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 Call for Electronic Music: 1-4 channels of subwoofers
Summary:Music for subwoofers
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: April 18, 2018
Submitted by Matthew Fava on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:58

The Canadian Music Centre is collaborating with artist and organizer Matt Horrigan to present a concert of works for subwoofers. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit electronic music that has been created for subwoofers—1-4 channels of audio. Half of the program will consist of a new composition, Heavy Traffic, written for electric guitar and subwoofers which is about outside noise coming through the walls into private space. The other half of the program will be selected through this open call.

To be presented at: the Canadian Music Centre (Toronto) in mid August 2018 as part of a concert called Heavy Traffic: The Music of Intrusion. The exact date of concert will be determined.
Compensation: $200 CAN to each selected composer

• Pieces between 6 and 12 minutes in length preferred, though longer and shorter works will also be considered
• Previously composed works specifically for low electronic sound are welcome.

Deadline: July 1, 2018 (11:59 pm PST)

Selection: works will be selected by concert organizer Matt Horrigan in consultation with the Canadian Music Centre on the basis of complementarity with the rest of the program.

Aesthetic prescriptions: the audience will be seated and/or otherwise mostly stationary during the show and will lack the opportunity to dance, so pieces centred on thumping beats or otherwise intended for a dancing audience would probably not play as well at this concert as at other venues.

How to submit: Fill out the online form available here (this same form is embedded below)

Send questions to:
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Deadline: 02 May 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: RULES

The biennial competition for acousmatic composition Métamorphoses is organised by Musiques & Recherches with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It is open to any acousmatic composition that has never won an award or has been the object of a published recording. Candidates who fail to acknowledge this disposition will be excluded from this competition.

The Métamorphoses competition includes two categories :
- category A, for composers aged 28 or less in 2018, or students in electroacoustic composition (with proof of their occupation). There is no registration fee for the category A.
- category B, for any composer wishing to take part in this category, aged 50 or less in 2018. Registration fees for the category B are €20 per composer

The competition shall be divided into two parts:
1. The pre-selection jury members receive all the pieces and listen to them. They gather afterwards in late June 2018 to listen to the best pieces and to choose the works from category B that will be shortlisted for the October 2018 finals and edited in stereo on CD format.
The jury also elects the winner of the category A, whose work will also be the object of a CD publication.
2. During the finals of the Métamorphoses competition for acousmatic composition, M&R shall choose a performer for the spatialization of the pieces selected for the finals.
The finals will take place on October 24th, 2018. At this occasion, the finals jury – which may be different from the pre-selection jury – shall determine the final ranking of the pieces and announce the prizes.

Prize for category A
1st Prize: Publication of the piece on CD, performance of the piece during the October 24th concert, and 10 copies of the CD.

Prizes for category B
1st Prize : €2000.
2nd Prize : €500.
Public Prize : €500.
Possible M&R Prize: a residency at the "Métamorphoses d'Orphée" composition studio.

Acousmatic: Pre-recorded work composed in studio, projected on loudspeakers in concert, without any intervention of other live sound sources.

NB : In case of inconsistencies with the French version, the French version prevails.
1. To be authorized to take part to the composition, every composer shall, by May 2, 2018, before 13:00,

Brussels time:
- be registered on the site, have filled the registration forms and, for category B, have paid the registration fees.
- have send their works and the requested documents according to the guidelines described in section B.

If one of these provisions is not complied with, the registration will be deemed invalid.
2. The competition is open to any acousmatic work according to the definition given above. It is an international competition.
3. Winners of the First Prize or the Public Prize in category B in the 2016 edition cannot apply in the 2018 edition.
4. Only one piece per composer may be presented, with a duration exclusively comprised between 8 and 16 minutes. It will be presented in one of the two following categories:

Category A: exclusively concerns acousmatic works by students in electro-acoustic composition (with proof of their occupation) or composers aged 28 or less in 2018. There is no registration fee for category A.
Catégorie B: concerns any acousmatic work by composers aged 50 and less in 2018. Registration fees for category B is €20.

5. The works may be presented in two formats: stereo or multi-track (3 to 8 tracks).
6. In order for the registration to be validated, candidates must send a zipped folder through a service such as The folder will bear the exacte same title as the piece and shall be sent to the address by May 2, 2018 before 13:00, Brussels time.

