Call for music

[The entry period] September 1st, 2023 to October 31, 2023

[The entry fee] US$25 (twenty five US dollars) 

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
It is a sound diffusion system designed in 1974 by a French composer 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 here.





We call for works to be performed at the CCMC2024 Computer Music Festival scheduled on March 2024 in Japan (in Tokyo or in Kyoto).
For the details of the Festival, please click here

The entry period: September 1st, 2023, 00:00 to October 31, 2023, 23:59 (GTM+9)
The entry fee: US$25 (twenty five US dollars) payment through Paypal required

31 October 2023 Closing date of the call

January 2024   Announcement of the Selected Works on our website: works are selected by academic music professionals.

March 2024    The CCMC2024 Concert (scheduled in Japan)/Announcement of the winners of the three prizes (The ACSM116, FUTURA and MOTUS prizes) on our website.

After the Festival, the recording of the concerts will be available on YouTube for about one month.

There’s 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 CCMC2024 will be performed by a performer chosen by ACSM116, and you don’t need to perform by yourself. But you can perform if you want. In this case, all expenses including transportation and lodging are to be borne by the participant.

– Original Electroacoustic music work or acousmatic work (fixed media), unreleased and unpublished. Remix work is not accepted.
-Sound file format: 48Khz/24bit Stereo2ch WAV file
-Duration: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 7 minutes

All work must be kept unreleased and unpublished until the selection of the work on January 2024, and if your work is selected for CCMC2024, the unreleased and unpublished period will be extended until its performance at the CCMC2024 concert. “Unreleased and 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.

(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 if any) ,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:

(4)Please fill out the application form (Google form) and submit it along with your sound file and Paypal payment information.

Google form link :

※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 /

The Festival will be held in Mid-March 2024 in Japan.
More details on the venue and the date will be announced later, as soon as decided.
Program (tentative)

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


MEMBERS of ACSM116 Atelier de Création Sonore et Musicale 116
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)/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: (Secretariat: Ms. Hashiguchi)