SoundCrawl Nashville 2011

Soundcrawl welcomes audio submissions from composers, sound engineers, sound artists & tinkerers from every corner of the world. To date we’ve received some four hundred submissions from five continents, and brought the best of those pieces to the ears of music city. Our experience in producing this event has led us to the following guidelines:

Length: 7 minutes or less. (our audience is mobile, and prone to wander off during long pieces)

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, and are interested in interactive pieces/installations.

File Type: only .aif audio files titled LASTNAME_TITLE.aif will be accepted.

Video files should be h.264 mp4 files also titled LASTNAME_TITLE.mp4

DEADLINE: The Call for Works is open until August 1st, 2011. Selected artists (”SoundCrawlers”) will be notified by September 1st, 2011 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.

Artists interested in submitting work should visit to submit their work.


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STUDIO 300 Digital Art and Music Festival CALL FOR WORKS

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY is accepting submissions for the STUDIO 300 Digital Art and Music Festival.  The festival will take place in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on September 16 & 17, 2011.


The Studio 300 Festival explores creative manifestations of technology through concerts and exhibitions of digital art and music.  This year’s festival will feature concerts in Haggin Auditorium, and multimedia gallery exhibits in the Morlan Gallery and the BYTE Gallery kiosk.  Artists and musicians from Lexington and across country will be participating on campus, along with international participants through the BYTE Gallery.  A late night concert will also take place off campus at Al’s Bar.


Submissions must be received by July 15, 2011. There is no submission fee.


Composers and Artists whose works are accepted and programmed for performance in concerts or installations are required to attend in person.  Composers and Artists are expected to provide their own performers if needed.  Hotel discount rates will be available, and participants will receive free admission to all events.  A registration fee of $45.00 is required for participation.  Early registration fee (received before August 6th, 2011) is only $25.00, instead of $45.00.

Composers and Artists whose works are accepted for the BYTE Gallery digital kiosk are not required to attend in person, but are certainly welcome.  Participants in the BYTE Gallery are not required to pay a registration fee.

For more information visit the Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival Call for Works.


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