[ 15. Oktober 2013 ]

CALL – Cellotronic Games: Call for works

Von: Juraj Kojs
Betreff: Cellotronic Games: Call for works: DEADLINE tomorrow
Datum: 15. Oktober 2013 01:42:03 MESZ

Cellotronic Games
New works for cello and technologies

Jason Calloway, cello and Juraj Kojs, electronics pair to build a program of works that engage music and technologies in game-inspired multimedia interactions.

In the past 50 years, gaming has become a multicultural phenomenon transforming the ways we play, work, and explore. We learn, exercise, and entertain (exertain) ourselves and others via games. The analog and digital platforms with their tools and controllers have been continuously expanded to facilitate access to novel stimulations and content. New rules, challenges, and awards have tantalized growing generations of players, engaging them in competitive interactions. Whether in the physical world or digital domain, gamers develop skills and strategies to master a labyrinth of difficulty and communication levels. Completing the puzzle, addictions, violence, and escapist desires for a better existence have shadowed the gaming rapture. The arts in their multitude of expressions have been at the axis of game design and practice.

We seek to commission pieces for cello and analog and/or digital electronics of any kind that offer a commentary on our game-involved culture, celebrating and/or critiquing its playfulness, drama, competitive nature, and/or drive for success.

The pieces should be written so that both parts are comparatively engaging. We encourage the use of any hardware and software technologies which promote interaction between sound, vision, haptic feedback, and other modalities. Performing aspects such as movement choreographies as well as the use of graphic notations and home-made electronics are welcome. The practicalities of the selected proposals will be discussed in the process. We anticipate a series of works with individual duration not exceeding 10 minutes.

The program will receive at least 3 performances with a premiere in Miami, FL in spring of 2014. At each performance, the audience will vote for the most appealing work. The winning composer will receive $100. A cash prize will be awarded for up to 10 performances between $300 and $1000.
Additionally, the project will be recorded and released on a CD or DVD.

The following materials should be submitted in a single email with the subject „Cellotronic Games Submission“ :
1. Bio (300 words max)
2. A link to an audio/video documentation of a single sample work of any kind. Enclose a pdf of the score if applicable.
3. A proposal for a new work (300-500 words). The text should discuss how the theme of games will be developed from the conceptual and artistic points of view. Technical and set up requirements should also be listed.
4. The following statement initialized: „I paid the $10 application fee.“

The $10 application fee should be sent to info@fetafoundation.org via Paypal.

Submission deadline: October 15, 2013
Announcement of selected composers: October 31, 2013
Compositions due: March 1, 2014
Premiere performance: mid April 2014

Send any inquiries to info@fetafoundation.org
More info at http://www.fetafoundation.org/Cellotronic_Games.html

Something about the creators:
Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta‘ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Sarasota, Blossom, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. He is currently cellist of the acclaimed Amernet String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. More info at http://amernetquartet.com/

Juraj Kojs is a Slovakian composer, performer, multimedia artist, producer and researcher living and working in Miami, FL. His compositions received awards at Europe—A Sound Panorama, Eastman Electroacoustic Composition and Performance Competition and the Digital Art Award. Kojs’ muscle-powered multimedia Neraissance—described as “striking and unforgettable,” received the Best Art Performance 2010 Award from Miami New Times. Kojs has received commissions from The Quiet Music Ensemble, Miami Light Project, Meet the Composer, the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble, Harvestworks New York and Miami Theater Center. More info at http://www.kojs.net/

With the support of Foundation of Emerging Technologies and Arts, Harold Golen Gallery and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.