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Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Swiss Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis announces a call for stereo or quadrophonic acousmatic works to be programmed during our 2018 festival.

Submission deadline 28 FEB 2018, 10am UTC

No entry fee
- No age limit
- No style restriction
- Up to 2 works/composer

- Works selected in previous festival editions are no longer eligible
- Composers selected in former festival editions can submit again

The selected pieces will be played during Forum Wallis 2018 in Schloss Leuk 17-21 May 2018, presenting a selection of international compositions representative of current trends in electronic music.

Submission details
In order to submit your work(s) please send an e-mail

In The Subject please write


In The Body of the email provide a link to listen to your work online (soundcloud etc.).

Please add as an attachment one PDF with all the following information matched together:
a) your CV (max. 200 words) b) the title and description of
the submitted work(s)
c) your address (e-mail, phone, evt. website)
d) please provide again a link to your work online.

Please name the PDF as following:
FW18_Call_First Name_Given Name_Title
e.g. FW18_Call_Miller_Andrew_Title

Only Tape Stereo or Quadrophonic Works (Acousmatic) are elegible.

Any music style is welcome.

Any duration is accepted up to one hour, but we encourage submissions around 10-15 minutes.

Only the selected composers will be notified of the selection (by e-mail). The results will be published online at

The selected composers will receive:
- the program of the concert
- a signed document attesting the selection for this concert

Thank you!

Jury Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2018

 Alchemy in Sound
Summary:Sound art symposium and call
Deadline: 24 January 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: Details: Listen to the Voice of Fire is a symposium/concert for research in sonic arts though alchemy. The symposium is open to all and seeks compositional and theoretical approaches drawing on: sound art, improvisation, noise, sound scape, field recordings, databending, drone, electroacoustic, no input mixing board, electronics including novel/hybrid/hacked instruments and/or new musical interfaces, and live coding approaches. Sound art which responds to any of the indicative themes below are particularly welcome:

· Sound art responses to the works of Thomas Vaughan (1622-1666)
· Alchemy composition and visual scores, historical and new approaches
· Sonification of alchemy and or its alchemical emblems
· Error, alchemy and generative aesthetics
· Alchemical composition and cybernetics
· Alchemy sound art and psychogeography
· Sonic alchemy and mysticism-the phenomenology of revelation
· Alchemical narratives and compositional approaches
· Alchemy and the aesthetics of immersion into noise/drone music
· Alchemy, annihilation and sound art

Music/sound art should not exceed 12 minutes in length.

Fee: £25 registration fee

Contact: Submissions should be e-mailed to Dr Dafydd Roberts,, using SOUND in the subject field. Please include abstract/programme notes (500 words), link to work (stereo wav.) via Soundcloud or Bandcamp, and biography (250 words).

 Dublin Sound Lab
Summary:Piano and electronics call
Deadline: 15 February 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: Dublin Sound Lab invites composers of any age or nationality, with experience or interest in electronic composition and performance, to participate in Music Current Festival, 12–14 April 2018.

Participation & Commission Opportunity

Composers are invited to submit new or existing works for piano in combination with fixed-media, computer or live electronics. As many as eight composers will be selected to participate in workshops and masterclasses with the renowned Belgian composer Stefan Prins (

Selected works will be performed in concert on the final day of the festival, when one of the participating composers will be awarded the Music Current Commission of €2,500 for a new work to be premiered at Music Current 2019.

Participating composers will attend all festival concerts, and will take part in a programme of masterclasses and workshops at the Contemporary Music Centre and Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Composers will receive an audio recording of the concert performance of their own work. Irish composers can apply for a Contemporary Music Centre Travel Bursary to cover travel costs within the island of Ireland.

Masterclasses and Workshops

Thursday 12 April, 4–5pm: Welcome and Presentation by Stefan Prins Fox (CMC Library)
Guest composer, Stefan Prins, presents on his recent work, with special reference to the festival theme, 'piano + electronics'.

Thursday 12 April, 6pm: Music Current Festival Launch (CMC Library)
Festival launch with invited guests, festival composer Stefan Prins, participant composers, festival performers, and composers and technicians from Dublin Sound Lab.

Friday 13 April, 10am–12.30pm: Masterclass workshop with Stefan Prins (CMC Library)

Participating composers present on their work in round-table discussions moderated by Stefan Prins. Composers will discuss technical and performance-related issues relevant to the selected works in a friendly discursive session involving all participant composers.

Friday 13 April, 1pm–2pm: Presentation with Silvia Rosani (CMC Library)

Silvia Rosani, recipient of the 2017 IMRO/Music Current Commission, presents on her recently completed work.

Friday 13 April, 3pm–4pm: Masterclass with pianist Xenia Pestova (CMC Library)

Pianist Xenia Pestova offers observations on participant composers' compositions, focusing on technique, presentation, style and performance-related issues.

Friday 13 April, 4pm–5pm: Technical Review with Alexis Nealon (CMC Library)

Senior sound engineer, Alexis Nealon, discusses practical sound engineering issues concerning computer-based mixed music, focusing on participant composers' works. Topics will include: scalable performance, studio audition versus concert reproduction, distribution and portability of electronic music, understanding sound levels and engineering terminology.

Friday 13 April, 6pm: Public Panel Discussion, 'Are we there yet?' (CMC Library)
Public discussion on current composition trends, performance practice, critical perspectives, and new directions, featuring festival composers Stefan Prins and Ann Cleare, pianist Xenia Pestova, sound artist Sven Anderson and musicologist Adrian Smith (DIT). Moderated by Evonne Ferguson, Director of CMC.

Saturday 14 April, 10am–2pm: Technical workshop (Smock Alley Theatre)
Rehearsal of works by participant composers for this afternoon's concert. Open to all participating composers.



 Echofluxx 2018
Summary:Call for Experimental Video Works
Deadline: 18 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Echofluxx is a festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music produced by FMErá of Prague. This year it will again present international and Czech performers in a four-day festival at Paralelní Polis in Prague, May 2-5, 2018.

Fix Media Works - Works for experimental video (1 channel) and sound (2 channels) selected by a panel of international adjudicators.

See Echofluxx 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11

Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 18, 2018 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to:

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review ( by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.