The 9th Polish Nationwide Student Academic Conference 'Neofonia' will be held along with the Intercollegiate Composers Concert on 17 and 18 December 2020 – this time not in the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, but virtually.
During this year’s edition participants will debate on the influence of new technologies on music and its future. The last century brought technological development in the field of sound synthesis which enabled inventing instruments that generate sounds using electro-acoustic transducers. One of the biggest transitions in music was caused by the miniaturisation processes that reduced electronics to the size of a laptop – a new instrument which has become common in the area of 21st century music practices. Technological context of music does not only relate to the devices or media of expression, but also to the organisation and functioning of the system in which music is present. The event is an excellent opportunity for young music researchers from various Polish academic centres to exchange their remarks and experience.
The opening lecture will be given by Dr Aleksandra Łukasiewicz Alcaraz from the Szczecin Art Academy, who will introduce us to the fascinating world of music created by computer programmes, robots and even cyborgs. Conference speakers will discuss such issues as new media, telematic music, postmedia music, music&science, virtual performers, music and reality.
The Intercollegiate Composers Concert has always been a part of the 'Neofonia Conference'. This year, pieces by young composers performed by, among others, the Trans-for-Matha Ensemble will be streamed live from Aula Nova in Poznań on 18 December 2020 at 7 p.m.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.