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2. Nordiske Konference om lyd- og Musikproduktion

2014-10-10

Aalborg Universitet – Musikkens hus – 12-13 maj, 2015

http://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/forskning/vidensgrupper/mask/lmp2015

Musikuddannelsen på Aalborg Universitet byder velkommen til den 2. nordiske konference om lyd- og musikproduktion.

Uddannelse og forskning i lyd musikproduktion er i stigende grad spredt ud på forskellige institutioner, og indenfor de senere år er der dukket flere nye uddannelser op i Norden, som på forskellig vis beskæftiger sig med emnet. Dette skyldes ikke mindst skiftende markedsvilkår og efterspørgsel på specialiserede kompetencer i lyd- og musikbranchen.

Denne konference sætter fokus på diversiteten i feltet. Hvilke former for teoretisk tænkning, æstetiske visioner og tilgange til praktisk udførelse eksisterer i forskellige forskningsdomæner og brancher indenfor lyd og musikproduktion, og hvordan griber disse ind over hinanden?

Disse områder tæller blandt andet musikvidenskab, musikproduktion, akustik, musiksociologi, lydteknik, industrielt lyddesign, lyddesign for computerspil, filmlydsdesign og elektronisk lydkunst. Ved at sætte fokus på dette krydsfelt ønsker vi bl.a. at skabe større synergi mellem feltets aktører.

Konferencen beskæftiger sig med alle emner indenfor lyd- og musikproduktion. Disse emner kan inkludere (men er ikke begrænset til):

  • Nye betingelser for lyd- og musikproduktion
  • Lydteknologi
  • Kreativitet
  • Analyse af specifikke musikproduktioner og lyddesigns
  • Lyd- og musikhistorie
  • Lydperception og akustik
  • Uddannelse i lyd- og musikproduktion
  • Lydarkiver
  • Fremtidige perspektiver på emnet
  • Forskere, samt praktisk udøvende producere, akustikere, teknikere og designere indenfor feltet opfordres til at deltage i konferencen.

ABSTRACTINDSENDELSE OG FORM

Abstractet skal have et omfang af max. 300 ord. Indsendelse sker ved at sende en mail til

mk@hum.aau.dk eller
mwh@hum.aau.dk

senest d. 18. Januar 2015. Alle indsendte abstracts vil blive peer reviewet.

KONFERENCEAFGIFT

Før 17. april: 1250,-

Efter 17 april: 1500,-

Oplysninger om registrering tilføjes senere.

PRÆSENTATION OG KONFERENCESPROG

Hver præsentation har en varighed af 30 minutter inkl. 10 minutter til spørgsmål og diskussion. Papers præsenteres på nordiske sprog eller engelsk

KONFERENCESTED

Konferencen afholdes i Musikkens Hus i Aalborg. Musikkens Hus er Aalborgs nye koncerthus der foruden flere koncertsale rummer faciliteter til forskning og undervisning i musik. Huset er placeret på havnefronten og blev indviet i marts 2014.

REJSEPLANLÆGNING

Fly: Aalborg lufthavn er forbundet med flere storbyer i Norden via København. Der er desuden direkte forbindelse til Aalborg lufthavn fra bl.a. Stokholm og Oslo.
Fra lufthavnen afgår bus nr. 2 mod Aalborg centrum. Med taxi tager turen ca. 10 minutter.
Tog: Der er en direkte togforbindelse til Aalborg fra bl.a. København. Der er gåafstand (ca. 10-15 minutter) fra togstationen til Musikkens hus.

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Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper 1.0 - public beta 4

2014-10-08

A new beta of ATK for Reaper is now available:

http://www.ambisonictoolkit.net/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Downloads#JS_FX_plugins_for_Reaper

This is a set of JS plugins for encoding, processing and decoding first-order Ambisonic. The two main changes since beta 3 are:

  • Fixed an issue with matrix-based encoders when tracks have insufficient number of channels (thanks to Fergler at the Reaper forum for reporting this).
  • A new utility plugin 4channels can be used when batch-processing recordings from portable hard disk recorders (such as Tascam DR680 or SoundDevices 788T) in order to extract the ambisonic channels as a 4-track sound file.

We have received several mails asking about how to prepare 4-channel A- and B-format sound files for further processing. Hopefully the following screencast helps demonstrating how this can be done:

http://trondlossius.no/articles/1197-atk-reaper-4-and-a-screencast

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Open call: FAV – project idea for Festival de Artes Valparaiso

2014-10-02

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PNEK, in collaboration with FAV – Festival de Artes Valparaiso, Chile, hereby invites one Norway-based media artist to submit a project idea for the next edition of FAV – taking place January 17 – 25, 2015.

