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 Large Objects Moving Air
Summary:Conference Opportunity
Deadline: 15 September 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: Large Objects Moving Air 2018 is a one day conference exploring the presence, agency and materiality of air from the microscale to macroscale, through both literal and figurative interpretations. We are looking for papers exploring the materialities of air, vibration, politics and power from researchers, writers and artists within the sciences, humanities, arts and other creative disciplines.

What comes to mind when one thinks about air? Air is everywhere and nowhere. It is a carrier of frequencies, energies, vibrations, toxins, pollutants and blast waves. It supports life and is a site of communication. It is clouds and The Cloud. Who owns it? Can it be owned? Who or what are the agents in the transmission and circulation of air? How does it circulate and what circulates within it?

With the futures of people, animals, plants and microbial ecologies constantly up in the air, LOMA 2018 offers an opportunity for reflection about that which is all around us, its vitality but also its precarity and potential as carrier of threat and harm.

For LOMA 2018 we are seeking presentations and artworks in different formats and deploying various strategies to animate the air in and around the conference setting of the London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle, South London. Through these multiple representations we hope to foster the recalibration of our position within the local and planetary scale ecologies, of vectors of mass transit, and flux in the sky, on the surface and beyond.

The theme of the conference relates to works that reflect (but are not limited to) the following areas around the literal / metaphorical / abstracted examples of the movement of large bodies on a range of scales:

Meteorology
Acoustic ecology
Nuclear culture and the military industrial complex
Protest movements, propaganda and the voice
Media Infrastructures
Technocapitalism
Bass and soundsystem culture
Unsound / Infrasonics / Ultrasonics / EEG
Atmospherics
Call for Works

We would like to invite proposals for the commission of an artwork installation and/or performance for LOMA 2018 in response to one or more of the conference themes. We are particularly interested in proposals for works influenced by sonic encounters.

We have two potential spaces for the installation/performance, the Upper Gallery (suited for performance or low intensity work) or the Black Box (sound proofed theatre/performance space). Technical support and resources will be made available and a fee of £150 will be awarded to the selected work.

The successful proposal will need to be presented at LOMA on Monday, 8th January 2018. For installations, it will be possible to install on Friday, 5 January 2018. The installation/documentation of work will only be able to remain in the space for the day of the conference.

For proposals of artworks and/or performances for LOMA, we request that you submit a project description (500 words maximum) along with any audio, video, or images that may help illustrate the proposal. Submissions should be made as a .pdf document (no longer than 2 sides of A4 including images and links to media). Contact us with any questions regarding technical possibilities in advance of the deadline.

Submissions should be sent to largeobjectsmovingair@gmail.com by 15 September 2017.
Web Site:www.crisap.org/research/projects/loma-18/

 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Summary:Artist residency programme
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: The artist residency program at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers two sessions per year, which cover programs of two, or four weeks, depending on availability and the applicant’s ranking in jury process. Preference will go to the 4 week requests. The Winter Spring artist retreats run from January – May with the application deadline on September 1 of the previous year. The Summer/Fall session runs from June – November with the application deadline on March 1 of the same year. A blind jury will rank residents based on work samples provided with application. Visual Artists (including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installation, new media and video) shall provide 10 - 20 images OR a short video. Language Arts (including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplay or script writing, and scientific writing) shall include no more than 20 pages of material. Musicians and composers provide two scores and two music files for listening. Do NOT include your name or website on any work samples. Label with titles only. Selected artists will receive housing, most meals, exclusive studio access and use of the library, lounge and kitchen, which are all nestled in a meadow along the riparian corridor of Brush Creek. Residents are responsible for all supplies, and either transportation to Brush Creek Ranch or Laramie Regional Airport. Applicants will provide work samples formatted to Cafe standards; CV or Resume; Artist Statement and description of your project; and contact information for two individuals capable of providing a character reference. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a separate non-profit program, apart from the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch.

Visit www.brushcreekarts.org for more information.
Web Site:www.brushcreekarts.org

 RESEARCH ON CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION CONFERENCE
Summary:Conference Opportunity
Deadline: 17 September 2017
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: The University of North Georgia announces the 2017 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, to be held at the University of North Georgia December 2, 2017. The conference will feature music performances and research focused on music composed within the past 15 years.

