Welcome to the Animated Notation online Symposium 2016!
Until very recently, the innovations presented to the field of music notation remained fairly conventional. However, recent developments indicate that the field of tools for musical notation is now moving towards new forms of representation. Animated Notation is one of them. This symposium is dedicated to issues in theoretical and applied interdisciplinary research and development in Animated Music Notation. Music and art history reveal clearly a wide range of approaches regarding the connection of animations, graphics or other visuals for music notational purposes. The approaches of single artists or composers are very individual and vary significantly. The aim of this symposium is to get a glimpse of recent mutations of animated notation and representation in all artistic domains.


  • To explore the state of the art of animated notation from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective.
  • To connect people from different fields interested in animated notation.
  • To generate content that could be potentially exhibited or otherwise published.

Key Points

  • The specific topic of the symposium is the animated notation of music, seen from an interdisciplinary perspective: including music, music notation, graphic design, visual communication, art, sound visualization, human-computer interaction (HCI), computer science, pedagogy, etc.
  • The symposium is held exclusively online, so you do not need to travel to participate and anyone can view the works and presentations on their own schedule.
  • There is no entry fee for participation.
  • The submissions will be reviewed and commented on by professionals in the field.

Important Dates

May 31, 2016 — Deadline for submissions
June 15 – July 31, 2016 — Submissions adjudicated by the Artistic Committee
October 2016 — Publication of the online presentation of the selected works