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MINT Conference - Music in New Technologies Forum

Vocalypse Productions in association with the University of King’s College and Upstream Music Association presents MINT – Music in New Technologies Forum from November 15th (evening) to 18th, 2018, in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This inaugural forum will focus on the following questions. How can advances in new technologies change the experience of making music (from the musician’s perspective) and listening to music (from the audience’s perspective)? What are the musical and performative implications and applications of the vast array of new technologies that are now emerging?

The main thrust of MINT will NOT be the presentation of academic papers. Rather, we will solicit presentations that include demonstrations, performances, audio/visual samples, and as much music making as possible.

We are accepting proposals for performative lectures, presentations, and performances of 10 to 15 minutes from established or emerging artists which focus on 3 main themes:

  • The voice and new technologies
  • Improvisation and new technologies
  • New Musical Interfaces

If you have an idea which does not fit into the above categories we would still love to hear from you. MINT is open to topics such as artificial intelligence and music, music and the mind, or any other topic which taps into music and technologies which are forward thinking and current. Are you using old technologies in new ways?  Send us a proposal! 

MINT will be dedicated to as much networking, interfacing with technology, and performance as possible.

Performances will be peppered throughout the conference. We will accept proposals for performances of a through composed or improvised works which incorporate new technology for consideration in our performance schedule! Tell us about it.

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Registration & Fees

Forum Passes Include:

  • Access to the entire forum
  • Performance opportunities
  • Networking meetings
  • A catered light breakfast and lunch.

For those who would like to attend the forum but are not accepted to present/perform or do not wish to apply to present/perform you can register at any time by buying a forum pass.   More information on passes?  

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1. A recent biography

2. Would you like to present a performative lecture, an interactive exhibit, or a performance of your work with new technology? Give us a title!

3. A proposal which outlines the topic you would like to speak about and the amount of time you require.

4. Two to three links to videos of your work, if applicable.

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Deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2018

Notification of application status: September 8th, 2018

Have a MINT question?  Email: 


The MINT Forum is generously funding by The Canada Council for the Arts.