The Fifth International Csound Conference – ICSC2019 will take place in Cagli (PU), Italy

from September 27 to September 29, 2019.

Inaugural Concert - 26 September 2019 - 9:00 pm

The ICSC is an artistic and academic event where members of the international Csound community meet for three days of concerts, paper presentations, keynote talks and round tables.


Accademia del Teatro di Cagli

Organization Team

Laura Muncaciu

Enrico Francioni

Eugenio Giordani

Alessandro Petrolati

Anthony Di Furia


Richard Boulanger

Øyvind Brandtsegg

Leonardo Gabrielli

Joachim Heintz

Luis Jure

Victor Lazzarini

Steven Yi


Paper submissions

• March 01: paper submission opens

  • • May 31: paper submission deadline

  • • NEW DEADLINE - June 30: paper submission deadline

    • August 1: paper notification of acceptance

    • August 19: camera–ready submission deadline

    Music submissions

  • • March 01: music submission opens

  • • May 31: music submission deadline

  • • NEW DEADLINE - June 15: music submission deadline

  • • August 19: music notification of acceptance

    Calls and submissions

    The Fifth International Csound Conference – ICSC2019 welcomes the submission of music and papers covering all topics related to Csound.

    Call for papers

    The paper submission deadline is

  • May 31 2019

  • ⚠️ Last term to paper submission has been extended to 15 July 2019

    No modification will be allowed of author(s) information, title, abstract and keywords of the submissions after that date. All deadlines expire at 23:55 GTM of the given date. Please check the important dates and deadlines for more details. Papers are welcome on all topics related to Csound. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • New sound synthesis and/or processing technique

    • Sound research using Csound

    • Interdisciplinary research projects using Csound

    • Csound in Music Live Electronics

    • Csound for algorithmic composition

    • Csound in mobile applications

    • Csound on embedded systems

    • Csound in web-based applications

    • Csound as audio engine for VST, Audio Unit etc.

    • New Csound opcodes

    • New interfaces, front ends and development environments

    • Live coding with Csound

    Submissions and guidelines

    All contributions are to be submitted through EasyChair conference system, and will be peer-reviewed in a double blind process by a qualified committee. The maximum paper length is six pages including abstract, figures, tables and eventual references. An additional seventh page is accepted provided it only includes references. To guarantee the double blind review process, manuscripts should not include the author names or affiliations.



    Manuscripts should be prepared according to the provided template, that also includes more detailed formatting guidelines.

    LaTeX template and document class file, strongly preferred

    Open Document Text template and fonts, to be used as a second choice

    Call for music

    The call for music is open until

  • May 31 2019

  • ❌ CLOSED - June 15 2019

    Pieces are welcome in all styles, realised using Csound. All pieces will be reviewed in a double blind process by a qualified music committee.

    Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:

    1. Electroacoustic Music on fixed medium

    2. Live electronics (including digital processing, embedded systems, live coding)

    3. Mixed pieces for instrument(s) and electronics (fixed medium and/or interactive)

    4. Ambisonics composition

    The system will be available for sound diffusion: octophonic 8.2 system distributed in a regular octagon. More details about the 8-channel sound system and loudspeaker layout can be found in this document.

    General guidelines

    Everyone is invited to submit up to three pieces; however, only one piece per author will be accepted. Please note that while for categories 1, 2, 3 and 4, the maximum duration is 16 minutes, shorter pieces might have a better chance to be accepted. Submissions in these categories must not exceed the available sound system 8.2, described above. About Ambisonics composition, you must send the piece/s decoded already. Pieces including live performance can be programmed only if the author(s) provide the necessary performers.


    Please fill the fields corresponding to your name and e-mail address, and set the Subject to the title of your piece. In the body of the message you must include a link to a downloadable compressed archive containing two files:

    • the submission form, with all fields appropriately filled;

    • compressed recording of the piece in mp3 (320kbps).

    Please submit a stereo mix down, the multichannel version will be requested in case of acceptance. For submissions in category 3, the recording should include the instrumental part(s). Submissions of pieces without a fixed version (live electronics, interactive pieces) should include a recording of an example realization of the piece, together with a complete description in the submission form.
 The PDF are to be submitted through this e-mail address

    For further inquiries about submissions, please do not hesitate to contact us

    Fees and registration

    The ticket is OBLIGATORY for all participants, except for the authors, key notes and composers, (students or not), who has been accepted to the fifth ICSC conference.

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    Cagli Theatre

    Piazza Papa Niccolò IV, 61043 Cagli PU

    Cagli - Wikipedia

    Travel to Cagli

    Fly: 🛬

    Marche’s Airport Falconara (93 km)

    Guglielmo Marconi’s Airport Bologna (200 km)

    Fiumicino’s Airport Rome (250 km)

    Ciampino’s Airport Rome (250 km)

    Train: 🚊


    Falconara Marittima ⇨ Fano

    every about half hour (trip duration 30 mins)

    Roma Termini ⇨ Fossato di Vico

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    (Trip duration 2.30/3.00 hours)

    Bus: 🚌

    Adria Bus

    Line 25

    Fano ⇨ Cagli

    Monday/Saturday at ’30 every hour starting from 5.30 am to 19.30 pm

    Line 25 (to Urbino) YOU MUST CHANGE BUS in CALMAZZO and take the Line 24 (Cantiano) to Cagli

    Line 24

    Cagli ⇨ Fano

    Monday/Saturday at ’55 every hour starting from 5.55 am to 19.55 pm

    Line 24 (to Calmazzo) + Line 25 to Fano

    Rome Tiburtina ⇨ Cagli

    Monday/Saturday at 16.00 pm

    Sunday and Holidays at 17.00 pm

    Cagli ⇨ Rome Tiburtina

    Monday/Saturday at 7.05 am

    Sunday and Holidays at 7.55 am

    Travel suggestions

    Trip 1:

    Fly: 🛬 Marche’s Airport Falconara (93 km)

    Train: 🚊 Falconara ⇨ Fano

    Bus: 🚌 Fano ⇨ Cagli

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    Fly: 🛬 Guglielmo Marconi’s Airport Bologna (200 km)

    Train: 🚊 Bologna ⇨ Fano (Pesaro)

    Bus: 🚌 Fano ⇨ Cagli

    Trip 3:

    Fly: 🛬 Fiumicino’s Airport Rome (250 km)

    Fly: 🛬 Ciampino’s Airport Rome (250 km)

    Bus: 🚌 Rome Tiburtina ⇨ Cagli (direct bus-line to Cagli)

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