[ 18. Juni 2011 ]

TORONTO – NAISA – Call For Submissions on the theme FREEDOM


2011 Call For Submissions on the theme FREEDOM
Categories: Radio & Transmission Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Sound based media art, Installation Art
September 30, 2011 Deadline

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme FREEDOM for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2012 programming in Toronto, Canada.

Using the theme of FREEDOM for its 2012 programming, NAISA will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage, an artist that challenged established artistic conventions in many fields. He also helped to broaden the already evolving language of sonic expression to include the existence of sound within the realm of art.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme of FREEDOM. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works for live performance, gallery exhibit, screening, webcast or audio stream, radio broadcast, network or translocal performance, mobile experiences and any other emerging formats that include sound as a primary element.

It should be noted that although NAISA presents works by international artists, NAISA especially encourages submissions from Canadian artists as it’s mandate is to present Canadian works within an international context.

Artists may submit more than one work for consideration in any of the following categories: (Note: please fill out one on-line submission for each work entry):

1) Radio &/or Transmission Art
2) Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art,
3) Sound based media art,
4) Installation Art

1) Radio & Transmission Art

The Radio & Transmissions Art category is for works conceived for radio or that use radio and other contemporary wireless technology in their creation. NAISA encourages 1 minute radio art pieces for broadcast as well as works that explore translocal and network possibilities. Longer-form works (up to 60 minutes) will also be accepted. Pieces will be selected for broadcast within Canada and on several international radio stations as well as for presentation in May 2011 as part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.

Both Canadian and International radio art submissions will be considered for inclusion in the following:

-The Deep Wireless 9 radio art compilation CD
-The Radio Art Interventions (1 minute pieces played guerilla-style on radio and web-radio stations during the Deep Wireless festival)
– Longer form works to be broadcast on NAISA Radio (NAISA’s web-radio station)

Note: from the submissions, NAISA will select a small number of Canadian artists to send NAISA proposals for works to be included on CBC Radio’s Living Out Loud.

2) Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art

The Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art category is for multi-channel and stereo works conceived for concert performance or presentation. Preferred formats for performance presentation include 5.1, octaphonic, 12 and 16-channel formats in both acousmatic (tape), live, and mixed formats. Please indicate in the notes the intended format of presentation and any required instrumentation or specialized equipment.

3) Sound based media art

The Sound based media art category is for works that focus on the expressive potential of sound in all forms of digital and electronic media. Special consideration will be given to interactive, mobile and other emerging digital media, but traditional formats such as screenings and performances will also be accepted.

4) Installation Art

Installation proposals of previously realized works for site-specific and gallery installations will be considered for presentation at the NAISA Space. Works can use multichannel or single channel playback and may incorporate any number of media, but must feature original sound as a primary element.

Preference will be given to interactive works that appeal to all ages and that fit in a 16 ft x 16 ft (or 5 m x 5 m) black space. Please note that the NAISA space is a multi-use venue which often requires that works be moved and re-positioned on non-exhibition days. Also attach a list of the necessary equipment required to mount the installation and which of these items can be supplied by the artist. Submissions should include audio, video or audio-video documentation of previously realized versions of the work.

Submission Guidelines

Please complete in full the online submission form by midnight on September 30, 2011. Due to the number of submissions received, NAISA is now requesting that you pay a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing your submissions. Submit by post your submission materials (postmarked September 30, 2011) to:

New Adventures in Sound Art
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street #252
Toronto, ON
M6G 4C7

Click here to begin online submission: https://naisa.ca/eshops/sub_call.php

Once you have completed the on-line submission, you will be provided with a submission number. Please include this number, along with your full name, when mailing in your submission materials. Materials will not be returned. Please don’t send original copies.