EXPO 966: THE ANNUAL SAN EXPOSITION
17-20 JUNE 2005 - In conjunction with University of Hull, Scarborough Campus
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2021
Expo 966 is an opportunity to showcase the work of the best UK practitioners, to meet, listen and respond. After the success of last year's highly eclectic event in Leicester the focus now shifts northward with a packed weekend of SAN curated action hosted in association with The University of Hull, Scarborough Campus. This weekend of performance, exhibition and presentation will take place across a variety of public venues and spaces in Scarborough including concert halls, bars and nightclubs, each reflecting the unique culture of this northern seaside town. The weekend aims to highlight the broadest possible range of approaches and thinking that surrounds the sonic arts. We welcome submissions of all kinds.
There is no charge for the submission or acceptance of work, and indeed entry to the weekend continues to be free to all members of Sonic Arts Network with most events free to all members of the public. We do ask that selected artists attend the event.
more details here
Call for Composers
Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2021
COMA is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works as part of its Open Score Project.
COMA are seeking challenging, yet technically accessible, contemporary music, which is suitable for performance by amateur ensembles. Up to 20 composers will be selected to receive one-to-one tuition with Stephen Montague, and up to eight pieces will then be selected to join commissions from professional composers in the forthcoming Open Score collection. The collection will be published, released on CD and given high-profile performances by COMA ensembles.
Guidelines and the Open Score submission form are available from the COMA website www.coma.org. Or contact the COMA office on 020 7247 7736.
Five anonymous copies of the score should be sent with a completed submission form and fee of £10 (£5 for full time students and COMA friends and members) by Thursday 31 March 2021 to:
COMA Open Score Submissions
28 Commercial Street
Call for Works
OPEN FADER @ Sonorities 2005
The Sonorities Festival in Belfast invites composers and artists working with sound to submit works to be presented during Sonorities 2005. This year’s festival is dedicated to artistic practice that challenges traditional definitions of art, music and technology. We encourage two types of submission:
1. Live Performances involving technology This includes laptop improv, VJ, audio-visual, live-electronics, sound poetry, hacktivism. Please submit the work in a documentary format that reflects the nature of the performance (e.g. video on DVD, audio on CD, software for Mac/PC, photographs).
2. Electroacoustic Music (Stereo or Multi-channel). This includes Stereo works for diffusion, multi-channel works and works with video. All submissions must be on DAT, CD or DA88. Works withvideo must be on DVD.
Selected works will be featured in four special concerts during theFestival. These events will take place in the Sonic Arts Research Centre Sonic Lab performance space. This unique environment for the performance of electroacoustic music includes facilities for sound projection in a full 3D environment through loudspeakers located above and below the audience area. The experimental nature of the space makes it essential that selected composers attend the Festival to perform their pieces.
Please include a title and program notes as well as a short biography with the submission. Contact information should include a phone number, address, and an email address. A stamped, self-addressed envelope is required for the return of all materials. Materials that are not required to be returned will become part of SARC’s media library and may be considered for future events.
Post to works to:
Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen’s University Belfast
Deadline for Submissions: 17th December 2004
Festival Dates: 26 April – 3rd May 2005
Call For Submissions: Disquiet
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston Ontario Canada
Guest curator: Christof Migone
Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2005
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking works investigating the notion of silence as a disturbance.
Silence, as charged rather than neutral. Silence in the context of peril, conflict, disquietude. The relationship between the silencer and the silenced to shut, to mute, to muzzle, to censor. Silence is both a break, a caesura, and a constant, a continuity. Its volume can be louder than words, its infinitude can be both repressive and liberatory. It can be either a product of enforcement or a tactic of resistance. I would prefer not to. It can also be that momentary lull before an outbreak of laughter; the portentous seriousness of silence can be shifted to aspects of play. A quiet state can be both prelude and postscript to a panoply of events: farcical, absurd, traumatic,quotidian, mediatized, global, intimate, sensorial, political, etc.Disquiet is disturbed silence. Silence under tension. Disquiet marks silence as a palpable presence.
Disquiet is initiated by Modern Fuel as part of an entire programming season dedicated to the theme of Silence. This theme enfolds multiple political subtexts-silence as systemic racism, unspoken power over another; conversely, silence conjures up more explicit interpretations such as one-minute-of-silence as remembrance or as speechlessness.Equally, silence speaks to, and of, its antithesis: voice, protest,resistance, song. Silence and speech cannot be catagorized as simply bad and good, respectively or vice-versa, but are located on a dimentional continuum where various degrees of communication are possible. Disquiet fits into and interacts with this contiuum.
Disquiet is open to all disciplines.
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation and interpretation of visual and time-based arts that explore wide-ranging aesthetics and a broad scope of formal and socio-cultural questions. We encourage submissions both from artists residing within the region and outside these boundaries, and program Modern Fuel Gallery according to a 50/50 split. (Our region spans an approximate radius of 100 km around Kingston.)
Submissions must include the following:
1. A cover letter introducing your proposal
2. 10 numbered slides of related work with a slide list OR a 5-min.video in VHS/DVD format OR a CD-ROM
Call For Works for 2005
Ancient Knowledge and The Future: Neolithic Roots in the 21st Century
The Mission of NWEAMO: To forge connections between the composers, performers and lovers of avant garde classical music and the DJs, MCs, guitar-gods, troubadours and gourmets of experimental popular music. When there is no connection, both suffer: When classical music does not connect with popular culture, it becomes a music of experts, unable to reflect and contribute meaningfully in the broad marketplace of developing ideas and cultural experimentation. When popular music has no connection and communication with the classical it becomes naive and superficial, untethered to its historical roots and broad cultural underpinnings. A healthy cultural milieu celebrates both.
We're pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 2005 festival, with the theme of Ancient Knowledge and The Future: Neolithic Roots in the 21st Century We are looking for electro-acoustic music that explores ancient traditions, rituals, instruments, belief systems, musical styles, philosophies etc.
This year's festival will once again be held in two fine west coast cities, Portland, Oregon and San Diego. As usual, works do not have to strictly adhere to the theme. We are looking for all genres and ideas in the world of electro-acoustic music!
• Sep. 30 & Oct. 1, 2005 Portland, OR
• Oct. 7 & 8, 2005 San Diego, CA
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
BASIC GUIDELINES: (PLEASE READ!)
• We invite you to participate in our annual celebration of creativity. Please regard this as an opportunity to meet with fellow composers and performers who are dedicated to exploring the edges of aesthetics, cognition and international culture through electro-acoustic music.
• Selected composers must attend the festival.
• Performers must be provided by applicant.
• Generally NWEAMO cannot provide funds for travel, accomodation, performance fees etc. Small honorarioums may be available, depending on the overall costs of the festival, but these will not come close to covering the costs of attending.
• There is a $15 upfront registration fee per work. This goes to support the festival in general. There are no other fees.
• NWEAMO is an all volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation.
Start your registration now by submitting your audio files, images, and/or digital video files. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Call for Audio Submissions
Linux Open Source Sound CD (L.O.S.S.)
[Planned release date - April 2005]
Deadline for submissions: 07-Jan-05
Access Space, Sheffield's lowtech digital arts organisation, is currently calling for submissions for a CD of audio produced with open source software, and the Linux operating system.
There is no specific theme for the curated works, as the concept behind the project is freedom of all elements of music manufacture, encapsulating style, production software and distribution techniques. We hope to receive submissions covering a broad and eclectic range of styles, to represent the dynamic nature of contemporary open source audio culture. Therefore, contributions are invited from musicians of all types, programmers, sound artists or artists who use sound.
The LOSS CD is to be released under a Creative Commons 'Sampling Plus' license, so as well as being produced with free software, the CD will also extend the ethos of the open source movement into its method of distribution. For more information about this license, please visit http://creativecommons.org.
Please do not submit tracks if you are not willing to release your work in this manner.
The LOSS project will develop not only through the CD release, but also through a website, aimed at being an ongoing portal for producers of open source music to showcase their work. This will also offer the works for redistribution under the Creative Commons licensing mentioned above. This website will be online later in the year at http://www.access-space.org/loss.
How to submit your proposal:
[A maximum of 2 tracks per artist, each between 20 seconds and 8 minutes in length.]
Send a DATA CD containing the following files:
- Your audio track(s) in .wav format, 16bit, 44.1khz in either mono or stereo.
- A text document stating your name, contact details (email and mailing address), track title, track length, the software and operating system used for producing the track, and a declaration that your track does not infringe any copyrights or use any unlicensed material.
- An optional screenshot (in .jpg or .png format) of your software setup - which may be used for artwork purposes.
For more information, or to mail your submission:
Linux Open Source Sound CD
Access Space is UK registered charity no: 1103837
1a Sidney Street
Call for Participation ICMC 2005
Free Sound International Computer Music Conference
September 5-9, 2005. Barcelona, Spain
SUMMARY OF DEADLINES
Music, video, and installations -- February 5, 2021
Papers, posters, and demonstrations -- March 5, 2021
Panels, workshops and special events -- April 5th, 2005
Exhibitors -- June 5th, 2005
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The Phonos Foundation, the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, and the Higher School of Music of Catalonia in conjunction with the International Computer Music Association, is proud to announce ICMC 2005. The conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from the 5th to 9th of September 2005, with pre-conference workshops on September 1st and 2nd.
ICMC is the pre-eminent annual gathering of computer music practitioners from around the world. Its unique interleaving of professional paper presentations and concerts of new computer music compositions creates a vital synthesis of science, technology, and the art of music.
By choosing 'free sound' as this year's leitmotif, we aim to emphasise the idea of freeing sound from its current aesthetic, technical and legal confines. We wish to promote an open discussion on the extent to which sound is considered a community asset - an asset that belongs to society and cannot be privatised. Thus, we encourage contributions that emphasise these and related topics.
We invite original contributions in all areas of the computer music field in a number of formats. However, we are also open to any proposal, and encourage all submissions, including those that do not fit the categories below.
We issue the following calls:
* Call for music, video, and installations (deadline February 5, 2021)
We invite submissions of electroacoustic music, video, and installation works that reflect the diversity of the field. Opportunities exist to combine digital resources with a variety of instrumental ensembles. For further details visit
* Call for papers, posters, and demonstrations (deadline March 5, 2021)
We invite submissions for papers, posters, and demonstrations examining the aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, scientific, or technological aspects of computer music and digital audio. For further information visit http://www.icmc2005.org/index.php?selectedPage=73
* Call for panels, workshops and special events (deadline April 5th, 2005)
We invite proposals for panel sessions, workshops and special events, especially those with relevance to the conference theme of 'free sound'.
* Call for exhibitors (deadline June 5th, 2005)
The conference will provide a forum for the world's leading music technology companies to showcase their latest product information and for schools and institutions to highlight their educational programs. We invite submissions from interested parties.
To promote the idea of 'free sound', the organisers of ICMC 2005 are setting up the Free Sound Project, a website dedicated to the sharing and usage of copyleft  sounds. Thus, we are making a special call for copyleft sounds with no specific deadline. For more information, visit http://www.icmc2005.org/ in the near future.
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