Tuesday, March 01, 2005

generate + test  Australasian Computer Music Conference 12 - 14 July 2005  Creative Industries Precinct,  Queensland University of Technology  Brisbane, Australia  Submissions are now being accepted online for        •       musical works        •        papers        •        posters        •        artist talks        •        studio reports        •        workshops  Visit the conference website and follow the submissions link http://acmc05.org/  Submissions close on 14/03/05

Monday, February 21, 2005

ArtBots 2005 Call for Works The fourth annual ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, an international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots, will take place at Saints Michael and John Church in Dublin, Ireland on July 15-17, 2005. Creators of talented robots are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in the show. Proposals and works-in-progress are welcome, provided a detailed production timeline and samples of previous work are included in the application. The deadline for entries is April 1st, 2005. The ArtBots curators for 2005 are: Douglas Repetto (Columbia University Computer Music Center), Michael John Gorman (The Ark), and Marie Redmond (Trinity College Computer Science). ArtBots 2005 is sponsored by The Ark and The Columbia University Computer Music Center and is being produced as part of The Ark's summer "Save the Robots" festival. Please see http://artbots.org for more information and entry instructions.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Call for works and papers Suivi par un appel de communications en français In and out of the sound studio A conference at Concordia University, Montreal, July 25-29, 2005 You are invited to propose papers, presentations, performances and concert works for a conference at Concordia University July 25-29, 2005, focusing on gender and sound technologies. Artists, scholars and producers in such areas as: museum sound theatre sound film, video, digital media or video game sound design electroacoustic music community radio radio art public radio sound documentary performance art music recording ... and other areas of sound practice are encouraged to submit proposals for scholarly presentations as well as less traditional forms of address. Presentations will be in French and/or English.  Performances will take place at Concordia’s Oscar Peterson Hall, Studio XX, la Société des Arts Technologiques, and CKUT Radio. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend academic panels as well as technical, aesthetic and professional sessions on working with sound technologies. During the conference, we will be doing initial production on a sound documentary about gendered practices in sound work. Interviews and audio recordings will take place during the conference, and a production room will be set up for ongoing editing throughout the event. Please send: a 250-300 word abstract technical requirements for your presentation a short cv by April 15, 2005, to: In and Out of the Sound Studio Conference Dr. Andra McCartney Communication Studies Concordia University HB 404 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. Montréal, QC H4B 1R6 Canada or by email to: andra@vax2.concordia.ca Appel de communications In and out of the sound studio, Dedans/Dehors du studio Universitée Concordia, Montréal, du 25 au 29 juillet 2005. Nous invitons les chercheurs, artistes et producteurs à soumettre des propositions de communication, des concerts ou des performances sur les thèmes suivant : genre, sons, technologies et technologies sonores. Nous invitons particulièrement les personnes s’intéressant au son dans les phonothèques, théâtres, films, vidéo, média digital, jeux vidéos, musique électro-acoustique, radio communautaire, radio publique, radio artistique, documentaire radio, performance artistique, enregistrement et autre domaine touchant la « pratique sonore » à soumettre leur proposition. Les présentations peuvent être des conférences en français ou en anglais, ou des performances ou autres formes non traditionnelles de présentation. L’événement aura lieu à l’Université Concordia, à Montréal, du 25 au 29 juillet 2005. Les performances se tiendront au Hall Oscar Peterson de Concordia, au Studio XX, à la Société des Arts Technologiques et à la radio CKUT. In and out of the sound studio, Dedans/Dehors du studio comprendra des panels de discussions académiques ainsi que des ateliers de perfectionnement technique et esthétique sur les technologies sonores. L’événement servira aussi de site initial de production d’un documentaire radio portant sur le genre et les pratiques sonores. Des interviews et enregistrements auront lieu pendant la conférence et un espace de production sera disponible pour du montage. Les propositions de conférence ou de performance doivent comprendre un résumé d'une page (250-300 mots, double interligne), un court cv, et une description du matériel audiovisuel requis. Les propositions doivent être envoyées d’ici le 15 avril à l’adresse suivante : In and Out of the Sound Studio Conference Dr. Andra McCartney Communication Studies Concordia University HB 404 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. Montréal, QC H4B 1R6 Canada ou par email à: andra@vax2.concordia.ca

