faustLogo International Faust Conference 2020

1-2 December 2020, Saint-Denis (France) (initial dates: 14-15 May)

IFC20 Conference


The Second International Faust Conference (IFC-20) took place by teleconferencing on December 1-2, 2020. It gathered 102 researchers, developers, musicians, computer artists using the Faust programming language to present current works, creations and projects and discuss future directions for Faust and its community. The 2020 edition was organized by the CICM (Centre de Recherches Informatique et Création Musicale) / the MUSIDANSE Lab / the Université Paris 8.

In 2020, we put a special focus on artistic, pedagogical, preservation and student projects made with Faust, as well as on the use of this language in mixed music on the Seine Saint-Denis territory. A workshop should have brought together young musicians from Saint-Denis Conservatory with their professors, and students from the Music Department of Paris 8 University programming in Faust. Due to coronavirus, the various parts of this workshop with the various instrument classes in Saint-Denis Conservatory will be filmed and added to the videos of the conference in 2021.


The conference proposed sessions of paper presentations, three workshops, as well as a round table on the future of Faust, and a concert of 4 music pieces made with Faust. A longer concert will be given with the presence of musicians, composers and the audience and broadcast through our YouTube live channel next spring 2021.

The conference was supported by the AFIM (Association francophone d'Informatique Musicale, through the call for projects of the DGCA of the French Ministry for Culture and Communication) and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord (through the 2020 call for projects).


The conference and all its events were free. It is no longer possible to register.


Main dates

All submission (papers, artistic proposals, workshops...) initial call deadline: February 29th, 2020

Notification of acceptance for the submissions of the first call: March 31st, 2020

All submission (papers, artistic proposals, workshops) second call deadline (since the conference is postponed): August 31st September 6th

Notification of acceptance for the submissions of the second call: September 20th, 2020

Camera-ready version: October 15th, 2020


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