Call for Participants

Vocalypse Productions in association with the University of King’s College and Upstream Music Association presents MINT – Music in New Technologies Forum, November 16th to 18th, 2018.

This inaugural forum will focus on the following questions. How can advances in new technologies change the experience of making music (the musician’s perspective) and listening to music (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 (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.


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.

Deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2018

Submissions will be reviewed as they are submitted and the status of your application will be communicated as soon as possible.


Registration & Fees

MINT will be dedicated to as much networking, interfacing with technology, and performance as possible. Passes are $50/day or $150 for 3 days.

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 here.



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Halifax, NS
$115/night single or double occupancy

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