Monday, October 31, 2011

Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica Favignana Island Italy

Call for Proposals - Sound Installations in
Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica
Favignana Island Italy

AntiTesi in collaboration with the Superintendence for Cultural and
Environmental Heritage of Trapani,, is announcing a Call for Proposals for
Sound installations to present at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di
Favignana e Formica in Favignana island.
This call is connected to the Eighth edition of the Live!IXem festivals of
music, sound and electronic arts.
The aim is to highlight the works of those artists who, involved in an
experimental and creative exploration, use sound, integrating it with
electronic audio-visual and digital design for Art installations in specific
Another aim is to witness the new aesthetic in contemporary art through a new
way to conceive and carry out works within (or outside) of architectural
In this regard, the spaces that will host this could not be more appropriate:
the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana in Sicily, the
largest of the Mediterranean, which takes its name from a family of
entrepreneurs that at the beginning of the twentieth century was the great
protagonist in Sicily, the Belle Epoque. The ancient structure located in the
largest of the Egadi islands, were obtained after the recent restoration of
museum space, a conference room with 400 seats and a guest room.

To make this call even stronger there will be a collaboration between
Live!iXem and OpenSound a platform that brings together seven European
partners to create a project for cooperation and exchange that puts the sound
in the middle of a series of outreach and artistic initiatives.

Open Sound is in fact a Grundtvig project for mobility and partnership in the
training supported by the EU through through the agency LLP - Life Long
Learning Programme. Thanks to this partnership, Sicily will be the first venue
where the festival will converge with some of the major representatives linked
to the European art scene and musical sound research. During the festival,
workshops will be conducted by some of the guest artists (the access to
workshops is free of charge): this will contribute to become familiar with the
locations of the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana.


We encourage proposals for site specific Sound Installations that will have to
be set up in one of the locations of the Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare
di Favignana e Formica in Favignana Island Italy.
Subscription and participation to the call are free of charge.
It will be necessary to explore the locations through specific preparatory
visits during Live!iXem Festival 2011, from 8 to 11 december 2011.

Suggested topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:

Best practices in Sound and architecture
Techniques used for Sound/Art Installation
Sound and environment/Sound ecology
Site specific
Software & network management
History & aesthetic theory of Sound Art/Installation
Teaching & pedagogical strategies
Hardware (audio, interface, computers, loudspeakers)
Software environments & frameworks
Artists/Composers’ perspectives on their own works

For more information and instructions for submissions, please refer to the
website, .
Email contact:
The deadline for submission is February 26, 2012, but preliminary and
preparatory visits will take place btw 8-11 dec 2011.

Friday, October 21, 2011

15 minutes to 12: piéces pour la fin du monde

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute works for piano or works for piano and
electronic playback (tape) composed for 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Shiau-uen Ding
to be performed at the February 12, 2012 Composer's Voice concert in New
York City. The one-minute piano works are to be written specifically for
this project, which will be performed by Shiau-uen Ding. All works must be
60 seconds or less.

"15 minutes to 12: pi?ces pour la fin du monde": Fifteen one-minute works
for piano or piano and electronics are to be associated with the end of the
world in 2012, written specifically for this project for pianist Shiau-uen
Ding. No intervals for either hand should exceed an octave, except possibly
a minor ninth with one note on a black key (e.g. F#-G) , as well as a major
ninth with two white keys played by a thumb (e.g. F-G-G on the RH).
Electronics are optional, and are for one-track, fixed sound only.

Works should be submitted as PDF files in two formats; one as the published
score, the other without the composer's name for screening. A picture of the
composer, 50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece should
be submitted with works.

-Works need to be submitted via email to: by
December 12, 2011.
-The subject line of the email should read - 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Shiau-uen
Ding - Composer Name - Composition Title
-Email submissions should include the 50-word bio and 50-word program notes
as text in the body of the email.
-The composer's a picture must be attached as a jpg file.
-The two scores must be attached as two separate files in pdf format.
(performance notes should be included with the score.) NO ZIP FILES.
-The optional electronic part should be submitted as an attached MP3 file -
if selected you will be asked to send a WAV or AIFF file.
-No works over a minute will be reviewed.
-Include the dedication to Shiau-uen Ding on the score
-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer. All
pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
-The results will be announced by December 31, 2011 on the Vox Novus
website, and composers of the fifteen accepted works will be notified by

For more information, visit:

Monday, October 17, 2011

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2012

Call For Works

The San Francisco Tape Music Collective is seeking "fixed" electroacoustic works (aka works for tape alone) for possible performance in our next festival.
We perform all pieces over a 16+ speaker system capable of BEAST-style diffusion of stereo works, multi-channel works, and works in B-format ambisonics.

Please limit yourself to TWO submitted works per year.
You have the option to use this submition for broadcast on sfSoundRadio as well.

The January 2012 festival DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2011, 11:59pm PDT.

Questions or comments can be sent to:

Thanks for your interest