Call for Work
We invite sonic artworks for the second annual Unsafe Festival, which will be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November at Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset. There will be a film show and short performance on the Friday, and Saturday will involve workshops, performances, installations and seminars.
Submissions are invited on the theme of UNSAFE. We are interested in receiving sound works that take risks artistically, aesthetically, philosophically, sonically, even physically. Works that should carry a health warning, that ignore safety margins, that lie outside the comfort zone. Works that challenge the listener but also the sound artist. Works that may be radical, unusual, subversive, awkward, exciting but above all, interesting.
All submissions that are received will be featured in a sonic art event within the main festival, and will be diffused on a multi-speaker system. Works should be submitted on stereo audio CD (only, please) to Adrian Newton, 71 Hayes Lane, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2JD, to arrive not later than October 31st 2006. Please include an email contact address, brief biographical information and details of the piece suitable for inclusion in programme notes. Please make sure that the CD is clearly labeled and enclose an SAE if you would like it returned. While adventurous pieces are welcomed, please respect the fact that they will be performed using a high-quality speaker system, which we would still like to be functional at the end of the event.
Adrian Newton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for Musicians (Acoustic and Digital Instrumentalists) and Composers
We are doing a survey on people's relationship with their instruments and tools. It is a comparative study of the differences between acoustic and digital instruments from the perspective of usability or ergonomics. Amongst many other things, we are interested in the experience of playing or composing for the different instruments, but also people's views on how the instrument/tool affects the musical ideas and what can
Please help us to get an understanding of these issues by filling out the following survey:
We will of course present our findings when processed with a research paper and online presentations.
Thanks in advance.
the ixi team
Call for Radio Art Works
New Adventures in Sound Art's Deep Wireless Call for radio art works
on the theme Trans-X deadline for submission Sept 30th, 2006.
Trans = from, across, beyond, through
X = unknown quantity.
(http://www.naisa.ca/Docs_and_PDF/DW_Call_2006.doc) or (http://
Make your own theme by adding a word to replace the X and create a
piece for radio that reflects it.
New Adventures in Sound Art invites submissions of any duration less
than 60 minutes in length that reflects the theme TRANS-X, makes use of original sound sources in interesting and innovative ways and are suitable for radio broadcast. Note there will be a special category called Radio Art Interventions on the same theme for pieces one minute in length.
Pieces will be selected for broadcast within Canada and on several international radio stations in May 2007 as part of the Deep Wireless festival of radio and transmission art. Deep Wireless celebrates radio as a creative and artistic medium for cultural expression.
The International submissions will be considered for inclusion in the following:
-The Deep Wireless 4 radio art compilation CD
-The radio art interventions (1 minute pieces played guerilla-style on radio stations during the Deep Wireless festival)
-The Radio Art Salon (a listening gallery of radio art works exhibited for the month of May
- A small number of Canadian artists will be chosen from the submissions to be part of the Deep Wireless Commissioning Programme in 2007 with residencies at Charles Street Video in Toronto.
Please download the form on the web-site and include a completed form
with your submission.
New Adventures in Sound Art
Call for Submissions
Girls on Film multimedia event are calling for submissions. Following our fantastic event in July (to celebrate our first birthday), Girls on Film have one more event up their sleeves before the end of the year.
And we want your submissions!
Not content with putting on just another film night, the Girls on Film events
showcase work by women artists of all kinds, filmmakers, musicians, DJs, visual artists, photographers, painters, dancers, performance artists, actors, poets, whatever you can think of that is made by women or promotes women, from around the UK and beyond.
So, email email@example.com for more information and a submission form, and get that work coming in.
The deadline for submissions is 14 October 2006. If you have previously submitted work, please note that due to the large number of submissions we receive, we can now only consider your work for two consecutive events before needing to resubmit.
The event begins on 15 November 2020 at 7:30 PM at Night and Day, Manchester.
Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals for an intensive multi-disciplinary art event at The Whitechapel Gallery on the 17th November 2006 7pm - 11pm.
** Surround sound work - live or pre recorded
** Live soundtrack to film
** Video art / short films
** or surprise me with something
Please don't apply as a band or just to do a music set
Proposals to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Videos can be attached as quicktime movies. Deadline 24th September 2006
Call for Projects
STRP ART & TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS
Deadline 20 Oct. 2006
After a successful first edition, the STRP festival, which took place in Eindhoven, Netherlands at the end of March 2006, is launching a call for projects for its next edition, which will be taking in late April of 2007.
The focus of the festival is the common ground created at the intersection between art, popular culture and technology. The first edition which welcomed over 10,000 visitors, and received very positive attention from the press, made use of performances, installations, lectures, films, etcetera in order to convey this crossroads.
