While improvisational music has historically been analyzed within specific musical disciplines, what distinguishes the research profiled in CSI/ECI is its emphasis on improvisation as a site for the analysis of social practice. We contend that improvisation demands shared responsibility for participation in community, an ability to negotiate differences, and a willingness to accept the challenges of risk and contingency. Yet improvisation is a contested term. Its cultural significance is in dispute both in the academy and in the broader public understanding. CSI/ECI seeks to reveal the complex structures of improvisational practices and to develop an enriched understanding of the social, political, and cultural functions those practices play.
The Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts (CITARJournal) is a peer-reviewed publication that results from a commitment of the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) to promote knowledge, research and artworks in the field of the Arts. The Journal provides a distinctive forum for anyone interested in the impact which the application of contemporary Science and Technology is having upon the Arts. The Journal is published by the Portuguese Catholic University under an open access policy.
Computer Music Journal is published quarterly with an annual sound and video anthology containing curated music. For over three decades, it has been the leading publication about computer music, concentrating fully on digital sound technology and all musical applications of computers. This makes it an essential resource for musicians, composers, scientists, engineers, computer enthusiasts and anyone exploring the wonders of computer-generated sound.
Elliott Carter Studies Online is an online journal devoted to the music, life, and times of the American composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012). We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics; there are no restrictions on disciplinary perspective or format. We publish history, theory, performance practice, personal essays, aesthetics, biography, criticism, analysis, and media.
EMS Network has been organised to fill an important gap in terms of electroacoustic music, namely focusing on the better understanding of the various manifestations of electroacoustic music. Areas related to the study of electroacoustic music range from the musicological to more interdisciplinary approaches, from studies concerning the impact of technology on musical creativity to the investigation of the ubiquitous nature of electroacoustic sounds today. The choice of the word, ‘network’ is of fundamental importance as one of our goals is to make relevant initiatives more widely available.
The Journal of Creative Music Systems (JCMS) is a peer-reviewed online open-access journal focused on theoretical and empirical aspects of computational creative systems in the domain of music. JCMS is intended to draw together scholars in a number of disciplines in the new field of the Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC) and to serve as a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important issues in the field. Issues are published biannually and include articles, research reports, reviews and tutorials.
RIMJ is an online resource run by the graduate students in musicology at the University of Southern California (USC) and has been peer-reviewed since 2016. Resonance seeks to serve the community of young scholars by providing a forum through which their ideas on music can be shared with the community at large.