Max/MSP Workshop, Charlotte New Music Festival

Max/MSP Workshop, Charlotte New Music Festival
June 10-14, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina

Description:
Intense summer workshop for musicians, composers, artists, interface designers, and people from various backgrounds that would like to improve their Max/MSP skills or learn from the start.

Instructors: Charles Nichols, Ronald Keith Parks, David Schneider

Fee: $500

Accepting applications through May 5. Apply online.

Website: http://charlottenewmusic.org/maxmsp/

Email: info [at] charlottenewmusic [dot] org

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03 2014

New World Symphony 2013 Internet2 Performing Arts Workshop

The call-for-entries seeks musical works that leverage technology
and can include everything from solo instrumentation to small
chamber ensemble. Special consideration will be given for works
leveraging advanced networking technology and collaborative-distant
performance. The selected works will be performed as part of the
New World Symphony’s (NWS) biennial Internet2 Performing Arts
Workshop, a special concert featuring multimedia compositions and
short experimental films for HD/4K video and up to seven discrete
channels of audio that will take place during the Workshop, scheduled
for April 26–27, 2014, at the New World Center in Miami Beach, FL.

Compositions for consideration must be uploaded in lower-resolution version to Vimeo.
Downmixed works should be rendered at 1080p with 2-channel audio. Multichannel Blu-
Ray, DVD-Video, and/or DVD-Audio can also be provided. Scores, where applicable,
must also be provided as a downloadable PDF file.

To submit a composition, simply send an electronic mail to both Colby Leider
(cleider (at) miami (dot) edu) and Justin Trieger (justin.trieger (at) nws (dot) edu) with a link to the
Vimeo rendering (and PDF score, if applicable). Please use the subject line “NWS
INTERNET2 SUBMISSION”. Please contact both Colby and Justin with any questions.
Submissions must be received by January 3rd, 2013.

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11 2013

2013 FEASt (Florida Electro-Acoustic Student) Festival

2013 FEASt (Florida Electro-Acoustic Student) Festival

November 15th & 16th, 2013

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th Street Miami, FL 33199


The 3rd annual FEASt Festival is seeking works for fixed media, live-electronics, laptop ensemble, and performer(s) 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. The FLEA (FIU Laptop and Electro-Acoustic) ensemble will be in residence to perform accepted works for laptop ensemble.  Submissions must arrive by October 7, 2013.


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.


Submissions selected for the concerts will also be considered for inclusion on the upcoming 2013 FEASt Festival digitally released album.


FEASt is also accepting installations. If you would like to submit an installation, please include a thorough explanation (including images and sound files) and complete the same process required for other works.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: You must be a student. 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)

•        Name of piece

•        Instrumentation (if applicable)

•        Number of audio channels

•        Technical requirements

•        Duration of piece

•        Program notes

To submit work 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.comor visit http://earscast.wordpress.com

