From: Ben Ramsay
Date: July 1, 2010 12:59:13 PM GMT+02:00
Subject: [Sanlist] Call for Works, Installations & Papers: NoiseFloor
Festival, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
Call for Works, Installations & Papers: NoiseFloor Festival, 12th –
14th January 2011, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
Submission Deadline: September 3rd, 2010, (12pm GMT or postmarked)
Registration fee: None
Entry fee: None
Staffordshire University Music Technology department is pleased to
invite submissions of fixed media and live works, installations and
papers for the second NoiseFloor Festival. Stereo and multi-channel
audio or audio-visual works (up to 8 channels + sub) are invited for
consideration. Equipment needed for diffusion of fixed media and audio-
visual works will be provided; composers will need to provide their
own laptop and performers for live pieces.
Composer attendance is strongly encouraged but not required.
Please send download links to your work using one of the many file
delivery services (yousendit.com, MobileMe etc) in .zip or archived
format. Please do not email file attachments.
Electronic submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical submissions (CD/DVD etc) should be sent to:
c/o Ben Ramsay
Music Technology Department
Fixed Media and AV works
For multi-channel works, please include a stereo version of the piece,
as well as individual mono files for each channel. If you are
submitting your work via CD or DVD please ensure that the disc is
labelled with the title of the piece and composers name(s).
Along with your work, you should also submit a text file which
includes the following:-
• Programme note
• Brief biography
• Channel configuration
• Sample rate
Composers are encouraged to submit a paper in addition to their
piece. The submission process is the same for audio-visual works.
DVDs and movie files are both acceptable, but please be sure to also
include the documentation listed above.
Artists submitting installation work should initially submit an
abstract along with supporting imagery, diagrams or footage of the
installation. We are able to provide a limited number of loudspeakers,
but please contact us if you have any special requirements.
The intention of the NoiseFloor festival is to draw together forms of
exploratory electronic music from a range of disciplines and place
them together in one single event. The festival will include music
which has been composed as an outcome of academic research, as well as
music which has been created for commercial release or performance.
Attendees will be able to explore both the multi-channel
Electroacoustic concert situation, as well as the two channel club
setting. By maintaining the individual identities and qualities of
both of these listening environments, the festival aims to entice
attendees to investigate music which might sit outside of their
current area of interest.
This year we are inviting paper submissions which relate to this area
of research and include, but are not limited to:
• The future of sonic arts
• Cross genre works/research
• Beat based music
• Widening access to sonic arts
• Composition and aesthetics
Paper sessions will last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. A
lecture theatre will be provided with computer, projector and stereo
If you have any questions please use the email address above or visit
the NoiseFloor website at http://www.noisefloor.co.uk.
The NoiseFloor festival will be constructed from a series of concerts
which will present Electroacoustic works in an 8 channel diffusion
setting. Other forms of electronic music will be showcased in a less
formal two channel setting. The name of the festival is derived from
the contrasting social noise floors that these two listening
environments will exhibit.