• Deadline:
    Jan. 13, 2019, 11:01 a.m.
  • Location:
    Austin, TX.

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Rolling Ryot in collaboration with the Fusebox Festival presents an open call for sound artists and composers to participate in our large-scale multichannel sound installation, Rainforest Reverb. This piece will be presented as part of the 2019 Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX.

Rainforest Reverb is a massive 32 channel immersive sound experience that will be installed on April, 21st 2019 inside a parking garage in downtown Austin, TX. Speakers will be spread throughout each layer of this 4 story garage while spectators are free to roam throughout the environment.

We invite sound artists and composers to submit examples of their work for our team to consider. Selected artists will then be commissioned to create a multichannel work for the Rainforest Reverb event.

We are looking for composers to engage with the ecological theme of the project. Rainforest Reverb is inspired by the fact that most rainforest species occupy only a narrow range in the frequency spectrum which is also associated with their vertical position in the forest. We would like to creatively explore rainforests as sonically structured spaces through composed works. Each level of the garage can be broken down into an individual spectrum of the composition.

We encourage composers to creatively interpret the sonic structure of a rainforest through their own sonic practices. We are looking for compositions that do not simply recreate a rainforest directly, but interpret it through electronic sounds, acoustic instrumentation, and field recordings.

-Application deadline: January 13th, 2019
-Notification: by January 20th
-Public presentation: April 21st, 2019

Selected Artists/Composers:
Selected artists/composers will be given a $400 honorarium for their work. You will also have the opportunity to work directly with the Rolling Ryot team to spatially implement your work. Selected artists/composers are highly encouraged to be present in Austin, TX for the public presentation of the work. Lodging is available.

Required Submission Materials:
-Artist Bio
-Short description on how you will interpret the ecological concept of the project
-Streaming or download links to examples of at least 3 previous works
-Descriptions of each work

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More technical information about the multichannel setup can be found at