William Shannon Fields
Since 2004
Works in New York City, Nebraska United States of America

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DIAGRAM is an electronic magazine of text, art, schematic, and (as of recently) sound. Aside from our online presence (which receives well over 30,000 hits a month), we publish a periodic print anthology (available through Amazon, our website, and fine bookstores) as well as a chapbook series.

Throughout its monthly 2004 issues, DIAGRAM will publish audio art exploring the intersection of text, language, sound. This is a call for artists/musicians/writers working in sound to submit audio pieces for consideration.

Please take the time to peruse the journal prior to submission. Submissions may include field recordings, abstraction, spoken word, electronic or acoustic music, [insert any other shorthand description of sound exploration you please], or any combination thereof, so long as it addresses in some way, our interests: In oddness. In representations. In naming. In indicating. In the way that meaning happens within rule-governed systems. In schematics. In the labeling and taxonomy of things. In the phenomenal distance between sound and source. In sound work that engages in dialog; takes language or poetry or narrative as its subject, object, or referent, master or servant; addresses the language at the morpheme, phoneme, handsign, lips and tongue-level. WE VALUE the insides of things, vivisection, urgency, risk, elegance, flamboyance, work that moves us, language that does something new, or does something old--well. We like iteration and reiteration. Ruins and ghosts. Mechanical, moving parts, balloons, and frenzy.

WE WANT sound pieces that engage the mechanics of meaning/poetry; the processes / of things, both inner and outer; of sound-image, confused, manipulated and otherwise; pieces that demonstrate rather then explain; point and uncover rather than demolish; how things become. How they expire. How they move or churn, or stand. Send us sound analogous to annotations, schematics, poems, sentence diagrams, definitions. Translate into/from sound.


Submissions must be received by May 31, 2004. Please limit pieces to 3-4 minutes in length. Audio vignettes and cameos.

We prefer electronic submissions (mp3) but will accept data files on CD-Rs, too (.wav, .aif, or high resolution stereo mp3s).

Send zipped high resolution stereo mp3 files to earache@thediagram.com

All submissions should be accompanied by a brief artist’s bio and a ‘statement of intent’ addressing the sound work.


Sound Art Submissions
c/o Shannon Fields
497 Sixth Avenue, 2R
Brooklyn, NY 11215