FAV is dedicated to art in public space combining sound, projections, mapping and a film tribute to Valparaiso specially produced for the occasion by renowned national and international artists. The upcoming edition of FAV – goes under the title of Post Tenebras Lux will present multiple activities during nine days, with the aim to actively invite the participation of citizens. To achieve that we have prepared different facilities: Arts Pavilion, Gimme a Hand Weaving Community, Adopt a tree, among others, in addition to workshops and exhibitions.

In the neighbourhood area of the port a curse resides, hidden in the shadows, hypnotizing its inhabitants, sometimes cruelly playing with their minds. Interventions have the mission to chase away this curse, or at least chase her away for a few days. We invite artists to submit works and ideas that reflects and intervene with this, and that can be presented in the portal area of Valparaiso.

Artists may submit a short description of an artwork and/or project, in accordance with the terms of the calls for entries
Artworks and projects within the following techniques: sound, video and mapping
Works produced after 2012
All information should be in English
One project (artist) will be selected by the curatorial committee.
Deadline: October 10th to the following email: pnek@pnek.org

The artist will receive the following:

Return air ticket to Santiago de Chile / Valparaiso
Accomodation (incl.preproduction) for 15 days
Technical equipment and assistance
Artist Fee: 5000 NOK
More information about Valparaiso (from wikipedia):

Valparaíso played a very important geopolitical role in the second half of the 19th century, when the city served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan. Always a magnet for European immigrants, Valparaíso mushroomed during its golden age, when the city was known by international sailors as “Little San Francisco” and “The Jewel of the Pacific”. In 2003, the historic quarter of Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a new national law named the city “Chile’s Cultural Capital”. Today Valparaiso is still a major city, seaport, and educational centre commune in Chile. The industrial port – and the area around – is perceived as the shadow of the city, troubled with high crime rates and other social realities, as often applied to city ports.

For more information, please contact PNEK curator Daniela Arriado, who will also join the trip in January: arriado@gmail.com

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SPOR FESTIVAL 2015 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2014-09-30

Call2015

SPOR festival for contemporary music and sound art invites composers and sound artists to submit a proposal for a new work to be realized at SPOR 2015, Aarhus, DK.

FEE FOR REALIZING THE PROPOSAL: € 1.000

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING: November 1st 2014.

THEME OF THE CALL AND FESTIVAL:
The proposal may describe a wide range of projects, from works for ensemble and music theatre pieces to sound art installations.
In 2015 the festival will focus on practices within music theatre and opera, how we create and present works keeping the history and tradition present but updated to the world of today. Opera and music theatre has a very strong tradition for retaining an authentic and historically based performance practice when speaking of the music – it is allowed to interfere with some elements (like updating scenography, characters, the history etc.), but the music itself and the score is often understood as sacred.
SPOR festival 2015 will bring this fact to discussion and shows the exuberant development that happens in music theatre and opera these years. We therefore ask for spectacular proposals that reflect or question these tendencies.

The proposal should reflect the theme of the festival, handle it either concrete or more abstract.

CONDITIONS AND JURY:
The call for proposals is open to all types of composers and sound artists, from all over the world. You may only submit in one proposal. An international jury will judge the proposals and choose five proposals to be realized at SPOR 2015. Each selected composer/artist/group of artists will receive a fee of € 1.000 for realizing the work. SPOR will cover travel expenses of up to € 200 and provide two night’s accommodation in Aarhus, Denmark.

The jury members for Call for Proposals 2015 are:

Francois Sarhan (FR, composer)
Line Tjørnhøj (DK, composer)
Rainer Nonnenmann (DE, writer, editor and musicologist)
Yannis Kyriakides (CY, composer and sound artist)
Erik Dæhlin (NO , performer Call ensemble)
Anna Berit Asp Christensen & Anne Marqvardsen (festival directors, SPOR).

The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged.

