Call for works ISSTA 2020: Sonic Practice Now

Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA), 2020

" The worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the associated social changes have impacted our lives in a manner that has no precedent in recent times. How has the initial shock changed our professional and personal relationships? Does this pandemic mark a permanent change to how we work and share? Or is this a societal event that will soon be normalised? ISSTA would like your responses to this situation as composers and performers. How has isolation changed your working methods and ability to collaborate? What new discoveries have you made? Share with us any results that address the theme of Sonic Practice Now ."

Deadline: 3/07/20

Sonic Practice Now Event

We seek live performances and fixed-media sound works for online presentation in live stream concert sessions on Friday 14 August 2020:

  • An afternoon concert of music and discussions with composers and performers.
  • An evening concert for longer works, followed by an online after-party.

We hope these formats will allow us to come together in convivial atmospheres where we can share our insights, discoveries, and accomplishments. We have chosen Zoom as our platform, due to its low barrier to entry and support for high-quality audio. We will soon be publishing a document on how you can optimise your Zoom experience, and will work with performers to soundcheck streams on Friday 7 August.

Call for Works

We are looking for diverse approaches from the broadest spectrum of participants. You can submit new compositions as fixed media files, proposals for live performance, or any other sonic material that you believe addresses our theme. For fixed media work we can accept stereo performances with or without video. For live performances, we welcome proposals that experiment with possibilities within the Zoom web-conference medium. Opportunities for testing/sound-check will be available in advance of the live event.

Submission details available here:

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