It shall include:

For stereophonic pieces :
- an anonymous audio file bearing the exact same title as the piece, as indicated on the weezevent registration site
- the file shall be saved in 24bit/48kHz or 24bit/96kHz .wav or .aiff stereo format.

For multi-track pieces : an anonymous folder bearing the exact same title as the piece as indicated on the weezevent registration site. The folder shall include:
- each separated track anonymously named after the piece title in 24bit/48kHz or 24bit/96kHz
.wav or .aiff mono format

- a file anonymously named after the piece title including a speaker position and track assignment plan. - a 16bit/44kHz stereo reduction of the piece for an eventual CD-format edition of the finalist works

In addition, for stereophonic and multi-tracks works, the folder shall include:
- an official ID scan of the composer* - a student ID scan if necessary*
* This document will not be made available to the pre-selection jury

7. The presented work may have been performed live, but cannot have been part of any musical recording, nor can they have been awarded any prize before June 19th, 2018. The contestants pledge on their honour that this is not the case. If the work is awarded a prize or is the subject of a recorded publishing after the finalist selection is established, that is between June 20 and October 24, 2018, the contestant agrees to notice M&R by written form and to abandon the competition. Any failure to acknowledge this disposition will be penalised by a disqualification from the Métamorphoses competition.

8. The works shall be sent to the pre-selection jury members, who will listen to them integrally. The jury shall gather to select the winner of the category A, and the finalists for the category B. Multi-phonic pieces shall be listened to in a studio by the jury on a multichannel system. The category A winner and the category B finalists will be personally notified. The decisions delivered by the jury are final.

9. The category A recipient and the pre-selected category B finalist pieces will be published on the “Métamorphoses 2018” CD. Among the received pieces, the jury shall select a stereo work, as imposed by the spatialization competition that will take place during the “Influx – L’espace du son” festival in 2019. The jury reserves the right to include this piece on the CD.

10. The competition finals will take place on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. Two listening sessions of the finalist works are planned, followed by a spatialized listening session on the M&R acousmonium (80 speakers/44 tracks) for a public performance. The performer of the finalist pieces will be appointed by M&R. The prizes will be awarded at the end of the concert.

11. The winners are committed to indicate the mention "Prix Métamorphoses 2018" in every programme that including their award-winning work.

Deadline: 10 June 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The artistic collective LOXOSconcept, with the support of Matera 2019, KEYHOLE cultural association, BLUE CAT BLUES association, SPAZIOMUSICA association promotes the third edition of MA/IN 2018 [MAtera INtermedia festival] + 2nd MA/IN~SPAZIOMUSICA COMMISSION.

The MA/IN 2018 will take place in MATERA on ealry October 2018.

The city of Matera will be “European Capital of Culture 2019”, and LOXOSconcept is project leader for 2018/2019 Sound Art/ cultural programming.
The MA/IN ~ Spaziomusica commission is aimed at the production and promotion of NEW electroacoustic composition.

The second edition of MA/IN~SPAZIOMUSICA COMMISSION is focused on the creation of a new works for FLUTE and Electronics/Multimedia.


DEADLINE: June 10th, 2018 (23:59 - Rome time) - The sumbission is open to authors and performers of any age and nationality.

MA/IN~SPAZIOMUSICA COMMISSION program (in - Works should be composed specifically for this project.

Works should be for solo flute (Concert C, Alto flute, Bass flute ) and electronics (live or fixed) or multimedia (audio-video/ lights, etc). The performer is ERNICO DI FELICE.

- All pieces must be not previously performed.
- Unfinished works are accepted but a detailed project description and some recording excerpts are required.
- Selected works will be performed twice: the world premiere at the MA/IN 2018 (Matera, early Ocotber 2018). the second performance during the 37th Festival Spaziomusica (Cagliari, early October 2018)
- If selected, the work has to be finished by August 15th 2018 (score + electronics/multimedia). - Pieces should not exceed EIGHT (8) minutes in length.
- Electronics should not exceed FOUR (4) channels.
- #1 full HD projector is available.
- The work must be free of any rights of reproduction and distribution under the obvious subject to copyright.

