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 Echofluxx 2018
Summary:Call for Experimental Video Works
Deadline: 18 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Echofluxx is a festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music produced by FMErá of Prague. This year it will again present international and Czech performers in a four-day festival at Paralelní Polis in Prague, May 2-5, 2018.

Fix Media Works - Works for experimental video (1 channel) and sound (2 channels) selected by a panel of international adjudicators.

See Echofluxx 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11

Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 18, 2018 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to:

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).

Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: microFOLIA


The Núcleo Música Nova research group (UNESPAR/CNPq) invites composers to participate in the 2018 project « microFOLIA ». It is a project in partnership with SiMN 2018 (International Symposium of New Music) that will take place in September 2018 in the city of Curitiba (Brazil). « microFOLIA » involves the creation of new acousmatic electroacoustic works that explore elements of microtonality. The dissemination of the works will be done with CD release and sound diffusion in two concerts (pre-debut and CD release). The first concert will bring together all composers involved in the project for critical appreciation of works and debate on poetic issues and technical strategies of microtonality within electroacoustic music. The meeting will take place within SiMN 2018 edition and prior to the release of the CD. Upon completion of SiMN 2018, composers will be able to review their pieces before CD pressing. The idea of this project is to promote the potential of musical composition with different intervals from those of equal temperament. CD pressing is gently provided by the State University of Paraná (Brazil) (Call for projects 11/2016 PRPPG, ID 4144).

•There is no registration fee nor age / nationality restrictions;
•Submit ‘Appendix 1' filled;
•Send 2 recent electroacoustic works of your own portfolio that best describe your current artistic and technical development. It is not necessary that these works involve the use of microtonality. Note: the application process does not require sending the actual microtonal electroacoustic work for the CD, only previous musical works by the composer. It is understood that the work for « microFOLIA » will be commissioned only to selected composers;
•The Artistic Committee will select composers based on their portfolio as well as on declared information about the commissioned microtonal work. In case any text interpretation dispute arises, the Portuguese version of the current call of proposals shall prevail.
•Applications must be sent to according to the deadline.

Selected composers must follow these guidelines for project execution:
•Works must be sent in WAVE or AIFF stereo format (standard CD: 44.1kHz - 16bits).
•Maximum duration: 5 minutes.
•Each work must use microtonal strategies in its musical structure.
•For the concerts, there is the possibility of quadraphonic sound diffusion. In this case, composers need to send a quadraphonic version of the piece. This does not exempt the submission of the CD stereo version.
•Composer's attendance during the SiMN 2018 is mandatory.
•Please send your work to:

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 Call for Proposals on Sound Art
Summary:Sound Art Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Núcleo Música Nova (State University of Paraná/CNPq) and the Criação Musical, Gesto e Processos de Interação Artística (Federal University of Paraná/CNPq) Research Groups, organizers of the International Symposium of New Music 2018, inform that proposals for the exhibition of sound art works will be received between October 1st and December 1st, 2017. This edition of SiMN 2018 will focus on the dialogue between the fields of electroacoustic music, sound art and experimental music, encouraging their integration with other art forms.

1. Categories
1.1 SiMN 2018 will accept artistic proposals that emphasize the use of sound in within the categories of performance, installation, sound sculpture, intervention, audiovisual works, among others.

2. Submission
2.1. Submissions are free of charge and should contain:
2.1.1. Application Form (PDF), included in Appendix I of this document.
2.1.2. Artistic Portfolio with three works (links to audiovisual recordings and, optionally, complementary materials).
2.1.3. Artistic Proposal, containing: Descriptive project of the work. Expographic project and sketch.
Sole Paragraph: The exhibition’s expography will be elaborated based on characteristics described by proponents. Expographic projects for each proposal should detail the essential characteristics of spatial arrangements. Assembly and disassembly schedule, when relevant.
Paragraph 1: Exhibition will open on September 17th, 2018 and it will remain opened during the expected period of 30 days. The exhibition schedule will be defined before March 1st, 2018.
Paragraph 2: After consultation, the production team of SiMN 2018 can provide the disassembly of the work and to dispatch the materials through courier services. The applicant will be responsible for transporting fees and respective taxes.
2.2. Proposals shall be accepted from both Brazilian and foreign nationals aged 18 or older.
2.3. The submissions should be sent to:

3. Selection
3.1. The curatorial commission will select proposals according to the artistic/conceptual relevance and the technical feasibility for implementation of the project. In case any text interpretation dispute arises, the Portuguese version of the current call of proposals shall prevail.
4. It is the responsibility of the proponent:
4.1. To provide all the equipment and materials required by its proposal.
4.2. To authorize the use of sound and image to documentation and advertising of the event. 4.3. To obtain copyright permissions of any third party material, when necessary.
4.3. To obtain copyright permissions of any third party material, when necessary.
4.4. To transport the work to the exhibition venue and to withdraw the materials during the approved schedule, assuming all related expenses.
4.5. To provide maintenance to the works during the entire exhibition, when necessary.
4.6. To provide insurance for the work or equipment, if deemed necessary.
4.7. There will be no payment or funding of any kind (fees, acquisition of equipment, adjustments to the exhibition space by artists’ request, travel funding, among others).

