Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
The University of Illinois School of Music presents
The 2006 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality.
Award: Cash award of $1000 and a performance by the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble in the fall of 2006 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional awards of $500 and $250 plus performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.
Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for one to ten performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for tape, electronics and/or mixed media with or without instruments/voices are eligible.
Duration: 20 minutes maximum
Limit: One entry per composer
Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of fifteen U.S. dollars ($15.00) in the form of a cheque must be included with each submission. All cheques must be payable to the University of Illinois, and must either be an international money order or drawn on a U.S. bank.
Anonymous Submission: The composer's name must not appear on the score itself or on any item. (tape, CD, etc.) submitted as supplement to the application. A sealed envelope must accompany the score and contain the composer's name, address, telephone number/e-mail (if applicable) and a brief biographical sketch. If a recording of the work is available, it should accompany the score and be identified only by the title of the composition.
Return of Materials: Scores will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the proper size is enclosed.
A panel of judges consisting of University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning composition. The winning composer is expected to attend the award concert/reception and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide a stipend for lodging). The winning composer will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.
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SOUND PRACTICE 2006
Organised by UK & Ireland Soundscape Community and the Music Department,
Dates: 11th & 12th February 2006
Location: Goldsmiths College, University of London
Deadline for proposals: 10th January 2006
The UK & Ireland Soundscape Community (a regional branch of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology) was launched in 2001 with a major international conference at Dartington Hall (Sound Practice: the 1st UKISC conference on sound, culture and environments). The objectives of the conference were: to nurture our understanding and awareness of the soundscape; to report on past, current and future soundscapes; to advance the emerging interdiscipline of soundscape studies. Since then the scene has developed dramatically, and with wide ranging new initiatives and directives, yet with arguably limited scope, soundscape issues are now more firmly on the map than ever.
SOUND PRACTICE 2006 provides an opportunity to take stock and reflect on many of the activities that have shaped the scene over the past 5 years. It will also provide a forum in which to discuss the future of soundscape studies and pool new approaches and practices.
Invitation to submit proposals:
Proposals pertinent to the above topics are welcomed from a variety of
presentation formats: academic papers, workshops, posters, sound walks,
electroacoustic and acoustic compositions, multi-media presentations, live-art performances, panel discussions, installations, exhibitions, soundscape study reports, demonstrations of emerging technologies.
All submissions must include -
Institutional Affiliation (if applicable):
Web Page (if applicable):
Title of Presentation:
Programme Notes or Abstract (200 words max):
Short Biography (200 words max):
Please include DAT, DA98, CD, video, score and other relevant forms of
documentation of proposed presentation. All materials received will be put
into the UKISC archive. All participants are expected to attend the
conference. Submission of work by students is particularly encouraged.
Entrance to all events will be free.
Any enquires please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions of proposals: 9th January 2006 (post marked)
Send Proposals and Submissions to:
SOUND PRACTICE 2006
c/o Dr John Levack Drever
New Cross, London
The UK and Ireland Soundscape Community (UKISC) aims to:
Establish itself as a network of individuals and local groups including the
United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland who are concerned with the sonic environment (soundscape).
Encourage the formation of smaller, regionally based and community managed soundscape groups through specific public and community projects.
Establish and promote publicly recognised Sites of Sonic Interest or
Soundmarks over the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Promote research into acoustics within the arts, natural and social
sciences, in particular the field of acoustic ecology.
Develop strategies and promote policies towards the creation of better
soundscapes in architectural design and urban planning.
Help establish and/or support regional soundscape archives within England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales.
Promote art forms that tackle the above issues.
The UK and Ireland Soundscape Community is an affiliate organisation of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) so as to present the concerns and interests of its members at an international level and to support the WFAE in its various capacities.
Artsadmin Bursaries 2006
Application guidelines are now available for:
Artsadmin Bursaries 2006: for early & mid-career artists
The scheme offers bursaries to UK-based artists, at all stages of their
career, working in contemporary performance practice and in
Video/Media/Sound work with a strong performative element.
The scheme aims to support good ideas, and is very much oriented towards research and process-based work. Bursaries can be used to experiment with new ways of working and to practically research or take an idea further without the pressure to realise a final outcome or product.