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09 2013

SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures 2013: Negative Space

SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures 2013: Negative Space
Negative Space is the theme for this year’s SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures 2013 album project. It’s hoped the theme will inspire a rich diversity of interpretations and approaches, many not anticipated by the committee. But for reference, here are a few places in the neighborhood:
Salient –> latent. Latent –> salient.
Common practices –> uncommon practices.
Assertions –> questions. Commands –> invitations.
Objects, stories –> atmospheres, contexts.
Hamlet –> Rosencrantz & Guildenstern.
Molto serioso –> foo.
Either-or –> both-and.
The SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures series is an annual album release of fixed-media works addressing a specific theme which has been devised by the adjudication committee. The albums will be made commercially available via all major online music distributors as well as the SEAMUS website. Included composers will receive a limited number of download cards for the entire album.
All SEAMUS members are eligible and invited to submit one fixed-media composition (recordings of live performance pieces are not accepted), up to three minutes in length, to be considered for inclusion. There is no application fee. All submissions must be complete works (no works-in-progress) and must be received by August 1, 2013. Composers are responsible for all clearances and licensing required for materials they use in their submissions; SEAMUS will not pay for sample licenses of copyrighted materials. Please include brief program notes.
The adjudication committee will evaluate each submission based on the following criteria:
Adherence to the theme
Creative and coherent exploration of thematic possibilities
Musicality
Technical quality
Submission procedures:
Your submission must be a wav file, with a 44.1K sample rate and 16 bit resolution.
Your submission must be titled with your last name followed by the title of the composition, e.g. <COMPOSERLASTNAME.TITLE.wav>.
Your submission must include program notes of 300 words or less.
Program notes must be submitted in pdf format.
Program notes must contain the title of the composition, but otherwise be anonymous; the composer’s name *must not* appear in the program notes.
The program notes file must be titled in the same way as the wav file submission (e.g. <COMPOSERLASTNAME.TITLE.pdf>).
Post the wav file submission to a private or public download service (such as Dropbox, SoundCloud, YouSendIt, etc.).
Email the information below to Scott Miller at slmiller@stcloudstate.edu, with the Subject header: SEAMUS Miniatures SUBMISSION, before 11:59 pm August 1, 2013
- Composer(s) name(s) (collaborative works are acceptable)
- Contact information (email and phone)
- Submission title
- Directions for downloading the submission wav file
- PDF of program notes as an attachment

Negative Space is the theme for this year’s SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures 2013 album project. It’s hoped the theme will inspire a rich diversity of interpretations and approaches, many not anticipated by the committee. But for reference, here are a few places in the neighborhood:

Salient –> latent. Latent –> salient.

Common practices –> uncommon practices.

Assertions –> questions. Commands –> invitations.

Objects, stories –> atmospheres, contexts.

Hamlet –> Rosencrantz & Guildenstern.

Molto serioso –> foo.

Either-or –> both-and.

The SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures series is an annual album release of fixed-media works addressing a specific theme which has been devised by the adjudication committee. The albums will be made commercially available via all major online music distributors as well as the SEAMUS website. Included composers will receive a limited number of download cards for the entire album.

All SEAMUS members are eligible and invited to submit one fixed-media composition (recordings of live performance pieces are not accepted), up to three minutes in length, to be considered for inclusion. There is no application fee. All submissions must be complete works (no works-in-progress) and must be received by August 1, 2013. Composers are responsible for all clearances and licensing required for materials they use in their submissions; SEAMUS will not pay for sample licenses of copyrighted materials. Please include brief program notes.

The adjudication committee will evaluate each submission based on the following criteria:

Adherence to the theme

Creative and coherent exploration of thematic possibilities

Musicality

Technical quality

Submission procedures:

Your submission must be a wav file, with a 44.1K sample rate and 16 bit resolution.

Your submission must be titled with your last name followed by the title of the composition, e.g. <COMPOSERLASTNAME.TITLE.wav>.

Your submission must include program notes of 300 words or less.

Program notes must be submitted in pdf format.

Program notes must contain the title of the composition, but otherwise be anonymous; the composer’s name *must not* appear in the program notes.

The program notes file must be titled in the same way as the wav file submission (e.g. <COMPOSERLASTNAME.TITLE.pdf>).

Post the wav file submission to a private or public download service (such as Dropbox, SoundCloud, YouSendIt, etc.).

Email the information below to Scott Miller at slmiller (at) stcloudstate (dot) edu, with the Subject header: SEAMUS Miniatures SUBMISSION, before 11:59 pm August 1, 2013

- Composer(s) name(s) (collaborative works are acceptable)

- Contact information (email and phone)

- Submission title

- Directions for downloading the submission wav file

- PDF of program notes as an attachment

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05 2013

Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013

Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music
and introducing:
Giga-Hertz-Award for Sound Art – Sound as medium of visual arts

In 2007, the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and the SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO inaugurated the annual Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music. The Giga-Hertz-Award aims at composers working in the fields of electronic and acousmatic music. With a total prize money of 94.000 € the Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music and – for the first time – sound art is one of the most highly endowed awards of the genre. A Grand Prize and four Special Prizes are awarded once a year by an international jury.

