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
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