Open Circuit 2016

September 23, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by newmusicscotland

As part of Open Circuit 2016 the University of Liverpool is pleased to announce a call for electroacoustic works.

 

Works must have been composed after 2104 and should fall within one of the following categories:

 

1. Stereo acousmatic works with a duration up to 10 minutes.

 

2. Audiovisual compositions in which audio and video have the same artistic relevance with a duration of up to 10 minutes.

 

3. Works for trombone and fixed media and/or live electronics with a duration of 4 – 5 minutes.

 

Several works will be selected for performance during the festival (4th – 10th March 2016) and a special prize of £200 will be awarded for the most outstanding composition. A £50 Prize will also be awarded to the audiences most preferred work chosen on the night of the performance. We are extremely excited to announce that the selected works for Trombone and fixed media/live electronics will be performed by John Kenny, Professor at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Selected composers will be invited to present their work using the department of music’s sound diffusion system.

 

Selection will be anonymous and by a jury consisting of Matt Fairclough, Oliver Carman, Manuella Blackburn and John Kenny.

 

Please contact oliver.carman@liv.ac.uk to register your interest in the call. You will then be provided with a unique submission number and required to provide a download link to a .zip file titled with your unique submission number (example 001.zip).

 

 

For category one the .zip file should contain the following:

 

1) a .doc file containing the following information; the title and duration of the work, a brief bio (200 words) and a programme note (200 words). This file should also be named with your unique submission number (example 001.doc)

 

2) an audio file of the work. This file should be named with the title of the work and your unique submission number (example Title of the Work_001.aiff)

 

For category two the .zip file should contain the following:

 

1) a .doc file containing the following information; the title and duration of the work, a brief bio (200 words) and a programme note (200 words). This file should also be named with your unique submission number (example 001.doc)

 

2) a video file of the work. This file should be named with the title of the work and your unique submission number(example Title of the Work_001.aiff)

 

For category three

 

1) a .doc file containing the following information; the title and duration of the work, a brief bio (200 words) and a programme note (200 words). This file should also be named with your unique submission number (example 001.doc)

 

2) a .pdf full score of the work including full details of any technical requirements. The composers name must not be visible on the score.

 

The closing date for submissions will be the 29th January 2016, results of the selection process will be published via the

 

Open Circuit website http://opencircuitfestival.co.uk in February 2016 and the winner of both prizes announced during Open Circuit. Selected composers are encouraged to attend the performance. Unfortunately we can not offer funding to support travel or accommodation.