Music Media Submissions

Listening Room:

The listening room will feature an 8-channel system with Dynaudio BM-15A speakers. Approximately 8 works will be featured per day. During the first 6 hours of the day, the works will loop continuously. During the last 2 hours, listeners will be able to specify the works they wish to hear.

Concert Halls:

A system of at least 16 channels with Meyer UPJ-1P speakers will be provided in Pollack Hall. The Lion d\'Or site will have a 4-channel sound system with Meyer UPA1s. Digital mixers at both sites will run at 44.1 kHz. Composers will have several choices in routing/processing live audio:

  • Install their software on one of our computers. Any audio media must be at 44.1 kHz.
  • Use both their own computer and interface but only analog audio signals can be sent to the mixer.
  • Use their own computer and connect to one of our audio interfaces (drivers will be provided):
    • If their software (ie. patch) is running at 44.1 kHz they may be able to have access to digital inputs to the board;
    • If their software does not run at 44.1 kHz, they will be able to send audio from the interface to the board.

Sending Materials:

All files necessary for the performance and production of your piece, including program notes, a composer biography, performer biographies (if appropriate), score, patches, media, ...) should be burned to a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM and mailed to:

Sean Ferguson

ICMC 2009 Music Chair

555 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, QC H3A 1E3

If you have any questions about file formats, please contact the ICMC 2009 Music Chair at mc@icmc2009.org. We expect to receive these by 15 May 2009.

Audio Files:

For two-channel works, stereo soundfiles can be submitted in WAVE or AIFF formats, 16- or 24-bit resolution at 44.1 kHz. The files should be named as title.wav or title.aiff.

For works with more than two channels, all channels should be separated into monophonic files in WAVE or AIFF formats, 16- or 24-bit resolution at 44.1 kHz. Please indicate the routing desired. The files should be named as follows:

For octophonic with centre channel (Pollack Hall and Listening Room):

  • Front left channel: title-L.wav
  • Front right channel: title-R.wav
  • Front center channel: title-C.wav
  • Mid left channel: title-Lm.wav
  • Mid right channel: title-Rm.wav
  • Rear left channel: title-Ls.wav
  • Rear right channel: title-Rs.wav
  • Rear center channel: title-Cs.wav
  • Subwoofer: title-LFE.wav

For octophonic without centre channel, from front to back (Pollack Hall):

  • Centre left channel: title-Lc.wav
  • Centre right channel: title-Rc.wav
  • Front left channel: title-L.wav
  • Front right channel: title-R.wav
  • Mid left channel: title-Lm.wav
  • Mid right channel: title-Rm.wav
  • Rear right channel: title-Rs.wav
  • Rear left channel: title-Rs.wav
  • Subwoofer: title-LFE.wav

Note that it is not necessary to create a separate channel for low frequencies. We will be providing full-range audio playback. The Subwoofer channel should only be used for dedicated Low-Frequency Effects channels.

Video Files:

Send videos as DVDs.