Power SERG – Call for Works

April 3, 2019 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

Two performances organised by University of Aberdeen’s Sound Emporium Research Group (SERG http://www.serg-aberdeen.net) in conjunction with Aberdeen University’s May Festival (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival).

The SERG concerts will run on the 24th of May, 2019, at 1pm and 7pm. A more detailed programme will be available in late April.


SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) is issuing a call for works to all UK-based sonic artists. There is no strict theming, however, we encourage submissions to be inspiring and engaging as the May Festival is well attended by the general public and children. In particular, we seek applications from postgraduate students and early-career composers/creators to fulfil SERG’s primary aim of supporting the next generation of sonic artists.

A limited number of bursaries are available to cover accommodation/travel expenses incurred by the performer/composer’s attendance at the concerts. See the application information provided below for information on how to apply for a bursary.

Performance Submissions:

We welcome contributions from a wide range of disciplines, and invite submissions on, but not limited to, the following:

  • Fixed Media (stereo, or multichannel up to 16 speakers)
  • Live Electronics
  • Instruments and Electronics
  • Live Coding
  • Audiovisual Works

Submissions should not be of a duration greater than 15 minutes. Unfortunately, we are unable to programme installations as part of these concerts.

As these are performances organised by postgraduate students, preference will be given to submissions from students and early-career sonic artists.

To apply, please email b.dawkins.11@aberdeen.ac.uk with the following information:

  • A .pdf including your programme note (up to 150 words), biography (up to 50 words) and any technical requirements for the performance.
  • A recording of the piece (if possible/appropriate). Audio file submissions accepted only as download/streaming links. Please do not use attachments to send audio files.
  • A note of whether you are applying for a travel/accommodation bursary. This should include estimation and breakdown of expenses.

Submission Deadline: 5pm, 17th April.

Selections announced: 26th April.

For more info, questions, or submissions, please email: b.dawkins.11@aberdeen.ac.uk