C6 Call for Submissions
C6 invite submissions for its forthcoming publication Diy Audio. The second in their DiY series, DiY Audio focuses on sound, its production, theory and practice. Its launch coincides with C6's curation of NuArt, the media art event within the Numusic festival (Stavanger, 6-10 September 2006).
C6 DiY books are divided into sections: theory, practical Do It Yourselves and case studies related to methods and tactics of projects or strategies employed by different groups. C6's publications are a mix of high and low
brow commentaries on DiY production, useful, humorous and provocative, these tales of bedroom production are collated to inspire and inform.
Articles are requested from those working within the following fields:
radiophonic work, community, experimental/interactive music, audio / sound art, evolutionary music, algorithmic music, broadcasting, Field recording, Environmental sonic intervention, Electroacoustic music, Hacktivism and circuit bending. Technical descriptions of processes or techniques for making instruments and sound are also welcome, as well as tactics for engaging the public through distribution, production or performance.
Your submitted texts will accompany entries from musicians and artists attending the NuArt event, to produce a unique festival catalogue that retains relevance after the curtain has fallen.
Existing material is welcome as well as the submission of abstracts for
Deadline for submissions is June the 15th 2006
To submit please email diy_audio [at] c6dotorg
DiY Audio will be a POD (Print on Demand) book, available to the attending audience and later online.
Martyn Reed - Numusic
Richard Whitelaw - Sonic Arts Network
Leon - C6.org
Numusic with over 50 live acts and dj's, debates, exhibitions and installations is fast becoming Scandinavia's leading festival dedicated to
the advancement of electronic music.
Attending will be Pierre Henry b1927 - founding father of Musique Concrete, History of Hip Hop - Mad Professor, Dj Kool Herc, Dj Spooky that subliminal Kid and very special guests!
There are a number of calls for participation associated with the events in
September. For full details visit http://c6.org/nuart
CALL FOR EXISTING WORKS
Cybersonica is London's annual festival of music, sound, art and technology. Now in its fifth year, it's a leading international event for anyone interested in the theory and practice of how new technologies are shaping and changing the way musicians, DJs, VJs, digital artists, audiovisualisers and creative software developers make and present their work. The festival brings together a vibrant community of sonic and audiovisual innovation, nurtures new talent and showcases the freshest and latest work in the field. Cybersonica is organised by Cybersalon, currently artists in residence at the Science Museum's Dana Centre.
SONIC ARTS EXHIBITION
As part of Cybersonica 06, there will be a two-week exhibition of sonic artworks. These works will explore new forms of interactivity, moving away from the keyboard and screen and into the physical realm.
We are now accepting submissions of existing sonic art works from artists wishing to exhibit and present at this year's festival.
These works may be interactive installations, new electronic musical devices, physical audiovisualisers, tangible interfaces, modified game engines (for example).
Works should be playful, engaging and must use non-mouse/keyboard interaction.
Deadline: Friday, 31st March 2006.
Notification: Monday, 10th April 2006.
Details, entry forms and terms: available via [www.cybersoncia.org]
£1000 Call for Spatial Audio Work
SPATIAL AUDIO CREATIVE ENGINEERING NETWORK
(submission deadline : 31st March 2006)
Spatial audio research is concerned with spatial aspects of the
creation, recording, processing, reproduction, perception and analysis
of music and other audio material. These spatial aspects include sonic
attributes such as direction, distance, size, motion and envelopment.
One aim of this research is to create systems which can synthesise
complex three-dimensional virtual acoustic worlds that are
indistinguishable from, or even better than, reality.
SpACE-Net <http://www.space-net.org.uk>, funded by the UK's EPSRC <http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/>, has been set up to bring together a community
of spatial audio researchers, practitioners and artists, drawn from the
fields of science, audio engineering and the arts. By combining
theoretical, experimental and creative approaches, it aims to identify
and develop important new directions in spatial audio research and
practice, and to encourage and promote work in these areas.
With a view to establishing a greater dialogue between engineers and
content designers, and promoting the use of spatial sound attributes in
composition, a call for spatial audio works is announced. The selected
works will be performed at the first major SpACE-Net workshop event to
be held in York in July 2006.
Practitioners in contemporary computer music, soundart, sound design or
similar areas are invited to submit proposals for consideration as part
of SpACE-Net s first commissioning process for new works.