It does not support the final stages of working towards production, the
touring or exhibiting of work, or the finishing of work which has already
gone through an extensive research and development phase.
Who Can Apply
* Artists working in contemporary performance practice and artists working
in Video/Media/Sound work with a strong performative element
* Artists based in the UK.
* Artists working as individuals or in collaborations or groups.
There is no application form. Full details of the scheme and guidelines on
how to apply are downloadable from http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/artistsadvisor/bursaryscheme.html
Artsadmin can also email guidelines as a Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF
document if you cannot download them from the website.
If you would like a hard copy sent by post, please send a stamped A4 SAE to the address given below.
Guidelines can also be made available in various formats, including
audio-tape, large print, Braille, electronic formats. If you would like to
request the guidelines in one of these formats, please contact Artsadmin.
Deadline : to arrive by Tuesday 1st March 2006 6pm by post
Contact details :
Nikki Tomlinson or Jo Hammett
28 Commercial Street
London E1 6AB
Telephone: 020 7247 5102
Fax: 020 7247 5103
Textphone: 020 7247 5182
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
"Truth & Lies" ARTCITY 2006 (Calgary)
Deadline: January 20, 2006; Source: Artcity
Artcity is a celebration of contemporary visual art, architecture & design, held every September in Calgary, Canada. Artcity opens possibilities for conversations, debates and realisations about how and what artists, architects and designers do and how they see and shape the world around us.
Artcity programming is responsive to current issues and trends in the Calgary community and beyond. Each year we develop new themes and programming that will challenge and engage viewers. Individuals are encouraged to forward submissions for visual art, lectures and performative works.
2006 FESTIVAL THEME: Truth & Lies
All art is considered to be a replica of reality - and is therefore a lie.
Next year's Artcity theme TRUTH & LIES will provide viewers and participants with a forum for critical discourse surrounding ideas of replication, illusion and fiction. Local, national and international visual/media artists, architects and designers are invited to create thought provoking work that examines and deconstructs what it is to be art producers in a mass media culture.
The Artcity Board of Directors invites submissions for site-specific works, which address Artcity's 2006 theme: Truth & Lies for various confirmed venues as well as additional sites as proposed (see the website for details). Submissions could include site-specific projects, performative works situated within impromptu gallery settings (vacant retail space or shop windows). In addition to the proposal information requested below, applicants should identify possible/preferred venues/sites.
All media will be considered, including time-based work such as video/film, audio and performance. Emerging artists are encouraged to submit.
Exhibiting artists will be paid at minimum CARFAC rates for a regional, non-touring, group exhibition.
Please include the following in your submission:
-description of proposed work
-proposed site/venue requirements
-10-20 slides and/or other relevant support material
-special technical/installation requirements
-a self-addressed stamped envelope
-project budget (including anticipated amount of funds required from Artcity's Production Assistance Fund)
DEADLINE January 20, 2021 (postmarked)
SUBMIT ENTRIES TO
Artcity Visual Arts 2006
#200, 137 - 8th Avenue SW
Calgary AB T2P 1B4
Please visit www.art-city.ca for more information about Artcity.
RESIDENCY: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Threshold is hosting a 3-week residency for sound artists and media artists to work collaboratively with a group of Architectural Association graduates to create a sound_space landscape. Participants will work on-site to transform E:vent’s basement space into an immersive audio/visual environment.
The group will be encouraged to evolve a process of working together to explore new techniques and to trace processes and experiments. Participants will also be asked to undertake an educational workshop with kids from a local school. Throughout the residency participants will document their activities online in the residency blog.
Deadline for submission of application forms: January 15 2006
Residency period: April 7-30 2006
International Call for submissions
Curators: New Adventures in Sound Art & AGM
SOUNDplay festival & AGM06 (October 2006)
Deadline: Received by December 16, 2020 at 5pm EST.
New Adventures in Sound Art (http://www.soundplay.ca) and AGM
(http:// www.annualgeneralmeeting.net is currently accepting
submissions for inclusion in both the 2006 SOUNDplay festival and AGM
06 that will feature video/sound art works that place equal artistic
importance on image and sound and emphasizes non-narrative elements
and abstraction. Both emerging and established artists will be
featured in the festivals. We encourage artists to submit works that
are less than 20 minutes in length.
