It is our pleasure to announce the 17th Linux Audio Conference (LAC-19). We
look forward to see you at Stanford this Spring (see details below)!
[Apologies for cross posting, please circulate widely.]
*17th Linux Audio Conference - CCRMA, Stanford University (USA), March
After seven years outside of the United States, Linux Audio Conference (LAC)
<https://lac.linuxaudio.org> is coming back to Stanford University
<http://stanford.edu> on March 23-26, 2019 for its 17th edition! LAC is the
international conference about Free/Open-Source Software for music, sound,
and other media with GNU/Linux as the main platform.
More information about this event can be found on the conference website:
*Call for Papers / Posters / Workshops*
LAC 2019 invites submissions of papers, posters, and workshops addressing
all areas of audio processing based on Linux and open source software. All
submissions and presentations are in English. Submitted papers are expected
to respect academic standards and must be complete (*a simple abstract is
Submissions can focus on technical, artistic, and/or scientific issues and
can target developers and/or users. This includes (but is not limited to)
the following categories:
- Audio and Music Languages
- Audio Hardware Support
- Audio Plugins
- Drivers, System and Sound Architecture
- Education and E-Learning
- Interactive Art
- Interface Design
- Live Coding
- Live Performance
- Media Art
- MIDI, OSC...
- Mobile Audio
- Music Composition
- Music Production
- Networked Audio
- Physical Computing
- Projects Realized using Linux Audio
- Realtime Kernel and Linux Distributions
- Signal Processing and Sound Synthesis
- Sound Spatialization
- Standards and Protocols
Full papers must be written and presented in English. The length of papers
is 4 to 8 pages, with up to 5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 200
words. The abstract will be published on the conference website once the
paper has been accepted. The full paper will be available on the website
during and after the conference. All papers are peer reviewed by a
committee of experts from different disciplines. Reviewers may suggest
improvements to the author(s), or require changes in order to accept the
submission. The duration of the presentation is 25 minute followed by a 5
Poster papers must be written in English, should be 2-4 pages, with up to 5
keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words. The abstract will be
published on the conference website once the poster has been accepted. All
posters are peer reviewed by a committee of experts in different
disciplines. Reviewers may suggest improvements to the author(s), or
require changes in order for the poster to be accepted.
Demos are informal project (e.g., plug-in, software, interface, idea, etc.)
presentations that will be carried out in parallel with poster
presentations. Demos can be submitted through this online form
<https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/submissions.html> to be added to the
Workshop presentations (max duration of 2h) should be 1-4 pages, with up to
5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words to be published on the
conference website. Make sure that your proposal indicates if participants
are expected to have a specific level, if there are prerequisites, if you'd
like to limit the number of participants, etc. Workshops will take place in
the CCRMA classroom (which can host approximately 30 people). A projector
and a 4 channels sound system will be available in this space. Submit a
brief description of the workshop including a URL (if available).
*How to Submit Papers / Posters / Workshops?*
- Use the online submission tool <http://submissions.html>
- Choose the relevant submission type (paper, poster, or workshop) in
addition to your 5 categories
- The required file format is PDF. Authors must use the provided
templates <https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/doc/LAC-19-templates.zip> for
- Please let us know if you need a special technical setup for your
*Call for Music / Multimedia Installations*
LAC 2019 also invites submissions of musical works involving the use of
technology/open source software and multimedia installations. A jury will
select the compositions and installations to be included in the conference
program according to artistic merit and technical feasibility. Please be
prepared to perform your work yourself and make sure that you have all
resources needed to perform your piece (e.g., instruments, props, other
performers, etc.). LAC 2019 cannot pay for any expenses related to a
performance (e.g., performers, travel, accommodation, special equipment,
etc.). SCLOrk <https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> will be
available to perform new (or old) laptop orchestra compositions, so this
type of submission is encouraged this year! SCLOrk
<https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> is the Santa Clara Laptop
Orchestra and uses exclusively Linux computers. Musical works and
installations can address all areas of digital audio and audiovisual art.
This includes (but is not limited to) the following categories:
- Electronic Music
- Electroacoustic Music
- Mixed Music
- Acoustic Music
- Sound Installation
- Interactive Art
- Audiovisual Installation
- Game in art
- Web and Connected Art
For concerts, LAC will provide the following equipment:
- CCRMA Stage: 56.8 full 3d sound system (up to 6th order Ambisonics)
- CCRMA Listening Room: 22.4 sound system (up to 3d order Ambisonics)
- SCLOrk <https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> (the Santa
Clara Laptop Orchestra). Pieces accepted for a performance with SCLOrk will
be added to the rehearsal schedule of the corresponding SCU
- Additional requests can be made but are not be guaranteed.
*How to Submit Music / Multimedia Installations?*
- Use the online submission tool
- Select the submission type (performance)
- The required file format is PDF, formatted for Letter paper size.
Submissions should include:
- Description of the project program notes
- Link to video or audio demonstration of the project
- Technical rider of the work
- *Submission Deadline:* December 7, 2018 (11:59pm PST)
- *Notification of Acceptance:* January 18, 2019
- *Camera-ready Version Due:* February 15, 2019
- *Conference Dates:* March 23-26, 2019
Additional information about LAC-19 can be found on the conference website:
Ladies and gentlemen,
the second annual Sonoj Convention 2018 takes place in less than a month. (October 27th, 28th. Cologne, Germany).
The event is about music production with open source software.
1) Last Call!
Almost all seats are taken, now is probably the last chance for you to register as a visitor.
Simply send an e-mail with your name to info(a)sonoj.org or use the form on our website. https://sonoj.org/#registration
2) Please Help!
Fundraising has been quite slow so far, therefore we are going to do a fundraising-week from Monday, October the 1st to Sunday the 7th!
Why should you care if you don't attend? How much is needed? Read more at https://sonoj.org/fundraiser
In short, you have two options:
Bank Transfer (preferred) to
Nils Hilbricht / Sonoj Convention
Paypal to info(a)sonoj.org (IDV76FF39PH6E3W)
The amount is entirely your choice. Thank you very much!
We would be happy to hear from you!
Apart from the new list of helpers, there is little visible change for most
users, but the command line has now been greatly extended.
Full details are in doc/Yoshimi_1.5.9_features.txt
As usual, there still is much to do, but progress is steady.
Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
Calling out to all musicians and Open Source aficionados!
Open Source Audio Meeting Cologne  proudly presents:
The OPEN SOURCE MUSIC FM SYNTHESIZER CHALLENGE
Install one or several of the Open Source FM Synthesizers we selected
, make an awesome track using only these synthesizers as sound
sources, upload  it to archive.org under a Creative Commons license
and submit it  into the competition.
The competition starts on *September 15th, 2018* and runs for one month
until the end of *October 14th, 2018*.
*Everybody* (i.e. every natural person) can enter the competition. All
selected synthesizers are Free Software  and getting started with
music production using Open Source software  is easy and free to
The winner of the competition is selected by *public vote* .
Voting starts on *October 15th, 2018* and is open for *ten days*. The
entry receiving the most points wins and will be presented at the second
*Sonoj Convention*  in Cologne on the weekend of October 27th/28th.
Second and third places will be awarded as well.
The winners will only receive fame and glory, but the community as a
whole also wins!
Before you enter the competition, be sure to check out the detailed
Please share this announcement to all interested parties. If you wish to
sponsor prices for the competition winners, please contact the organizer!
*Let's make some awesome music using Open Source FM Synthesizers!*
Open Source Audio Meeting Cologne