For the first time awards will also be given in the category “Sound Art – Sound as medium of visual arts”. Next to a Grand Prize for lifetime achievement endowed with 15.000 €, up to four Special Prizes worth 8.000 € each will be awarded. Honored will be works that break up the time limitation and linear structure of music and complement the tonal with visual and spatial elements, e.g. a sound installation,
a sound sculpture etc.

The four internationally oriented Special Prizes of 8.000 € aim to initiate and support new projects, and are geared to composers of electronic and acousmatic music.

In 2013 again innovative ideas within the field of electronic and acousmatic music will be honored. The application takes place in two steps:
A reference piece not older than five years and not longer than 20 minutes should be submitted. This work forms the basis of the valuation for the jury and should clearly make use of electronic,
technical means. It also should be ensured that such a piece could be performed without much technical effort.

For the work that is to be realized, it is desirable to submit a project design.

Some of the reference pieces of the awardees will be presented during the IMATRONIC Festival in November 2013. The new compositions and works will be presented for the first time within the framework of the IMATRONIC Festival to be held at the ZKM in the autumn of 2014. Any further information on how to apply can be found here: www.giga-hertz-preis.de

The Grand Prize of 15.000 € honors the artistic achievements of outstanding composers and is not awarded as part of a public competition but, selected by jury nomination.

The Giga-Hertz-Award is granted in honor of the world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894), who taught at the Karlsruhe technical university where he discovered electromagnetic waves at the end of the nineteenth century.

The award for electronic and acousmatic composition is unique in Germany and underlines the importance of electronic music: the award is supported by the most important German studios for electronic music: the SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO in Freiburg and the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics (IMA) in Karlsruhe. The Giga-Hertz-Award for Sound Art is an initiative of the ZKM |
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie.

www.giga-hertz-preis.de

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05 2013

CMU Manager of Audio Productions

Manages audio resources and audio productions of the School of Music, administers digital audio teaching laboratories, and serves as producer and engineer for CMU’s White Pine Music label. The Audio Production Manager collaborates with the Director of Music Events, Music Performance Hall Manager, and Piano Technician, as a member of the School of Music Event production and facility management team. Maintenance of audio and recording facilities. Recording guest artist, faculty, and student concerts, recitals, and special events. Manage intellectual rights and permissions. Train, schedule, and supervise student recording assistants. Provide audio-related assistance to music faculty. Plan and manage software and hardware purchasing, repair, replacement, and inventory within an allocated budget.

Required qualifications include bachelor’s degree or equivalent; thorough understanding of current audio recording theory and practice, as well as facility with professional audio and multimedia hardware and software; successful production experience in live sound reinforcement, multi-track recording, sound synthesis, multimedia, and/or related areas; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work with external constituents, and function successfully as part of a collaborative team; ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.

Desired qualifications include bachelor’s degree or equivalent training in music and/or audio technology
Qualifications to teach music technology courses; Professional experience in commercial recording facilities. Wage: Salary Commensurate with Candidate Experience. Hours: Primarily Mon-Fri (8-5); evening/weekends as necessary. Screening begins immediately and continues until filled.

Applicants must apply on-line at www.jobs.cmich.edu. CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly & actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see www.cmich.edu/aaeo/).

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04 2013

Call for Papers: Game Sound and Music

The Soundtrack journal is soliciting articles for a special issue devoted to sound and music in games. How is the soundtrack of games similar to or different from that of film or other time-based image? What new approaches to loop-based composition have been developed? How does sound scale, from smart phone game apps to immersive home environments? What are the implications for pedagogy, when sound design programs have traditionally been developed in relation to film and video? These and other questions are fair game for this special themed issue.

