Call for works – Sound Transitions Festival

January 20, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

The Sound Transitions festival, as part of the 4th edition of the Paris 8 University’s Semaine des arts (March 21-25, 2015), proposes a practical and theoretical reflection on topics such as sound ecology, listening and degrowth on the arts. It raises questions about the engagement of the artist in the sound environment and in the present economical, political and social context.

With the goal of promoting the creation and dissemination of new music devoted to the above-mentioned themes, the organizing team of the Sound Transitions festival has launched a call for musical works. The works must be in digital format (without any live acoustic, electronic or digital instruments), in stereo, but can be spatialized.  The selected pieces will be performed as part of a concert at the amphiX (projected with the acousmonium by the musical company Motus) or during listening sessions.

The selection of the works will be made considering the following criteria: artistic quality and relationship to the festival themes. The main themes are: sound ecology, soundscapes composition, field recording, music and nature…; degrowth; focus on listening…

Submission guidelines

  • The call is open to all composers of any age or nationality
  • Digital works, with possibility of projecting video / images
  • Works must have a duration of 5 to 10 minutes
  • Only one work may be submitted by each composer

All works must be sent by a web file transfer service (wetransfer, dropbox, etc.) before February 20, 2016 (23:59 CET) to the following address: A .ZIP file with the name of the piece must be sent with the following information:

–       Composer’s short biography in a .TXT file

–   Short explanation of the work and its relationship with the festival themes in a .TXT file

  • The audio file in .WAV or .AIF in stereo version

All results will be published on March 5, 2016.

Selection committee

Pascale Criton, Agostino Di Scipio, João Fernandes, Christine Groult, Guillaume Loizillon, Nathanaëlle Raboisson, Alejandro Reyna, Michel Risse, Makis Solomos

Sonic Transitions Festival Organizing Committee

Music departement – Musidanse (E.A. 1572), Université Paris 8 : Guillaume Loizillon, Makis Solomos, (teacher-researchers), João Fernandes, Kumiko Iseki, Daniel Mancero, Alejandro Reyna (phD candidates), Ernesto Azuero, Maud Chauvin-Brunet, Antoine Freychet, Vincent Guiot (master students)