SOUNDplay, produced by New Adventures in Sound Art, is a meeting
point for experimentation in new media and sound art, encouraging new
fusions of image, sound & text. New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations
spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental
sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Dmimieep Wireless,
Sound Travels, Sign Waves and SOUNDplay.
AGM, based in Copenhagen, builds annual artistic collaborations and
develops new connections among participating artists and audiences
around Europe and other parts of the world. AGM 06 will feature
Canadian new media works and screenings among a selection of
international works for the 2006 event in Berlin and Copenhagen.
Please submit the following for consideration:
- VHS or DVD copy of the work
- a description or program note of the work
- biographies of the principle creators of the work.
Note: we will request permission from the artist before any works are
screened and at that time will request a screening master of the
work. Unless otherwise requested, NAISA would like to retain copies
sent for consideration in future festivals.
Please send submissions to:
New Adventures in Sound Art
401 Richmond Street West #358
phone: (416) 910-7231
CALL FOR WORK
SONIC ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS EXPO
THE ANNUAL SAN EXPOSITION
23-26 JUNE 2006
In conjunction with University of Manchester and Cornerhouse
Expo is an opportunity to experience the work of the best UK sonic art practitioners, to meet, listen and respond. After the success of last year’s highly eclectic event in Scarborough the focus now shifts to Manchester. Preparation is underway for another packed weekend of sonic art and electronic music from UK artists and a choice selection of international guests. This weekend of performance, exhibition and presentation will take place across a variety of public venues in Manchester including concert halls, gallery spaces, bars, nightclubs and an historic architectural space. The weekend aims to highlight the broadest possible range of approaches and thinking that surround 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 festival will continue to be free to all members of the public. We do ask that selected artists attend the event. This call is open to all UK based practitioners and all international members of Sonic Arts Network.
Call for Works, Papers and Commission Proposals
Submissions are sought in all forms of sonic art including real-time interactive works, improvisation with technology, experimental electronica, instrumental/electroacoustic mixes, acousmatic music, sound installations, environmental sound work, performances, internet-based creative work, sound and image works and cross-arts work. We welcome submissions of all kinds of work incorporating sound.
Submitted works must have been created after January 2005.
Some resources are limited and, for example, performers must be supplied by submitting artists.
Available equipment for this year’s festival will include: a multi-channel sound diffusion system catering for projection of stereo and multi-channel works (hard disk) and smaller, adaptable stereo systems suitable for installation work, Macintosh G5 (dual processing) and iMac G4 computers (OSX) with Digi 002 and MOTU 828 Firewire (mark two) audio interfaces. Video projection facilities are also available.
Central to this year’s programme will be a day of sound art at The Manchester Victoria Baths on Sunday 25 June. The faded grandeur of this Edwardian ‘water place’ lead to the building winning BBC 2’s 2003 Restoration series and is one of the few surviving municipal buildings of its type in the UK. We are seeking submissions of both performance and installation work that will complement this remarkable historical space and will be suited to its reverberant acoustic. Those interested in submitting should also visit www.victoriabaths.org.uk (explore the Victoria Baths Community Archive through the ‘links’ sections of their site) to see more photos and get information about the building, its history and the people who have used it over the years. Sonic Arts Network will make a limited amount of assistance funding available for selected works where deemed necessary for staging. Please include a budget with your submission.
Research Papers Submissions
Image – Action – Sound
The final day of Expo will be given over to papers and research presentations and we encourage submissions orbiting the following ideas:
_the interpretation of text and image (graphic scores for example) in electronic music and sound art
_performer interfaces and their aesthetic and technical ramifications
_the relationships between composition and improvisation in current electronic music performance trends
_the role of the composer in interactive and ‘non-intentional’ work (for example various forms of soundscape and documentary based work)
_cross media relationships in live AV, sonic improvisation alongside fixed media such as film
The guest speaker on this day of research presentations will be Joseph Byrd. Byrd studied with both Morton Feldman and John Cage and became involved in New York Fluxus in the 1960s. His graphic scores have been published by La Monte Young in his ‘Anthology’ and Cage in his ‘Notations’. In the late 60s he was a founder member of the experimental rock group The United States of America and he is a scholar of music in American cultural history. Joseph Byrd is collaborating with the British sound art group Dreams of Tall Buildings and the Norwegian noise improvisation group Spunk on a new Sonic Arts Network commission to be premiered at Expo.
