The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival solicits works for its Festival in June, 2014. The festival will take place at the Abrons Arts Center, and other locations throughout New York City. Details of the festival are shown below.
The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
Call for Works
Composers may submit one work in any the following categories:
- Works for recorded media alone with up to eight channels
- Works involving live electronics, including computer processing and laptop orchestras
- Works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded media or live electronics
- Video and multimedia works
- Installations involving music or video
Works of any length may be submitted, but only a limited number of works longer than 15 minutes will be accepted.
Composers may submit one additional work in any of the above categories if it is a “miniature” (under five minutes in length).
There is no fee for submission, but composers whose works are accepted will have to pay a registration fee, which will entitle them to free admission to all events at the Festival. Attendance is not required, but if the composers do not attend, the fee must still be paid.
All works must be uploaded by the persons submitting the pieces on line. Incomplete or preliminary versions of works may be submitted, but accepted works cannot exceed the duration indicated at the time of submission, and the final versions cannot be substantially different from the versions submitted. Stereo versions of multichannel works may be submitted.
3D Spatialization Lab
During the 2014 festival, a special room will be equipped with an array of 16 speakers, 8 in the usual surround sound configuration and 8 at a high level, allowing sound to be spatialized on the plane of the listeners or above. The audience will be seated in the center of the space. We solicit works that will take advantage of these resources. We will allow composers whose works are played in this space additional tech time to plan their spatializations. Only electroacoustic works will be played in this space, not works involving musical instruments or videos.
In addition to musical works, we will also consider individual presentations that may consist of many different kinds of activities such as paper and piece presentations, “musicological” discussions of electroacoustic musical issues, analyses of compositions of historical importance including electroacoustic music “classics,” papers, or other ideas.
The Abrons Arts Center includes several galleries that will be suitable for audio and video installations in larger spaces than are usually available for festivals of this kind, including an outdoor amphitheater. We encourage proposals to take advantage of these resources.
Call for Curated Concerts
Proposals are also invited for the presentation of an entire concert, not to exceed 52 minutes in duration of music. These concerts represent an opportunity for someone to put together an entire concert consisting of works of their choice. The concert should be organized around a theme or idea, and they may include works of historical importance as well as more recent works. A performer may also propose a concert that he or she will play. The only limitation is that no more than one work by an individual composer may be included. The registration fee for these concerts will be higher than for individual submissions.
The following performers will be available at the festival, although they will not present an entire program. Works are solicited that feature these instruments.
- Francesco Prode, piano
Mr Prode will play a concert of electroacoustic music with piano.
Other Featured Performers
Please describe the technical resources required for the performance of your piece. NYCEMF will provide a computer and audio interface for fixed media playback, an 8-channel speaker system, mixing console, microphones, and cabling. Composers with live electronics should provide their own computer and audio interface in addition to any required peripherals such as MIDI controllers and pedals.