Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Call for Electroacoustic Works

Synesthesia Recordings is pleased to announce a call for electroacoustic works, 2009.

All presented music works should fit one of the following categories.

  1. Works for recorded media alone
  2. Works for recorded media and instrumental solo

Deadline: October 31, 2009

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A pdf of the application is available at:

Works should be produced using any conceivable analog device processing tools (pedals, no input mixers, analog synthesizers, custom built devices). The use of computer or any digital device (except a DAW for the tracking/mixing) is not allowed.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Call for Electornic Sound Works for Zeppelin 2009

We dedicate Zeppelin 2009 – Sounds of Power / Listening to Fear to thinking about issues that have been insidiously encircling us for some time. We are concerned about signs that might suggest we’re going backwards in terms of hard-won social and intellectual achievements and freedoms. . . .

We invite people interested in sound to think about these questions and send us their sound works. The pieces will be played through a system of eight loudspeakers on 10, 11 and 12 December 2009 at the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture.


All works received will be accepted provided they meet the following conditions:

1. Pieces should be NO LONGER than ten (10) minutes.

2. The format for the pieces should be WAV or AIFF at 44.1 kHz and 16 bits. Pieces may have up to eight tracks. Each track should be in a separate file (so a piece with eight tracks should have eight files each containing a single track).

3. The following documentation should be included: 3.1. Comments on the piece. 3.2. An artistic biography of the author. 3.3. A document signed by the author either giving or refusing explicit authorisation for the piece to be posted on the internet. 3.4. A document signed by the author giving authorisation for the piece to form part of the Sonoscop sound art archive.

4. The pieces and documentation should be sent on a CD/DVD by 15 November 2009 to:

caos/ZEPPELIN/convocatòria Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona C/Montalegre, 5 Barcelona 08001 Spain

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Futura 2010 Call for works

For its 2010 edition, the Futura festival is looking for fixed media works (acousmatic music, musique concrète, video art, hörspiel, etc.) around the ‘travel diary’ thematic.

The sent works may be ‘real’ diaries, elaborated with sound takes and/or recognizable images, but these diaries may also be ‘abstract’, without any identifiable sounds, concentrating only on remaining traces, impressions. The works evolving between these two poles are also, indeed, welcome.

It is all about drawing a large and original view of the ‘travel diary’, which is not only a journey in a geographical space, but rather the expression of an experience or a view on the surrounding world. As such, it is not absolutely necessary to have crossed back and forth the whole planet to submit a proposal, obviously travels are also metaphoric. It can be expressed through very diverse aesthetics and forms.

Nonetheless, we are not looking for ‘raw’, ‘objective’ soundscapes or field-recordings. To the contrary, we would like to program subjective works, and place at the centre of this thematic the perception of the traveller-composer-artist.

The submissions:

- The limited number of submissions is 2 works by composer, excepting works with video which amount is not limited.

- Only sonic works on tape medium should be submitted (acousmatic/concrète, radiophonic art…). Please do not send proposals for live electronics or performances.

- Preference is given to stereophonic music (multiphonic works may be accepted, but always if a stereo mix is provided for the selection process).

- Works including video are also encouraged.

-Deadline for the reception of works on CD Audio only (no cd-r or DVD-Audio) or DVD (for videos) is fixed before January 31 2010 (post-marked). At the following address: Futura, 62, avenue de Flandre F-75019 Paris, France.

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The ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) is pleased to announce the 2010 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Composer Commissioning Program.

The ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commissioning program commissions new electro-acoustic compositions from student composers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate student participation in SEAMUS activities, and to encourage young composers to pursue creative endeavors in electro-acoustic music. The program is administered by SEAMUS and funded by Frances Richard and the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Eligibility You must be a student currently enrolled in an academic course of study that leads to a high school diploma, or baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree in music or electro-acoustic music, or a program that includes electro-acoustic music and related fields. This competition is open to student members of SEAMUS who are United States citizens or legal residents of the United States and students enrolled in an academic course of study within the United States.

Deadline Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2009

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