CALL FOR WORKS:
ROOT SIGNALS ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Submission Deadline: July 1.
The Division of Music at Jacksonville University, and the Department of Music at Georgia Southern University are pleased to announce the inaugural Root Signals Electronic Music Festival, a three-day festival of electronic music and media art, to be held September 18 – 20, 2014 on the beautiful campus of Jacksonville University. Festival venues include Terry Concert Hall, a 400-seat concert hall with 8.1 channel sound and video, the Blackbox Theatre, a 75-seat venue with stereo sound and video, and the Riverhouse, an on-campus bar venue for late night concerts.
Any composer regardless of age or nationality may submit 1 (one) work for fixed media, video, instruments and fixed media/electronics, solo laptop performance or ensemble, and multi channel works up to 8.1 channels to the selection committee. We are also interested in composers/performers to submit a concert length (1-hour) live performance set for our late night concerts at the Riverhouse. Works under 10 minutes are preferred, and works over 15 minutes will not be considered. Applicants are required to bring their own performers for selected works. There is no submission fee, but accepted composers are required to attend the festival and pay the registration fee for their work to be performed. Performers do not have to pay a registration fee, but must still register. Selected composers will be notified July 15.
PAPER AND INSTALLATION SUBMISSIONS:
For the festival, papers and lectures that deal with media art aesthetics, and other topics dealing with the integration of music and technology in a composition or performance environment are encouraged. Paper sessions are 20 minutes each. We are also accepting proposals for installations at the festival. All installations will take place in the public area of our expanded Terry Concert Hall lobby. Proposals should include a brief description of the installation (less than 200 words), all equipment necessary to realize the installation, and any equipment the festival needs to provide. Any diagrams and accompanying documentation is appreciated. Presenters may submit one proposal. Accepted presenters are required to attend the festival.
1. All submissions must be made online. Please do not send any attachments, as they will be deleted.
2. For multi-channel works, please provide a link to a stereo realization of the work.
3. For works with instruments, please provide a link to both a recording and a score of the work .
4. All links to submission materials must be set with an expiration date no earlier than August 1. Links sent with an expiration date before August 1 will not be considered.
5. Send an email with the subject line: “Root Signals Submission” to email@example.com
6. Include in the body of your email: Composers name and full title of the piece, along with the names of any performers.
7. Include in the body of the email your bio (100 words max) and program notes (100 words max).
8. Include in the body of the email any technical requirements for programming your piece, including any equipment you need for the festival to provide. Composers using live electronics/processing will be asked to provide their own audio interfaces. The festival has one computer at each venue (excluding the Riverhouse) for playback of fixed media pieces.
9. Include in the email your contact information (email and phone)
10. Include in the email a link to your work, viewable online (with password if applicable). Please make sure that all media are viewable online and do not require download. DO NOT SEND DOWNLOAD LINKS AT THIS TIME.
John Thompson, technical director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael James Olson, conference director: email@example.com