[microsound-announce] FYI: Open Call for SoundGate

John Hopkins jhopkins at tech-no-mad.net
Sun Sep 19 02:00:53 EDT 2010

Open Call for SoundGate – A part of Port2010, taking place in Aalborg,
Denmark in oct/nov 2010.

Please forward in your network and/or on mailinglists.

The idea behind SoundGate is to create a platform where artists globally
can contribute with their sound works and partake in the exhibition that
will be presented physically in the town of Aalborg, Denmark, more
specifically at Kunsten (the museum of modern art), Utzon Centre (the
architectural centre) and Platform4 (a great space where creative people
can realize their projects). With this selection of spaces, the aim is
to target a broad audience in order to promote sound art and “cutting
edge”-music to new and hopefully curious ears.

At the selected spaces, listening posts will be set up. The audience
will only be able to access the sound through high quality headphones
and track information will be displayed on a screen. This means that
there's no audience interaction such as skipping, fast-forwarding or
stopping. This clearly challenges new concepts such as ”on-demand”
and requires old school skills such as patience, and thus hopefully
stimulates focus on the actual work. The projects only requires one
action from the ”user”: Listening!

The soundworks can be of any type, ambient, experimental, soundscapes,
microsound etc. as long as thought and effort has been put into the

If you, as the artist, choose to upload your work, beware that this is
not a file sharing project. Your work will be streamed at above
mentioned spaces and it will be available online. It will not be
possible to download tracks just like any kind of user interaction will
be disabled on the website. You can upload and/or listen.

If you, as an artist, are registered with any copyright organisation,
such as KODA (Denmark), GEMA (Germany) or TONO (Norway) to name a few,
you will receive payment for the use of your tracks.

The exhibition runs 15th October - 14th November with an option of
extending the period. At the end of the exhibition all tracks will be
deleted and will no longer be available from Soundgate.

You can upload directly at soundgate.dk or alternatively use our account
at soundcloud.com/soundgate2010. Please upload only mp3 files and do
remember to tag them correct.

The project is initiated on an open call from port2010.dk. Port2010 is
an ambitious exhibition project involving the entire north of Jutland.
Soundgate has been kindly supported by Port2010 and Kunststyrelsen.

Main organizer behind Soundgate is Lars Lundehave Hansen, who has spend
more than a decade promoting sound art and other noise-related
activities through, the now defunct, legendary organisation Noisejihad.
An organization founded in 1997, having since then presented numerous
notabilities in Denmark and promoted Danish acts abroad.

Lars Lundehaven Hansen is also the brain behind renowned Danish drone
act Wäldchengarten; - a joint venture-project with Dennis L. Hansen.
Wäldchengarten has had several releases on various international labels
such as Desolation House / Relapse, Drone Records and Phisteria as well
as extensive touring all over the world.

Contact: piper at soundgate.dk - www.soundgate.dk -

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