Australasian Computer Music Association

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The Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA) is a nonprofit Australia and New Zealand based organisation founded in 1989, which aims to promote electroacoustic and computer music. In particular, the organisation aims:

  • To encourage the composition and performance of electro-acoustic and computer music
  • To develop a network for technical information and support
  • To promote concerts and radio broadcasts of electro-acoustic music in Australia, New Zealand and abroad
  • To establish and maintain a national archive and information center for electro-acoustic and computer music
  • To attract a wide diversity of members and supporters
  • To host annual conferences of academic presentations and concerts


ACMA was formed in 1989 as a regional organisation to promote electronic and computer music. The majority of ACMA's membership live in Australia and New Zealand. Although there are no formal ties with other associations, ACMA maintains close ties with internationally-based sister organisations, such as the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), the Sonic Arts Network in the U.K., Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) in the North America, and the International Computer Music Association.[1]

In 1989 ACMA was first presided by Graeme Gerrard (President), with Jim Sosnin (Vice-President), David Hirst (Secretary), and Ann Shirley-Peel (Treasurer).[2]

2009 sees the 20th Anniversary of this organisation.


Each year ACMA hosts the Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC). Past conferences have been held in:

Other International Electroacoustic Organisations[edit]


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  2. ^ Chroma Edition 33, published in 2003,

External links[edit]

  • ACMA — Australasian Computer Music Association
  • ACMC — Australasian Computer Music Conference