Network Music Festival
TheÂ Network Music Festival will take place in January 2012 in Birmingham (UK) in the heart of Birminghamâ€™s creative community. Presenting a diverse programme of laptop performances, live coding, communicating home-made musical gadgets, sound installations, workshops and everything else in between, the Network Musical Festival boasts an international line-up including some of Birminghamâ€™s best home-grown hi-tech musical performers. We are looking for proposals for performances, talks, installations, demos and workshops.
DEADLINE: 30th November 2011
Network Music Festival aims to showcase a broad spectrum of musical and sound related works, research and participatory activities which use networking as part of their aesthetic, creation or performance practice. Network Music Festival would like to invite submissions in the categories of Performance (Concert or Club), Installation, Talks, Demos and Workshops. We are also open to other suggestions, where you are free to submit proposals that fall outside of the above categories but that you feel would be an appropriate addition to the festival programme.
// PERFORMANCES //
Performances where networking in an integral part of the aesthetics or performance practice. This could include: Laptop Ensembles/Orchestras/Bands, Instrumental and Electronic groups; Performances which use the internet as part of the performance; any performance that use networking in some form.
Proposed performances should be 10-30 minutes in length.
// INSTALLATIONS //
Sound installations which use networking as central to the aesthetic and/or creation of the work.Â Could include static installations or installations which explore the surrounding area.
// TALKS //
We will be accepting submissions for informal talks, accompanied by slideshow presentations. Talk topics should be suitable for the general public.
// DEMOS //
The Network Music Festival will include an interactive hands-on session where festival attendees can try-out or see your hardware or software network music device/installation/toys/etc in action.
The session will be in the form of a market-place. You will be provided with a small space with a table where you can set up your tech for attendees to look at and have a go.
// WORKSHOPS //
Participatory workshops which cover topics related to sound and networking. May focus on technological and/or artistic aspects. Please note this is a submission to LEAD a workshop.
Please state the experience level required in order to take part in the workshop and the length of time and resources required in workshop description.
// OTHER //
If thereâ€™s anything that you would like to submit that you donâ€™t feel is covered by the above categories but would be an appropriate addition to the festival programme, please submit a proposal with as much information as possible.
DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: 30th NOVEMBER 2011