Submitted presentations may take the form of written papers or discussions of creative, research or practical work (including work in progress). Presenters should plan for 20 minutes presentation time and a further 10 minutes discussion time will be allowed.
Submissions of papers and works should include:
_ Title of work/paper
_ Name of author(s)
_ Contact details (name, address, telephone/fax, email, URL)
_ Brief bio (150 words max.)
_Programme notes, if applicable (max 150 words)
_ Description of artistic concept (250 words max.)/Abstract summary of paper (500 words max.)
_ For artistic submissions, the role of technology in realisation of work (100 words max.)
_ Technical resources required for presentation (specifying those that can be supplied by the artist in the case of artistic submissions)
_ For artistic submissions an audio/video example of work (CD or link to www site)
*Please note, we require the written information to be emailed to Richard Whitelaw at email@example.com and clearly labelled hardcopy of examples of work to be sent to:
Sonic Arts Network
The Jerwood Space
171 Union St
Deadline for proposals: 16 January 2021
In addition to our call for existing works, we are once again pleased to offer a festival commission for the creation of new work. This piece will be a sound installation to be premiered at Cornerhouse, Greater Manchester’s international centre for contemporary art and film (www.cornerhouse.org). This new work will run from 23 June – 30 July 2020 and will be on view in Gallery 1 during regular gallery hours. Sonic Arts Network and Cornerhouse will work in partnership to select from submitted commission proposals and to assist in the presentation of the new piece. Proposals for work are invited from British artists, artists living and working in the UK or international members of Sonic Arts Network. A total budget of £4000 will be made available for the delivery of the selected work. This will breakdown as £1000 artist fee and up to £3000 production costs. Production costs should also include any special equipment required for the installation. Those considering applying for this commission should see the plan of Gallery 1 at Cornerhouse which available at the Sonic Arts Network website.
Commission proposals should include:
_ Title of work
_ Your name
_ Your contact details (name, address, telephone/fax, email, URL)
_ A brief biography (150 words max.)
_ Audio/video example of your previous work (or link to www site)
_ A Description of the artistic concept to be commissioned (500 words max.)
_ The technical resources required for the presentation (specifying those which will be supplied by the artist)
_ A simple budget specifying your fee, the production, materials and presentation costs
_ The time-scale strategy for the creation and completion of the work
*Please note, we require the written information to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and clearly labelled hardcopy examples of work to be sent to:
Sonic Arts Network
The Jerwood Space
171 Union St
Commission proposals should be clearly labelled and reach the Sonic Arts Network office by 16 January 2021
Call for your Sonic Art as Ringtones
What is it?
Free Original MP3 and Polyphonic Ringtones. Collaborative Mobile Content. Open Mobile Platform. Creative Sonic Arts on your Mobile.
http://www.c21tones.com is a new creative mobile audio site designed to create a wealth of new, exciting and creative ringtone content and promote the work of musicians and sonic artists. C21tones is part of the successful international art project run by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council bringing art from 21 Asian nations to the North West of England.
http://www.c21tones.com lets you submit original compositions and download any tone to your mobile for free. It is a participatory, user generated, arts project. A series of workshops is currently being developed to allow participants in the Blackburn with Darwen region to create their own mobile content.
Call For Submissions
We are currently accepting submissions from musicians, sonic artists, and anyone, anywhere wishing to experiment with mobile audio. Check out the site to hear and download other original content and visit the ‘Submit a Tone’ section to send us yours.
How It Works
We can accept any MIDI or MP3 file under 150K. Once it is uploaded to the site, our software optimises the file for over 400 phones and sends it by SMS direct to your phone. It’s really simple.
The site is growing in popularity, and if you submit your work, it will be heard, and possibly used as a great ringtone by thousands of participants.
Submit your work via the site at http://www.c21tones.com, if we feature your work, we will let you know by email when it is included.