radicalDB call for participation

Radical dB Festival announces the 2nd international competition of sound art performance that will take place in Zaragoza, Spain on 24th-25th of September 2015.

PRIZE per category : 400 euros and monografic álbum in digital edition.

The purposes of the competition are:

? To encourage emulation and exchange between international artists and local artists working in different fields of sound art performance (improvisation, live coding, circuit bending, electroacoustic performance etc…)

? To encourage innovation and experimentation in the field of sonic performance in relation with technology (digital or analogue, hi- or low-fi)


A International audio artist

B International audio-video artist

C Local artist (to submit as local artist, you should live or must be born in Aragon, Spain; all other artists should submit as International/National artists)



? The competition is open to any artist/ensemble working in the field of live performance with priority to sound (the performance may include video if needed).

? To submit as local artist, you should live or must be born in Aragon (Spain), all other artists should submit as International artists.


? The organizers of the festival will select 3 artists finalists in category A, 3 in category B, and 2 in category C.

? The competition concerts, included in the Radical dB festival will present all the finalists for each category. Selected artists will present a set of 20 minutes maximum.

? Each participant must send a mail to info@radicaldb.es with .zip file including a link to a video of a live performance, a link to the webpage of the artist/ensemble, a bio and a short description of the project and the category (A B or C). The zip file must be named : name_of_the_artist.zip

? The competition will provide a stereo PA system and will not accept multichannel project. Ensembles shall provide their own mixing system in order to send a stereo signal to the main control.

? The festival will provide accommodation for all the duration of the contest but will not support travel.

? The jury will be composed by internationally recognized artists and curators. The jury will award one artist/ensemble in each category. The decision shall be final. The jury will announce the results during the Radical dB Festival.

Prize :

? The winning artists in each category will receive 400 euros ( to be shared in case of an ensemble)

? Digital edition of a monografic álbum on Naucleshg.com for all winners and finalists.

? Interviews and radio broadcasting for all selected finalists on local and national radios.


? Submission deadline :  15th of june 2015

? Selected artists that will perform on the competition concerts will be announced at the end of june 2015.

? The competition will take place at Etopia Center for Art and Tecnology, Zaragoza, Spain on 24th and 25th of September 2015

? Each submission of an application for the competition implies the acceptance of all the rules.

? Any questions regarding these regulations and their interpretation shall be clarified by Radical dB  team.





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