OPEN CALL FOR WORKS: UBIQUITOUS ART AND SOUND

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Deutschlandradio Kultur / Klangkunst, ICAS - International Cities of Advanced Sound, ECAS - European Cities of Advanced Sound and CTM Festival award an artistic commission on Ubiquitous Art and Sound.
 
The call for proposals is open to artists in experimental music, sound art, new radio drama, and performance fields. We seek unusual ideas for coupling the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation. The commissioned work will be presented both as a Deutschlandradio Kultur and ORF OE1 broadcast and as a performance or installation at CTM.14 Festival between January 24 and February 2, 2014 in Berlin. Furthermore it will be presented at ORF musikprotokoll Festival in Graz, Austria, with possibilities for further exposure at events presented by ECAS/ICAS partnering members. 
 
Project proposals should be built around the theme, Ubiquitous Art and Sound. Today, digital technologies are revolutionizing the treatment of sound and opening up new dimensions of acoustic space. Technically-designed sounds are increasingly prevalent in both music and everyday life, gaining mobility and increased relevance in all fields and becoming available everywhere, at any time.
 
Contemporary developments in media not only assign technical and cultural sounds a stronger presence than ever before; they generally direct new attention toward everyday sound signatures originating from natural, technical, and cultural sources alike. This new attention also manifests in a growing interest in sound ecology and the protection of certain environments from invasive sound. A consciousness of the power of the acoustic in the ways we experience specific spaces, environments or socio-spatial relations is emerging, as is an attunement to the irritating effects arising from the disruption of such normative acoustic spaces and their interactions. Radio has been crucial in paving the way for the omnipresence and mobility of sounds today. It is now time to challenge these foundations from a contemporary perspective and explore their productivity in new ways.
 
We are interested in artistic works and experimental approaches to sound that reflect critically and creatively on these developments, analyzing and manipulating the compositional elements of individual or collective sound environments – from various media spheres to urban and natural areas, concert halls, clubs, living spaces, and the imaginary – and exploring their interconnectivity.
 
Proposed projects should explore the artistic potential of hybrid formats, inspiring dialogue between the creative possibilities of live and radio forms. The selected work will be equipped with a production budget/fee of EUR 5000. CTM Festival performance implementation costs are also provided. The deadline for submission is August 30, 2013
 
All details and the online submission form can be found here:
http://www.ctm-festival.de/news/open-call-for-works/
 
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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