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NIME 2014 Workshop
Keyboard Salon: Connecting Instrument Designers and Artistic Practitioners
Submission Deadline: May 21, 2014 (now closed) (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for Participation
We invite contributions from pianists and from designers of keyboard-related musical interfaces for a workshop on extended keyboard performance.
In recent years, many new keyboard-related instruments have been developed in and around the NIME community. These instruments have the potential to be used by a large worldwide community of trained pianists. However, typical conference presentations and concerts rarely offer sufficient opportunity for performers to explore these new instruments.
This workshop will bring together instrument builders and piano/keyboard performers to explore new artistic uses of keyboard-related technologies in a relaxed and open setting. The 3-hour session will consist of three parts:
The workshop will strongly focus on the experience of performing with new keyboard technologies. As such, we are looking for instruments with applicability to expert-level live performance. Instruments with a track record of previous performances are especially welcome. Likewise, we welcome the participation of pianists with an interest in contemporary performance practice, whether or not this practice has previously involved electronics. The goal of the workshop will be to facilitate the exchange of ideas between performers and designers, so participants should come prepared to explore other technologies and artistic ideas as well as presenting their own.
You are invited to participate in this session as a designer, as a pianist, or both. To apply, please submit a 1-2 page summary of your work, addressing the following points:
Please email your application by May 21, 2014 to email@example.com. Results will be announced by May 23, 2014.
Xiao Xiao - MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA
Please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.