for being a part of Soundcrawl!
We thought you'd like to know that the Call For Works is now
open for Soundcrawl 2012.
We are in need a "Digital Street Team" - Our
biggest need this week is getting the following call for works (links and all) posted
to all the Sound art, electronic music sites, electroacoustic message boards, art
blogs and composers' associations in the world.
Would you be willing to help?
Just reply to this email, and we'll get you started.
a beautiful night in Nashville when all the galleries are open. Beautiful people,
drinks in hand, drift from one gallery to another to experience the best the city
has to offer in visual art. Now imagine that at various points along the way
something new as been added, an opportunity to experience a new kind of art, art
that you HEAR... sound art.
So in between the experience of the visual
arts, artists and guests alike gather to listen to...a rhythmic beat of water drops...
or a dizzying immersion of the sound of coins moving through space...synthetic audio
wrapping around, tickling the eardrums of a city.
Soundcrawl is pleased to
announce its return for a fourth sonic immersion of Music City. The events
will take place in downtown Nashville from October 6-13th at various locations including
the historic Arcade building, Brick Factory Nashville, and the Blackbox theatre
at Belmont University.
New this year will be the
festival's home base at Brick Factory
, which will allow our fixed media works and installations to be up
all week. The festival will kick off October 6th with our annual Mainstage
at the First Saturday Artcrawl at the historic Arcade Building. Also new this
year will be prizes for the top works (as determined by a blind jury).
about the ArtCrawl: (from www.artatthearcade.com):Every
first Saturday of the month, the historic Arcade in downtown Nashville comes to
life with over one thousand visitors. Multiple galleries open their doors to avid
art lovers as well as anyone else that is just curious to see what the Gallery Crawl
is all about. Art at the Arcade is a collective organization that hosts an assortment
of contemporary artists from throughout the world to Nashville.
Soundcrawl welcomes new media submissions from composers, video
artists, sound engineers, sound artists & tinkerers from every corner of the
world. If it's adventurous, beautiful, artistic and "plugs in."
we'd love to hear it! Video works, installation art and live performances are also
Length: 15 minutes or less.
GENRES: We accept anything in a fixed
digital file, and try to cover our bases for the streams of activity as we see them:
synthesis, music concrete, soundscapes & poetry. We also present video art,
interactive pieces/installations, and live performances.
FILE TYPE: only .aif audio files titled
LASTNAME_TITLE.aif will be accepted. Multichannel works should be clearly labeled
and sent in a .zip folder.
Video files should be .mov files also titled LASTNAME_TITLE.mov
The Call for Works is open until July 1st, 2012. Submitting artists will be notified
by September 1st, 2012 and are welcome to attend.
RESIDENCY: there is no residency requirement.
there is a $5 fee per work submitted.
DISTINCTIVES: SoundCrawl presents
the technical specifications of each work selected. Please provide information regarding
DAW platform, plugin families, make and model of microphones, etc.
We produce audio compilations of every festival for sale to help offset costs. We
also stream selected works online, and are developing additional avenues to make
these incredible works available to an even broader audience. We ask for your permission
to include your submitted works in these efforts. We remain committed to the livelihood
of our artists through media exposure and commissions, but have found that the administrative
costs far outweigh the benefits of managing and distributing royalties. (We tracked
and paid royalties our first year and no artist was due more than $1 USD) If you
are an artist with representation or an existing distribution deal, feel free to
opt out, and we will honor your contracts by omitting your work from the compilations.
NEW THIS YEAR: Prizes!
to the generosity of our sponsors, we're pleased to announce the following prizes
and categories for the 2012 Festival: