CALL FOR LISTS
Sonic Arts Network would like to invite sound/image/text submissions for material to be considered for inclusion in a Sonic Arts Network limited edition CD publication concerning ‘Lists’. The edition will be published in November/December 2005 in a limited run of 1000 editions and will be curated by Craig Robinson, illustrator and creator of www.flipflopflyin.com
Lists are never far away from us. As humans, we are obsessed with order. We have an obsessional drive to categorise, sort and list everything.
In Art, Literature, Science and Philosophy, lists can be found. Musical examples of listing range from Berio to Billy Joel.
We ask for audio (music/found sound/sound art/spoken word), literature, pictures and suggested reference points.
The idea may be interpreted in the widest possible sense and can be approached from multiple perspectives - acoustical, visual, philosophical and personal.
We encourage a diversity of styles and materials for selection.
The CD and its accompanying print materials will be the sixth in a series of numbered, limited edition audio CDs, produced and distributed three times a year, with guest curators and specially commissioned packaging. The CDs are free to members of the Sonic Arts Network (for more information on membership visit www.sonicartsnetwork.org), reaching practitioners and listeners in all corners of the globe, with a limited number of issues released in selected outlets. Previous artists whose work has featured in the CD series have included: Christian Marclay, Yasunao Tone, Francisco López, Antonin Artaud, Jaap Blonk, Lucia Pamela and a host of others.
No payment can be offered for submissions nor materials returned.
Submissions should be sent to:
Lists, c/o Sonic Arts Network,
The Jerwood Space,
171 Union Street,
Deadline for submissions is 19 September 2020
Further information/clarification concerning the submission of materials is available from
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
RMA Research Students‚ Conference, 4-7 January 2006
University of Leeds, School of Music
The RMA Research Students Conference is open to postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad. It offers the opportunity for students to present research in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Alongside social events, skills training sessions, and concerts, the programme will include:
- two keynote speakers; Professor Richard Rastall (University of Leeds) and Dr Julian Johnson (University of Oxford)
- parallel sessions of student papers
- composition workshops
- performance workshops
- roundtable sessions on music and queer theory, and music and diaspora
For full details, visit the conference website:
Postgraduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers (20 minutes), lecture/recitals (30 minutes), or poster presentations, on any area of musical research. Student composers may present papers discussing their own work, and we welcome presentations that are interdisciplinary in nature. Proposals should not exceed 200 words in length.
Scores and electroacoustic compositions may be submitted for inclusion in the following workshops:
Electroacoustic works are invited for recorded media to be performed on up to twelve speakers, including stereo works for diffusion, multi-channel works, and works that include visuals. All audio work should be submitted on DAT or Audio CD; multi-channel works on Data CD (aif or wav files) or ADAT HD-24 (removable drive); audio-visual work on DVD. Works should be no more than 10 minutes in duration, recorded at 44.1Khz, and should be accompanied by a programme note of up to 100 words.
Scores are invited for the following ensemble: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet in B flat, percussion (one player), and electric bass. Works should last 3-5 minutes. In the first instance, please send one score (no parts required) which should be neatly handwritten or computer printed. A programme note (of not more than 100 words) should also be included. Selected compositions will be performed by FOCAM (University of Leeds) and discussed in a workshop (see www.focam.co.uk). Percussion parts can be written for standard orchestral percussion instruments and/or African drums. For any unusual requirements, contact Dr Mic Spencer (email@example.com).
A call for compositions for solo brass instrument will be circulated at a later date.
Please send proposals and compositions (with name, institutional affiliation, and full contact details) to:
RMA Research Students‚ Conference
School of Music
University of Leeds
Requests for further details should also be sent to this address
- compositions Friday, 18 November 2020
- all other proposals Friday 2 December 2020
CALL FOR WORK
Most Significant Bytes 2005 Call for Works
Most Significant Bytes Multimedia Concert seeks electronic multimedia works for the 2005 concert. MSB seeks primarily video and sound compositions in which sound plays a crucial role (please no short narrative films). Some electronic sound-only compositions will be also be considered. For the 2005 season MSB will not accept works for live performers and electronics. Submission guidelines can be found on the MSB website at:
Note: MSB is not accepting guest artists applications for the 2005 season.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Where does radio leave us, and what future does it point to?
The legacy of radio and the arts has spawned forms of radical culture, from early Modernist notions of the “Wireless Imagination” and its subsequent vernacular tongues to Acoustic Ecology’s call for “Radical Radio” based on removing the DJ, transmission and broadcast media upsets and redistributes understandings of place, corporeality, social exchange, and the politics of information. Such instances of radicality find their counter-balance within public broadcasting, whose support of public services and cultural programming generates other forms of unique broadcasting. The relationship between sub-cultural radio and public broadcasting is at the heart of Radio Territories, as questions of culture, politics, and technology are brought to the fore. While literature and theories on and about radio have appeared intermittently, the current initiatives around digital streaming, web-radio, and podcasting demands a contemporary measuring of the radiophonic and subsequent burgeoning of new cultural forms. To address radio in the present, Radio Territories seeks to open the book on its historical, medial, and aesthetical status.
