SoundImageSound 9 Call for Works

January 31 – February 1, 2013

Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Submission Deadline – Monday, December 3, 2012

After spending the last year in Japan, SoundImageSound returns for its 9th season featuring the creative work of artists who bridge sound and visual image in an experience of multi/inter-media.

Following on the success of SoundImageSound 8, this year’s festival will again present concerts of both fixed media works – computer sound and projected video; and performance pieces – live acoustic instruments and/or computer with visual media.

Special performances will include:

~ Works from CALF – independent animators from Japan

~ The premiere of a work for saxophones and computer featuring animation by Celia Eid

Works may be submitted in one of two categories -

~ Fixed Media: Video with multi-channel audio – multiple screens.

~ Live Performance: Video with live acoustic instruments and/or computer music.

Instruments available for performance consideration include violin, flute, bassoon, saxophone, and piano. Solo works are preferred. Composers wishing to submit pieces for other instruments or live laptop performance must supply their own performers. All submitted works must in some way include visual elements.

For complete submission information go to: http://go.pacific.edu/conservatory/SoundImageSound

Questions: rcoburn (at) pacific (dot) edu

January 31 – February 1, 2013
Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Submission Deadline (Arrival date) – Monday, December 3, 2012
After spending the last year in Japan, SoundImageSound returns for its 9th season featuring the
creative work of artists who bridge sound and visual image in an experience of multi/inter-media.
Following on the success of SoundImageSound 8, this year’s festival will again present concerts of
both fixed media works – computer sound and projected video; and performance pieces – live
acoustic instruments and/or computer with visual media.
Special performances will include:
~ Works from CALF – independent animators from Japan
~ The premiere of a work for saxophones and computer featuring animation by Celia Eid
Works may be submitted in one of two categories -
~ Fixed Media: Video with multi-channel audio – multiple screens.
~ Live Performance: Video with live acoustic instruments and/or computer music.
Instruments available for performance consideration include violin, flute, bassoon,
saxophone, and piano.
Solo works are preferred.
Composers wishing to submit pieces for other instruments or live laptop performance must supply
their own performers.
All submitted works must in some way include visual elements.
For complete submission information go to:
http://go.pacific.edu/conservatory/SoundImageSound
Questions: rcoburn@pacific.edu
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11 2012

UNT: Assistant Professor in Composition

Duties: Teach composition lessons and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Courses will include orchestration, composition seminar, and may also include courses in other areas within the candidate’s specialization. Maintain a public profile as a composer and participate in academic activities.

Qualifications: An active composer of concert music with an established career of national note, or evidence of potential for such recognition, such as major prizes or awards. Teaching experience at an advanced level is required.  The candidate must hold an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, or must have established a record of performances by top-tier performing ensembles sufficient for it to be considered in lieu of earned doctorate.

Rank, Salary: Full-time, tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 28, 2013

Materials: All applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu.  Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to four representative scores (in pdf format as “Sample Publications” or “Other Document”), statements of creative/research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.  Audio and video recordings may not be uploaded to this website, but should be posted on a personal/professional website or sent to Dr. Joseph Klein at the address below.  Electronic submission of recordings and scores is strongly encouraged.

Application: All applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu; questions about the online application procedure may be directed to vpaa@unt.edu.

Direct all other inquiries to:
Composition Search
c/o Dr. Joseph Klein, search committee chair
UNT College of Music
1155 Union Circle #311367
Denton, TX  76203-5017

Email: joseph.klein@unt.edu

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 12, 2012; the search will remain open until the position has been closed.

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10 2012

FEASt Call for Works

FEASt (Florida Electro-Acoustic Student) Festival
November 17th, 2012
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Submissions must arrive by October 24th, 2012

The 5 th FEASt Festival (also the first time FEASt is an annual event) is seeking works for fixed media, live-electronics, and performer with fixed media. Works with a video component will also be considered provided that the video component is clearly documented and can be projected with our equipment.

