New Interfaces for Musical Expression

New York University Shanghai

Shanghai, China

June 15-18, 2021

About NIME 2021

New Interfaces for Musical Expression, also known as NIME, is an international conference musical expression and artistic performance. The conference started as a workshop in 2001 and, since then, has been held annually around the world.

The 21st edition of NIME will be hosted at the New York University, Shanghai Campus, in Shanghai, China. The event will hold lectures, installations, concerts and workshops. Researchers and musicians from all over the world will gather to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design and human-computer music interaction.

NIME 2021 Theme: "Learning to Play, Playing to Learn"

The study of learning has become a central topic of science in the 21st century. We encourage authors to explore topics in learning and playing (music), in keeping with the NIME 2021 theme “Learning to Play, Playing to Learn.” Authors should interpret this theme broadly, considering both machine learning and human learning, the implications and applications of learning in creating and playing new musical instruments, and the role of music and play to motivate or assist learning.

Important Dates

Paper, music and installation submission deadline
January 22nd, 2021
Final submission upload deadline
January 31st, 2021
Work-In-Progress Showcases and Workshops submission deadline
March 1st, 2021
Notification of acceptances and rejections
March 15th-19th, 2021
Early-bird registration deadline
April 4th, 2021
Camera ready submission and presenter registration deadline
April 10th, 2021
Pre-conference workshops
June 14th, 2021
The Conference
June 15th-18th, 2021


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