STRP takes place on Strijp-S, the 'holy' ground of the forbidden city of Philips, where in the 20th century numerous technological innovations were made which changed the world. A place where Einstein once worked, the first complete electronic music album was created and the collaboration between le Courboisier and Varese resulted in one of the most interesting amalgamations between art and technology, Le Poeme Electronique for the World Expo in Brussels (1958).
FOR THE 2007 EDITION
STRP is looking for projects, installations, or proposals that concern themselves with interactive art, robotics and/or Live Cinema (in the live cinema category we are looking for projects that rely on both performance and technology in order to become an audio-visual whole). All of the above in a context in which the artistic side is furthered by technology. This year we will also be paying special attention to projects, which involve light in their concept, composition, and/or execution.
The application forms are available in
PDF format - http://downloads.strp.nl/strp-call06.pdf
RTF format - http://downloads.strp.nl/strp-call06.rtf
To find out more about the 2006 edition of the festival, including a full line-up, press-releases and photographs please take a look at: http://www.strp.nl
If you have further questions please contact us at email@example.com
Call for Works
1st International Electroacoustic Composition Contest - CMJKO 2006
Deadline 30 September 2020
CEMJKO Music and Art Week 06 - 10 November 2020
For more info:
MusicBRUT Call for Musicians
After the success of the launch event a new call for musicians and performers to submit materials and proposals for performance at the second evening of musicBRUT, a new record label developing a roster of outsider and visionary musicians. The label is looking for musicians and artists working on the margins of musical culture and genres to perform at BAC, London on Saturday 7th October 2006. We are actively seeking work outside the areas of avant-garde and improvisatory music, searching for expression and beauty beyond traditional, experimental forms. The focus of this second event is that of non-electronic performances with the emphasis on acoustic sound generation, although this is by no means exclusive and all submissions are welcome.
Many of those we seek to engage with may not have access to this information. Please recommend performers who may be working in this unclassifiable and unpredictable area and feel free to forward this email to individuals and organisations who might have an interest or input into this venture. In addition, we are especially keen to pursue contacts regarding musical creativity within, or associated with, the mental health care system, so would ask any of you with links in this field to please forward this information, thank you. There will be limited funds available to assist with travel and expenses but not accommodation for the event.
All previous submission to musicBRUT are kept on file so please do not resend information. Thank you to all those who have already submitted materials and apologies to those we have not been in direct contact with, we are a fledgling label with limited resources. All existing submissions will be reviewed for this second event.
Please reply or send materials on any format to the following:
Mark Webber / musicBRUT
151 B Mount Pleasant Lane
Contact only please do not send sound or image files via email:
Mark Webber at MWnoise@aol.com
Performers at musicBRUT have included:
Sjaak van de Bent
Hugh Metcalfe and Matt Scott
Horse Hospital Radio (live)
Birmingham Central Library's Music Department will shortly be starting a
dedicated section to local bands and performers. All genres wanted. If you would like your album to be stocked, please can you send 2 copies (1 for reference, 1 for lending) to:
Submissions for consideration must be the finished product (no demos, please) and be clearly marked with your name and contact details (on inlay card, NOT written on the CD). Albums must conform to a recognised standard for inclusion in the collection (i.e. full track listings, sleeves, studio-quality sound, etc).
Should you require further information, please contact Jonathan Goodwin on 0121 464 4216
EAR-plugged Festival of Electro-acoustic Music
EAR (www.ear.ie) is organising 'EAR-plugged', a two-day festival of
electro-acoustic music in The Printing House, Trinity College, Dublin,
20-21 October 2006. The festival will feature audio-visual works,
'tape' music, live electronic music, mixed works and pieces selected
from our 'Call for Works'.
Call for Works
We invite composers of any age or nationality to submit works for
consideration for inclusion in the EAR-plugged festival programme.
We are seeking works for 'tape' or live electronics with any
combination of saxophone (alto, tenor or baritone), cello, or double
bass. Submissions must include at least one of the prescribed
instruments and either a 'tape' or live electronic part.
For festival details and submission guidelines, please see:
Live Algorithms for Music (LAM) Conference 2006
18th-19th December 2006 at Goldsmiths College, London, UK.
Live Algorithms are machine partners in real-time music performance.
Autonomous, yet creative, these computer systems enhance human music making. LAM is an EPSRC sponsored research network - a statement of the LAM objectives can be found at www.livealgorithms.org
Plenary talk by Professor George Lewis, Columbia University
Contributions in the form of short papers and works for performance are
Papers can address any aspect of the LAM agenda. Topics may include,
but are not limited by, the following:
- human-computer interface
- natural algorithms (evolutionary, neural, swarms, cellular automata..)
- unconventional computation
- brain/computer interface
- AI and philosophical foundations of interaction
- machine consciousness
- codification of performance
- computational creativity
- real time music analysis and synthesis
Accepted works will be performed in a special concert featuring George
Lewis and friends
Please submit 500 word abstracts and/or proposals for performance to
Tim Blackwell firstname.lastname@example.org and Michael Young email@example.com by October 27, 2006.