Pieces for up to eight channels will be considered. Preference will be given to works under 10 minutes in duration. Selected composers are responsible for providing performers and are expected to attend the concert.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit works for consideration by email as an mp3 file with the following information provided:

* Name of composer
* Name of School Affiliation + Year in School (e.g., Freshman, Grad Student)
* Contact information (email & phone #)
* Name of piece
* Instrumentation
* Number of audio channels
* Technical requirements
* Duration of piece
* Program notes

Submit works electronically, please e-mail an mp3 or a link to the file with the above information in the body of the e-mail tofeastfest@gmail.com.

For more information or questions, e-mail feastfest@gmail.com

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10 2012

Call for Multimedia Works (Sound & Video)

This call is open to all current SEAMUS members. Preference will be giving to works where the composer/artist is responsible for both sonic and visual elements.

Selected works will be presented as part of the CSU, Sacramento Festival of New American Music on Monday, November 5. Additional gallery performances will occur at Sacramento City College and San Joaquin Delta College during the 2012 – 2013 academic year.

Works may be submitted as an Internet link, DVD/BD, or computer file (h.264 .mp4 format perferred). Please include contact information and a short biography with your submission.

Submissions should arrive by Friday, September 28, 2012

Send or email submissions to:

John Villec
Sacramento City College
414 22nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Attn: FeNAM – SEAMUS

Email: john.villec@scc.losrios.edu

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08 2012

Music Technology Specialist at University of Richmond

The University of Richmond has an opening for a Music Technology Specialist.

The Music Technology Lab is a 17-station Macintosh-based facility in the Music Department that supports composition, arranging, music theory and electroacoustic music classes. The Lab and the attached Project Studio are also used to record student, faculty and visiting performers.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update computer hardware and software, audio hardware in Music Technology Lab and Project Studio (15 station Macintosh lab, as well as two servers)
  • Schedule and supervise recordings of Modlin Center and Music Department Concerts
  • Record, edit and master student audition tapes and faculty performances or related projects
  • Assist faculty in use of Music Technology Lab for their classes
  • Train student employees in use of audio equipment
  • Assist students in the use of the lab
  • Assist in live performances that incorporate technology

Apply online at https://www.urjobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1345765203477

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08 2012

SoundCrawl 2012 Call for Works

Picture a beautiful night in Nashville when all the galleries are open. Beautiful people, drinks in hand, drift from one gallery to another to experience the best the city has to offer in visual art. Now imagine that at various points along the way something new as been added, an opportunity to experience a new kind of art, art that you HEAR… sound art.

So in between the experience of the visual arts, artists and guests alike gather to listen to…a rhythmic beat of water drops… or a dizzying immersion of the sound of coins moving through space…synthetic audio wrapping around, tickling the eardrums of a city.

Soundcrawl is pleased to announce its return for a fourth sonic immersion of Music City. The events will take place in downtown Nashville from October 6-13th at various locations including the historic Arcade building, Brick Factory Nashville, and the Blackbox theatre at Belmont University.

New this year will be the festival’s home base at Brick Factory Nashville, which will allow our fixed media works and installations to be up all week. The festival will kick off October 6th with our annual Mainstage at the First Saturday Artcrawl at the historic Arcade Building. Also new this year will be prizes for the top works (as determined by a blind jury).

about the ArtCrawl: (from www.artatthearcade.com):Every first Saturday of the month, the historic Arcade in downtown Nashville comes to life with over one thousand visitors. Multiple galleries open their doors to avid art lovers as well as anyone else that is just curious to see what the Gallery Crawl is all about. Art at the Arcade is a collective organization that hosts an assortment of contemporary artists from throughout the world to Nashville.

CALL FOR WORKS:

Soundcrawl welcomes new media submissions from composers, video artists, sound engineers, sound artists & tinkerers from every corner of the world. If it’s adventurous, beautiful, artistic and “plugs in.” we’d love to hear it! Video works, installation art and live performances are also welcome.

Length: 15 minutes or less.

