Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, will take place from June 4 -10, 2012 at the University at Buffalo. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of his/her pieces performed during the festival. Evening performances feature faculty composers, resident ensembles and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music.
Theme: Listening to the World Listening
Composers, sound artists, and sonification researchers are invited to create sonifications for the ICAD 2012 sonification competition.
This competition adopts the theme ‘Listening to the World Listening’ as it challenges us to explore what we can learn about listening through the analysis and sonification of social media data about listening.
There is no static data set for this competition; instead, entrants are invited to use a set of data APIs to obtain social media listening data. Use of a Twitter Music Trends data feed, which aggregates music listening data from Twitter by artist, is required. Entrants may optionally gather related data about the tweets themselves from the Twitter API, and about the referenced artists from the MusicBrainz and Echo Nest APIs. Detailed information about each API is included in the full call at http://distributedmusic.gatech.edu/icad/.
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2012
Notification of finalists: April 1, 2012
Sonifications may be fixed-media audio files, interactive software programs or web sites, smartphone apps, musical performances, or sound installations. They may sonify the data in real time or out of real time. They may work with as little as a single set of fifty artists from Twitter Music Trends or as much as several months worth of data collected across all of the APIs.
Submissions must include an audio or video recording, no more than five minutes in length, of the complete sonification, excerpts from the sonification, or documentation of the sonification, as appropriate. Submissions must also include a 2-4 page statement, following the ICAD 2012 paper template, that describes the techniques used to create the sonification and the motivations behind them.
All questions should be addressed to Jason Freeman, ICAD 2012 Music Chair.
ART342 is now accepting artist-in-residence applications for 14 week and 6 week residencies in 2012.
On-line application: https://art342.slideroom.com/
Deadline for all Summer and Fall 2012 residencies: February 1, 2012
ART342 offers 14-week and 6-week residencies to emerging and established artists, writers and composers. Studios, a kiln and basic equipment are available for most visual artists, including ceramicists. Quiet spaces exist for creative or scholarly writers. The composer’s studio is outfitted with a Steinway B, computers and software for writing and recording.
Awards for accepted applicants include 24-hour access to free studios, living space and a modest stipend. Residents are responsible for personal expenses and travel to and from the site.
Situated in a semi-rural area, ART342 is just 6 miles north of Historic Old Town in Fort Collins. Up to 7 studios and 5 living spaces are maintained as private places for creative work. Pets, children, visitors and partners are strongly discouraged.
$30 application fee
For more information regarding application and residency details, visit: www.art342.org
Composit is a new international summer festival for composers of new music. For its first edition, the Composit new music festival will take place from July 2nd through 12th 2012 in the enchanting Villa Battistini located in the beautiful hills surrounding the city of Rieti, Italy, 50 miles outside of Rome.
Tristan Murail and Joshua Fineberg, the two leading figures of the spectral movement, will work with participating composers in individual lessons, group seminars and master-classes. Seminars will feature presentations and discussions of the participants’ works and master-classes will address issues of contemporary aesthetics, instrumental techniques, orchestration, analysis and computer assisted composition. All courses will be taught in English.
Additionally, each composer will work closely with the ensemble in residence, L`Arsenale. Rehearsals and workshops with the ensemble will form an integral part of the course and will be led by the senior composers. There will be two public evening concerts featuring a work by each of the participants, as well as works by the senior faculty members.
The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a two-year position in the Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) Department beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach experimental composition focusing on technological media and interdisciplinary collaboration; teach a course in analog and digital studio techniques, DAW, basic recording, history of electro-acoustic music, and repertoire; teach courses in digital sound synthesis, Max/MSP/Jitter, and other areas related to multimedia practice (video, installation, interactive performance, etc.); mentor students on artistic, academic, and professional matters; and participate in committees, meetings, and activities of the TIMARA Department.
Requirements: Doctorate degree in composition or computer music or equivalent experience with a body of creative work and research that represents a dedication to the production of innovative music; demonstrated achievement in digital and analog signal processing, sound synthesis, and interactive music systems; teaching experience in electronic and computer music composition in both private-study and classroom settings; and demonstrated ability to work effectively within a dynamic artistic community.
For more information, see http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=3737960
The 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) will be held June 18-22, 2012, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1st International Conference on Auditory Display. Since 1992, ICAD has been the premier international venue for the dissemination and discussion of work related to the science, art, and practice of sound as a communicative display. Through its active Sonification Lab and Center for Music Technology, Georgia Tech is pleased to host ICAD’s vibrant community of researchers and practitioners on its campus.
Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, and Discussion Panels
The organizing committee seeks proposals for workshops, tutorials, and panel discussions. Workshops and special sessions will be held June 17, 2012. Please send brief (1 page) proposals for workshops to the General Chair, Bruce Walker (email@example.com) by November 15, 2011. Proposals should include the name(s) and full contact information for the panel chair (or co-chairs), a brief overview of the content of the proposed session, an estimated number of participants, and a list of relevant logistical needs for conducting the session (e.g., requirements for computer or audio equipment, etc.).
For more information, see http://icad2012.icad.org/
Tenure – Track Faculty, Audio for Visual Media
Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.
The Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics is seeking applications for a Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty position, beginning Fall 2012. The Department offers a comprehensive undergraduate education in acoustics, audio design and production, audio for visual media, and live and installed sound systems, supplemented by a strong Liberal Arts component. Our current department curriculum may be reviewed at the following link:
Duties & Responsibilities
Principal duties include:
- Teach and mentor undergraduates, and develop new curriculum.
- Work closely with the Film & Video, Theater, Interactive Arts & Media and Broadcast Departments to maintain and develop the Audio for Visual Media program.
- Serve on college and departmental committees.
- Advise students within the major.
- Engage, with distinction, in creative and/or scholarly activities in the field, as appropriate for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment.
Minimum Education & Experience:
- Extensive experience in one or more of the following fields: Audio/Sound Design for Visual and Dramatic Media, including production and/or post-production engineering for film, broadcast, theater, or multi-media, including games, and other interactive digital media.
- Advanced (required) or terminal (preferred) degree in a field relevant to the position. (Recent graduates must demonstrate exceptional promise, as assessed by the search committee, in lieu of extensive professional and teaching experience).
- Substantial breadth and depth of knowledge and professional experience, which can be documented by a record of significant portfolio, publication or other professional experience.
- Fluency in general audio theory and practice.
- Demonstrated record of teaching.
All applicants must apply online at https://employment.colum.edu/ (Job ID 100246).
IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that COMBINES your COVER LETTER, CV, and BRIEF STATEMENT ABOUT TEACHING INTERESTS AND PHILOSOPHY; do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.docx, or PDF ONLY.
Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. In addition, please submit 3 blind letters of reference via US mail to:
Audio Arts & Acoustics Faculty Search
c/o Elliott Scott
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996
Review of submissions begins December 1, 2011.
If you experience technical difficulties please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not contact the hiring department or search committee for assistance. No phone calls or hard copy materials please.
Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.
For more information, please visit us at: www.COLUM.edu
The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers is pleased to announce the third annual competition for new choral works. The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers—a world-class choral music ensemble led by renowned artistic director Simon Carrington—engages and enriches audiences through concerts, recordings, and educational programs.
1. Composers of any age, of any nationality, are invited to submit up to two works for mixed chamber singers.
2. Duration should not exceed 8 minutes.
3. Works should be unaccompanied but pieces requiring an obbligato monophonic instrument may also be considered.
4. Works for mixed voices and electronics will be considered. Technology capabilities include: diffusion over 1-8 channels, with available subwoofer channel (8.1 maximum); Mac Intel 8-core with Pro Tools HD3|Accel & 192I/O, Logic Studio, Max 5 and Max/MSP 4.6.3 + Jitter 1.5; Mac laptops; Playback via CD, DVD, DVD-A, DAT, sound file; Yamaha DM1000v2 mixer, microphones, outboard equipment, etc. This list is not exhaustive; feel free to contact the organizers with any other technology questions. The inclusion of electronics in this year’s call is made possible through collaboration with Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance (KcEMA).
5. Works may have been performed previously. If so, please include a performance history.
6. Works submitted should have been composed within the last five years.
7. Works may be in any language. If in a language other than English, Latin, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, please include an IPA transcription.
8. Texts should be public domain or a letter of permission from the rights holder granting permission must accompany the submission.
9. Non-traditional notation is acceptable as long as there is a clearly notated key provided.
10. Previous winners and finalists of the SCCSCCC are eligible to submit again but must submit a different work.
Your submission package should include (1) score/octavo with duration clearly indicated (2) cover letter with composer contact information including email, title of works submitted, date composed, and duration (3) IPA transcription, if applicable (4) text permission letter, if applicable (5) performance history, if applicable (6) technology specifications and realization, if applicable. A recording is optional.
Entry fee is $25 for the first piece and $10 for the second. All composers should remit payment thorough our PayPal account, accessible from the SCCS website.
The composer of the winning piece will receive a prize of $1,000.00 (one thousand USD), two concert performances in June 2012, and a performance and/or recording session recording. The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers will have non-exclusive, world-wide perpetual license to perform the winning piece and shall have the right to record the performance for archival and other purposes, including distribution and sale of such recording. Other submitted works may also be selected for performance but will not receive prize money.
Submissions must be received by January 15, 2012. Please e-mail submissions and any questions to: email@example.com
Upon receipt of materials, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours. The winner will be announced late January/early February.