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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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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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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June in Buffalo Call for Scores

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.

Download the June in Buffalo call for scores.

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Call for Entries: Sonification Competition for ICAD 2012

Theme: Listening to the World Listening

Composers, sound artists, and sonification researchers are invited to create sonifications for the ICAD 2012 sonification competition.

Competition Theme

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

Submission Requirements:

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.

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Call for Submissions: Composit New Music Festival

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.

Festival Links

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Together Festival Call

Fellow Boston Composers,

Northeastern University is a sponsor in this year’s Together Festival, a week-long series of electronic music events around Greater Boston. We will be hosting two days of panel discussions along with one electroacoustic music concert. The concert will take place on Thursday April 21, 1pm at the Fenway Center.

We are soliciting electroacoustic works from composers around the Boston area for inclusion in this concert. Submissions may be:

  • Stereo or multi-channel works (up to 8 channels)
  • Works for live instrument(s) and electronics
  • Works for live electronics

This call is only for composers currently living and/or studying in the Boston area. Composers must attend the concert if their work is accepted. Student works are encouraged.

Submission packages must include:

  • A recording of the work on CD or DVD (if available)
  • A score (if applicable)
  • A composer’s bio (250 word max)
  • A program note (250 words)
  • A performer’s bio (250 word max) – if applicable
  • A description of technical requirements for performance
  • For submission of mixed works, a statement as to whether the performer(s) will be provided by the composer.

Incomplete submissions and works-in-progress will not be considered.

Submissions should be mailed to:

Mike Frengel

Northeastern University

Department of Music

351 Ryder Hall

Boston, MA 02115

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 21, 2011. Works chosen for performance will be announced by Monday March 28, 2011.

For more information about the Together Festival go to: http://www.togetherboston.com/

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