CALL for SOUND WORKS: Empirical Soundings

Subject: CALL for SOUND WORKS: Empirical Soundings
Date: Mon Nov 14 2005 - 19:58:39 EST

EMPIRICAL SOUNDINGS - soundscapes from the commonwealth
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During the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games to be held 15-26 th March, a cultural festival will be held in Melbourne and provincial cities in the state of Victoria, Australia. Bendigo, a large provincial city 150 km north of Melbourne, as part of its cultural festival, will host a surround sound installation featuring soundscapes by sound artists living in various Commonwealth countries.

Sound artists from Commonwealth countries are invited to submit sound pieces expressing some aspect of their home country or one or more of the sports included in the Commonwealth Games (sports that will be contested are: aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowls, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby 7s, shooting, squash, table tennis, triathlon and weightlifting).

A 5.1 surround sound system will be available so soundscapes can be in any configuration suitable. Pieces should be no longer than 7 minutes long. Up to 10 pieces will be selected for the installation, which will run from March 15 - March 26, 2006. An honorarium of $AUD100 will be paid for each piece used.

Expressions of interest and requests for further information can be sent to Jacques Soddell (email:

The deadline for submissions is 28 th January 2006.

Further submission information will become available on the website (

jacques soddell
sound artist/cajid media
28 wirth st bendigo vic 3550, australia
+61 3 54438931

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