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Welcome to the CEC

Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC)


Breaking News!!!

The brand new website for eContact! is live and now on its own domain!

Yves Gigon has made Herculean efforts over the past year on a massive upgrade to the eContact! website and we are very proud to finally release the site publicly. The journal and the rest of the CEC’s website are seamlessly integrated and many new and improved features will make your visit more enjoyable, fruitful and memorable, including:

  • a superb new look;
  • a fluid layout that adapts to viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones;
  • tools for easy sharing on social media.

There are also pages of all articles listed by author and by title, making finding articles in the journal even easier.

Please make sure to update your bookmarks for eContact! and JTTP pages and issues — and of course to share them with friends and colleagues, and post them on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere!


eContact! 17.3 — TIES 2014: 8th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium

The eighth edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium welcomed Pauline Oliveros as Keynote Speaker. Two dozen composers, performers, researchers and institutions presented recent work and reflections on instrument and technology development, technologies and accessibility, notation, compositional praxis, sound art and more. (September 2015)

Call for Contributions

eContact! 17.4 — Analogue and Modular Synthesis: Resurgence and Evolution

An idea emerging from Manchester’s 2014 Sines&Squares Festival, initiated by Guest Editor Richard Scott, forms the core of the topics explored in this issue, with focus including modular synthesis in live performance, improvisation and fixed media, gender and synthesis, programming, patching and methodology. Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2015.

eContact! 18.4 — Media-Specific Music

In discussing “media-specific music,” we consider situations (practices, pieces) where the media of music in their qualities and limitations are addressed as a subject of æsthetic practice. Here, music resists translation into another media since its very essence is bound to its means of creation, performance or distribution. Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2016.


Open and ongoing call for contributions to the CEC’s electroacoustic Jukebox.

Recent Activities


eContact! 17.1 — Jeu de temps / Times Play 2014 (JTTP 2014)

Recent works by young and/or emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada are featured in the 15th edition of Jeu de temps / Times Play, coordinated annually by the CEC since 2000. JTTP 2014 events included a special concert in the 21st Dias de Música Electroacústica in Seia, Portugal. (September 2014)


eContact! 16.4 — Experimental Practices and Subversion in Sound

Guest Editor: Karin Weissenbrunner

The ephemeral and varied character of subversion in musical creation makes it a challenging, complex concept to clearly define and illustrate. In this issue it is approached and reflected upon via a range of experimental practices with turntables, tapes and other devices, fringe genres, sound sculptures and alternative models of music distribution. (March 2015)


eContact! 16.3 — TES 2013: Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium

The seventh edition of TES brought together researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to share and discuss their interrogations of the many diverse aspects of EA practices — from laptop orchestras to software development to interactive performance practices. TES 2013 co-presenters CEC and NAISA were pleased to welcome Francis Dhomont as keynote speaker. (October 2014)


eContact! 16.2 — Sound Art and Interactivity in Singapore: SI13 and More

The SI13 NTU/ADM Symposium on Sound and Interactivity in Singapore provided a meeting point for local researchers, artists, scholars and students working creatively with sound and interactivity, as well as the foundation for an issue exploring sound and interactivity in the Southeast Asian country. (August 2014)


  • JTTP 2015 Concert in “Kontakte! ’15” Festival of Electronic Music and Sound Art | 27 Sep. 2015 @ Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Germany) Facebook
  • eContact! 17.2 — Hugh Le Caine Centenary (September 2015)
  • eContact! 17.4 — Analogue and Modular Synthesis: Resurgence and Evolution (December 2015) | Guest Editor: Richard Scott [ Call for Contributions ]
  • eContact! 18.1 — JTTP 2015: Jeu de temps / Times Play (October 2015)
  • eContact! 18.3 — TIES 2015: 9th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (March 2016)
  • eContact! 18.4 — Media-Specific Music (May 2016) [ Call for Contributions ]


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