The call is open to composers of any nationality, age, or career stage
but works submitted must not have been previously performed or
broadcasted. The maximum total budget to be awarded per selected
commission, including fees, materials and consumables is £1000.
Full details of how to apply and an application form can be found at
The proposed works selected for commission will be announced on 13th
April 2006, and completed works must be ready for delivery by 17th July
More information about SpACE-Net is available at www.SpACE-Net.org.uk
Call for Work
Pushing the Medium #2 - Nodar, Portugal
An international meeting of sound, video and other media artists brought together for a 10 day symposium centered in a small rural village located
in the northern part of Portugal.
September 14-25, 2006
Proposal Deadline: March 10, 2021
Associação Binaural is a
non-profit artist-run cultural organisation dedicated to local and international cooperation in the fields
of media arts, social and environmental research.
More detailed info here:
Call for submissions
Monitor will be running the next ‘Tunes In’‚ at the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park, Leeds on Friday 31st March.
Music and performances
Alongside screenings we programme a variety of performative work and live music. Previously we have had live improvisational music (electronic, classical and acoustic), spoken word, live art performances and live electronic music with visuals.
If you would like to do something then email proposals firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and NO LATER than
Monday 20th March.
Please note that there is a limited budget and we are looking for pieces that require minimal technical set up and equipment, however a PA, sound engineer and some equipment (2 x television monitors and 1x VHS player for installations, data projector, DVD player, slide projector) will be available. We also have the dimensions of the club, photos and a plan of the layout that we can make available to you.
More information, please see:
Call for Scores
DEADLINE: 14 April 2021
INSTRUMENTATION: flute, piano, cello and live electronics with optional video
DURATION: 10 - 15 minutes
The successful piece will be performed by Ensemble Interakt on 20 June 2020 at the Recital Hall, Birmingham
The newly refurbished Recital Hall is a premier venue for performing works with live electronics thanks to its state-of-the-art surround sound and video projection system.
MORE INFO: www.ensembleinterakt.co.uk
Ensemble Interakt is a collective of performers and composers who embrace cutting edge interactive technologies.
Whilst actively encouraging the performance and composition of new works which expand traditional performance practices, Ensemble Interakt aims to blur the boundaries between music and the other performing arts.
Acousmatic Music Competition: Metamorphoses
c/o Musiques & Recherches
Place de Ransbeck 3 - B 1380 Ohain, Belgium
Fax: 322 3510094 Email: email@example.com
The biennial acousmatic composition competition «Metamorphoses» is organised by Musiques & Recherches with the aid of the Wallonie/Bruxelles Community.
The «Metamorphoses» composition competition will be held in two categories, and in two stages.
A. The members of the Screening Board will receive an anonymous copy of all the works submitted before the deadline to the competition secretariat, and will listen to them in their entirety.
This jury will meet in June at the «Metamorphoses d’Orphee» studio in Ohain (Belgium), to listen again to the best stereo pieces, as well as all the multi-track pieces in their original format, on eight speakers. The pieces chosen for the final will be recorded on CD.
This Board will also pick the winner in category A, whose piece will
be recorded onto the same CD. This Board will then choose, among the finalists, a stereo piece
which will serve as a compulsory piece in the context of the competition for spatial performance of computer music works which will take place in October 2006 during the «Espace du Son» festival
in Bruxelles. Members of the preselection jury : Francis Dhomont, Hans Tutschku,
Annette Vande Gorne.
B. During the finale of the «Metamorphoses» composition competition, which will be held on October 19th 2006, the composers who have reached the finale can give a spatial performance of their work in
public. In this case two days of lodging will be paid. On this occasion, a jury different from the Screening Board will decide the ranking and announce the award of the prizes.
Acousmatic music :
Work on a medium composed in a studio, played via loudspeakers in concert, without the live intervention of instrumentalist.
1. This competition is open to any acousmatic music work according to the definition given above. It’s an international competition.
2. The finalists of « Metamorphoses 2004 » may not register at the 2006 competition.
3. Only one work by composer lasting between 8 and approximately 15 minutes may be submitted. Works must be in one of the following categories:
Category A: concerns only acousmatic music by students of composition or composers under 28 years of age.
Category B: concerns all acousmatic music works (even those meeting the conditions for category A, if the competitor prefers to enter them in category B). Category B is open to composers up to 50 years of age. Works may be submitted in two formats: stereo or multi-track (from 3
to 8 tracks).
