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 Pataphysics
Uavtape are currently working with various writers, scientists and illustrators for P!!
P!! is a patazine... a pataphysics magazine. If you have research or artwork that you would like to contribute to UAVTAPE - please contact email@example.com
Third International Recorder Race 2006
WE WANT YOU FOR WORLDRECORDER!
Third International Recorder Race 2006
After the grand success of the races held in Munich in 2003 and 2004, it's all happening again in 2006 in sight of Dortmund's Westfalen-Stadion: screw on the wheels and off we go, fast forwarding to the starting line, driven by nothing but the motor that used to spool magnetic tape.
No matter if it's a Walkman or Boombox classic, recorder racing is not just about speed. A further important criterion in selecting the Weltrekorder 2006 is the quality of style, design and performance of both the vehicle and it's team. To award points for this overall grandezza there will again be a highly competent international jury of prominent representatives from the fields of design, art, politics, and racing sports.
Born from the idea 'How does one actually recycle obsolete technologies?' this competition is a sports event in which a growing number of enthusiastic friends of recorder racing meet and set up their fabulous racer. Unbelievable creativity and a real sporting spirit go up against one another.
So, why don't you bring your old tape recorders out of the basement, arm up your soldering gun, and fast forward to the Recorder Race of 2006!
Final signup cut-off date: Friday, May 27th 2006
Important information, racing regulations, sign-up forms, and tips and tricks can be found at www.rekorderrennen.de
Rekorderrennen 2006 is generously supported by Fonds Soziokultur
Major new commissioning scheme and New Producers Network launched to give the opportunity for an innovative new music project to be created,
developed and performed by three key arts organisations in the South
Deadline for applications Friday 28 April 2021
Winner to be announced June 2006
World premiere performances Spring 2007
Application packs can be downloaded from the www.realiSElive.com from
February 1st 2006
Oxford Contemporary Music, Turner Sims Concert Hall and South Hill Park are launching an exciting new initiative for a new music project to be
commissioned, developed and performed in Oxford, Southampton and
Bracknell. The RealiSE Live scheme, supported by Arts Council England,
is offering professional musicians the chance to have a new work funded
and presented by the New Producers Network, a consortium of three major music promoters in the South East of England set up to support the
production of new music commissions outside of the London area. The New Producers Network are keen to hear from both new and established
artists, based in the UK or abroad, with high quality and innovative
ideas for creating a new work that will capture the imagination of their
audiences and stretch the possibilities for each venue. RealiSE Live is
a major new opportunity for artists and producers to develop alongside
each other, supporting the creative process and creating a significant
new work that will tour three major venues in the South East in spring
RealiSE Live invites ideas for new work which
- is an original piece of music (existing work will not be considered)
- is of the highest quality
- is an innovative new work in jazz, folk, electronica or any field of
- has the potential to capture the imagination of the venue audiences
- stretches the ability of the performers but also each venue
- is able to tour three different venues of varying scale and technical
RealiSE Live welcomes submissions from individual artists, collectives,
agents and managers. The artist/composer must be prepared to work
closely with the New Producers Network to realise their project.
The New Producers Network and what they do:
OCM. Oxford Contemporary Music has been building a reputation for its
high quality and innovative programme for over a decade. Using a whole
range of venues in the city, OCM currently stages around 30 contemporary music events per year including many commissions and premieres. The scale of the venues OCM uses goes from the Café under Modern Art Oxford which houses 100 people to the Oxford Playhouse which houses 600.
South Hill Park, Bracknell, is one of the South East s most vibrant and
adventurous arts centres, with a programme of international festivals,
new commissions and premiers across the art-forms involving theatre,
circus, visual arts and music in a multi-purpose venue with 7 or more
different possible spaces.
Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton is one of the major music venues
in the South of England. Offering stunning natural acoustics, Turner
Sims presents an annual programme of prestigious music events in a wide range of genres with emphasis on classical music, contemporary jazz, world music and folk.
For further press information please contact:
National press: Maija Handover / mhpr 020 7377 2831, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional press: Satu Teppo / mhpr 020 7377 2529, email@example.com
Wake Up Call
Wake Up Call is a public art project that maintains the intimacy of a private experience.
Wake Up Call is currently accepting submissions of any artwork able to be transmitted through telephony. Exhibition runs through Jan 07. Submission deadline is May 1st 2006. All genres will be considered: no thematic, content, or stylistic requirements need be met though the works will undergo a juried process. Please see the website for technical specifications: http://www.tele-art.org. Exhibition runs through Jan 07. Submission deadline is May 1st 2006.
Wake Up Call steals from whoever invented the hotel wake-up call and also from robot telemarketers. It lets a person, any person, move from sleep to wakefulness via a sound, a poem, a song of the person's choosing. It lets a person move from being acted upon by technology to using technology to be an actor - an agent in a poetic mission.
The interactive loop of this project is simple: users pick an audio artwork from a menu on the website, schedules the call (time of day that day, a week, a month in advance, etc), and adds a personal, unique message. The Wake Up Call software stores the user's desire and carries it out through auto-dial and code-to-speech conversion. When art whispers in your ear, everybody wins.
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]
Acousmatic Music Competition: Metamorphoses
c/o Musiques & Recherches
Place de Ransbeck 3 - B 1380 Ohain, Belgium
Fax: 322 3510094 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.