GENRES: We accept anything in a fixed digital file, and try to cover our bases for the streams of activity as we see them: synthesis, music concrete, soundscapes & poetry. We also present video art, interactive pieces/installations, and live performances.

FILE TYPE: only .aif audio files titled LASTNAME_TITLE.aif will be accepted. Multichannel works should be clearly labeled and sent in a .zip folder.

Video files should be .mov files also titled LASTNAME_TITLE.mov

DEADLINE: The Call for Works is open until July 1st, 2012. Submitting artists will be notified by September 1st, 2012 and are welcome to attend.

RESIDENCY: there is no residency requirement.

FEES: there is a $5 fee per work submitted.

DISTINCTIVES: SoundCrawl presents the technical specifications of each work selected. Please provide information regarding DAW platform, plugin families, make and model of microphones, etc.

RIGHTS/PERMISSIONS: We produce audio compilations of every festival for sale to help offset costs. We also stream selected works online, and are developing additional avenues to make these incredible works available to an even broader audience. We ask for your permission to include your submitted works in these efforts. We remain committed to the livelihood of our artists through media exposure and commissions, but have found that the administrative costs far outweigh the benefits of managing and distributing royalties. (We tracked and paid royalties our first year and no artist was due more than $1 USD) If you are an artist with representation or an existing distribution deal, feel free to opt out, and we will honor your contracts by omitting your work from the compilations.

NEW THIS YEAR: Prizes!
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we’re pleased to announce the following prizes and categories for the 2012 Festival:

Sound Art: a Zoom H4n and a digital subscription to Electronic Musician

Binaural Audio Miniature: Sennheiser HD280 Headphones and Electronic Musician

Resident Nashville Artist: A one year membership to Brick Factory Nashville and Electronic Musician

Live Performance with Technology: A free copy of Weiv and Electronic Musician

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK

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05 2012

Professorial Lecturer in Audio Technology (full-time)

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks a full-time, one-year faculty member in Audio Technology at the rank of either Professorial Lecturer or, for research-active candidates, Assistant Professor. The position may be renewed pending budgetary approval. Applicants should have the ability to teach courses in one or more of the following specializations: music recording and production, live sound, sound for film, broadcast audio, and audio equipment and system design. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in audio technology, student advising and mentoring, graduate thesis advising, and participation in departmental service activities. A Bachelor’s degree in audio technology or a related discipline with significant professional experience and accomplishment will be considered; a graduate degree in audio technology or a related discipline is preferred.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on May 7 and continue until filled. Send to: Audio Technology Search, Department of Performing Arts/Katzen Ctr, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016-8053, or e-mail materials to streeks@american.edu. American University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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04 2012

The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat

The Walden School is pleased to announce its Creative Musicians Retreat, to be held June 9-17, 2012 at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.   Designed for composers, improvisers and performers (18+), the workshop will allow participants to engage in creative music-making through musicianship, composition, improvisation, computer music, choral singing and more.  All participants will have the opportunity to write for the Ensemble-in-Residence, the Wet Ink Ensemble. James Mobberley will be the 2012 Composer-in-Residence.  For more information, please visit our website:  http://waldenschool.org/creative-musicians-retreat or email us at retreat@waldenschool.org.


More information about our Composer-in-Residence, James Mobberley: http://conservatory.umkc.edu/faculty-profile.cfm?id=50
More information about the Ensemble-in-Residence, WetInk: http://wetink.org/
Deadlines: March 30 and April 27

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03 2012

31st IAWM Search for New Music by Women Composers 2012 Competition

Receipt Deadline: March 15, 2012

Ruth Anderson Prize ($1,000)
Commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic music
To apply, submit a detailed proposal of the sound installation. The project must be completed within 12 months of notification of the award. The prize may include the opportunity to work with a mentor who has previous installation experience. The winner will receive the award money after submitting a report to IAWM following the public showing of the completed installation. Location of the installation may be, but is not restricted to, an IAWM annual concert or congress.

