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 www.soundcrawl.blogspot.com to submit their work.

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06 2011

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.

MISSION

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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

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

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

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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06 2011

The Flutist’s Field Guide Call for Scores

Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopoulos (www.ninaassimakopoulos.info) (the Laurels Project www.ninaassimakopoulos.info/pages/laurels/home) has commissioned, premiered and recorded over 50 new works for flute. She is requesting the submission of scores to be considered for her new commissioning project:

Title: The Flutist’s Field Guide to Birds, Insects and Flowers of the World

Composers are to use as a programmatic point of entry a type of bird, insect, or flower of the world and include a written description for program notes. Poetry, direct citations from field guides, personal descriptions are examples of sources that may be used.

Pieces selected will be performed at the National Flute Association Convention and on tour in the US and abroad and may be included in a premiere CD recording.

Submission details:
1. Up to three pieces or musical “guides” may be submitted.

2. The maximum duration of each submitted work is 3 minutes.

3. Submissions may be for C, alto, bass flute, or piccolo solo.

4. If desired, submitted works may include fixed media (preferred) or interactive electronics and may also include percussive instruments.

5. The use of any and all extended techniques is possible but more traditional approaches will also be considered.

6. Submitted works must not have been professionally recorded nor received a public performance.

7. Composers are strongly encouraged to submit some form of an audio realization with their score(s). Submissions without audio will be the last to be considered.

8. Submission deadline is February 15, 2012.

9. Please submit all materials electronically (pdf/mp3 format only) to Nina Assimakopoulos:
nassimaflute (at) gmail (dot) com

Please contact the same email address with any questions regarding submission requirements.

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06 2011

ART342 Fall 2011 Residency

ART342 is now accepting artist-in-residence applications for Fall 2011

Residency dates: September 12 – December 16

On-line application: https://art342.slideroom.com/

Deadline: June 13, 2011

ART342 offers 14-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

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05 2011

UNT One-Year Position in Composition

Duties

Teach composition lessons and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the activities of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) and the initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA). Courses will include computer music and intermedia, and may also include other areas of the candidate’s specialization. Participate fully in academic and professional activities.

Qualifications

An active, accomplished composer with experience teaching at the college level. Earned doctorate in composition at the time of appointment or equivalent experience required. Experience with experimental music and intermedia highly preferred.

Rank, Salary

One-year, full time Visiting Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date

August 28, 2011

Materials

All applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu. Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to four representative scores (in pdf format as “Other Document”), statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Audio and video recordings may not be uploaded to this website, but should be sent to Dr. Joseph Klein at the address below. Electronic submission of recording materials strongly encouraged, either on CD-/DVD-ROM, or uploaded to personal/professional website.

Application All applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu

Mail recordings to:
Composition Search
c/o Dr. Joseph Klein, search committee chair
UNT College of Music
1155 Union Circle #311367
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: joseph (dot) klein (at) unt (dot) edu

Deadline

The search will remain open until closed.

Information

E-mail: joseph (dot) klein (at) unt (dot) edu
Phone: (940)565-4926
Fax: (940)565-2002

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05 2011

EMPAC Summer Workshops

EMPAC – the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY – offers two unique one-week workshops this summer, each suited for advanced undergrads, graduate students, and professionals:

Composing for Large Scale Multi-Channel Loudspeaker Environments offers the opportunity to work in a very large 24-channel speaker set-up plus two “smaller” rigs (16 and 8 channels) while studying with Hans Tutschku (Harvard), one of the foremost composers for such configurations. This is a workshop with an emphasis on hands-on work, as well as discussion of participants’ pieces, aesthetics, and technology. June 5 – 10, 2011

Physical Modeling for Digital Audio Workstation Plug-ins is your chance to get an introduction on using computers to generate physical models of analog audio circuits with plug-in guru David Amels (Bomb Factory) as instructor. Participants will work together to reverse engineer and model the Shure Level-Loc (limiter/compressor unit) with a Shure SM57 microphone attached – and then integrate it as functional VST plug-in. The best way to learn with an expert in the field! July 18 – 23, 2011

Download PDF: http://empac.rpi.edu/workshops/2011/EMPAC_Workshops_Announcement.pdf

For more information: http://empac.rpi.edu/workshops/

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04 2011

The Walden School Teacher Training Institute

The Walden School’s Teacher Training Institute offers unique professional development opportunities to help music educators sharpen their musicianship skills, enrich their teaching with imaginative activities, and more effectively guide the creative voices of their students. Weekend workshops and weeklong intensives are designed for composers, college professors, public and private school music teachers, and private instructors interested in learning proven methods for introducing or further developing composition and improvisation activities in the classroom or studio. Interactive sessions with master teachers include daily classes in musicianship, computer music, solfege, rhythms, and improvisation and provide participants with innovative ideas and specific teaching tools based upon an original music pedagogy, initially developed by Grace Newsom Cushman, that has had proven success for more than 50 years.

The 2011 Teacher Training Institute runs from August 3 – August 10. Please visit our website (www.waldenschool.org/teacher/)  for more information and for an application.

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03 2011

The Walden School Young Musicians Program 2011

Walden’s renowned Young Musicians Program provides thorough and creative theoretical training for young musicians ages 9 to 18. The school is deliberately small, and a student to faculty ratio of 4 to 1 ensures that coursework is geared to the individual student, beginner through advanced, and that a creative and supportive musical community is formed and nurtured. During the five-week program, students attend classes in music history, analysis, computer musicianship, jazz and other topics to complement their thorough training in Walden’s core curriculum of musicianship and composition. At weekly composers forums, student improvisations and compositions are performed by faculty, students, and visiting artists and a guest moderator leads discussion about the pieces. The Walden School Concert Series features performances by world-class artists and ensembles that interact closely with students. All students and faculty participate in The Walden School Chorus which meets daily and performs a concert at the end of the session. Dances, swim trips, weekly mountain hikes, and ‘open mic’ nights balance this rigorous musical training and are integral to the Walden experience.

The 2011 Young Musicians Program runs from June 25 – July 31. Please visit our website (www.waldenschool.org/summer/) for more information and for an application.

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03 2011

Electronic Music Midwest Announces Call for Submissions

Kansas City Kansas Community College and Lewis University are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, to be held September 29-October 1, 2011 at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Each concert will feature an 8.1 speaker diffusion system. Acclaimed saxophonist Elizabeth Bunt will be the featured performer and composers are encouraged to submit works for her consideration.

For complete submission guidelines, please visit http://www.emmfestival.org

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03 2011

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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