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OPEN CALL: ((audience))

Jun 12, 2009 2:41 am

((audience)) is seeking statements of interest and submissions of completed works for inclusion in the ((audience)) festival in Syracuse, NY this September. Sound artists, electronic musicians and new media artists are invited to submit works and proposals in the following categories: Live Performance for 5.1 diffusion; Cinema-in-the-Dark; Film/Video works.

((audience)) is a nomadic biennial festival of sound art, organized by Alexis Bhagat and Lauren Rosati. The centerpiece of ((audience09)) is a 2.5 hour program of 5.1 surround sound works (with no visual accompaniment) by seven international artists, to be presented in pitch black cinema halls. ((audience)) promotes the exploration of the cinema as a concert hall for the 21st century. Performances, lectures, radio broadcasts and other events are organized on a city-by-city basis. Our upstate New York ((audience09)) festival is being organized in association with the Red House Gallery in Syracuse, NY and will take place from September 17-September 27, 2009.

*Live Performance for 5.1 Diffusion*

We primarily seek statements of interest and performance proposals from artists who have experimented with 5.1 diffusion. Performers working with multichannel diffusion other than 5.1 are also invited to submit. Genres could include: extended vocal work, computer music, electroacoustic music, noise, phonographic collage or manipulation. Performance proposals and statements of interest must include video documentation of relevant past performances on DVD. Please also include a CV or resume, artist statement and full contact information. Students and emerging artists are especially encouraged to apply for the performance category.


We seek 5.1 surround and stereo works which are “cinematic,” in any way that artists interpret that term. We are especially interested in narrative, poetic or dramatic works that experiment with audio spatialization or in musical works that play with familiar conventions of cinema sound. 5.1 submissions are preferred. 5.1 submissions will also be considered for inclusion in the ((audience11)) main program. Stereo works may be also submitted, and will be considered for broadcast on Red House Art Radio during the ((audience09)) festival. Please send both a playable and raw data CD/DVD. Please also include a CV or resume, artist statement, full contact information. Ordinary audio cd, DVD-V with black screen, or DVD-A. You must also send uncompressed, 24-bit audio. Distinct mono tracks, with channel info in the filename, are preferred. OMF files or Protools 7 session files are also acceptable.


We seek completed film and video works with compelling 5.1 surround soundtracks. Film and video works under 30min are preferred will be considered for screening at the Red House Gallery Theater on September 26 during ((audience09)). Longer works may be considered for later screening. DVD, production credits, distributor information (if relevant), CV or biographies of sound editor/designer, full contact information.

Send to:
c/o Nadalex
39 Avenue A - #103
New York, NY 10009

Your submission or statement should be received by July 10, 2009. Submission materials will not be returned. Late submissions will be accepted. Please send a statement via email by July 10, if you are mailing a late submission. E-mail inquiries may be sent to curators@au.dience.org.
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