5. It is the responsibility of the International Symposium of New Music 2018:
5.1. To provide the presentation venue.
5.2 To provide equipment for shared use, such as sound and video projection in performance spaces. All requests should be approved in advance.
5.3. Publicize the event to the community, providing virtual and/or printed invitations.

 Not Art Records
Summary:Call for Electronic Music for Commercial Release
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: Not Art Records is pleased to announce its second annual call for submissions. Our aim for this call is to discover recorded works that represent quality and genuine innovation in electronics-oriented composition. One entry will be selected for a commercial release of 2 to 6 pieces. Up to five additional entries will be featured on our 2018 Mixtape.

Not Art Records is a digital platform supporting composers, improvisers, and ensembles. Our artists include Grammy winner Cory Smythe (of International Contemporary Ensemble), Heather Stebbins, Ubu Boi, and many more.

deadline: 11:59pm est, december 1st 2017
submission fee: $15

• Composers should submit between 2 and 6 works, with a minimum total playing time of 10 minutes.
• Electronics must be used in the creation of the works, but needn’t make up the entirety of the sound. We are equally open to purely electronics submissions and those that utilize acoustic elements.
• We welcome acousmatic works, electro-acoustic works, installations, and all other electronics-oriented sound art genres.
• Submissions must be in two channel stereo.
• Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
• We can not accept any hard copy submissions at this time.
• All works submitted must not be already available for purchase or download online, now or at anytime in the past.
• If selected, we ask that chosen works are taken down from any present streaming sites (soundcloud, youtube, etc).

Selected works will be exclusively distributed and sold by the label for a minimum of three years. Copyrights will remain with the creator.

the submission chosen for commercial release will receive:
• The release of their submitted work at no further cost to the creator
• 80% of all sales
• Artwork and design by collage artist Brook Herr
• Digital distribution, including Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Itunes, Bandcamp, and others
• Introductory publicity on the release, included press releases and audio samples sent to appropriate potential reviewers, blogs, and other digital media. Artists are encouraged engage in this process with us.
• Publicity via Not Art Records social media accounts

application materials:
• Bio
• Links to submitted recordings, as Mp3s, WAVs, or AIFFs. We suggest googledrive, dropbox, or unlisted Youtube. There is a video here on how to do this with Googledrive. Password protection is not required but feel free to do so if you prefer, you can add the password in the form below. If you have any technical issues pasting the links onto the form please email us at
• Description of the submitted work, up to 500 words
• Optional URL for your website, or whatever social media page you feel best represents you
• Submission fee of $15. The fee goes toward artwork, distribution, and promotion of the selected entry.
• If you are interested in supporting our cause, please like our Facebook Page.

 BEAMS Marathon Weekend Festival!
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: The Brandeis University Music Department, in conjunction with New Music Brandeis, are pleased to announce the 2017 BEAMS (Brandeis Electro Acoustic Music Studio) Marathon Weekend Festival. This festival will bring together composers, performers, and artists working with electronics and/or video from all corners of the New England area for a weekend full of concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and panels.

We are also hosting a call for scores for students in the New England area! Deadline is October 31st. Submit your pieces at the link below!

We are very pleased to announce our guest composers and ensembles, who will be presenting and performing at this year’s festival:

Pamela Z - Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, and sampled concrète sounds. She uses MAX MSP and Isadora software on a MacBook Pro along with custom MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound and image with physical gestures. Her performances range in scale from small concerts in galleries to large-scale multi-media works in theaters and concert halls. In addition to her performance work, she has a growing body of inter-media gallery works including multi-channel sound and video installations.

Elainie Lillios - Acclaimed as one of the “contemporary masters of the medium” by MIT Press’s Computer Music Journal, electroacoustic composer Elainie Lillios creates works that reflect her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Her compositions include stereo, multi channel, and Ambisonic fixed media works, instrument(s) with live interactive electronics, collaborative experimental audio/visual animations, and installations.

Christopher Biggs - Christopher is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Kalamazoo, MI, where he is Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Technology at Western Michigan University. Biggs’ recent projects focus on integrating live instrumental performance with interactive audiovisual media. In addition to collaborating with artists in other disciplines on projects, he treats all of his works as collaborations between himself and the initial performing artist by working with the performers during the creative process and considering their specific skills and preferences.