1) Register at filling out the necessary information (name, surname nationality, email etc).
2) Submit your project [ works ----> add (+) ]
is required
- LINK to the detailed Project in PDF (with technical specifications)
- LINK to the Recording excerpt (or midi simulation) in stereo MP3
- LINK to the Score excerpt (if available, but recommended)
- LINKS to scores and recordings/videos of your (maximum) three (#3) best works;
If you choose to enclose all files in a single shared folder, put the same URL in all fields.



 Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition
Summary:Electronic Call
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: The competition is anonymous and open to composers of any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work.
– The composers who were awarded in 2016 Xenakis competition cannot participate to the 2018 competition.
– The submitted work shall be an electroacoustic composition, it is meant to be diffused by loudspeakers, without any intervention of live sound sources.
– The submitted work might implement a maximum of 8 channels and must have a duration between 7 and 15 minutes.
– The submitted work may have been performed in concert but It should not be the object of any discographic publication/rights.

– The deadline for submission is 31st of December 2018.

The Jury will select and mention the 5 highest quality works and will award three of them with prizes of €600 €400 €300 respectively. Contemporary Music Lab will present the distincted pieces in a concert in April 2019.

The entry fee for participation is 15€. You can use the following links to pay on-line.

– All applicants should submit a single zip file containing the following files inside a single folder:
i. A short biography, contact information and information about the piece in the following formats: (.doc, .txt, .rtf or .pdf).
ii. 1 Audio file (.aiff or .wav format, 16bit or 24bit at 44,1kHz sampling rate) containing the stereo version of the piece.
iii. Additionally, for multichannel pieces the audio files corresponding to each of the channels inside a separate folder along with set-up/routing information on a separate sheet
iv. Please include also the pdf receipt of the fee payment
– Please name the ZIP file as following: IX2018_Name_Surname_TitleOfThePiece (e.g. IX2018_Nick_Edison_Title).
– Please use the following link to register your details and upload your piece
Application Form

By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting.

 The composer retains the copyright of his/her work. The files entered in the competition shall remain in the archives of Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


Trevor Wishart (UK) – Chair
Ludger Brümmer (DE)
Oliver Carman (UK)
Panayiotis Kokoras (GR/USA)
Joao Pedro Oliveira (PT)


 Cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB ensemble calls
Summary:Electroacoustic/electroacoustic with video call
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2018 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2018 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.


About the art piece.

• Deadline for applications: March 15 through July 1 of 2018.
• Only pieces composed after JAnuary 1 of 2008
• Piece length shall be from 5 to 10 minutes.
• Only one piece per each category defined by the author will be admitted
• Submissions should be signed by the author (authors) and pseudonyms will not be admitted.
• Every art piece, including those previously exhibited, could participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for their presentation and recording at this exhibition.
• There will not be fees for registration.


• Category A (Audio only): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music (MUSICA DE CINTA), submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece.
• Category B (Audio and video): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music, submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece. Compositions intended for electroacoustic and video.
• Category C (Video only): Open for visual art/video-art compositions.

Track numbers: Stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Permitted file formats: .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4


All participants must register electronically and attach a ZIP file (no more than 20 MB) containing the following:

1. Registration application properly duly completed online. Download here:
2. High resolution photography of the artist.
3. Signed consent letter.
4. Link to a downloadable full length composition.
5. Attach a stereo copy of the piece .mp3 format

If any of the previous is missing the submission would not be considered.

IMPORTANT: Do not use storage servers that erase the files sent a while ago (e.g. Wetransfer). Your files must be available for download at any time up until the release of the results. Some options may be: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.


