ÆPEX Contemporary Performance Presents: A Call For Recordings Of Fixed Media Compositions

February 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

ÆPEX Contemporary Performance Presents:

A Call For Recordings Of Fixed Media Compositions



ÆPEX Contemporary Performance is proud to announce a call for recordings of fixed media compositions. The recordings will be used to create a playlist for ÆPEX’s summer season of “sound system takeovers” at businesses, bars, and restaurants across Southeast, MI from April-August 2016.

Selected composers will be credited in all physical and digital materials ÆPEX creates and distributes at each “sound system takeover” performance. ÆPEX will also promote selected composers on its website and social media platforms.

ÆPEX’s first “sound system takeover” will take place on April 9, 2016 at the Beer Grotto in Ann Arbor, MI, with many more to follow throughout the summer. ÆPEX will only use selected recordings for these “sound system takeover” performances.


Only works composed specifically for fixed media will be considered. Eligible works may feature synthesized or concréte, sampled sounds so long as they are composed for fixed media. Electroacoustic works or works using live electronics are ineligible. Recordings or MIDI Realizations of works for acoustic instruments are ineligible.

There are no guidelines pertinent to the style or length of submitted works. Our goal is to assemble a collection of the most interesting and diverse compositions possible.

Composers must be able to provide a stereo recording of their work in order for ÆPEX to feature it on their “sound system takeover” performances.


The submission deadline is March 22, 2016. There is no entry fee and no limit on the number of works a composer may submit.

Please email links (Dropbox or Soundcloud preferred) of recordings to aepexcp@gmail.com using the subject line “Call For Fixed Media Compositions Submission”.

In addition to providing a link to the submitted recording, please also include a short bio (50-250 words) and links to your website or social media pages (if applicable). Selected composers may be asked to provide ÆPEX with headshots for promotional purposes.

Please submit only .mp3, .m4a, or AAC files of works. If selected, composers will be given the opportunity to provide ÆPEX with high-quality audio files for use in the “sound system takeovers” playlist.