

(3)Please pay the entry fee with Paypal and save the receipt (payment information) as a pdf file.

Paypal link:




Google form link:
https://forms.gle/5ZdrDP9JpKobx3Cn9

!!! The entry form (google form) will be opened on October 1st. you cannot apply for the festival before this date!!!
※Please do not forget to attach your work and the Paypal receipt to the application form.

 

About your personal information

The protection of your personal information matters to us. Your name, e-mail address, and all other personal information will be used only for the purpose of organizing and managing the concert, in accordance with Japan’s Personal Information Protection Law.

If you have inquiry about our use of your personal information, please contact us:

Attn: Hisako Hashiguchi / acsm116@gmail.com

 

CCMC2023 Festival information

The Festival will be held in Kyoto on March 2023, but if there is a new epidemic surge in Japan at that  period, the festival may be not open to the public. In this case, all performances in the concert hall will be recorded (binaural) just as CCMC2022 and all performances will be published on Internet.

 

Program (tentative)

  • Computer Music competition concert
  • French and Japanese composers’ concert
  • Presentation of French composers’ short interview videos

 

Scheduled period: Mid-March 2023 (More detail to be announced on ACSM116 website)

Venue: Shokeikan Hall of Doshisha Women’s College

 

About  ACSM116 Atelier de Création Sonore et Musicale 116

President

Kazuko Narita (Composer, Professor at Doshisha Women’s College)

Committee members

Kenji Ashimoto (Composer, Associate Professor, Kunitachi College of Music)/Hidefumi Izukawa (Composer, Shakuhachi Performer, Junior Associate Professor at Osaka University of Arts)/Hisashi Okamoto (Composer, Professor at Kansai University of International Studies)/Masanori Kasai (Composer, Professor at Doshisha Women’s College)/Takuro Shibayama (Composer, Professor at Tokyo Denki University)/Masahiro Sugaya (Composer, Arranger)/Hiromu Takano (Composer, Sound engineer)/Hisako Hashiguchi (Translator, CCC Media House Co, Ltd.)/Tomonari Higaki (Composer, Acousmonium performer, Associate Professor at Tokai University)/Masatsune Yoshio (Associate Professor, Showa University of Music)/Taro Yoshihara (Composer, Lecturer at University of Yamanashi)

 

Honorary President
Naonori Isomura (Former director of the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris)

Honorary Vice President
Suzuko Yoshida (Former Director of the Fujita Contemporary Music Documentation Center)

Office: 6-12-804 Katamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan

Email: acsm116@gmail.com (Secretariat: Ms. Hashiguchi)