The 2013 CEMIcircles Festival was terrific fun! Thanks to all who participated. Stop by later - we will be posting photos, video, and audio from the festival.
In 1963 Merrill Ellis established the Electronic Music Center at North Texas State University. It was one of the first installations of its kind in the US, and became one of the most productive and forward-looking. The Center's focus on intermedia and collaborative work was recognized with a new name, the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, in 1982. As the worlds of art and technology have transformed, CEMI has continued to nurture a vibrant community exploring new directions and creating unique work. You can read a more complete history here; but if you have spent time around CEMI, you know that there's nowhere else like it. In celebration of our 50th year, CEMI will bring our community together to share our latest work and ideas. The CEMIcircles festival will showcase recent works from the extended CEMI family (alumni, "grand-students," research affiliates past and present) in the CEMIcircles Festival. Events will take place October 4-6, 2013 in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater, the UNT Sky Theater, the Voertman Concert Hall, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. CEMI invites submissions of experimental music and intermedia of all kinds, including electroacoustic music (up to 16.1), video (up to 3 screens), and/or live performance with computer, sensors, robotics, and/or other interactive systems. Use this page to submit a work on-line before June 30, 2013. There are no fees to apply or to register. Preference given to works by alumni and affiliates of UNT and CEMI; to recently composed works; and to submitters who will register and attend the festival. This will be an unique opportunity to get together with CEMI researchers past and present (including all the surviving CEMI directors) and celebrate our community's past, present, and future. We look forward to seeing you!