SUL/PORTUGAL – Sonic Explorations of A Rural Archive // Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art International Competition

June 10, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

SONIC EXPLORATIONS OF A RURAL ARCHIVE
Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art International Competition
Coordination: Binaural/Nodar (Portugal)
In the context of Rural Viseu 2.0 project – co-funded by the Viseu
Terceiro programe of the Municipality of Viseu (Portugal) and
theCreative Europe programme of the European Union – SOCCOS Sound Art
Network.
Applications between June 1st and September 30th, 2016
Announcement of results October 31st, 2016
Retrospective exhibition of selected works from December 2016
Binaural/Nodaris a contemporary cultural entity operating in the rural
region of Viseu Dão Lafões (Portugal) in the fields of sound art and
multimedia creation, audiovisual rural archiving, sound education,
radio broadcasting and publishing (online, books, CD, DVD).
Binaural/Nodar has hosted more than 150 artists and researchers,
produced dozens of sound/media creations and spread its work in many
countries around Europe, America and Asia. Binaural/Nodar is an
activemember of three European networks dedicated to creativity and
territorial development: Tramontana network of rural media archives;
SOCCOS network of artist residencies in sound art; SUSPLACE network of
multidisciplinary research in ​​social sustainability processes of
local territories.
Viseu Rural 2.0 is an integrated project of rural heritage
documentation and archiving,sound/media arts creation and cultural
diffusion, being developed in the rural areas part of the Municipality
of Viseu (Portugal) during 2016. The projecttakes its motivation from
the assumption that there is a need to give expression and density to
a often forgotten rural arc surrounding the city of Viseu, which
memory and character are also part of the history of the city itself.
After a 1stversion of the Viseu Rural 2.0 project developed in 2015,
in the context ofwhich were produced 120 audio and video documents,
were created ten sound works by artists from six countries, were
produced five radio documentaries and organized a final retrospective
exhibition that was patent at Casa das Memórias in Viseu, between
November 2015 and April 2016, the follow up of the project brings some
new features, including one that is now announceed SONIC EXPLORATIONS
OF A RURAL ARCHIVE – Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art International
Competition.
This international competition invites electroacoustic musicians and
sound artists from around the world to produce sound works based on
the Viseu Rural 2.0 archive, that is being collected and archived by
Binaural/Nodar (available athttp://www.viseururalmedia.org/download),
thus creating a sense of exploration and diffusion way beyond the
borders of Viseu and its rural surroundings.
Each artist can freely select and download sound files from the
archive and add other sound sources and sound processing, in order to
create a sound work inspired by the rural context of Viseu, which
should be submitted (in .wav/16 bit format) until September 30th, 2016
to be evaluated by the selection panel, composed by the board of
directors of Binaural/Nodar and associated experts from SOCCOS
European sound art network, which includes, apart from Binaural /
Nodar, QO-2 (Brussels , Belgium), Disk/CTM (Berlin, Germany) A-I-R
Laboratory (Warsaw, Poland) and Hai-Art (Hailluoto, Finland).
Apart from the sound piece, which should have an exact duration of 10
minutes, each artist must include an updated biographical note
including contacts (maximum 1,000 characters with spaces), a title for
the work, a text on thework (maximum 2,000 characters with spaces),
and finally an image (photography, drawing, collage, etc.) that
visually depicts the sound work, with the size of 30cm x 20cm in 300 dpi.
The material should be submitted as links (Google Docs, Dropbox etc.)
via the contact form available athttp://www.viseururalmedia.org/contactos.
The audio and visual material from the winning works will be exhibited
in aretrospective exhibition to take place at Casa da Ribeira in
Viseu, from December 2016 (on dates to be announced) and will later be
available online athttp://www.viseururalmedia.org
http://www.viseururalmedia.org/
20 artists/works will be selected with the following monetary prizes
to be awarded each one:
1st prize: 1,000 Euro
2nd prize: 600 Euro
3rd prize: 400 Euro
4th to 10th prize: 200 Euro
11th to 20th prize: 100 Euro
Total prizes to be awarded: 4,400 Euro.
The first two winners will be invited to attend the exhibition opening
to personally receive their prizes.
Additional information on this competition:
Contact Luis Costa (president of the board of directors at Binaural/Nodar)
Tel. +351918951857 orluis@binauralmedia.org
Luís Costa
Coordenador/Coordinator/
Binaural – Associação Cultural de Nodar
Rural Based Sound/Media Arts & Social Research
Rua do Pedregal
3660-645 Sul
Portugal
Tel. +351 232 723 160
Mob. +351 918 951 857
Email.info@binauralmedia.org
http://www.binauralmedia.org
http://www.re-tramontana.org
http://www.soccos.eu