• Cultural Society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB Ensamble have invited renowned composer and musicologist, all of them with extensive experience in electroacoustic music to form a Selection Committee that will review the quality of the pieces submitted.
• Compositions will be presented and promoted regardless of the attendance of the author, however for those creators interested in attending the exhibition that confirm their presence, the committee will make an effort to program their piece during their stay in any of the venues. To accommodate you in the best possible conditions, we will be glad to hear about your possible attendance along with your submission and the potential dates for your travel.
• Travel, accommodation, or feeding expenses will not be covered. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• By participating on this Exhibition, the author consents and authorizes to the promotion of their work excluding the cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB of any fee, responsibility to associations, or copyright entities and grants permission to promote their work at the concerts, activities and radio broadcasts of the MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• All pieces that are signed in a record company must state this in a letter along with the permission from the record company to be promoted through MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• If the author decides to participate in the production of a CD-DVD, which will be sent to different audio libraries and libraries around the world, they must send a consent letter for the recording of their work in this CD-DVD edition. The composer remains owner of the copyright but authorizes the promotion of their work.
• The audio recording presented in the exhibition will not be returned to the author and will remain in the archive of the cultural society CAMIN-ART and will be donated to the Mexican National Audio Library.
• MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is not a contest; it is convocation and an opportunity to promote sound art linked to the creation of visual effects in public spaces, the training in new technologies and an artistic contribution to strengthen social coexistence. It will be held in outdoor spaces and forums in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil
• Selection Committee may decide not to include a piece in the exhibition or to change the program.
• Each participant will be notified regarding your application and selection status.
• Compositions will be programmed for exhibition from October 1 to December 31 2018 in different MUSLAB venues.
• Participating pieces could be broadcasted on the radio.


 Fifth call for work for composers and multimedia artists
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 22 April 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Bourges – June 2018

“What then is time?” wondered Augustine of Hippo. “If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”
The present, the past, the future... Basic material for the composer, an object of study for the researcher... Everyone, in their way, watches time pass by, measures it, observes it, uses it. Yet the question remains: what then is time?

As part of the Art & Science Days, Musinfo proposes to composers and artists from around the world to participate in a call for a sound or multimedia work.

We dedicate this 2018 edition of the call for works to sound and visual / scientific and imaginary time.

Theme: Time

The theme of this call is time as it is represented in science and the arts in general, and in music in particular. The works must either take their inspiration from scientific knowledge, or apply this knowledge in their compositional process.


Two categories of works will be accepted:
1) sound works - stereo or multitrack
2) multimedia works - audiovisual

Diffusion of the works:

The selected works will be diffused during a multimedia concert during the Art & Science Days 2018 in Bourges (25-29 June).

Participation requirements:

• This project is open to any composer, performer and sound artist.
• Any work that does not deal with the theme will not be selected.
• The duration of the work must be between 3 and 5 minutes maximum.
• The work must be free of any rights of reproduction and distribution under the obvious subject to copyright.
• The sound work (non compressed aiff format) in stereo or multichannel format (with its stereo version obligtory), or the multimedia work (multichannel audio with stero version; mov or avi format) should be sent via this specific form:
• The work will be kept in the Sound Archives of Musinfo.

Participation in this project is approval of these terms and conditions.


• Deadline for sending the work is 22 April 2018 at midnight.

 Call for Works: Electronic Miniatures for Film
Summary:Call for Electronic Music
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Submission Deadline: 15 May 2018

IMD would like to invite composers, sound artists and electronic music producers to participate in a project on the Cinemascope Trilogy by Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky.

For his two-minute film L’Arrivée ( we are seeking for new electronic pieces, remixes or reworkings of the existing soundtrack, or other forms of two-minute responses: Interested artists should e-mail to register their interest in the project and in order to be given access to a demo film file (.mov).

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2018.

There are no aesthetic criteria for this submission. Interested artists can but do not have to be enrolled for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.
For the other two films of Peter Tscherkassky’s Cinemascope Trilogy – Outer Space and Dreamwork – IMD has commissioned new compositions for Ensemble Nikel by composers Clara Iannotta and Simon Løffler. If possible, we would like to present 2 or 3 chosen electronic miniatures for L’Arrivée in the same concert on 20 July 2018.

Submissions should take the following form:

– A soundtrack / remix / response of the exact duration of the film in uncompressed audio format and synchronized with the film (.mov). All works should be stereo.
– A short text (150 words maximum) detailing the contextual or conceptual framework for your approach.
– A short bio (150 words maximum), including full name, contact details, website address.
For the showing the film will be available in DCP 2k, 1:2,35, 2.0 sound or in Apple ProRes HQ stereo.

Please e-mail all documents (large files via Wetransfer or other) by 15 May February 2018 to:

Please see:
Website Peter Tscherkassky (German / English)


Video documentaries of Peter Tscherkassky’s working process:

Still from "L'Arrivée" by Peter Tscherkassky
Web Site:www.internationales-musikinsti...

 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.