Subject: NYCEMF 2015 deadline extended to December 31
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014
From: Clemens von Reusner
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 22-28, 2015
The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival solicits works for its
Festival in June, 2014. The festival will take place at the Abrons Arts
Center, and other locations throughout
New York City. Details of the festival are shown below. Our web site,
http://www.nycemf.org/, is now open for submissions.
Call for Works
Composers may submit works in any the following categories:
Works for recorded media alone with up to sixteen (16) channels
Works involving live electronics, including computer processing and
Works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded media or
Video and multimedia works
Installations involving music or video
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Entry fee: none
Individuals may submit one or two works, provided that the second
submission is five minutes or less. Individuals may also submit an
installation or a proposal for a curated concert.
Works in progress will be considered if a substantial part of the work
is complete. The accepted work cannot exceed the duration indicated at
the time of submission, and the final versions cannot be
substantially different from the versions submitted.
Stereo versions of multichannel works must be submitted.
Composers whose works are accepted will have to pay a registration fee
of approximately $150, which will entitle them to free admission to all
events at the Festival. Attendance is not required, but even if the
composers do not attend, the fee must still be paid.
Works involving instrumentalists where the composer is unable to provide
the player will be accepted provisionally, subject to our ability to
find a performer.
The composer should provide all non-standard equipment required for the
Works of any length may be submitted, but only a limited number of works
longer than 15 minutes will be accepted.
Submission of media files may be done in one of the following ways:
1) Submit the media online with your application.
2) For large media files, send the files via a delivery service such as
Hightail (https://www.hightail.com/) or WeTransfer
(https://www.wetransfer.com/), along with a PDF copy of the submission
form (saved after completion online), to the email address
3) For files greater than 2 GB, you may mail the media, along with a
printed copy of the submission form (printed after completion online), to:
c/o Prof. Hubert Howe
Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens, NY 11367
Materials will not be returned.
3D Spatialization Lab
A special room will be equipped with an array of 16 speakers, 8 in the
usual surround sound configuration and 8 at a higher level, allowing
sound to be spatialized in three dimensions. The audience will be
seated in the center of the space. We solicit works that will take
advantage of these resources, and we encourage works that use the full
16-channel capability as well as octaphonic works. We will allow
composers whose works are played in this space additional tech time to
plan their diffusions. Only multi-channel electroacoustic works will be
played in this space, not works involving musical instruments or video.
Featured performer: Gianni
Other featured performers:
Mari Kimura, violin
Esther Lamneck, clarinet/ tárogató
Madeleine Shapiro, cello
These performers will be available at the festival. Works are solicited
that feature these instruments.
In addition to musical works, we will also consider individual
presentations that may consist of many different kinds of activities
paper and piece presentations
„musicological“ discussions of electroacoustic musical issues
analyses of compositions of historical importance including
electroacoustic music „classics,“ papers, or other ideas.
The Abrons Arts Center includes several galleries that will be suitable
for audio and video installations in larger spaces than are usually
available for festivals of this kind, including a large outdoor
amphitheater. We encourage site-specific proposals to take advantage of
Please inquire for additional information about locations and dimensions
within Abrons Arts Center.
Call for Curated Concerts
Proposals are also invited for the presentation of an entire concert,
not to exceed 52 minutes in duration of music. These concerts represent
an opportunity to put together an entire concert consisting of works of
their choice. The concert should be organized around a theme or idea,
and they may include works of historical importance as well as more
recent works. A performer may also propose a concert that he or she
will play. The only limitation is that no more than one work by an
individual composer may be included.
NOTE: The registration fee for these concerts will be higher than for
Emeritus Professor Hubert S. Howe, Jr.
Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College C.U.N.Y.
Flushing, NY 11367-1597