29 August – 1 September 2019

2019 키마 국제 사운드 심포지엄

KISS is four intensive days and nights of sound, music, ideas, and interaction. We invite you to join us in Busan as we explore the theme of Resonance through hands-on workshops, presentations, concerts and lively discussions.

In addition to a full program of presentations and concerts by an international roster of presenters and performers, there will be several hands-on workshops open to all participants:

Sounds of Busan I

Data sonification

What do the past 10 years of meteorological data sound like? In this hands-on session, we will take time series data related to the city of Busan and map the data to sound. Can we hear patterns in data that we might not otherwise detect?

The Shape Atlas

Maths for controlling sound

How can you get your sound parameters to evolve over time? Participants will work together to compile a Shape Atlas of mathematical functions for controlling sound parameters.

Sounds of Busan II

3D Sound Techniques

Starting with a collection of 3D ambisonic recordings from various iconic locations in and around Busan, we will learn how to process, spatialize, mix down for interactive binaural presentation for games and VR.


Paper sessions

Hear hot-off-the-press results of cutting edge creative research. Full program


Live performances

Explore new ways to compose, present, and experience music with an international line-up of live computer music performances. Full program


Meals, Networking & After-KISS Tour of Busan

Discuss the presentations, workshops, and concerts with the presenters and fellow symposiasts over meals and coffee breaks (included with KISS 2019 registration), and join your new-found friends and colleagues on a tour of Busan on the Monday after the conference (also included with your registration).

Whether you are new to Kyma, a Kyma expert, or if you are just curious to learn more about music technology and sound design, you are welcome to join us for four intensive days and nights of sound, music, ideas, and interaction with fellow Kyma practitioners. Learn, share, connect, discuss, and enjoy!

Registration includes access to paper sessions, hands-on workshops, and concerts, and includes an opening reception, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and coffee breaks, plus an after-symposium bus tour of Busan.

Register now in order to take advantage of a substantial early-registration discount!


KISS, the annual Kyma International Sound Symposium, is talks, workshops, demos, and live performances presented by Kyma practitioners, all connected by a unifying theme. You are invited to learn, to share, to meet, and to enjoy!

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