We invite proposals on all topics related to the composition, performance, and teaching of recently composed music. We are especially interested in presentations addressing:

• professional programming of composers of diverse backgrounds
• analytical research on recent composition
• exploration of lesser known composers
• experimentalism
• scholarship of teaching and learning contemporary composition
• interchange with disciplines outside of music
• commisioning contemporary composition
• current roles of composers and performers
• exploration of music for films/games, jazz composition and arranging, and commercial settings

All proposals will be submitted blindly and selected based on relevance and quality of the proposal. We encourage music scholarship on any level (K-12, higher education, community) with emphasis given to research on contemporary (music composed within the past 15 years). We invite proposals in the following formats: lecture/papers, lecture recitals, and workshops (however all presentations will be limited to 30 minutes).

Proposals due by September 17, 2017. Invited participants will be required to register for the conference. Registration for the conference will be open in August 2017.

All events will happen on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. This picturesque community, about an hour north of metro Atlanta, is the home of the first major gold rush in the nation and a popular tourist attraction nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With stunning waterfalls surrounded by lush forests inhabited by abundant wildlife, the north Georgia region draws visitors who enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, canoeing, and camping.

Please address questions to the event coordinator, David Peoples - dpeoples "@" ung.edu.


Web Site:digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/rocc/

 JEROME FUND FOR NEW MUSIC, 2017
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 21 August 2017
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: JFUND for New Music
JEROME FUND FOR NEW MUSIC, 2017

DEADLINE: Monday, August 21, 2017 4:30 PM (Central)

The American Composers Forum (ACF) champions composers and other creative musicmakers, and boosts their careers with professional opportunities. Our Jerome Fund for New Music (Jfund) supports the creation, presentation, and subsequent life of a new work. About 10 grants are available: up to $7,000 for the composer or primary artist’s time to create the work, and up to $1,500 to help make it happen and further its potential.

Jfund welcomes applicants from the whole range of musical paths and is committed to supporting a diverse pool of artists.

The American Composers Forum encourages applicants from the full range of musical styles, and is committed to supporting a diverse pool of artists whose work demonstrates strong artistic merit. Accordingly, awards for our programs will represent, as far as possible, artists and projects that are diverse in genre, gender, race, ethnicity and geography.

The primary artist (not limited to those who self-identify as a “composer” but eligible to all kinds of artists who create original music such as improvisers) applies with a third party (such as a performing group or a presenter who commits to producing the finished work). The primary artist needs to be at an “emerging” level in her/his career: neither a student (except in certain circumstances) nor an established professional. The proposed project should be a significant artistic and professional leap: a risky but logical next step that will mark a new level of accomplishment. The Jerome Foundation’s definition of an emerging artist can be found here: https://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/composer-soundartist/definition-emerging....
Awards – judged by a panel of artists – are competitive and based on outstanding quality of work, personal musical voice, and exceptional potential to make a career difference. Since its founding in 1979 the program, funded by the Jerome Foundation, has made hundreds of awards and helped launch many careers.

ELIGIBILITY
• Open to emerging artists who are just starting out in their career, under-recognized, with no national reputation, few professional accolades, and no more than a handful of paid commissions.
• Primary artist (creator of original music) must reside in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City at the time of application. Project partners may be based anywhere in the world.
• Applicants (primary or partners) may only be a part of one application.
• Previous winners of JFund (formerly JCCP) awards may apply as long as they were more than two years ago and final reports have been submitted.
· The composer applicant can’t be a current recipient of a Jerome Foundation Composer/Sound Artist Fellowship. A composer or sound artist may not receive a fellowship and other Jerome Foundation support for the same work(s).
• Students may apply if their samples and proposal are beyond the scope of accredited course work.
• Projects may take place in a worship setting but not be premiered during a religious service.
• JFund administrative staff members are ineligible.
• ACF membership is not required for JFund applicants, but is strongly encouraged in order to keep informed about future opportunities.
• Proposed works should be at an early stage in their development, and must not be finished by the time of application. Works must be scheduled to premiere after December 31, 2017. Supported projects must be completed within five years of the award date.

SELECTION CRITERIA

• Quality of musical materials, showing singular artistic voice and vision.
• Significance of the project to the primary artist’s career.
• Well articulated compositional planning and overall thoroughness of project.
• Level of commitment by project partners to performing, presenting and furthering the work.
• Relevance of the Enhancement Funds to deepen the work and further the artist’s career.
• The final pool will reflect a range of artists and projects, diverse in genre, gender, and racial origin.

