ESCOM Triennial and Anniversary Conferences

The ESCOM Triennial Conferences take place every three years in Europe. Every second ESCOM Triennial Conference is organised together with ICMPC, the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. In addition to the 3-year cycle, there are occasional Anniversary Conferences, such as the 10th Anniversary conference in Liège in 2002 or the upcoming 25th Anniversary Conference in Ghent in 2017.


ESCOM 2017 logo2018 Graz, Montreal, and Sydney, 23–28 July:
ICMPC15-ESCOM10. 15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 10th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Convened by: Centre of Systematic Musicology, University of Graz; Department of Music, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec; and the School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Organisers: Richard Parncutt et al
Call for papers to be issued in May 2017. Submission deadline will be 15 December 2017.


ESCOM 2017 logo2017 Ghent, Belgium, 31 July – 4 August:
25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM): “The expressive interaction with music”
Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM), University of Ghent
Organisers: Marc Leman et al
Website.


ESCOM 2015 logo2015 Manchester, U.K., August 17–22:
Ninth Triennial Conference of the
European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.
Organisers: Jane Ginsborg (chair), Alexandra Lamont (co-chair)
Website – Download Programme, Abstracts and Proceedings (combined) 9th Trienniel ESCOM Conference Uppsala 1997 70.8MB


2012 Thessaloniki, Greece, July 23–28, joint conference:
12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organisers: Emilios Cambouropoulos (chair), Costas Tsougras (co-chair)
Website – Proceedings edited by Emilios Cambouropoulos, Costas Tsourgas, Panayotis Mavromatis, Costas Pastiadis, ISBN 960-99854-1-7


2009 Jyväskylä, Finland, August 12–16:
7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Organisers: Jukka Louhivuori, Tuomas Eerola, Tommi Himberg, Suvi Saarikallio and Päivi-Sisko Eerola
Website – Proceedings online


2006 Bologna, Italy, August 22–26, joint conference:
9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 6th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organisers: Mario Baroni; Anna Rita Addessi, Roberto Caterina, Marco Costa
Abstract book edited by Mario Baroni, Anna Rita Addessi, Roberto Caterina, Marco Costa, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna; ISBN 88-7395-155-4 (download Book of Abstracts, 2nd ESCOM conference Liege 1994 abstract book 8.4 MB)


2003 Hanover, Germany, September 8–13:
5th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Organisers: Reinhard Kopiez, Andreas Lehmann, Irving Wolther
Website – Proceedings edited by Reinhard Kopiez, Andreas Lehmann, Irving Wolther, Christian Wolf, ISBN 3-931852-67-9


2002 Liège, Belgium, April 5–8:
10th Anniversary Conference: Musical Creativity
Organiser: Irène Deliège, Proceedings edited by Marlène Britta, Marc Mélen, Liège, Belgium: Université de Liège (CD-ROM)
(online access to CD-ROM)


2000 Keele, U.K., August 5–10, joint conference:
6th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 4th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organisers: John Sloboda and Susan O'Neill;
Proceedings: Edited by Chris Woods, Geoff Luck, Renaud Brochard, Fred Seddon, and John Sloboda. Keele, U.K.: Psychology Department, Keele University (CD-ROM), ISBN 0-9539909-0-7
(online access to Proceedings CD-ROM)


1997 Uppsala, Sweden, June 7–12:
3rd Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Organiser: Alf Gabrielsson; Proceedings, edited by Alf Gabrielsson, Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University, Department of Psychology; 729 pages, ISBN 91-506-1230-1
(download Proceedings 3rd ESCOM conference Uppsala 1997 14.9MB)


1994 Liège, Belgium, July 23–27, joint conference:
3rd International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 2nd Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Organiser: Irène Deliège; Proceedings edited by Irène Deliège, Liège: Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie; 526 pages, ISBN 2-930104-00-7
(download: Book of abstracts 2nd ESCOM conference Liege 1994 abstract book 4.0MB; Proceedings 2nd ESCOM conference Liege 1994 conference proceedings 12.1MB)


1991 Trieste, Italy, October 27–29:
1st ESCOM Colloquium and General Assembly of ESCOM, organised by Irène Deliège
(download Programme and Book of Abstracts Proceedings of 1st ESCOM Trieste 1991 1.3MB;