[Microsound-announce] Expo 2007 Call for Commission Proposals, Submissions and Papers

Richard Whitelaw richard at sonicartsnetwork.org
Mon Nov 20 08:03:47 EST 2006

Sonic Arts Network Announce Expo 2007
Call for Commission Proposals, Submissions and Papers

Expo is the hub and playground of the experimental music and sound art scene
in the UK and beyond. Free and open, the event mobilises a national network
of artists and engages with communities from all backgrounds ­ placing sonic
art and the people who make it in direct contact with the public. Expo steps
out from traditional venues and into spaces that lie at the heart of the
community - inspiring practitioners and the public to reconsider their
After the success of last year¹s highly eclectic event in Manchester the
focus for 2007 shifts to Plymouth and the South West of England where Expo
will be presented in partnership with the University of Plymouth's i-DAT
(Institute of Digital Art and Technology).

This weekend of performance, exhibition and presentation will take place
between 22-25 June 2007 across a variety of public venues in Plymouth
including a selection of outdoor performance spaces, club spaces and an
historic architectural space. The weekend will highlight the broadest
possible range of approaches and thinking that surround the sonic arts.

Call for Commission Proposals

We are once again pleased to offer a festival commission for the creation of
new work. We are seeking proposals for this new commission that will be
presented in the large upstairs space of the New Cooperage building, Royal
William Yard, Plymouth on the 23/24 June. A total budget of £4000 will be
made available for the production of the selected work.

Call for Submissions
Submissions are sought in all forms of sonic art including real-time
interactive works, improvisation with technology, experimental electronica,
noise, instrumental/electroacoustic mixes, acousmatic music, sound
installations, environmental sound work, performances, internet-based
creative work, sound and image works, conceptual sound art and cross-arts
work. We welcome submissions of all kinds incorporating sound as a major
Call for Papers
On the final day of Expo the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music
Research (ICCMR) at the University of Plymouth will host the Expo
conference; a day of sonic art related papers and research presentations.
The guest speaker on this day of research presentations will be Professor
Leigh Landy, Research Chair in Contemporary Music and Director of the Music,
Technology and Research Group (MTI) at Leicester De Montfort University and
editor of the Organised Sound international journal of music and technology.
The calls for commission proposals, artistic submissions and papers are now
open at our website.

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