Datum: Wed, 26 Oct 2016
Betreff: [cec-c] Fwd: announcing NYCEMF 2017
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival solicits works for
its festival in June and July 2017. The festival will take place at
the Abrons Arts Center on June 19-25, at National Sawdust on July 7-9,
and on other dates at other venues in New York City. Details of the
festival are shown below and are posted on our web site,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:
Electronic music for fixed media alone, with up to sixteen
channels of sound.
Works involving live electronics, including computer
processing and laptop orchestras.
Works combining musical instruments or voice with live or
fixed media electronics.
Video and multimedia works.
Installations involving music or video
Submission deadline: December 1, 2017.
Entry fee: none.
Registration fee: $160. Registration is required for all persons
whose submitted works are accepted. This fee entitles them to free
admission to all events at the Festival. Attendance is not required,
but even if submitters do not attend, the fee must still be paid.
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.
For the selection process, multichannel works may be submitted either
in their original channel configuration or as stereo mixes.
Works involving instrumentalists are welcome, but if the submitter is
unable to provide the performer(s), additional costs may need to be
borne. If NYCEMF needs to provide the performers, only works with no
more than two performers can be considered.
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.
Call for works with appeal to children
NYCEMF would like to organize a concert with special interest to
children. We encourage composers to submit works that they think may
have such appeal. Please indicate the nature of this appeal in the
project description of your submission.
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 the diffusion of works with fewer
channels. We will allow composers whose works are played in this space
additional tech time to plan their diffusion. Only fixed media works
will be played in this space, not works involving musical instruments
The featured performers for NYCEMF 2016 will be cellist Madeleine
Shapiro, pianist Keith Kirchoff, clarinet and tarogato player Esther
Lamneck, violinist Maja Cerar, and clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt.
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 music 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 curated concerts will be $500.
Emeritus Professor Hubert S. Howe, Jr.
Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College C.U.N.Y.
Flushing, NY 11367-1597