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NAISA 2010 Call For Work: ABOUT TIME (Toronto)

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2011 marks the 10th anniversary of NAISA’s Deep Wireless and SOUNDplay festivals and so it is an opportunity for NAISA to both reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.  With this in mind, New Adventures in Sound Art invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme ABOUT TIME for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2011 programming for its annual Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay festivals presented in Toronto, Canada. Artists may submit works in one or all of the following four categories (Note: please send separate submissions for each entry).

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme ABOUT TIME. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component.

Artists may submit works in one or all of the following four categories

  • Radio Art
  • Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art
  • Videomusic
  • Installation Art

1) Radio Art (for Deep Wireless)

The Radio Art category is for works conceived for radio or that use radio and other wireless technology in their creation and that play with the medium. Special consideration will be given to 1 minute radio art pieces for broadcast as well as 1 page proposals for collaboration on translocal and network performances.

Pieces will be selected for broadcast within Canada and on several international radio stations in May 2011 as part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.

Both Canadian and International radio art submissions will be considered for inclusion in the following:

-The Deep Wireless 8 radio art compilation CD

-The Radio Art Interventions (1 minute pieces played guerilla-style on radio stations during the Deep Wireless festival)

-The Radio Art Salon – a listening gallery of radio art works exhibited for the month of May.

2) Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art (for Sound Travels & SOUNDplay)

The Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art category is for multi-channel and stereo works conceived for concert performance or presentation in the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art and SOUNDplay festivals. Preferred formats for performance presentation include 5.1, octaphonic, 12 and 16-channel formats in both acousmatic (tape), live, and mixed formats. Please indicate in the notes the intended format of presentation and any required instrumentation or specialized equipment.

3) Videomusic (for SOUNDplay)

The Videomusic category is for works that explores non-narrative abstraction with equal emphasis on sound and image. Submitted works will be considered for video screenings with either stereo or multi-channel playback for screenings in either a performance venue or a small-size gallery alongside other works selected from this call for submissions.

4) Installation Art (for Deep Wireless, Sound Travels or SOUNDplay)

Installation proposals of previously realized works for site-specific and gallery installations will be considered for presentation as part of Deep Wireless, Sound Travels or SOUNDplay. Site-specific works can be for indoor or outdoor locations. Works can use multichannel or single channel playback and may incorporate any number of media, but must feature original sound as a primary element.

Preference will be given to small to medium scale interactive works that appeal to all ages. Please note that almost all of NAISA’s exhibition locations are multi-use venues and often require works to be moved and re-positioned on non-exhibition days. Also attach a list of the necessary equipment required to mount the installation and which of these items can be supplied by the artist. Submissions should include audio, video or audio-video documentation of previously realized versions of the work.

Submission Guidelines

Please complete in full the online submission form by midnight on September 30, 2010 and submit your submission materials by post (postmarked September 30, 2010) to:

New Adventures in Sound Art
601 Christie Street #252,Toronto, ON, M6G 4C7, Canada.

The online submission can be found at https://www.naisa.ca/eshops/sub_call.php.

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