[ 15. Januar 2011 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2011

Von: Pedro Rebelo
Datum: 15. Januar 2011 11:52:56 MEZ
Betreff: Call for Works: Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2011

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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2011
Queen’s University Belfast
8-9 April 2011

Call for Works
The Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music invites composers and
artists working in new music to submit works to be presented during
Sonorities 2011. The Festival will present four events showcasing
works selected from an international call for participation. This
event builds on Sonorities’ reputation for attracting high calibre
composers and performers from all over the world to present exciting
new music in Belfast. The concerts will be curated by composers in the
School of Music and Sonic Arts and will focus on practices such as
live-electronics, improvisation, multi-channel audio and audio-visual
work amongst others. This year’s Festival will reflect current
practices and trends with the aim of bringing to Belfast the best
music for adventurous ears!

We welcome works by composers/performers, improvisers, new media and
sound artists.

We encourage two types of submission (maximum 1 work per category):
1. Live Performances
This includes laptop improv, VJ, audio-visual, live-electronics, sound
poetry… Please submit the work in a documentary format that reflects
the nature of the performance (e.g. audio recording, video, software,

2. Fixed Media
This includes Stereo works for diffusion, multi-channel works and
works with video.

The Festival will take place in the Sonic Arts Research Centre’s
Sonic Lab performance space. This unique environment for the
performance of electroacoustic music includes facilities for sound
projection in a full 3D environment through loudspeakers located above
and below the audience area. The experimental nature of the space
makes it essential that selected composers and artists attend the
Festival to perform their work.

The Festival will contribute towards the costs of participation with a
sum of £350 per selected work/performance.

Submission Guidelines:
For fixed media work and audio recordings please submit through http://soundcloud.com/sonorities
and include a short bio in the description field indicating full
duration of the work and technical requirements. If you wish you can
make your files private and only accessible by sonorities@gmail.com
Alternatively you can send a CD or DVD with materials including short
bio and programme note (Word Doc or PDF) to the following address.

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2011
Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland

Important Dates:
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday 26th January 2011 (postmark for
postal submissions)
Decision Date: 9th February 2011
Festival Dates: 8-9 April 2011

Dr. Pedro Rebelo (Festival Chair)
Dr. Miguel Ortiz (Open Call Co-ordinator)
email: sonorities@gmail.com

Sonic Arts Research Centre
The Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) is a newly established centre of
excellence, dedicated to the research of music technology. This unique
interdisciplinary project has united internationally recognised
experts in the areas of musical composition, signal processing,
internet technology and digital hardware. The Centre was completed in
October 2003 and was officially opened by Karlheinz Stockhausen in
April 2004.