Notification: November 10, 2020
CALL FOR SCORES, RECORDINGS, PAPERS, LECTURE/RECITAL PROPOSALS
Deadline for receipt December 20, 2020 (5 PM, EST)
Western art music has existed for a relatively short time in Japan and it is only since the 1950's, countering Japan's rush to adopt all that is Western, that some composers, led by Yuasa (b.1929), Mayuzumi (1929-97), Takemitsu (1930-96), and Ichiyanagi (b.1933), began to move away from stylistic modeling of nineteenth-century European forms and twentieth-century dodecaphony towards a more individualistic approach. Concerned with reflecting philosophical and musical elements from their own culture, they began to discover and develop their own music. The music of these artists reflects a new global confluence of multiple cultures - a powerful cross-fertilisation of aesthetics and musical characteristics from both East and West. The music is reflective of a variety of aspects of contemporary Japanese and Western societies, while at the same time deeply rooted in a traditional culture that has evolved over many years.
UMBC will host a three-day symposium of performances, lecture-recitals, panel discussions, and paper presentations on topics that concern Japanese music from the widest possible range of disciplines and expertise. A performance and roundtable is also being planned at the Freer Gallery (National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institute) in Washington, DC.
Three composers of international stature from Japan will participate in the symposium. They represent a generation born after 1960 - composers who were pupils of Yuasa, Miyoshi, Ikebe, Noda, and Kondo. Hiroyuki Itoh, a winner of international composition prizes in Europe and Japan (including the prestigious Akutagawa Award), has been commissioned and has had work performed by major ensembles including the New Japan Philharmonic, the Nieuw Ensemble, and the Arditti Quartet; Hiroyuki Yamamoto, whose works have been performed at Forum '91 (Montreal), Gaudeamus Music Week '94 (Holland), and ISCM World Music Days (2000 in Luxembourg and 2001 in Yokohama), has received prizes for his work, including the Japan Music Competition, Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, and Akutagawa Award; and Shirotomo Aizawa; the winner of an Ataka Prize and composition prize from the National Theater in Japan. He has studied composition in Tokyo, Berlin, and Vienna, and conducting with Seiji Ozawa, among others.
Performances during the symposium will include a broad range of works for different genres (solo instrument, chamber music, choral, traditional instruments) by a number of composers, including premieres of works by Itoh, Yamamoto, and Aizawa. The performers for these concerts will include faculty and students of the UMBC Department of Music, and guest musicians from the Baltimore/Washington DC area and other international new music centres.
This symposium is the sixth in a series of events since 1992 to address Japanese and other Asian music, organised by Tanosaki and Richards. Visit the websites of the other five to view programs, abstracts, papers, and lecture transcriptions Music of Japan Today 2003 (http://www.research.umbc.edu/~emrich/MFJ2003.html); Asian Music in America: A Confluence of Two Worlds (http://home.sprintmail.com/~emrichards/amia.html); and Music of Japan Today: Tradition and Innovation I (1992), II (1994), and III (1997) (http://home.sprintmail.com/~emrichards/musjapan.html).
**Call for Paper proposals -
In addition to topics that address cross-fertilization of aesthetics and musical characteristics (Japan and other ), and the music and ideas of the featured composers, the Committee is especially interested in paper proposals that address the roles/functions of sound (music) in Japanese culture. See the Music of Japan 2007 website for further information.
**Call for Lecture/Recitals
30 minutes. CD of performance and short abstract (200 words).
**Call for Scores -
Composers of any nationality are invited to submit a score(s) for a performance at Music of Japan Today 2007. Submitted music should have some connection to the theme of the symposium (tradition and innovation in music of Japan): this connection could be the use of traditional Japanese music and/or aesthetic principles; or/and the nationality of the composer (Japanese,Japanese-American, etc.). Recordings are also welcomed as supplemental material, if available.
1) scores should be written for any combination of the following players:
flute/piccolo/alto flute/bass flute
2) scores must be accompanied by a one-paragraph description of how the music is connected to the theme of the symposium
3) all submitted scores will be retained in the Japanese music library in the UMBC Music Department
**Call for Computer/Tape music
For a concert of Japanese composers please submit recording, program notes, and short composer bio
**Competition for Performers-
The review committee welcomes a CD submission by performers for a performance of a work by a Japanese composer. See the Music of Japan 2007 website for further information. A list of works by the featured composers can be found at the websites below:
Hiroyuki Itoh - http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~hyama/db/itoh/itohe.html
Hiroyuki Yamamoto - http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~hyama/db/hyama/hyamae.html
Shirotomo Aizawa (to be posted in late August on the Music of Japan 2007 website)
All submissions should be sent to the Directors:
Dr. Kazuko Tanosaki & Professor E. Michael Richards
Department of Music
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250