SOUND SPACES 2018 – Call for music

Deadline: March 20th, 2018

Hertzbreakerz (https://hertzbreakerz.wordpress.com/), in collaboration with Ars Nova Society, is seeking for acousmatic and electroacoustic music works to be included in the “SOUND SPACES” music festival which will be held in Malmö, Sweden during May and June 2018 (dates to be defined).

The festival seeks to provide the city of Malmö with new and recent music, and involve different venues, with events ranging from pure acousmatic music to ensemble works.

In this frame, the festival is selecting at least two pieces to be performed by members of Ars Nova Ensemble, a group of new music performers founded in 1961 in Malmö.

The call is divided into two sections:

  • Section A: electroacoustic music (live instruments and electronics)
  • Section B: acousmatic music (diffused live on a small acousmonium)

General Conditions:

  • The call is open to composers of any nationality, with no restrictions whatsoever.
  • Each composer may submit more then one composition for each section (A and B), provided that the relevant fees are paid. See next paragraph for the specifications. Fees are used to partially defray the costs of the performances.
  • Submissions are due by 24:00 of the 20th of March, 2018, with the winners announced by the 1st of April, 2018.
  • Any duration is accepted but we strongly recommend submissions around 8-12 minutes.
  • By submitting, the author accepts to provide the performance materials at no further cost for the organization.
  • Regarding the electroacoustic pieces (Section A), combinations of at least two of the following options are accepted:

    • Flute (also piccolo);
    • Objects (easy and inexpensive to buy, or provided by the author);
    • Electronics (tape, amplification and/or live electronics. In the case of live electronics, the author should provide the software);
    • Synth: Roland JUNO – 106;
    • Clavinet;

HOW TO SUBMIT:

An application fee must be made payable to this link: https://www.paypal.me/ARSNOVASOCIETY

  • €10 for the first submitted electroacoustic piece (section A), and of €8 for each further submitted one
  • €5 for each submitted acousmatic work (section B)

If you prefer to pay through regular wire transfer use this information, using your name and the word CALL as a reference:

Ars Nova Society
℅ Kent Olofsson
Malenas Väg 19
245 63 Hjärup
IBAN: SE85 9500 0099 6034 0532 8497
BIC/SWIFT: NDEASESS
Bank Name: Nordea

Account Number (only for transfers from Swedish accounts):: PlusGiro 53 28 49-7

To complete your application, fill this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bNJaI7sFHhcutlAqWLGiDqfRjqBxhKND7bcbvxx7G5E

You’ll be asked to insert your data and informations about the piece(s) you are submitting, including download or streaming links to the recording(s) and to the score(s) if relevant.
Section A (Electroacoustic music)

Regarding the electroacoustic pieces (Section A), combinations of at least two of the elements below are accepted:

  • Flute (also piccolo);
  • Objects (easy and inexpensive to buy, or provided by the author);
  • Electronics (tape, amplification and/or live electronics. In the case of live electronics, the author should provide the software);
  • Synth: Roland JUNO – 106

The venue for this concert is the art gallery Galleri 21.

Selection Committee Section A:

Luca Francesconi, composer
Agata Tuchołka, flutist
Alessandro Perini, composer
Jonatan Sersam, composer
Francesco Del Nero, composer

Section B (Acousmatic music)

The venue for this concert is the Red Room at Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden www.iac.lu.se where we will set up a small acousmonium (between 24-30 speakers).

In case of selection you will need to send us an uncompressed version of the file. Please note that we will only play stereo files, diffusing them live on our acousmonium.

Selection Committee Section B:

Kent Olofsson, composer
Alessandro Perini, composer
Francesco Del Nero, composer
Jonatan Sersam, composer

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