Radical dB 2nd Competition of performative sound art

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.