SELECTION PROCESS

ACF staff reviews all applications for eligibility and completeness. A diverse panel of artists familiar with a range of contemporary music will have access to all materials submitted. Each applicant’s complete recordings are listened to by at least one panelist. Panelists convene in St. Paul to make final determinations. Panelists remain anonymous until after the results are announced in late November.

Funder:
Jerome Foundation
Contact Person:
William J. Lackey
Web Site:composersforum.org/program/jfund

 RPS COMMISSIONS
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: From Beethoven to Carter, forging relationships with composers and commissioning new music has been at the heart of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s work since 1813.

We believe that encouraging creativity is an essential part of live music making. Since 1813 our commissions have included masterworks such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and Dvorak’s 7th Symphony. Today we continue to thrill and challenge audiences with the new and have commissioned over 60 composers in the last 10 years.

Our current commissioning programme includes:

Chamber Music

An ongoing partnership with BBC Radio 3 has created a series of over 30 new chamber works for the outstanding talents of the BBC New Generation Artists.

RPS Composition Prizes

The RPS offers pportunities for emerging composers and composers age 18 and under to take part in workshops and to write for high profile professional performances, while the Elgar Bursary recognises that older composers may also benefit from support to write an orchestral work with a guaranteed performance and broadcast.

RPS Drummond Fund

Commissioning new music for dance.

RPS Bicentenary Commissions

Over 20 new commissions were at the heart of our Bicentenary celebrations in 2013, from major international figures to those just entering the profession. Read about our Bicentenary Commissions.

For more information:
Web Site:royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/composers/commissions

 New Music Message Board
Summary:Opportunity to connect with performers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: This is a new group dedicated to connecting composers of new works with performers of new music. Composers can post whatever they feel comfortable. Performers can search for the desired instrumentation with the search tool, and hopefully curate some performances. Please don't hesitate to post as many works as you would like.

The group is in the formative stages, and will hopefully grow from a Facebook group to a professional website and online community. So, please share the group with anyone who may be interested from anywhere in the world!!
Aaron
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/939142276213069/

 Resonance Extra
Summary:Broadcast Call
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Date Posted: 25 August 2016
Details: Resonance Extra is a 24/7 broadcast platform based at Resonance FM’s London Bridge studios. Dedicated to supporting experimental musicians and sound artists, the station broadcasts online via its website and on Small Scale DAB Digital Radio in Brighton & Hove. Following Ofcom’s decision in 2016 to extend its DAB trial license by a further two years, the platform seeks new contributions with an Open Call for Broadcast Proposals.

Radio Art, Experimental Music and Documentary

Resonance Extra seeks local and international artists, broadcasters, students, sound artists, musicians, producers, archivists, festivals, venues and arts organisations to submit proposals for ambitious broadcasts (or programmes of broadcasts) in the following broad categories:

• Sound and Radio Artworks
• Experimental and Global Music Radio
• Documentary - Sound and Music

Submit a Broadcast Proposal

To submit a proposal or programming idea, please email Peter Lanceley on extra@resonancefm.com, including in your submission: your full name (in the subject line); a brief description of what you propose (no more than 250 words); a link to your website, artistic CV, or previous work.

Responses to the Open Call will be considered on an ongoing basis until September 2017. We regret that we cannot necessarily respond to nor commit to providing feedback for unsuccessful applicants. For more information on Strands, a separate round of paid artistic commissions for UK sound and radio artists under the age of 28, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, visit our Commissions webpage.
Web Site:extra.resonance.fm

 BBC Introducing
Summary:Showcase Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2016
Details: Whether you’re a performer or composer writing music under any classical style BBC Introducing is a fantastic platform to get involved with. Introducing has been supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar since 2007, giving new UK artists a chance to get their music out to new fans. To date the Uploader has had from over 150,000 artists and have seen many of them go on to achieve fantastic milestones in their career from recording a session at Maida Vale to headlining Glastonbury!With BBC Introducing the process is simple; you go to www.bbc.co.uk/introducing and share your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. A team of presenters and producers here at Radio 3 will then listen to your music and choose a selection of the best compositions and performances to play on the station.From performing at a BBC showcase to being approached by other composers and writers, there are lots of opportunities that could you could send your music to us via the BBC Uploader and, in some cases, be played on the radio just hours later. If you’re an emerging musician and looking for new opportunities then head over to the bbc.co.uk/introducing for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010j8y5

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org