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Linux Audio Conference 2013
The Open Source Music and Sound Conference
May 9-12 @ IEM, Graz, Austria
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LAC 2013 is
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University of Music, Graz
TU Graz Dept. Social Learning
Forum Stadtpark
Land Steiermark - Wissenschaft & Forschung

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The Linux Audio Conference is the international conference about Open Source Software for music, sound and other media with Linux as the main platform. The 2013 edition (the eleventh installment of the conference) took place at the IEM, Graz, Austria.

LAC 2013 is history!

The Linux Audio Conference 2013 in Graz is over. We'd like to thank all contributors and participants for the splendid time we had. Stay tuned while we are preparing the documentation (on-demand streams of the presentations, photos, slides,...)

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LAC2013 Proceedings LAC 2013 published proceedings as ISBN 978-3-902949-00-4. You can either download the entire proceedings (12MB), or get the individual papers as linked from the program.

Target audience

The Linux Audio Conference brings together musicians, composers, sound artists, software developers, researchers and engineers working with Linux as an open, stable, professional platform for audio and media research and music production.

What to expect

  • Paper presentations
  • Poster sessions
  • Workshops
  • Concerts
  • Sound Installations
  • Live coding sessions
  • Excursion on Sunday

Where & When

May 9-12 2013, IEM (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics), University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. See the Contact and Travel pages for details. The conference main track will be streamed live and interaction will be possible via IRC for participants who can not attend locally. Information about live coverage will be made available before the conference.

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Founded in 1965, IEM is currently considered Austria's leading research institution in acoustics and audio engineering and has gained international reputation during the last decade for its research on spatial audio processing, psychoacoustic evaluation experiments, computer music, and the assistance in opera productions with live electronics and spatial sound. Moreover, most scholars in Austria who are interested in computer music, musical acoustics, recording, live-electronics, spatial sound and psychoacoustics are aware of courses offered by IEM in different academic curricula. Clearly, coverage of all those aspects is inherently multidisciplinary, bringing together arts, technology, and science.
IEM has been embracing linux audio as a production and research environment since the mid-1990s, and has contributed to FLOSS/Linux projects, amongst others by providing drivers for multichannel soundcards and hosting the Pure Data community portal and Mailing lists.


Check out the list of participants to see who else is coming.

LAC is organized by a community of GNU/Linux free/libre software users and developers that communicate through the Linux-Audio-Users and Linux-Audio-Developers mailing lists. LAC2013 is under the auspices of IEM, organized by IOhannes m zmölnig with assistance of Peter Plessas, Frank Neumann, Robin Gareus and Florian Hollerweger.

Links to prior Linux Audio Conferences

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