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology Call for articles and works Volume 11, Number 1 Issue thematic title: Sound, History and Memory Date of Publication: April 2006 Publishers: Cambridge University Press Issue Co-ordinators: Cathy Lane and Nye Parry. Theme: Sound, History and Memory As human beings we are defined by our memories. Our sense of ourselves, and our perception of the world around us rely on our ability to recall past experiences. Recording technology has opened up the world of memory to the sound artist/composer in many new and unique ways. The ability to reproduce sounds that have already occurred is central to the artistic use of recorded sound. It allows composers to use real world sounds motivically. It allows phonographers to capture and replay unique moments in time. It allows documentary makers to record first hand testimonies of past events and real lives. Perhaps most importantly it allows these fields to merge and intermingle, creating new hybrid forms that utilise location recordings, oral testimony and abstract sound and music. For the proposed issue of Organised Sound we would be interested in inviting papers on the wide variety of practices in our field  which involve the conscious use of memory. Themes will include: 1. History and Memory as subject matter and inspiration for sound works 2. Oral History and archive as material in sound works. 3. Memory as a structural metaphor in sonic composition We invite submissions from composers, performers, artists and researchers working within the field of sound, history and memory. Submissions related to the theme are encouraged; however, those that fall outside the scope of this theme are always welcome. Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2005. Submissions may consist of papers, with optional supporting short compositions or excerpts, audio-visual documentation of performances and/or other aspects related to your submission. Supporting audio and audio-visual material will be presented as part of the journal's annual DVD-ROM which will appear with issue 11/3. --- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 June 2005 SUBMISSION FORMAT Notes for Contributors and further details can be obtained from the inside back cover of published issues of Organised Sound or from: http://uk.cambridge.org/journals/oso/ Email submissions should be sent to (please see SUBMISSION FORMAT above): os@dmu.ac.uk Hard copy of articles (only when requested) and other material (e.g., images, sound and audio-visual files, etc.) should be submitted to:         Prof. Leigh Landy           Organised Sound         Music, Technology and Innovation Research Group            Clephan Building         De Montfort University           Leicester LE1 9BH, UK. Editor: Leigh Landy Associate Editors: Ross Kirk and Richard Orton Regional Editors: Joel Chadabe, Kenneth Fields, Eduardo Miranda, Jøran Rudi, Barry Truax, Ian Whalley, David Worrall ICMA Representative: Mary Simoni International Editorial Board: Marc Battier, Laurant Bayle, Hannah Bosma, Allesandro Cipriani, Simon Emmerson, Rajmil Fischman, David Howard, Rosemary Mountain, Tony Myatt, Jean-Claude Risset, Francis Rumsey

Friday, January 07, 2005

call for anti war/anti bush music & anti bush anti war art wendy collin sorin and i are in early stages of a film inspired by the poem 'strange things begin to happen when a meteor crashes in the arizona desert'by michael basinski. the film will be a surreal take on the whole bush/iraq thing. in my previous film 'jesus and her gospel of yes' we utilized art from numerous artists within the film. so would like to make a call for anti war art and music to use in this project. collages,photography,visual poetry all welcome (keep in mind its a surrealist film). most of the art already submitted has been pre exisiting art and thats what were mostly looking for. of course we're also looking for the right music, which may fit any of the following key word: punk/avant/outsider/fringe/fusion/acid/freejazz/atonal/minimal/ surreal/electronic/ambient/collage. this can be 'literal' anti war music or we're also looking for the right music which might be somewhat 'free jazz' mixed with surreal western type music. can we pay? hell no. this will be done on a miniscule budget. but, we will credit all artists whose work we use in the film and after film is completed will put up a website with all the artwork and artist contacts on the site and may work on a soundtrack for the film as well. we did the same thing in our first film and in the credits we named all visual artists and showed one sample of their work next to their name, as well as crediting the musicians. now, we may not use all the work sent us, but we will certainly try to. too i think it an important way to voice the sentiment. IF everything goes ok we hope to start shooting in july. so,would like to start getting in the anti war art and music well before then, of course (and we need both visual art and music well before then so we can start story boarding around the art and plan on what music to use in what scenes. if interested contact me via email : eaker40b04@y... or through mine and wendy's group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/THE_FRINGE_EZINE or check out the art in our first yahoo group for the film http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jesusandhergospelofyes under photos and files to see how we used art within that film. will give all interested artists po box to send work to(preferrably jpegs on a floppy, the music on cd or mp3s and will need a brief bio). thanks alfred pink and blue films, llc

Monday, January 03, 2005

Annual New Music & Art Festival, to be held October 27-29, 2005, featuring guest composer Samuel Adler. The postmark deadline for consideration on this festival is February 4, 2005; late works will be considered for Festival 27. Composers whose works are selected are expected to attend, and a small travel honorarium will be offered. Submitted works will also be considered for year-round performance under the sponsorship of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. Selected works will be performed throughout the season by distinguished faculty, guest performers and student ensembles. Send one score, tape (if available), 250-word bio, and program note to: Burton Beerman, Director MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA e-mail: bbeerma@bgnet.bgsu.edu, azygmun@bgnet.bgsu.edu For more information concerning the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the New Music & Art Festival or complete guidelines for submissions, please see our web site at http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music/MACCM/, email azygmun@bgnet.bgsu.edu or call (419) 372-2685. Adam Zygmunt, Coordinator MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music