From: Kevin Austin
Date: November 18, 2010 3:59:59 PM GMT+01:00
Subject: Call 60×60 Past Participant!
60×60 Call for 60 second works!
Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works
seconds or less in length to be included in its ninth annual 60×60
60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour
60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded
60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter.
Highlighting the work of a great many composers, 60×60 testifies to the
vibrancy of contemporary composition by present a diverse array of
aesthetics, and techniques being used today (http://www.voxnovus.com/60×60
60×60 has received thousands of submissions from over 30 countries,
radio shows, created multimedia and multidisciplinary events, and
During the concert each of the 60 pieces selected will begin precisely
the beginning of the minute, this will mark the end of one piece and the
beginning of another. There will be no pause between the pieces. Works
be less than 60 seconds in length, but may not exceed 60 seconds. Works
selected that are less than 60 seconds long will be „padded“ with
either before, after, or surrounding the composition. Please note that
total duration of the work including silence may NOT exceed sixty
The 60×60 project’s definition of a record work is as follows: any work
created as a musical composition which is captured on recorded media,
does not require live performers for its production in broadcast at
halls, radio, multi-media, etc. Its creation can include but not
acoustic instruments, voice, environmental sources, and computer
MAX MSP, MIDI, C Sound, ProTools, etc.)
All works submitted should be with the understanding that it is their
recording that is of prime importance and is what will be used to
60×60 is a project of „signature works“ and short works created
for the 60×60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly
Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathematical matrices,
systems, or computer programs,) remixed works, or themes and motives
recomposed from other of the composer’s own work are acceptable.
In addition to the 60×60 International Mix, Vox Novus and the Athena
Festival are joining forces to create the 60×60 Athena Mix. This special
60×60 Athena Mix will be comprised of 60 electronic compositions 60
(or less) in length by 60 women composers and sound artists. All women
composers will be considered for both the 60×60 International Mix and
60×60 Athena Mix. Also in addition to the 60×60 International Mix, all
composers and sound artists from Canada will also be considered for
60×60 Canada Mix.
The call is open to composers of any nationality, age, or career stage.
Deadline for 60 second compositions for 60×60 is December 31, 2010.
There is no admission fee.
All submissions must be uploaded online at:
Audio submissions must be in either AIFF or WAV file format.
Multiple submissions are accepted from a single composer/sound artist;
however, only one submission will be allowed per email address
All submissions must be uploaded by December 31st, 2010 12:00 AM
Works selected for the 2011 60×60 project will be announced on February
Composer will be notified of the results by email or they can visit
http://www.VoxNovus.com Any questions regarding the call for works can
addressed to Support@VoxNovus.com