ICMPC17-APSCOM7, the Joint Conference of the 17th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and the 7th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM), will be held at the College of Art, Nihon University, Japan, on August 24 through 28, 2023.


The theme LOOP has four messages.

Music loops: Loops can be found in almost every step of music perception and cognition: auditory and proprioceptive feedback, performer-audience communication, and musical repetition, to name a few. The conference offers an excellent opportunity to exchange our knowledge of various forms of musical loops!

History loops: The first ICMPC was organized in Japan in 1989. In 2023, the conference comes back to Japan on a much larger scale after 34 years. We are excited to celebrate the achievements and growth of the field together.

Scientific mission loops: With the rise of new research techniques and technological advancements, we may be about to answer some of the questions that were discussed around the time of the first ICMPC. This conference is a great chance for music researchers to revisit our research mission in light of the past ICMPCs.

Loop continues: LOOPs should not be closed. All activities linked to the above LOOPs should continue to evolve like a spiral. We hope that the ICMPC17-APSCOM7 will lay a solid foundation for the next LOOPs.