[ 28. Oktober 2015 ]


Subject: CALL: NYCEMF 2016

From: Clemens von Reusner

Please distribute the following announcement to your members.

Announcing the

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

June, 2016

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival solicits works for its

Festival in June 2016. The festival will take place as part of the New

York Philharmonic’s biennial at National Sawdust

on June 5-7, at the Abrons Arts Center

on June 12-18, and on other dates and

locations in New York City. Details of the festival are shown below.

Submissions can be made directly from our web site, http://www.nycemf.org


Call for Works

Composers or performers are invited to submit works in any style of

electroacoustic music in any the following categories:

Works for fixed media alone with up to sixteen (16) channels

Works involving live electronics, including computer

processing and laptop orchestras

Works combining musical instruments or voices with fixed

media or live electronics

Video and multimedia works

Installations involving music or video

Deadline: December 1, 2015

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 may be submitted.

Persons who submit works that are accepted will have to

pay a registration fee of approximately $160, which will entitle them to

free admission to all events at the Festival. Attendance is not

required, but even if they do not attend, the fee must still be paid.

Works involving instrumentalists are welcome, but if the

submitter is unable to provide the performer(s), additional costs may

need to be borne.

NYCEMF will provide in each performance space a mixing

console, speaker system, microphones, cables, and a computer and audio

interface for the playback of fixed media audio/video. Composers of

interactive works will be responsible for providing their own computer,

audio interface, and any specialized peripherals.

Works of any length may be submitted, but, for practical

reasons, we will more likely be able to include shorter works than

longer ones.

Performers may submit up to two works with the agreement

that they will play them. If a performer wishes to submit more works,

he or she may choose to propose a curated concert.

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.


The featured performer for NYCEMF 2016 will be the violinist Maja Cerar


Individual Presentations

In addition to musical works, we will also consider individual

presentations that may consist of many different kinds of activities

such as…

paper and piece presentations

“musicological” discussions of electroacoustic musical issues

analyses of compositions of historical importance

including electroacoustic music “classics,” papers, or other ideas

research in electroacoustic musical topics.

Installations and Galleries

The Abrons Arts Center includes several locations that will be suitable

for audio and video installations, including galleries and a large

outdoor amphitheater. We will post descriptions and photographs of

these spaces, and we encourage installation artists to design works for

these specific locations.

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 $500.

Emeritus Professor of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

Queens College of the City University of New York

Queens, New York 11367-1597

(929) 344-2209