The Arts Division at the University of California Santa Cruz and Symbolic Sound invite you to join us as we explore the theme of Altered States (and Ecosystems) through talks, live performances, workshops and lively discussions at the Kyma International Sound Symposium, KISS 2018, in Santa Cruz, California, 6-9 September 2018.
The Arts Division at the University of California Santa Cruz and Symbolic Sound invite proposals for talks, live performances and workshops for the 6-9 September 2018 Kyma International Sound Symposium — KISS2018: Altered States (and Ecosystems).
State spaces, state of mind, state of the art, deep state, state machines, state of the nation, state variable filters, topological state, head of state, solid state physics, state of grace, state transitions, spin states, state of the union — whatever your definition of state, one thing is for certain: Sound and music can alter states.
Join us in the state of California as we explore the multifaceted concept of Altered States through talks, workshops, and live musical performances at KISS2018, 6-9 September 2018 on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Atop a forested hill overlooking the Pacific ocean and Monterey Bay, on the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and North American plates (aka the San Andreas Fault), accessible from the San Jose or San Francisco Airports, Santa Cruz is shaped by the economic/technology ecosystems of Silicon Valley, the biological ecosystems of the Pacific ocean and the Santa Cruz mountains, and a continuation of the counterculture lifestyle and political protest movements of the 1960s — hence the sub-theme of the conference: Ecosystems. Whether “Ecosystems” inspires ideas for environmental music & field recording, ecosystemic feedback control systems, the human microbiota, or more abstract political/economic/social ecosystems, we welcome proposals involving “complex networks or interconnected systems” of sound and music.
26 March: Deadline for submissions
15 April: Notification of acceptance & start of early registration
How to make a proposal
Feeling inspired? It’s easy to make a proposal! Use one of the on-line forms below to submit your proposal for a live performance, a talk, or a workshop involving your work with Kyma and related to the theme(s) of Altered States and/or Ecosystems. We recommend you send in your proposals soon, before life gets too busy (and definitely before the 26 March deadline):
A selection committee will review all proposals in terms of practicality and relevance to the theme. We may contact you with questions. We look forward to reading your proposals!
If you have a question about KISS2018, please contact the organizers. Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!
KISS, the annual Kyma International Sound Symposium, is talks, workshops, demos, and live performances presented by Kyma practitioners, all connected by a unifying theme. You are invited to learn, to share, to meet, and to enjoy!
- KISS 2009: 8-10 October 2009, Barcelona, Spain organized by Cristian Vogel
- KISS 2010: 24-26 September 2010, Vienna, Austria organized by Bruno Liberda and Peter Rantasa
- KISS 2011: 15-18 September 2011, Porto, Portugal organized by Eduardo Magalhães
- KISS 2012: 13-16 September 2012, St Cloud, Minnesota organized by Scott Miller
- KISS 2013: 12-15 September 2013, Brussels, Belgium organized by Rudi Giot
- KISS 2014: 25-28 September 2014, Lübeck, Germany organized by Franz Danksagmüller
- KISS 2015: 9-12 August 2015, Bozeman, Montana organized by Theo Lipfert
- KISS 2016: 7-10 September 2016, Leicester, UK organized by Craig Vear and Simon Smith
- KISS 2017: 12-15 October 2017, Oslo, Norway organized by Jøran Rudi, Ulf Holbrook and Anders Tveit