[ 1. April 2012 ]

CALL – 60×60 Call for Works

Von: „Robert Voisey (Vox Novus)“
Datum: 29. März 2012 18:34:16 MESZ
Betreff: 60×60 Call for Works

60×60 is calling for works for its tenth performance season!

Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works
60 seconds or less in length to be included in its tenth annual 60×60
project. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in
a one-hour concert.

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded
pieces by 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 styles, aesthetics, and techniques being used today ( http://www.60×60.com
). 60×60 has received thousands of submissions from over 30
countries, produced radio shows, created multimedia and
multidisciplinary events, and released several albums.

During the concert each of the 60 pieces selected will begin precisely
at 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 may 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 silence either before, after, or surrounding the
composition. Please note that the total duration of the work including
silence may NOT exceed sixty seconds.

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, which does not require live performers for its production in
broadcast at concert halls, radio, multi-media, etc. Its creation can
include but not limited to acoustic instruments, voice, environmental
sources, and computer (Sampling, 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
determine its selection.

60×60 is a project of „signature works“ and short works created
specifically for the 60×60 project. Excerpts of larger works are
strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e.
mathematical matrices, organizational 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 is planning to
create at least 10 mixes to celebrate 60×60’s tenth call for works.
Planned mixes include the Canada Mix, Athena Mix, UnTwelve Mix, UK
Mix, Northeast Mix, Europe Mix, Presenters Mix, and more.

The call is open to composers of any nationality, age, or career stage.

Deadline for 60 second compositions for 60×60 is May 31, 2012.

There is no admission fee.

All submissions must be uploaded online at:

Audio submissions must be in either FLAC, 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 May 31st, 2012 – 12:00 Midnight

Works selected for the 2012 60×60 project will be announced on
September15th, 2012.

Composer will be notified of the results by email or they can visit:

Any questions regarding the call for works can be addressed to :