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Submission deadline (Scores) November 15, 2017 December 15, 2017
Abstract registration (Papers) December 15, 2017 December 29, 2017
Submission deadline (Papers) December 15, 2017 January 7, 2017 Templates: LaTeX | Word
Notification of Acceptance (Scores) January 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance (Papers) February 15, 2018
Revised Photo-Ready Papers April 15, 2018

Call for Papers / Posters

(Deadline: December 15, 2017)
Extended Deadlines:
Abstract registration: Dec. 29, 2017.
Paper submission (for registered abstracts only): Jan. 7, 2018.

The first three TENOR conferences (2015 Paris, 2016 Cambridge, 2017 A Coruña) have established the growing relevance of emergent technologies of notation and representation for a wide range of musical practices: composers, performers, theoreticians, performance researchers, historians, ethnomusicologists, archivists etc. The fourth TENOR conference will continue to offer a lively forum for current research into situative scores, softwares, hardware, performance practices and theories of notation and representation in musicking, but we also intend to expand the scope of the conference by calling for papers on

  • critical, aesthetic and sociological examinations of the interactions between new notation technologies and performance
  • notation technologies for non-eurological and/or non-art music (incl. never-before-notated music)
  • notation/representation technologies for time-based arts beyond music (dance, performance art, theatre, circus arts, animation, film etc.)
  • notations for space, gesture, movement etc.
  • non-visual notation systems (tactile, aural, olfactory, etc.)
  • digital games as notation (music as a game)
  • notation and neurocognition (how does notation work? which interactions/relationships can exist between specific notation technologies and neurocognition)

Submission guidelines

  • Papers must be written in English and must use and comply with the latex template or word templates provided below.
  • Full papers and original work (not already published) must be submitted by January 7, 2018.
  • Paper length should be between 4 and 10 pages.

Proposals will be accepted as oral presentations or posters. Please state which presentation mode is preferred in the submission form. The Program Committee reserves the right to switch categories upon acceptance of a submission.

The duration of an oral presentation will be 15 minutes followed by a question period of 5 minutes. Posters must be printed by the presenters in A1 format before the conference and will be presented in dedicated sessions.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN/ISBN reference, and will be archived online after the conference.

Download the Paper Template

Formats: LaTeX | Word

Submissions as PDF file only. Upon acceptance, all sources (.tex or .docx) and embedded graphics will be required as a zipped package. The use of the LaTeX template is strongly recommended.

Submission is via EasyChair:


Call for Musical Works using Situative Scores

(Deadline: November 15, 2017 December 15, 2017)

In addition to papers, TENOR 2018 also calls for musical works using animated, reactive, interactive or other situative and technology-based scores, to be read or workshopped during the conference. Several Montréal ensembles and soloists have expressed their interest in exploring such scores. In addition, TENOR 2018 will comprise a performers’ workshop from May 22-26 where participants will study and learn selected situative scores and perform them at an outcome concert.

Composers whose score is selected for one of the reading sessions are expected to attend the conference and workshop their score with the musicians. Composers whose score is selected for the young performer’s workshop, if present, will be asked to conduct a rehearsal session of their score. If selected, a limited amount of travel support may be made available (only for free-lance composers).

Submission guidelines:

Scores can be old or new, but they must be presented

  1. in a .pdf with screenshots and a detailed explanation of their artistic and technological paradigms, their approach to musical praxis and – very important – their technological implementation, including personnel needs and qualifications.
  2. This .pdf should also include a max. 250 word artist bio of the author(s)/composer(s).
  3. This .pdf should also include a link to a max. 5 min youtube/vimeo video that demonstrates the score in action. All submitted videos will be shown as a permanent video roll in a public space during the conference.

Scores will be selected by the performers and by the local selection committee that runs the Tenor Performers Workshop. Being selected does not imply a guarantee for actual performance, as technical or organizational difficulties might prevent a planned performance. But every effort will be made to perform all selected scores.

Send all score submissions (one single PDF only) as an attachment (maximum 20MB) to the following e-mail address:

Your e-mail should ALWAYS have the following subject line:

“TENOR 2018 Score Submission [Your last name(s)]”.

In the body of your e-mail, please supply the following information in precisely this order:

  1. Name(s) and e-mail address(es) of author(s)
  2. Location(s) and affiliation(s)
  3. Name of your work
  4. Your comments