Call for work for the Festival Futura 2015

January 22, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

deadline march 16

Against all habits

If the artist, as the good craftsman he is, is a person of skills and savoir-faire, he nonetheless aims to confront himself with the unknown. As time goes by, he creates his own style, easily recognisable from work to work, despite its differences. But what happens if he decides to endanger what best defines him?

Discovering new gaps; going out of phase or let things appear out of nowhere; approach its own work from weird angles in order to welcome surprises; leave all certainties at the door, go traveling through the
looking glass and come back later with some ignored gem in hands; change, finally, our habits, as comfort has always been enemy of creativity.

Such would be the main idea behind the Futura 2015 call for works: to invite composers and sound artists to do something different or to do the same, but differently.

This should be conceived as a reminder that composing is first and foremost experiencing the new, facing surprise, and that in order for that surprise to happen and to continue as works and years go, it is precise not to forget to break all kinds of automatisms, confront the expected and try the unseen; not refuse either constraint or freedom; act as if all knowledge were suddenly forgotten; allow new sensations
to come through…

What happens when one tries to do what he generally doesn’t? This is, in few words, our proposal.
As such, the 23rd instance of the Futura festival should be a unique opportunity to make lines move and to disrupt aesthetics; to renew the art of sounds and to ensure that the works presented will not just be
another works from never-ending catalogues; to ensure also that young and old composers join forces and share a common desire for invention.

Composers, sound artists, radio artists, video artists, here the
watchword: let’s be surprising!

Conditions :

-Only tape works accepted (acousmatic, musique concrète, radiophonic art, sound installation…), no real time or anything involving live instruments.
-Only two works by composer can be sent (no limitations for the works with video).
-Stereo works will be prefered (for the multitrack works, a stereo version is needed for evaluation purpose).
– Works must be sent by internet (wetransfer, dropbox) to:
It’s important that each file is correctly named: with author’s name and title.
For works with video, it’s possible to send a DVD to the following address
– send to the email info(at)
your name, your adress, a short biography and a short notice of you work
(max. 10 lines each).

Propositions must be sent before March 16 2015.

Festival organisé par Futura

co-production Motus