New proceedings online

7th Sound and Music Computing Conference
The papers presented at the 7th Sound and Music Computing Conference that took place at the UPF from the 21st to the 24th on July 2010 are now online at The papers have been published on the website under a Creative Commons license.

Interactive Sonification workshop – ISon 2010
The proceedings of the Interactive Sonification workshop – ISon 2010 are now available on-line at The proceedings are licensed as an Open Access publication.

SoundEffects – an online journal

SoundEffects – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience is a

“peer-reviewed online journal that brings together a plurality of theories, methodologies, and historical approaches applicable to sound as both mediated and unmediated experience. The journal primarily addresses disciplines within media and communication studies, aesthetics, musicology, comparative literature, cultural studies, and sociology. In order to push the border of interdisciplinary sound studies into new areas, we also incourage contributions from disciplines such as psychology, health care, architecture, and sound design. As the only international journal to take a humanities-based interdisciplinary approach to sound, SoundEffects respons to the increasing global interest in sound studies in the past decade.”

Poet and text-sound artist Bengt Emil Johnson dead

Bengt Emil Johnson was born 1936 in Saxdalen, Dalecarlia, and was one of the pioneers of Swedish text-sound composition and electroacoustic music. He studied piano and composition for Knut Wiggen, but later become more interested in poetry. Johnson worked at Sveriges Radio (the Swedish national radio), and edited the contemporary music journal Nutida Musik for many years. He passed away on July, 14, 2010.

Johnson’s text-sound compositions have been released on e.g. Text-Sound Compositions – A Stockholm Festival and The Pioneers (PSCD 63) from Phono Suecia, and some of them are available at UbuWeb. There are also some material available at (in Danish/Swedish).

Update 2010-07-25. Some press voices (in Swedish only):

There is also a recent dissertation (in Swedish) on Johnsons poetry: “Tro mig på min ort” : Oöversättligheten som tematiskt komplex i Bengt Emil Johnsons poesi 1973-1982 by Johan Alfredsson, published by Holzweg.