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“The EMS Network has been organised to fill an important gap in terms of electroacoustic music, namely focusing on the better understanding of the various manifestations of electroacoustic music. Areas related to the study of electroacoustic music range from the musicological to more interdisciplinary approaches, from studies concerning the impact of technology on musical creativity to the investigation of the ubiquitous nature of electroacoustic sounds today. The choice of the word, ‘network’ is of fundamental importance as one of our goals is to make relevant initiatives more widely available.” (

EMS07 - Electroacoustic Music Studies - Conference Theme:
The ‘languages’ of electroacoustic music

Conference Committee:
- Marc BATTIER (MINT-OMF, Université de Paris-Sorbonne)
- Simon EMMERSON (MTI, De Montfort University, UK)
- Leigh LANDY (MTI, De Montfort University, UK)
- Daniel TERUGGI (INA/GRM, Paris)

12-15 June, 2007 - De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

The EMS conference is organised yearly through the initiative of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network, an international team which aims to encourage reflection on the better understanding of electroacoustic music and its genesis, appearance and development over the span of a century. The organisers are all engaged in the key areas of debate and actively seeking the development of solutions. The first conference, in October 2003, was a result of the initiatives of De Montfort University (UK), the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France), and INA/GRM (France). It took place at the Georges-Pompidou Centre in Paris, within the auspices of IRCAM’s Résonances 2003 festival. The second conference took place in October 2005 in Montreal in collaboration with Concordia and McGill Universities and the Université de Montréal. The third takes place in October 2006 Beijing, China in cooperation with the Electronic Music Association of China’s (EMAC) MusicAcoustica 2006 Festival.

As of 2006, thanks to a collaboration with ISAST (International Society for the Arts, Sciences and technology) and OLATS (Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences), a Leonardo-EMS prize will be given to a selected communication of a young researcher publication of the paper in Leonardo (MIT Press).