We invite proposals by theorists, artists, engineers, DJs, and historians,
which pursue a critical assessment and activation of the contemporary radio dial. Critical and creative essays will be coupled with artistic and audio projects so as to locate the territories of radio and its ever-expanding and deepening reach. While radio through the Modern period stitched together an electronic network by expanding outward, digital radio finally fulfils Marshal McLuhan’s global idea of the “extended nervous system” by networking individual lives on a cellular level. Radio is no longer out there, in the ether, but totally inside, as individual transmissions that nonetheless speak from within a crowded room. An abstract of 300 words should be submitted no later than August 15th . Final articles are due November 15th. We also encourage the submission of art and audio projects that expose the performative nature of radio. Radio Territories will contain an accompanying CD.
Abstracts and correspondence should be directed to the editors at:
Erik Granly Jensen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon LaBelle – email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS
4th European Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art
10-12 April, 2006, Budapest, Hungary
Submission Deadline: 5 November 2020
EuroGP website: http://evonet.lri.fr//eurogp2006/
EvoMUSART2006 website: http://evonet.lri.fr//eurogp2006/?page=evomusart
Exhibition website: http://evonet.lri.fr//eurogp2006/?page=art_exhibition
EvoMUSART 2006 is the fourth workshop of the EvoNet working group on Evolutionary Music and Art. Following the success of previous events and the growth of interest in the field, the main goal of EvoMUSART 2006 is to bring together researchers who are using Evolutionary Computation for artistic tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.
The workshop will be held from 10-12 April, 2006 in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the EuroGP&EvoCOP2006 event.
Accepted papers will be presented orally at the workshop and included in the EuroGP2006 conference proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
This year, the exhibition component of the workshop is entitled 'Process Revealed', and focuses on the disclosure and explanation of the processes involved in artistic creation. 'Process revealed' considers the generative, the algorithmic and the evolved in relation to analytical, performative possibilities. The submission of works for 'Process Revealed' is independent from the submission of papers.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The papers should include original and unpublished contributions related to the use of EC in the scope of the analysis, generation and interpretation of art and music. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
o Evolutionary Art Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, etc.;
o Evolutionary Music Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, etc.;
o Robotic Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
- Analysis and Interpretation
o Systems that resort to EC to perform the analysis of image, music, sound sculpture, or some other types of artistic object;
o Systems in which the analysis of artworks is used in conjunction with EC techniques to produce novel objects;
- Computer Aided Creativity
o Systems in which EC is used to promote the creativity of a human user;
o New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
o Collaborative distributed environments;
o Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
o Validation methodologies;
o New models designed to promote the creative potential of EC;
o Aesthetics, emotional response;
o Studies on the applicability of these techniques to other creativity-related areas;
Submission: 4 November 2020
Notification: 12 December 2020
Camera ready: 9 January 2021
Workshop: 10-12 April 2006
Rules and regulations:
This competition is open to composer who are less than 31 years old on
August 31st 2005, regardless of nationality or origin worldwide.
How to enter:
Composers have to send to the address indicated below not more than two works for tape solo (recorded on CD), realized not before 2003, which haven’t ever been performed in public manifestations nor awarded in other competitions. Participants are cordially invited to send besides a standard stereophonic sound file also the file for quadriphonic realization to be executed in the concluding concert (4 file mono wave or 2 file stereo wave or 1 file quadriphonic wave), showing the arrangement files. The quadriphonic version is optional.
Every piece has to be completed with a clear and complete description, both on practical than conceptual level. You're invited to send a copy of the score, if written.
The length of the work cannot be more than thirteen minutes.
The composer has to submit also a short resume, completed with personal information, postal and e-mail address.
Participation is free of charge; participants will have to cover their postal
expenses (or their material won’t be considered). The works will not be sent back. The application implies the acceptation of this regulation.
Submissions should be sent to:
Gianluca Vergani (artistic coordinator)
via Togliatti 1
26016 Spino d’Adda (CR)
The jury (Giovanni Cospito, Raffaele De Tintis, Pietro Polotti) will meet
at the beginning of September, will evaluate the works and will notify the
results before Sept. 30th 2005. Winners will be notified by mail or telegram.
For further information write to:
CALL FOR GAME PLAY
White Circle is a game for 40 participants who never meet. It was created
to consider the methods and motives for CD consumption and to document activities from the last few years.
A series of 7 white disks, most of them CDs, are sent to the participants
over 7 months, each disk in its own handmade package. Each package comes with notes and a small gift or two. Participants are required to carry out a task in order to receive the next disk. Completing the game and receiving all 7 disks can cost as little as £15 including postage fees, and you can stop playing at any time simply by not carrying out a task.
To join the game and receive your first package free of charge in August,
send your name and UK postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org where questions can also be sent. Your details will not be used for anything other than sending you the 7 packages.