Spatialisation Competition "Espace du Son"
For the performance of acousmatic works
Acousmatic: Pre-recorded work composed in studio, projected on loudspeakers in concert, without intervention of live sound sources.
Spatialised performance of acousmatic pieces deals with directing sounds on multiple loudspeakers spread accross the concert room. Musiques & Recherches' acousmonium has 66 loudpseakers and an analogic console that allows 44 pathes of spatial projections. The performance competition is "manual", i.e. without computer-based system memorising spatial configurations. The performer is hands on the console during the competition. His/her physical presence during the performance is required.
The competition is open to the public. It will take place at the Theatre Marni in Brussels during the XV° international acousmatic festival "L'Espace du Son", which is scheduled for 16 to 19 October 2008.
Registrations and other documents requested in the Competition Regulation must be sent to Musiques & Recherches by post postmarked June 30, 2008, at the latest. There are no registration fees.
Each participant will perform four stereo works, including: an work imposed by the jury, a work of his/her choice, two works drawn the day before his/her performance from a list of pieces proposed to the participant after his/her registration. Personal compositions are not recommanded.
The maximal duration of each work is 10 minutes. The prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival, on 19 OCtober 2008.
The Competition Regulation as well as the Registration Form are available on the website