Mathematics and Computation in Music - Paris, June 15-17, 2011

The 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM 2011) took place on June 15-17, 2011 at IRCAM, the Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music in Paris, France. MCM 2011 was integrated into IRCAM’s most important artistic event of the season, the Agora Music Festival. As in the case of the first two conferences (2007 in Berlin and 2009 at Yale University), this conference aimed to provide a multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to the communication and exchange of ideas amongst researchers involved in mathematics, computer science, music theory, composition, musicology, or other related disciplines. The keynote presentations featured the renowned composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, founder and honorary director of IRCAM, Fields medalist Alain Connes, philosopher Alain Badiou and computer-scientist Stephen Wolfram.
MCM 2011 was also accompanied by a series of conference-related artistic events (concerts, exhibitions, workshops, …) organized in collaboration with some of the most important cultural and educational centers of France, such as the Centre Pompidou and Universcience.

MCM 2011 is organized under the aegis of the SMCM (Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music), SMF (French Mathematical Society), in partnership with the Centre Pompidou and the Palais de la découverte (a Universcience venue), in collaboration with CiE (Computability in Europe), ESMA (European Society for Mathematics and Arts) and with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the UPMC, the AFIM (French Association for Computer Music) and the SFAM (French Society of Music Analysis).

The MCM 2011 proceedings have been published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

Thanks to all the participants and partners who helped us making this conference a successful event!

MCM 2011 Organization Committee

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