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  • Announcements

Northwest Electroacoustic Music Organization Festival, October 2002

The Northwest Electroacoustic Music Organization (NWEAMO) will hold its fourth annual festival of electroacoustic music in Portland, Oregon, 4–5 October 2002 and San Diego, California, 11–12 October 2002. The 2002 festival marks a new expansion as, for the first time, NWEAMO aims to offer a rich variety of new music in two cities. The 2002 festival will focus in particular on live performance, be that performance art with a strong musical or sound component derived from the creative use of computers and electronics, or electroacoustic compositions performed live or presented live with a compelling visual component. Events will include works for acoustic instruments with electronics, live electronic performance and loud-speaker orchestra, electroacoustic works featuring video, and installations. All the composers represented will be in attendance at both the festival venues. NWEAMO has a World Wide Web presence at

Audio Engineering Society Convention on Los Angeles in October 2002

The 113th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA, 5–8 October 2002 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University, October 2002

Bowling Green State University continues its long-standing commitment to contemporary music by hosting its 23rd Annual New Music and Art Festival, 17–19 October 2002. The guest composer at the festival will be Paul Lansky. The festival is supported by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and will also feature paper sessions addressing broader aspects of music since 1945. More information can be found on the World Wide Web at

Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts Symposium in Japan, October 2002

The 2002 symposium of the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA 2002) will be held in Nagoya, the third largest city in Japan, 27–31 October 2002, under the title "Orai." This, the first ISEA symposium to be held in Asia, expects to host over 1500 participants, including artists, researchers, engineers, and students, and to present over 200 papers and works from around the world. Related exhibitions, concerts, performances, and other events are planned to take place in the Nagoya area during ISEA 2002, and many ISEA events such as exhibitions, performances, concerts, and electronic theater productions will be open to the public. ISEA2002 is committed to hosting an inclusive event, encompassing the many trends in electronic art throughout the world, including those with limited access to the latest technology and those working from a cultural context, which may be unfamiliar to previous symposium organizers and attendees. Members from communities that traditionally have been under-represented at ISEA have been encouraged to identify the new perspectives that they will bring to the symposium. ISEA2002 Orai has a World Wide Web site at and further information can also be obtained by electronic mail ( The Link Foundation in Holland expects to webcast from ISEA 2002 for the entire three-day period. More information on ISEA can be found on the World Wide Web at

ESCOM Conference in Hanover, Germany, in 2003

The fifth triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) will take place 8–13 September 2003 at the Hanover University of Music and Drama (Musikhochschule) in collaboration with the German Society for Music Psychology. The conference organizer is Reinhard Kopiez (electronic mail kopiez from whom more information can be obtained. The German Society for Music Psychology's World Wide Web pages can be accessed at

Worldwide Soundspaces Web Site Update

Howard Jonathan Fredrics has announced changes to the Worldwide Soundspaces Web site (, [End Page 4] a public domain site for the exchange of audio impulse response files. The site has been reworked to include ftp uploading capability for the contribution of impulse responses recorded in interesting acoustical environments. The site also includes several new downloadable impulses and photographs of the sites where recordings were made. Howard Jonathan Fredrics can be contacted by electronic mail at

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