4. Technical standards
Stereo works are to be:
- on DAT 44.1 KHz with indexation of the start of the work and absolute timing; it is recommended to place a 0 VU test signal before the start of the work.
- on CD-R.
Multi-track works will be
- on ADAT, on which the sampling frequency and start of the work are clearly indicated. It is recommended to place a 1 kHz at -12dB test signal before the start of the work. A plan of the layout of the speakers and the allocation of the tracks is to be enclosed. The multi-track ADAT is to be accompanied by a stereo master of the work, which will be used for the screening and, where appropriate, recording onto CD.
- on CD-R, each track must be separate and clearly indexed. Sd2, Aiff, wav format. A plan of the layout of the speakers and the allocation of the tracks is to be enclosed. This CD-R is to be
accompanied by another, stereo master of the work, which will be used for the screening and, where appropriate, recording onto CD.
5. The work submitted may have been performed in concert. However, it must not have been released in recorded form and not have been awarded a prize before 17 April 2006.
6. There is no entry fee. The works will not be returned, except those in ADAT format, on request and on a cost recovery basis.
7. The works are to be sent by registered postal package before 17 April 2006. The postmark will serve as evidence of date of posting. Musiques & Recherches will not pay for any postage fees or custom duties.
8. Each work will be accompanied by a fully completed entry form, a commentary, a biography and a photo (free of copyright) of the composer. This dossier will not be passed on to the Screening
Board. The medium must not bear any identifying marks. The copies the works are to be anonymous (identified by their category and a sequential number).
9. The works will be sent to the members of the Screening Board, who will listen to them in their entirety. The Board will meet to select, on the one hand the two winners in category A, and on the
other hand, the finalists in category B. The multi-track pieces will be listened to in a studio by the Screening Board on a multi-channel system. The winners of category A and the six finalists of category B will be known on 17 July 2006. The decisions of the Screening Board are final.
10. The first prize in category A and the finalists short-listed in category B will be recorded on CD. Among the works in the final, the jury will select one stereo work as a compulsory piece in the spatial performance competition.
11. The six finalists works will be interpreted as part of the 11th International Acousmatic Music Festival «L’ESPACE DU SON» which will be held in Brussels from 19 to 22 October 2006. The works of the finalists will be heard twice: one hearing of the stereo/multitrack version, not a spatial performance, reserved for the members of the jury, followed by a public spatial performance by the competitors in a concert.
12. The final selection concert will take place on 19 October 2006. The prizes will be awarded at the end of the concert.
13. The winners undertake to mention in programmes featuring the prize-winning work that it is a winner of the «Metamorphoses Prize».
For category A
1st Prize : Release of the piece on CD. 10 free CDs
For category B
1st Prize : 2.500 Euros
Audience Prize: 750 Euros; after votes have been counted by one member of the audience and one member of competition secretariat.
M&R prize, residence at the composing studio «Métamorphoses d’Orphee», for the candidate chosen by M&R.
Works of the finalists on CD.
5 free CD for each finalist.
The stereo work chosen by the Screening Board will be played as a compulsory piece in the spatial performance competition, which will be held as part of the «Espace du Son» festival.
2nd Call for Works: ICMC 2006
Tulane University and the Tulane Music Department are proud to announce the open call for submissions to the ICMC 2006. The conference will be held on the Tulane University campus in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from November 6 - 11, 2006 and will be a historic
collaboration between ICMA and SEAMUS (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the US). The nature of the collaboration is part of a larger theme of the 2006 ICMC conference - multidimensionality.
We have updates on resources such as performers and ensembles in residence as well as on-line submission instructions. Please visit www.icmc2006.org for details including deadlines.
Call for Works
The Electroacoustic Chilean Community (CECH) has organised for the last five years the Electroacoustic music festival of Santiago de Chile, "Ai-maako". The sixth edition of this festival will take place between the 10th and the 21st of October 2006. During the five years of existence of the festival, more than 300 works by creators from diverse countries have been played.
The CECH invites the community to participate la this festival. Musical works must be seat before the 31st of March 2006 (the post office stamp will be valid as a reference) to the following address:
José Miguel Candela (CECH)
Correo Villa La Reina
La Reina -Santiago de Chile
The works sent must fulfil the following conditions la order to be eligible:
A) Acousmatic or tape pieces (only 1 work)
· Format: Audio CD or DAT.
· CD-data, and technical notes or diffusion score, in case of multi-channel pieces.
· Pieces of a duration no longer than 10 minutes.
