Summer School

The Summer School of the CMMR Conference will take place from the 21st of September to the 23rd of September, just before the CMMR Conference. The theme of the Summer School is Music with plants, plants with Music.

The program for the Summer school consists of a mix of lectures, practical workshops and a public concert featuring the Summer School participants, the speakers, the Digitópia Collective ensemble and, if appropriate, a group of children from a local school. The aim is to develop performance, compositional strategies and interactive systems to make music with and inspired by plants using custom made hardware and software.

You can benefit from participating in the CMMR Summer School if you are:
– enrolled in a MA/MSc/PhD program in computer science, music & media technology or music education;
– interested in exploring interdisciplinary knowledge to develop your skills and finding insights that can inform and drive your research work;
– interested to work and create music in group;
– interested to develop creative work using Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi and software such as MaxMSP, PureData or Processing.

To apply for a place on the Summer School, email a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest that clearly indicates your motivation and previous experience with music technology and/or music education by the 23rd of June 2017 to the SMC Summer School Chair, Filipe Lopes, at

A maximum of 20 selected participants will be notified by the 30th of June 2017. A minimum of 10 participants is needed in order for the Summer School to take place. The cost of attending the Summer School, including lectures, workshops, laboratory material, coffee breaks and concerts is €100. All applications and inquiries can be directed to Filipe Lopes, at

CMMR 2017 Summer School Programme:

Friday 22 September
14:00 Welcome
14:30 Talk I: Music with plants, plants with Music, by Filipe Lopes
15:30 Workshop Session I: Cant(a)eiro – Get to know the hardware
17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 Sonic Gardening I: Gustavo Costa
18:30 End. Going for a drink
21:30 Dinner and Concert, cooked and curated by Sonoscopia, @Sonoscopia

Saturday 23 September
10:00 Talk II: Digitópia, by José Alberto Gomes
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Workshop Session II: Cant(a)eiro II – Get to know the software
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Workshop Session II: Cant(a)eiro II – Get to know the software
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Sonic Gardening II: Gustavo Costa + Digitópia Collective
18:30 End. Going for a drink

Sunday 24 September
10:00 Talk III: Sonoscopia, by Gustavo Costa
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Sonic Gardening: Gustavo Costa + Digitópia Collective
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Sonic Gardening [final rehearsal] with Children from local school
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Preparation
18:30 Concert, with Children from local school + Digitópia Collective
19:30 End. Going for a drink