The first ICMC started in 1974 at Michigan State University, USA. ICMC features research on innovative tools for the purpose of music creation as well, on the esults of application of these tools in perception and performability. It is coordinated by the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), an international organisation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology. Areas of interest include artificial intelligence, music informatics, synthesis, analysis, digital signal processing, intermedia, multimedia, composition, human-computer interaction, representation, acoustics, aesthetics, education, and history.