MUSLAB 2016 Call for Electroacoustic Works

March 3, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

Camin-Art Asociation and MUSLAB Ensemble

Composers, regardless their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electro-acoustic music, electroacoustic music and video, Video Mapping.

Guidelines for submission of works:

Deadline for receipt of entries will Date: July 1 2016
They will participate works composed after January 2008
The duration of the work will be between 5 and 15 minutes
Only one work per category defined by composer admitted
Entries must be signed by the author or authors (no pseudonyms)
Works that have been previously submitted to competitions and concerts may participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for presentation and recording this show.
There is no charge for registration


Category A (Audio only):is open to electroacoustic music compositions of autonomous art (music band), a single independent movement duration.
Category B (Audio and video): is open to compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music and Video, one independent movement.
Category C (Video only): is open to compositions of Visual Art – Video Art.

Channels : Stéréo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

Formats : .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4


You must online register and attach a file format (ZIP) with the following documents:

1) The application form completed and signed. (fill in Adobe acrobat)
2) One picture in good resolution.

3) A short biographical sketch of the composer. ½ page.

4) Notes of the work. ½ page.

5) Signed letter of consent.

* El peso del archivo comprimido debe ser menor de 5 MB

A link to download your piece. (you can use wetransfer or dropbox)

Attach a copy in .mp3 stereo format (with your piece)

Works submitted to the International Festival of Electroacustic Music MUSLAB 2016, shall be electroacoustic pieces, composed and recorded in studio. Works have to be displayed by loudspeakers in concert, with no intervention of live sound sources. They may include a maximum of eight channels and should have duration between five and fifteen minutes.

MUSLAB is not a competition, it is an inclusive project that seeks to create opportunities for the diffusion and promotion of sound art using our public spaces for presentations. Our objective is to promote inclusion, cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence in society.

The jury in charge of selecting the works to be shown shall be appointed by the direction of Camin-Art Cultural Association and MUSLAB Ensemble. It will be composed of electro-acoustic composers of music, musicologists, and recording engineers who specialize in the field of electroacoustic music.

MUSLAB Ensemble will select as many works as possible, prioritizing works in terms of sound and visual quality.

Audio recordings submitted to the competition will not be returned to the Composers, and will remain in the Association for electro-acoustic files and donated to the Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico.

We would like to know if you intend to attend the event. Confirmation of attendance will determine the order of programming and available space. All composers / sound artists’ works participating will be programmed regardless their assistance.

MUSLAB will assist artists in their accommodation with the best artistic and humane conditions possible, but it will not assume the responsibility or the expenses. However, MUSLAB will help artists fund their expenses through invitation letters or else, sent to the instances to whom it may concern.

By participating with their work in MUSLAB, the composer consent, rights and permission to include his work, in the concerts of this electroacoustic music composition, exempts MUSLAB of any liability associations or copyright payment, and grants permission to publish his work in the activities concerts and radio broadcasts of the Muestra internacional de Música Electroacústica MUSLAB.

The composer retains the copyright.

All works are recorded with a record company must have a letter in with the apropiate permission to be included in the concerst and radio transmitions of the International Festival of Electroacoustic Music MUSLAB indicated.

If you decide to participate in the selection for the production of a CD-DVD that will be sent to different music libraries and libraries of the world, composer must send a letter consent to record their work in the compilation MUSLAB 2015 CD DVD. The composer keeps copyright but allows the distribution of his work.

The selection committee may decide not to include one piece in the program or change the program.

All participants will be notified that when their works arrive.

The pieces will be programated between October 1 and December 31 2016 in the different venues of the festival.

Participant’s compositions could be broadcast on radio.