THE WORK:
• Type of works: Acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic; ensemble piece, solo performance, music theatre or sound installation.
• Duration: For ensemble pieces and performances max. 15 min. Sound installations will run through the whole festival.
• Ensemble/performers/instruments available:

NING ensemble: Erik Dæhlin (percussion) & Amund Sjølie Sveen (percussion) with Silje Aker Johnsen (vocal, contemporary dance).
NING ensemble works with the physical, theatrical and visual aspects of musical performance. Both percussionists work as musicians, performers, composers, stage managers and installation artists. The ensemble wish to create up-to-date contemporary art at the intersection of musi c and performance; musical, physical and conceptual moments in the gap between the poetic and the discursive, both within and outside of the stage. A central theme in the work of the ensemble is how music and the role of the musician exist in an interdisciplinary work. In this process NING has collaborated with a number of other artists among these are vocalist Silje Aker Johnsen. Silje Johnsen has a strong focus on contemporary vocal music, as well as the baroque and classical coloratura repertory. She feels equally at home in extended vocal techniques as in classical singing. Her scenic experience is versatile, ranging from opera roles and concerts, to theatre, performance, improvisation as well as contemporary dance.
Examples of their performances and more info can be found here.
Contact: Erik Dæhlin, daehlin (a) gmail (.) com
More info: www.ningensemble.com; www.siljeakerjohnsen.no
The ensemble can be used in its existing form as well as soloists.

• Technical provision: 1 projector + screen; 1 stereo sound-system (with a small mixer); 4 microphones.
• Further instrumentalists, performers or technical equipment must be provided by the artist/composer.
• Non-technical items such as costumes, scenery and materials for installations must be provided by the artist/composer.

VENUES:
• Concert and staged works will be presented at one of the main venues of the festival.
• Installations can be presented at various venues in Aarhus (indoor/outdoor), agreed with the festival.

WHAT TO SEND:
• Fill out the PDF-form with your personal info, a short description of your proposal and links to 2-3 sound or video files t hat represent your work from the last 5 years.
DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE.
• Maximum 2 pages of text as PDF describing one work that you wish to create and realize at the SPOR festival 2015 + link to streaming of video and/or sound file sketches (optional).
Please name the file “Proposal_text”.
• CV. Please name the file “CV”.
• Accompanying scores in PDF format are also welcome but optional.

TIMELINE:
1. Nov. 2014: Deadline for sending in proposals.
Primo January 2015: The 5 chosen proposals will be announced in the SPOR newsletter and via social media platforms.
1. March 2015: Deadline for delivering scores, parts and technical riders
7.-10. May 2015: Performance/presentation at SPOR 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark

WHERE TO SEND THE PROPOSAL:
• call (a) sporfestival (.) dk

Download the Call for Proposals as pfd.

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ARTECH 2015 - Call for Papers

2014-09-22

ARTECH 2015
7th International Conference on Digital Arts – Creating Digital e-Motions. Óbidos, Portugal, March 18-20, 2015

Call for Papers

ARTECH 2015 is the Seventh International Conference on Digital Arts, this time hosted by Universidade Aberta in the ancient village of Óbidos, Portugal. The goal of the conference is to promote the interest in the current digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field, but also as a common space for discussion and exchange of new experiences. Seeking to foster greater understanding about digital arts and culture across a wide spectrum of cultural, disciplinary, and professional practices, this edition of the conference also includes a strand concerned with mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablets that have become widespread creation instruments. To this end, we cordially invite scholars, teachers, researchers, artists, computer professionals, and others who are working within the broadly defined areas of digital arts, culture and education to join us.

Main Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers from all areas related to digital art, but also art installations, digital artefacts or media artworks, for review by an international committee. Both research and applications papers are of relevance to ARTECH 2015.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Art and Science Theory
  • Audio-Visual and Multimedia Design
  • Creativity Theory
  • Design and Visualization
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Digital Technologies and Making
  • e-Learning in Art and Media Studies
  • Electronic Music
  • Generative and Algorithmic Art & Design
  • Immersive Art
  • Interactive Systems for Artistic Applications
  • Media Art History
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Web Art and Digital Culture
  • Digital Media, Apps and eBooks
  • Digital Preservation
  • Parametric Design
  • Tangible and Gesture Interfaces
  • Technology in Art Education
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • 3D Environments

Important Dates

  • Full paper submission: October 26, 2014
  • Art installations, digital artefacts or media artworks’ proposals and short papers submission: September 30, 2014
  • Full and short papers notice of acceptance: November 30, 2014
  • Installations proposal notice of acceptance: November 30, 2014
  • Submission full paper final version: January 31, 2015
  • Early registration deadline: January 31, 2015
  • Pre-conference workshops: March 18, 2015
  • Conference: March 19-20, 2015

Email: artech2015@gmail.com<mailto:artech2015@gmail.com>
Website: http://2015.artech-international.org/

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