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2023: ARRAY2023 – Flux. Computer Music in the Anthropocene
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The Anthropocene, the current epoch named for humanity's impact on earth systems, is characterized by some of the most pressing issues of our time, including global warming, biodiversity loss, mass pollution, water shortages, and more. This is not only subject to research on geology, ecosystems, and biodiversity of earth, but also reflected and discussed in and through artistic works and work processes.

This issue brings together explicitly artistic perspectives on topics such as global warming, the influence of climate change on our environment ranging from melting of glaciers to the effects on indigenous cultures, new reflections resulting from listening to the environment, as well as reflections on how our own behavior in the field of music tech related arts may effect the ongoing environmental changes. 

Published: 2023-12-21

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Welcome to Array, the journal of the International Computer Music Association ICMA (

Having started out in 1980, Array has evolved as an open access journal, contributing to topics within the broad field of computer music. Recent foci have included specific areas in composition and performance, its relationship to digital technologies, AI, and history of computer music, including research articles, interviews, and reviews.



Call for Array2024: "Articulations of tacit engagement in music perspectives"

The interplay of tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge form a major part of our music engagement with sound production, performing concepts, and mediation through technology. This happens on a rather continuous scale which makes it even more difficult to grasp. What do we mean when we say ‘we can’t see the wood for the trees’. The expression marks the fact there are always different levels of awareness when we look at what is in front of us. For Polanyi, who coined the expression ‘tacit knowing’ or ‘tacit knowledge’ in his seminal work The Tacit Dimension (1966), these multiple levels together form tacit knowing, as a comprehensive entity. Knowledge for Polanyi is above all personal: an embodied act, and always mediated. As this theory was rooted in an individual’s perception, tacit knowledge has long been considered as lying within the individual rather than lying in our engagement with others in world.
We are keen on outlining articulations of tacit engagement in our collective interactions, as we consider tacit knowledge to be contextual to the frame it is employed in. For music, this includes the surrounding culture,  community, accessible technologies, as well as institutional settings. We aim to delineate  how 'we' generate, gather, acquire, formalize, objectify, share (or not) and master tacit knowledge in our communities where technology is an integral part of the musical creation. 
The goal of this issue is to re-present personal experiences, outline theoretical, social, financial and cultural contexts that help to create a comprehensive picture of the components and articulations of tacit knowledge in music and the ways it is created, developed, captured and maintained within our diverse communities and ecologies of practice. Hereby we explicitly invite and aknowledge accounts  from artistic, humanities, technological and engineering perspectives.
The issue intends but is not limited to four major foci: 
    Engaging with sound: personal experience with sound, new musical practices, composition.
    Concepts of sound: procedural information and contextual analysis. Emerging theories, scoring techniques, strategies, models and design principles. 
    Transmission of knowledge in music and sound: operational and strategic judgements within institutions, actions within an ecology that constitute cultural configurations. 
    Nodes of innovation in music and sound: technological developments and the conditions of their implementations that create discourses of an artistic community.
** This call for the Issue of Array2024 is a collaborative call between two journals, the ICMA Array and Springer AI&Society: Knowledge, Culture and Communication. **
The submissions will be reviewed along the guidelines of either journal with a common core of three editors: Miriam Akkermann, Chrysi Nanou, Satinder P Gill.
Why a collaborative call?
The collaboration allows for a wide range of expression of ideas, both in terms of length of articles and media: 
- For Array, articles can be as short as 1 page, and can include artistic formats, interviews, statements, short research articles, as well as be published along with audio and audiovisual media. Authors/artists retain their copyright; all content published is Open Access.
- For AI & Society, articles tend to be longer, and do not include media. Springer retains the copyright except for Open Access articles. Curmudgeon Corner articles are Open Access. 
The collaboration allows authors to develop complementary articles/expressions of ideas in both journals. 
Submission criteria:
For Array:
We call for submitting ready works (abstracts can not be considered):
Texts: length approx. 6,000 – 15,000 characters (plus up to 4 images)
Media: please upload a description of the work (3,000 – 10,000 characters) and a link to the media file(s). The work can have a duration up to 10 minutes. Please do not upload the media files on the submission platform!
For AI & Society:
We call for full length scholarly articles - underpinned by theoretical, methodological, conceptual or philosophical foundations - 10K words;
The Open Forum allows strategic ideas, critical reviews and reflections - 8K words; 
The Student Forum is for emerging researchers and new voices to communicate their ongoing research to the wider academic community, mentored by the Journal Advisory Board  - 6K words;
The Curmudgeon Corner - short opinionated column on trends in technology, arts, science and society, commenting emphatically on issues of concern to the research community and wider society - 1K words;
In addition, we host Book Reviews and News.
Deadline for both submissions: 31.07.2024
How to submit:
For submitting, please register here ( and upload your full text or work description and the corresponding link to the media file on our journal’s platform. You can find more infos here:
For further questions regarding the Array you can contact us at
AI & Society
Please follow the submission guidelines: