Porto Musical 2005, International Music and Technology Conference Launched at WOMEX

Recife, Brazil – Porto Musical 2005, an international Conference
for Music and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) will take place in
Recife (Brazil), January 30 – February 2, Feb 2005 . The event was launched
successfully during WOMEX by director Christoph Borkowsky Akbar, local promoter
and producer Paulo André Pires of Astronave,  and Porto Digital president
Pier Carlo Sola. You can now submit conference session and showcase proposals
for the event until November 19 by e-mail only to
portomusical@womex.com.Porto Musical is the first WOMEX outreach special, a pilot networking
platform to create in-depth know-how transfer and multiply relations 
(in-)between the Brazilian and the international music communities as well as
between musical and digital initiatives and enterprises. The event will take
place in the historical port area of the Bairro do Recife Antigo and will happen
just before the famous local Carnaval.

How to Submit a Conference Proposal

If you are interested in submitting a Conference Session Proposal, e-mail the
organizers a proposed (1) session title, (2) session sub-title (3) preferred
session format (4) session abstract (100-150 words) and (5) bio (50 words).
Porto Musical notes that they prefer the “one-speaker-one-case” type of session,
with max. one guest speaker – subject to agreement. The
normal conference session length will be 45, in some cases 90 minutes. Porto
Musical will accept up to 3 different proposals per party. There will be the
additional possibility to make also a 15 minute presentation of the speaker’s
work, project, company or institution.

How to Submit a Showcase Proposal

If you are interested in submitting a Showcase Proposal,  e-mail the
organizers the following information (1) name of artist, (2) number of artists,
(3) number of additional crew members, (4) line-up (without names), (5) country
of origin, (6) based in, (7) website of artist, (8) file under (style), (9)
PR-Info (short: 1 sentence), (10) PR-Info (long: 100-150 words), (11) last
record release, (12) label contact, (13) booking contact, (14) stage-plan +
technical rider, (15) electronic press-kit
including text info, live reviews, discography, sounds, photos and video (if
available). In case of invitation the organizers can take care of the local
performance costs like accommodation & catering, venue, technical equipment,
copyright collecting society and PR. Fees and travel expenses have to be covered
by the artist and their partners.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.