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 Call for Works: Electronic Miniatures for Film
Summary:Call for Electronic Music
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Submission Deadline: 15 May 2018

IMD would like to invite composers, sound artists and electronic music producers to participate in a project on the Cinemascope Trilogy by Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky.

For his two-minute film L’Arrivée ( we are seeking for new electronic pieces, remixes or reworkings of the existing soundtrack, or other forms of two-minute responses: Interested artists should e-mail to register their interest in the project and in order to be given access to a demo film file (.mov).

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2018.

There are no aesthetic criteria for this submission. Interested artists can but do not have to be enrolled for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.
For the other two films of Peter Tscherkassky’s Cinemascope Trilogy – Outer Space and Dreamwork – IMD has commissioned new compositions for Ensemble Nikel by composers Clara Iannotta and Simon Løffler. If possible, we would like to present 2 or 3 chosen electronic miniatures for L’Arrivée in the same concert on 20 July 2018.

Submissions should take the following form:

– A soundtrack / remix / response of the exact duration of the film in uncompressed audio format and synchronized with the film (.mov). All works should be stereo.
– A short text (150 words maximum) detailing the contextual or conceptual framework for your approach.
– A short bio (150 words maximum), including full name, contact details, website address.
For the showing the film will be available in DCP 2k, 1:2,35, 2.0 sound or in Apple ProRes HQ stereo.

Please e-mail all documents (large files via Wetransfer or other) by 15 May February 2018 to:

Please see:
Website Peter Tscherkassky (German / English)


Video documentaries of Peter Tscherkassky’s working process:

Still from "L'Arrivée" by Peter Tscherkassky
Web Site:www.internationales-musikinsti...

 Friction of Distance - Open Call for Sounds
Summary:Call for Field Recordings
Deadline: 20 March 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: The Baker-Barganier Duo announces an open call for sounds for a collaborative multimedia performance, exploring the idea of friction of distance. Sound submissions should be representative of specific places throughout the world; anything from complete works to unprocessed field recordings will be considered. Please note that as a part of this new multimedia work, submitted sounds will be processed by The Baker-Barganier Duo.

As a part of this collaborative multimedia performance composers/sound artists will receive:

- Featured credit on The Baker-Barganier Duo website (detailed biography, photo, link to original sound, and link to professional website)
- Video recording of premiere performance
- Audio recording of premiere performance

This call is open to composers and sound artists of any age and nationality. Submitted sounds should be between 5-20 minutes long. For additional questions about the call, please email

Deadline: March 20, 2018 at 11:59EST
Notification: March 31, 2018
Performance: May 2018

 SMC 2018
Summary:Conference call for scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The SMC 2018 Organizing Committee welcomes you to the 15th Sound and Music Computing Conference hosted in Limassol, Cyprus and invites composers to submit works for fixed media (electroacoustic sounds or audiovisual), installation, or mixed media performance including Chronos Ensemble (Piano, Clarinet, flute, percussion, Violin), Artefacts Ensemble (Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion) - and Anna d’Errico (Piano).

Topic 1 - Music at the Borders

-Engaging with Folk Music in contemporary contexts
-Sounds of Tradition
-Responding to past and present

Topic 2 - Interfaces, Interactions and Improvisation

-New musical interfaces/instruments
-Exploration of gestures and what they trigger
-The performer as composer: new directions in improvisation


-All works will be submitted only online through the SMC 2018 website. Artists should submit stereo audio files or video files of their pieces (via an accessible online link like Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.).
-The call is open to all composers regardless of nationality, age or career stage. Works should not exceed 15 minutes. Works of 10 minutes or less are strongly encouraged!
-Please submit all files without any author information to allow for blind review.
-Note: For all sound / video files, you may upload your non-pdf file on a storing service (e.g. Dropbox) or a streaming platform (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud), and paste the unlisted link(s) below.
-Please note that only one work per composer will be programmed. In case your piece is selected, you will need to pay the registration fee and are generally expected to attend the conference.

 SOUND SPACES – Call for music
Summary:Electroacoustic Call 2 Categories
Deadline: 20 March 2018
Date Posted: 25 January 2018
Details: Deadline: March 20th, 2018

Hertzbreakerz (, in collaboration with Ars Nova Society, is seeking for acousmatic and electroacoustic music works to be included in the “SOUND SPACES” music festival which will be held in Malmö, Sweden during May and June 2018 (dates to be defined).

The festival seeks to provide the city of Malmö with new and recent music, and involve different venues, with events ranging from pure acousmatic music to ensemble works.

In this frame, the festival is selecting at least two pieces to be performed by members of Ars Nova Ensemble, a group of new music performers founded in 1961 in Malmö.

The call is divided into two sections:
• Section A: electroacoustic music (live instruments and electronics)
• Section B: acousmatic music (diffused live on a small acousmonium)

General Conditions:
• The call is open to composers of any nationality, with no restrictions whatsoever.
• Each composer may submit more then one composition for each section (A and B), provided that the relevant fees are paid. See next paragraph for the specifications. Fees are used to partially defray the costs of the performances.
• Submissions are due by 24:00 of the 20th of March, 2018, with the winners announced by the 1st of April, 2018.
• Any duration is accepted but we strongly recommend submissions around 8-12 minutes.
• By submitting, the author accepts to provide the performance materials at no further cost for the organization.
• Regarding the electroacoustic pieces (Section A), combinations of at least two of the following options are accepted:
• Flute (also piccolo);
• Objects (easy and inexpensive to buy, or provided by the author);
• Electronics (tape, amplification and/or live electronics. In the case of live electronics, the author should provide the software);
• Synth: Roland JUNO – 106;
• Clavinet;

 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.