The Soundtrack is a multi-disciplinary journal which brings together research in the area of sound and music in relation to moving image. We are calling for articles from a range of approaches – theoretical, historical, industrial, aesthetic or technological – that fit the theme of ‘Game Sound and Music.’ Professional sound designers and composers are also invited to submit.

Contributions (5000–6000 words for major papers, 1000–3000 words for reviews and shorter articles) should include original work of a research or developmental nature and/or proposed new methods or ideas that are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued. We also welcome relevant book reviews and artist statements (up to 1000 words). Articles should be formatted according to the Intellect Style Guide, which can be downloaded from: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/page/index,name=journalresources/

Submissions should be submitted as Word files, and include abstract, keywords and short bio, references in Harvard format, endnotes rather than footnotes, and emailed to info@cinesonika.com

Deadline for submissions: June 1st 2013.

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02 2013

Faculty Positions at IUPUI

The Music and Arts Technology Department at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will be hiring two tenure track professors to begin August 2013. Please see the position descriptions below. The first position is for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Technology and the second is for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Music/Coordinator of Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles in the MAT Department. Both positions call for strong research and technology skills. The screening of applications will commence on February 15, 2013. Please visit the Department of Music and Arts Technology website: http://music.iupui.edu/.

1. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Indiana University Department of Music and Arts Technology
FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: Tenure-Track Faculty in Music Technology
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor based upon qualifications
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Appointment: Effective August 2013

More info: http://music.iupui.edu/news/2013/01/faculty-position-announcement/

2. Music and Arts Technology
Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis
MUSIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Performing Ensembles

More info: http://music.iupui.edu/news/2013/01/music-faculty-position-announcement/

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01 2013

ATHENS SLINGSHOT Call for Artworks

****Deadline Extended to December 15, 2012****
Call for completed or proposed new works to be presented during Athens Slingshot, March 8 and 9, 2013, in Athens, Georgia (USA).  The event highlights non-traditional art forms: interactivity, new genres, social media, performance, sound, site works and locative works, especially works integrated with the urban environment.  Site specific proposals are encouraged.  Slingshot is also accepting fixed media (video and sound).  Artists from around the world will present work in a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues within a 3 block area of downtown Athens.
****NEW: Festival site in Google Maps and Streetview****
ATHENS SLINGSHOT, the new showcase for independent music and innovative art in Athens, Ga, takes over downtown on March 8 and 9, 2013. Spread over two-nights and three city blocks, Slingshot spotlights local and national bands in the music capital of the Southeast, and presents boundary pushing artwork throughout the urban environment.  Slingshot also features industry talks with producers, promoters and media companies, mobile recording units documenting the performances, and much more.
More information at AthensSlingshot.com
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11 2012

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition

Department

Music

Responsibilities

Teach music theory and aural skills in the department’s core curriculum
including Form and Analysis and Instrumentation/Orchestration. Teach in
and coordinate the composition emphasis of the B.A. Music degree.
Continued professional development,
active student recruitment, and student
advising expected.

Requirements

Doctorate in music theory or composition by September 2013. Evidence of
successful undergraduate classroom teaching in music theory. Evidence of
potential for significant scholarly and/or creative work. A record of
performances, commissions, and/or publications of original compositions.

Preferences

Preference to candidates with composition and/or teaching experience in
concert music and one or more of the following (or other related areas):
Jazz, Electronic Music, Popular/Commercial Music, and music incorporating
other media (film music, etc.).

Starting Date

September 1, 2013

Salary

Competitive

Application Deadline

December 7 or until filled

How to Apply

Send letter of application; three current letters of
recommendation; philosophy of teaching statement; audio CD (DVD if
multimedia work) recording of two original compositions and printed score
for each (if applicable); list of five references (with addresses, e-mail
and phone information); and transcripts – official or photocopy to:

Chair, Music Theory and Composition Search Committee,
Department of Music
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8636
.
920.424.7027
martine@uwosh.edu

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.

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11 2012