Theodore Front Prize ($300)
(minimum age – twenty-two)
Chamber and orchestral works
Sponsored by Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.

Miriam Gideon Prize ($500)
(minimum age – fifty)
Works for solo voice and one to five instruments

Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize ($500)
(minimum age – forty)
Works for piano trio or quartet, or any combination of 4 instruments drawing from woodwinds, strings, and piano. The work must be unpublished with no professional performance.
Given by Harvey Glickman in memory of his wife and supported by the Hildegard Institute.

Libby Larsen Prize ($200)
(must be currently enrolled in school)
Works for any medium

New Genre Prize ($200)
For innovation in form or style, including improvisation, multimedia, use of non-traditional notation. If no score is used, a description of the work and its structure must accompany the audio CD or DVD.

Pauline Oliveros Prize ($150)
Works for electro-acoustic media

PatsyLu Prize ($500)
(for women of color and/or lesbians)
Works for any medium

Judith Lang Zaimont Prize ($400)
(minimum age – thirty, whose music has not yet been recorded or published)
Extended instrumental compositions: large solo or chamber works

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize ($200)
(maximum age – twenty-one)
Works for any medium

Each prize category has its own monetary award as indicated.

Competition Requirements and Rules:

Contestants must be IAWM members or must join before entering ($55.00 individual, $30 student, $45 senior 65 and over). If you are not a member, include a check for membership with your submission or follow the instructions on the IAWM website for becoming a member and paying via Paypal. Paying online via Paypal is recommended to avoid problems cashing checks, especially for members outside the United States.

For current members, remember that the membership year begins January 1. Please check that your dues are up-to-date for 2012.

IMPORTANT: If you are not a member, your entry will not be considered

A composer may submit only one piece in any given year in only one chosen category. Please do not send more than one composition total. Winners of previous SNM Awards cannot apply for two years subsequent to their award (for 2012, this includes winners of the 2010 and 2011 competitions). There is no restriction on submissions for those who received honorable mentions.

The work submitted must be unpublished by a major publishing house and must have won no prior awards at the time of entry in the competition. Self-published works are allowed. For the Zaimont Prize, the work must also have no plans to be professionally recorded when it is submitted. The Glickman Prize requires the work to be unpublished and unperformed.

No scores or recordings will be returned.

IAWM reserves the right to withhold an award, should the judging panel so recommend.

Contact the Search for New Music Coordinator with questions by sending email tosnm@iawm.org. For 2012, the coordinator is Pamela Marshall.

More Information:

For more information, see http://www.iawm.org/snm_2012.htm

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02 2012

Florida State Festival of New Music Call for Scores

The Florida State University College of Music announces the Sixteenth Biennial

Festival of New Music

With Special Guest Composer: Zhou Long

January 31 – February 2, 2013

CALL FOR SCORES

Composers are invited to submit compositions for consideration. Preference will be given to recent works. Student compositions are encouraged. Electroacoustic submissions in stereo or multi-channel sound, as well as those works employing live performance with instruments/ electronics and works that involve projected visual media (film, animation), must be submitted in recorded formats.

Composers, please send the following:

• Scores. Include two hard copies and one digital copy of each score with timings and dates. No more than two different works may be submitted.

• Parts. For works requiring more than six performers please guarantee immediate availability of performance materials.

• Biographical information. 200 words or less.

• Recordings. One compact disc audio recording and one digital MP3 of submitted works on a separate compact disc.

• Cover sheet. On a separate sheet, include your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, title of work(s) with instrumentation, duration, and date of composition. Please identify if you are a student composer.

• Return of materials. If you would like your materials returned, include a self addressed stamped envelope with postage. Receipt of materials will be confirmed by email.

Postmark Deadline for Submissions is June 1, 2012

Address submissions to:

Festival of New Music
Attn: Leo Welch, Associate Dean
College of Music, The Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180
U.S.A.

www.music.fsu.edu/FNM2013

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