[ 25. Oktober 2012 ]

CALL – Network Music Festival Birmingham OPEN CALL

Von: Shelly Knotts
Datum: 25. Oktober 2012 20:50:30 GMT+09:00

Network Music Festival // 22-24 February 2013 // Birmingham (UK)

A weekend of hi-tech musical performances and workshops that presents new musical forms and ideas where networking is integral to the aesthetics of creation or to the performance practice.

The network music festival will take place 22-24 February 2013 in Birmingham (UK) in the heart of Birmingham’s creative community. Presenting an exciting and diverse line-up of network artists including, laptop performances, live coding, collaborative environments for music making, sound installations, workshops and everything else in between, the Network Musical Festival boasts an international line-up including some of Birmingham’s best home-grown hi-tech musical performers.

Open Calls


The Network Music Festival 2013 is now inviting submissions for Performances (Concert or Club), Installations, Talks, Workshops and’Other‘.

The Network Music Festival aims to showcase a broad spectrum of musical and sound related works, research and participatory activities which use networking as part of their aesthetic, creation or performance practice. Network Music Festival would like to invite submissions in the categories of Performance, Installation, Talk and Workshop. We also include an ‚Other‘ category where you are free to submit proposals that fall outside of the previous categories but that you feel would be an appropriate addition to the festival programme.



Performances where networking is an integral part of the aesthetics or performance practice.
This could include:

• laptop ensembles/orchestras/bands
• mixed networked instrumental and/or visuals and electronic groups
• performances which use the internet as part of the performance
• hardware networks, communicating gadgets
• multi-location and geographically distributed performances
• any other performances that use networking in some form

Proposed performances should be around 10-30 minutes in duration.


Sound installations which use networking as central to the aesthetic and/or creation of the work.
This could include:

• static installations
• installations which explore the surrounding area
• interactive installations using the internet
• installations which explore the aesthetic of networking or role of the internet in musical culture and practice

// TALKS //

The Network Music Festival will include an informal talks session open to members of the public.

Please submit Informal talks on the theme of network music. Light-hearted and accessible topics are encouraged.
Talks will be 10-20 minutes in duration.


Participatory workshops which cover topics related to sound and networking. These may focus on technological and/or artistic aspects.

Please note this is a submission to LEAD a workshop.
Please state the experience level required in order to take part in the workshop and the length of time and resources required.

// OTHER //

If there’s anything that you want to submit that you don’t feel is covered by the above categories please submit with as much information as possible.



Any questions email networkmusicfestival@gmail.com with ‘OPEN CALL’ in the subject line.

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