· Biography of the composer and programme notes. Spanish translations are welcome (paper and Word document)
B) Mixed Pieces (depending on the organizers‚ possibilities of available soloists; only 1 work):
· Works for soloist and electronics.
· Pieces of duration no longer than 10 minutes.
· Format: Audio CD or DAT.
· CD-data, and technical notes or diffusion score in case of multi-channel pieces.
· The instrumental score must be seat by regular or registered post.
· Demonstration recording of the electronic part and another with the piece as a whole.
· Biography of the composer and programme notes. Spanish translations are welcome (paper and Word document).
Contact: Jose Miguel Candela firstname.lastname@example.org
More info, french and spanish trad, in www.pueblonuevo.cl
ICEECS 2006 Call for Papers
Call for papers - preliminary
In the era of the digital world and the Internet, cross-media production, business models and distribution are being powerfully supported and pushed forward by the emergent technologies that help the industry to reduce the cost of media production and distribution, while optimising productivities. AXMEDIS2006 aims to explore all subjects and topics related to cross-media and digital-media content production, processing, management, standards, representation, sharing, protection and rights management, to address the latest developments and future trends of the technologies and their applications, impacts and exploitation. We are particularly interested in exchanging concepts, requirements, prototypes, research ideas, and findings which could contribute to academic research and also benefit business and industrial communities.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
* Automatic cross-media production, collection, crawling, composition, formatting, P2P, etc.
* Formats and models for multi-channel content distribution
* Multimedia standards, e.g. MPEG-7, MPEG-21, DMP, etc.
* High quality audio visual coding
* Multimedia music representation and formatting
* Watermarking and fingerprinting techniques
* GRID and distributed systems for content production
* Real-time streaming media distribution
* Multimedia middleware
* Workflow management systems
* Web services for content distribution
* Semantic Web Distribution with P2P architectures
* Legal aspects related to digital content
* Collecting and clearing of rights and licences
* Business, payment and transaction models
* Digital Rights Management (DRM), models tools, and interoperability
* Formats and tools for Content Aware
* Archives managements for cultural and educational applications
* Synchronisation technologies and solutions
* Systems and approaches for content production/distribution on demand
* Digital content user interface
* Digital content accessibility
* Novel applications and case-studies of relevant technologies
Research Papers: Papers should describe original and significant work in the research and industrial practice of related topics. (i) Long papers: up to 8 pages, will normally be particularly focused on research studies, applications and experiments (ii) Short papers: up to 4 pages, will be particularly suitable for reporting work-in-progress, interim results, or as a position paper submission.
Applications and Industrial Presentations: Proposals for presentations of applications and tools, including reports on the application and utilisation of tools, industrial practices and models, or tool/system demonstrations. Abstract: 2 pages.
Panels, Workshops and Tutorials: Proposal for panels, workshops and tutorials are invited. Please contact email@example.com for details. AXMEDIS and other Tutorials will be hosted at the AXMEDIS2006.
All submissions and proposals are to be in English and submitted in PDF format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 18 March 2006. Document style is available at the conference website. The conference proceedings is to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of one or more major peer-reviewed Journals in this domain.
Call for Works - Electroacoustic Video
The Department of Music at the University of Bristol, UK, invites submission of works combining electroacoustic music and video for concert presentation on 26 April 2006. Proposals that include a live solo performer will also be considered. Works can be of any stylistic or aesthetic orientation. We welcome especially pieces, collaborative
or solo, that put sound and image on an equal footing, where there is a closely-worked integration, where the whole may be seen as much more than the sum of its parts...
The concert is in our regular electroacoustic series under the title Sonic Voyages, part of our season of weekly Wednesday lunchtime events. These concerts draw substantial audiences from a wide-ranging clientele, and are held in the Auditorium at the Victoria Rooms, a historic landmark for the city of Bristol, and home of the Department
Video will be displayed in large-screen projection. Sound will be performed on BULO, the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra, a stereo-to-many diffusion system which can also be configured for n.1 surround and octophonic playback.
The preferred format for submissions is on video DVD (PAL or NTSC). Other media may be considered.
Submissions will be reviewed as they arrive, and should be received at the latest by Wednesday 22 March 2006. We regret that we cannot return materials unless they are accompanied by an SAE. In fact, we would much prefer to retain them: works that are not selected for this concert will be considered for future events and held as a
For further information contact email@example.com, or send your materials direct to the address below.
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