Yarn/Wire - Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries. Founded in 2005 while at Stony Brook University, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today's most adventurous music. The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is "spare and strange and very, very new." (Time Out NY)

SPLICE Ensemble - The SPLICE Ensemble is a trumpet, piano, and percussion trio focussed on cultivating a canon of the most important works composed for instruments and electronics. Through seminars, lectures, master classes, concerts, and commissions, the SPLICE Ensemble works with composers and performers on performance practice techniques for collaboration and integrating electronics into a traditional performance space. The resident ensemble of both the SPLICE Summer Institute and the SPLICE Festival, the SPLICE Ensemble has been a featured ensemble at M Woods in Beijing, SEAMUS, the Electroacoustic Barndance, SCI National, Electronic Music Midwest. They have recorded on both the SEAMUS and Parma Labels.

Transient Canvas - Praised by the Boston Globe as "superb", Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have been blazing their own trail as the bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas since 2011. In that time they have premiered over 75 works, essentially creating an entirely new repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Fearless in their programming and hungry for new collaborations TC performs anywhere from microbreweries to concert halls and actively seeks out new composers who will stretch their instrumentation to its limits.

Summary:Electronic music call
Deadline: 27 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: Annual juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art.

Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017. Winners will be announced in February 2018.

For immediate release, TORONTO—Musicworks’ seventh annual Electronic Music Composition contest is now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks has been exploring experimental music and sound in a triannual magazine since 1978. Its annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

Electronic Music Composition Contest

Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable Art, or Video music. Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only. $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks magazine; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).

First Prize: $500 cash, a composer profile in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks magazine and and your composition released on the Spring 2018 companion CD

Second Prize: $200 cash and a composer profile on

Third Prize: $100 cash and a composer profile on

Entry portal, assessment criteria, prize details, and past winners can be found on our contest landing page!

Also check out our Sonic Geography Writing Contest

Describe how sound shapes your experience of a specific place in 500 words. The first-prize-winning essay will be published in our regular Sonic Geography space in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks. Second- and third-place winning will be published online. Accepted file types: PDF only.

Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 05 November 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: You can register and send the fee now!
1. The competition MUSICA NOVA was for the first time realized in 1969.
2. Composers, irregardless of their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electro-acoustic music created after 1st January 2013.
3. Category A is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music (tape music), or only one independent movement.
4. Category B is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music, or only one independent movement, for acoustic instrument/voice/ensemble plus electronic media. Send one of realized complete version of the composition, sent only electro-acoustic without the instrumental or voice part will be excluded.
5. Each composer may submit only one entry to each category in duration of no longer than 20 minutes, and the work may not have been awarded a prize in another competition, nor been submitted to previous MUSICA NOVA competitions.
6. Competition entries in both categories must be submitted with the name of the composer specified.
7. Members of the jury cannot take part in the competition.
8. The jury of the competition shall be appointed by the leadership of the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and composed of leading composers of electro-acoustic compositions, musicologists, critics, and recording engineers specializing in the electro-acoustic music field.
9. All materials should be received (uploaded) to the November 5th 2017:
Lenka Dohnalová - Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, 110 00 PRAHA 1, Czech Republic
1. Entries into category A and B, recorded on a sophisticated technical level and in stereo /or format 5.1/ must be submitted in the medium of CD or DVD, and indexed by absolute time
2. Entries into categories A and B shall be accompanied by a score (if necessary), technical and artistic description, name of studio where work was produced, their durata, graphs, etc., to be judged by the jury
3. Entries into categories A and B shall be accompanied by a brief artist statement, short biography, nationality, address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail (attached form), see attached form
4. N.B: You can register electronically on and upload your composition (in MP3 format) on the FTP server for better preparation working of jury. Your composition will be accessible only for you and jury.
10. The entry fee for each composition is 30 € (or equivalent). If you register electronically, you can pay on-line via paypal ( or Way of payment: IBAN: CZ48 0800 0000 0000 1404 5349, BIC: GIBACZPX, address of the bank: Ceska sporitelna, a.s., Konevova 4, 130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic
Please, hold the distinction of address postal for sending CD (Lenka Dohnalová - Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic) and address official that could be write on the bank order or checks /SEAH, Jeronýmova 7, 130 00 Prague 3/. If your transfer charges would be to expensive, write to:, please.
11. The audio recordings entered in the competition shall not be returned to the composers and shall remain in the Society for Electro-acoustic Music archives.
12. By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting. The composer retains the copyright.
13. Prizes shall be awarded for the winning entries after the jury has announced its verdict, which cannot be appealed. The jury can decide to either combine, divide or not award some of the prizes.
14. Prizes in Categories A and B include: First Prizes (equivalent of 15 000 Kč), Honorable Mentions and Special Prizes for Czech composer.
15. All entrants shall be notified of the verdict by the jury on the awarding of prizes and honorable mentions by 30 November 2017.
16. Awarded compositions will be presented during the award concert in December 2017 in Prague.
17. The awarded compositions will be performed in concerts organized by the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and broadcast by radio, also sent to EBU. The outcome of the competition will be published in the network of International Music Council too.

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review ( by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.