OPEN CALL FOR SONIC ARTISTS sonADA 2016: Reverse-Play-Forward

July 19, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, electroacoustic by mwhiteside


sonADA (Sonic Arts Days in Aberdeen), a sonic arts and experimental performance organisation in Aberdeen, invites sound/sonic artists and musicians to perform at sonADA 2016, sonADA’s annual experimental music and performance festival, which is to be held from 29 September to 1 October 2016.
The theme for sonADA 2016 is Reverse-Play-Forward, which challenges both artists and
audiences to think about how our time has been contextualised by the heritage of our past and dreams and desires of our future. We will invite six to eight sound/sonic artists from this open call who will be performing together with six featured UK and international artists and another six sonADA sound artists.


Deadline: 31 July 2016
Submission materials:
Artist’s contact details
Performance plan for up to 15 minutes – up to 500 words, use drawings or diagrams if necessary
A portfolio of up to 3 previous works – if possible, please send us links to the works, such as Vimeo, Youtube, SoundCloud, etc. You can also send your portfolio via WeTransfer or Dropbox, etc.
Your availability between 29 September to 1 October – you are strongly encouraged to attend all three days during the festival if possible.
There is no submission fee
Submit all the required materials to
Notification of the Result: 5 August 2016, 5PM.
Artist fee for the performance: £100


The call is open to all artists whose performance is strongly related to sound. We are particularly looking for artists who can respond to the theme through their artistic and performance practice. Furthermore, we are interested in receiving applications from artists who work with unusual instruments, and/or create sounds through different and unique approaches to performance.
While the call is open to anyone, potential artists should consider that sonADA cannot cover travel/accommodation expenses.


For more information about the call, please contact


For more information about sonADA, please visit our website at
For our festival, please visit sonADA 2015’s website: