Sonic Circuits etc (fwd / long!)


Subject: Sonic Circuits etc (fwd / long!)
From: TerraGizmo (healy@pobox.upenn.edu)
Date: Sat May 08 1999 - 10:18:38 EDT


>Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 08:23:01 -0400 (EDT)
>From: KEVIN AUSTIN <KAUSTIN@vax2.concordia.ca>
>Subject: Sonic Circuits etc (fwd / long!)
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>Here are details of two composer opportunities from the American Composers
>Forum:
>
>1) Composers Commissioning Program
>
>2) Sonic Circuits VII Electronic Music festival (NB an unauthorized
>version of this call has been seen recently, reprinted from last year!
>Please use this correct version).
>
>Please feel free to spread the word.
>
>Many thanks.
>
>Philip Blackburn
>Program Director
>
>1999
>Composers Commissioning Program
>Application Guidelines
>Postmark Dedaline: August 7, 1999
>
>for composers, performers,
>and presenters...
>
>Introduction
>
> The Composers Commissioning Program (CCP), funded by the Jerome
>Foundation, supports the creation of new musical works by emerging
>composers, composer/performers, improvisers, and sound artists. CCP helps
>towards the cost of the creator's commissioning f ee. A composer applies
>in conjunction with a performing organization (which may be any soloist or
>group, not necessarily a non-profit organization). Alternatively,
>composer/performer/improvisers who play in their own work apply in
>conjunction with a venue or presenter (e.g., school, theater, gallery,
>festival...).
>
> CCP welcomes applications in all musical genres, including jazz,
>experimental, classical, improvised, sound-art and international styles,
>and seeks to expand new-music culture beyond the usual settings.
>
> Selected CCP projects will be eligible for further funding:
>Performance Outreach Grants will support performers' expenses in
>presenting an outreach event.
>
>Eligibility
>
>1] Only emerging composers may apply. "Emerging" composers are at an early
>stage in their careers, with as-yet little peer recognition, no national
>reputation (as determined by prior performances and awards), and have had
>limited professional opportunitie s. CCP is intended to be among a
>composer's first commissions and represent a significant career boost.
>Favor will be shown towards composers who demonstrate potential and are
>taking a risk with the proposed project. These distinctions are relative,
>so we ask you to state how this project will advance your career.
>
>
>2] Composers residing in Minnesota or in the five boroughs of New York
>City may apply with performers based anywhere in the world. Composers
>residing elsewhere must work with Minnesota-based performers and present
>the work in Minnesota (a list of Minnesot a performers is available upon
>request and on the ACF web site). Similar geographic restrictions apply
>for composer/performers applying in conjunction with a presenter.
>Applicants hoping to work with partners in neither area may consider
>forming a conso rtium to include Minnesota participants.
>
>
>3] ACF membership is not required but applicants are strongly encouraged
>to join.
>
>
>4] Composers, performers, or presenters may take a leading role in only
>one application per year.
>
>5] Composers, presenters, or performers selected for CCP awards in the
>last two years (1997 or 1998) are ineligible this year.
>
>6] All previous CCP projects must be completed before a composer or
>performer/presenter may reapply.
>
>7] CCP administrative staff may not apply.
>
>8] No formal musical training is required. Currently-enrolled music
>students may apply only if they have completed all coursework by the date
>of the panel meeting.
>
>9] A composer may apply in conjunction with an ensemble resident at a
>place of worship, provided the work is not premiered during a religious
>service.
>
>
>Criteria for Selection
>
> A high level of composer's and performer's musical ability, and
>evidence of the composer's personal voice, as demonstrated by submitted
>materials.
>
> The significance of the commission to the composer's career development.
>
> The commitment shown by the performer/presenters to promoting the new
>work: multiple performances (including through consortium arrangements),
>recordings, broadcasts, creative publicity, and educational outreach.
>
> Proposals must be complete and show well-considered compositional and
>performance planning.
>
>Additional Information
> The total CCP pool is $76,000.
>
> CCP will grant up to $8,000 towards the composer's commission fee. The
>fee should reflect the duration of the work, the size of the performing
>forces, an estimate of the composition time needed, and the cost of
>producing scores/parts when necessary. AC F does not provide a standard
>fee schedule. You will not be penalized for requesting too much or too
>little: panelists reserve the right to adjust fees for comparable
>projects.
>
>
> Since CCP funds rarely cover the entire cost of the commission, we
>encourage performers/venues to pursue other funding sources to supplement
>the composer's fee. For projects whose total budget exceeds $8,000, a
>letter of commitment from the performer/v enue to secure extra funds is
>required.
>
> Composers who are also performers in the proposed work must apply with
>a presenting organization (venue) and submit a letter of commitment from
>the presenter stating an anticipated performance date and location.
>
> CCP projects must be completed within five years of the date of the award.
>
> Works must be in the early stages of composing at the time of
>application: works to premiere before November, 1999, will not be
>considered.
>
>Postmark Deadline: August 7, 1999
>
>Send materials to:
>Philip Blackburn, CCP
>American Composers Forum
>332 Minnesota Street, E-145
>St. Paul, MN 55101-1300. USA
>
>Judging Procedure
>
> Staff will review all applications for eligibility and completeness.
>There will be a panel of three professional musicians familiar with
>diverse genres of contemporary music, who will remain anonymous until
>after the selection process. Panelists receiv e copies of all written
>materials as well as tape samples to review before they meet in St. Paul
>to make their final selection.
>
> 1999 CCP winners will be notified by the end of October.
>
>How to Apply
>Composer's materials:
>
>1] Recordings of two works composed in the last five years. These may be
>on CD or tape (clearly-labeled audio cassette, DAT, or VHS video, one work
>on each). Mark these "Recording #1" and "Recording #2"; during the
>preliminary screening only the first fou r minutes of Recording #1 will be
>heard, so this should represent a compelling sample of your work. A
>section of a longer work (followed by the complete work) is also
>acceptable. All tapes should be cued to the beginning of the tape, or cue
>points will be lost. Attach a written work-sample description, noting
>title, duration, composition date, performance date/place, and players. In
>the case of improvised performance, state the nature of the composer's
>involvement.
>
>2] Two written scores, preferably matching the works on the recordings,
>marked with the date of composition. Written scores are required unless
>they are inappropriate to your compositional style.
>
>3] A one-page personal statement which articulates the development of your
>work, aesthetic position, and the significance of this commission at this
>time. Bearing in mind that CCP is intended for emerging composers who have
>yet to establish themselves on the wider musical scene, state how you
>consider yourself to be "emerging" and how this project represents a
>musical and professional step forward.
>
>4] A description of the proposed composition including duration,
>instrumentation, and other ideas regarding the work.
>
>5] An artist résumé or current bio (two pages maximum).
>
>6] The CCP Application Form (see right).
>
>7] If you want materials returned, please enclose a check (payable to ACF)
>sufficient to cover return postage. Packets with postage will be returned
>to the composer (rather than the performer/presenter) unless otherwise
>requested.
>
>8] A self-addressed stamped postcard for acknowledgement of receipt of
>your materials (optional).
>
>Performing Ensemble's or Presenter's materials:
>(may be sent under separate cover):
>
>1] A letter of commitment indicating the ensemble's intention to perform
>(or the venue's plans to present) the work and the number of anticipated
>performances in addition to the premiere, as well as any recording,
>review, or broadcast possibilities.
>
>2] Support materials documenting previous work. Materials may include, but
>are not limited to: concert programs, tapes, brochures, aesthetic
>statement, recent reviews, etc.
>
>3] A description of the premiere, including date, time, and place.
>Describe how the premiere fits into the event in which it is programmed.
>If details are not available by the application deadline, update ACF as
>soon as possible. Also describe community e ducational involvement such
>as: a pre-concert talk by the composer, workshops, open rehearsals, etc.
>
>1999 CCP Application Form
>
>COMPOSER ACF member? (Y/N)
>
>Address
>
>City State Zip
>
>Phone
>
>PERFORMER(S) ACF member? (Y/N)
>
>Address
>
>City State Zip
>
>Phone
>
>PRESENTER/VENUE (if applicable)
>
>Address
>
>City State Zip
>
>Phone
>
>Budget (include composer's costs only)
>
>COMPOSER'S INCOME
>
> Request to CCP (<$8,000)
>
>+ Additional sources (if any)
>
>= Composer's commissioning fee
>
>For more information contact: (651) 228-1407 ext.23
>fax: (651) 291-7978
>pblackburn@composersforum.org
>http://www.composersforum.org
>
>
>
>
>//////////////////////////////////////////////////
>
>
>
>SONIC CIRCUITS VII
>INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
>
>Application Call (Postmark Deadline: July 1, 1999)
>See www.SonicCircuiits.com for full details
>
>
>
>Connect with the circuit:
>
> Composers:
>* Be on a CD of tape-works, broadcast around the world;
>* Have your score realized by new performers;
>* Have your video art seen across the US and abroad;
>
> Performers:
>* Be on a roster and receive invitations to perform live;
>
> Presenters:
>
>* Produce your own festival event-our DIY kit will facilitate your
>programming.
>
>Just send in your electronic musical work (if you plugged something in to
>make it, it qualifies - style no object). Selected works will be promoted
>to venues and radio stations for one year. Over 165 composers and artists
>have been programmed since 1993.
>
>Sonic Circuits, now in its seventh year, is a festival with a difference;
>it comprises a caravan of curated works which travels the world to form
>the basis for a multitude of events throughout the season. Any musical
>works or acts which involve electroni c technology (e.g., works for
>electro-acoustic tape, live performance with electronics, video art, new
>media art, sound art...) may be submitted for program consideration. The
>20-30 selected works are offered to more than 40 venues across the globe
>and, in addition, the CD of tape works is sent to numerous radio stations.
>
>Entries are curated in four categories:
>
>Tape: Works intended for tape alone are produced on a run of 1,000 CDs.
>These are used for playback at live events, for promotion to radio
>stations, and are available worldwide on the innova label;
>
>Video: Works for video (VHS-NTSC) with a strong sound component are
>compiled and sent to each venue for projection during live events;
>
>Score: Works for instrument and tape that can be realized from a score.
>Samples are put on the web site so venues with local performers interested
>in learning the piece can request performance materials;
>
>Live Acts: Works performed by their creators. Samples and contact info
>are put on the web so venues can invite you to perform. Sonic Circuits
>does not currently have a budget for artist fees.
>
>Detailed information, all program notes and bios are available for
>download on www.SonicCircuits.com.
>
>
>
>
>If you have any kind of perfoming space, Sonic Circuits is designed to
>facilitate your programming the latest in electronic art. Simply request
>the no-obligation DIY kit and we will send you the materials for a program
>framework which you are welcome to supplement with locally-produced
>material. Schools, theaters, lofts, galleries, bars, construction sites,
>and courtyards have all been home to presentations. Minimum requirements:
>PA system, playback equipment (video projector and lighting are
>desireable) . Pre-recorded material will be sent to you in October and
>you can then check out the work samples on the web: mix it up with
>local/student work or live performers and you have a show. The Sonic
>Circuits season begins in November, 1999 and continues thr oughout the
>year. Schedule your event at your convenience.
>
>Submissions
>Please submit one work for:
>> Audio or video tape (NTSC format only);
>> Work for live performer with electronics; or
>> A sample of your own live performance.
>
>Entries will be reviewed by a panel of artists, technically knowledgeable
>and familiar with a range of new-media issues and musical styles.
>
>Eligibility
>
>Open to all artists worldwide. American Composers Forum membership is not
>required at the time of application but you are welcome to join, and
>selected artists are expected to become members.
>
>Selection Criteria
>* Artistic quality of the work. Sonic Circuits seeks to
>encourage experimental and innovative uses of the particular medium;
>* Technical quality of the work. Skillful use of technology will be favored;
>* Appropriateness of duration and format. Programming
>considerations often favor works less than 15 minutes
>duration, but longer works will be considered.
>
>* Preference will be given to works that have not yet had wide exposure.
>Inclusion on the Sonic Circuits roster does not guarantee every work will
>be performed.
>
>Postmark Deadline
>* July 1, 1999
>
>Sonic Circuits VII Application Form
>Name:
>
>Address:
>
>City State Zip Country
>
>Telephone:
>
>e-mail:
>
>ACF member? Y/N
>Performing Rights Affiliation (if any)
>
>NAME OF WORK (submit one only)
>
>DURATION:
>
>TAPE FORMAT: DAT × CD × Cassette × VHS ×
>Other.............................
>
>Call for information regarding other format needs. Tape works: please
>send a high quality dub suitable for CD mastering. Label the recording
>clearly with composer's name, title of work, and duration.
>
>LIVE PERFORMERS INVOLVED (if any):
>
>
>Is the work already in someone's repertoire?
>
>BRIEF PROGRAM NOTES/COMPOSER BIO (no more than 150 words total, suitable
>for radio announcements or program notes): Please use a separate sheet.
>
>IF YOU WANT YOUR MATERIALS RETURNED: Enclose a check (to American
>Composers Forum) sufficient to cover return postage.
>
>"By making application to Sonic Circuits VII, I agree to release ACF from
>the responsibility for any loss or damage to my submitted materials. I
>certify that any performers on this tape have approved this recording for
>radio broadcast. I allow ACF to c onsider this work for inclusion on a
>run of 1,000 CDs."
>
>SIGNATURE: DATE:
>
>Send applications to:
>Philip Blackburn, ACF-SC,
>332 Minnesota Street, E-145,
>Saint Paul, MN 55101-1300, USA.
>
>tel:
>(651) 228-1407 ext. 23
>fax: (651) 291-7978
>e-mail: pblackburn@composersforum.org
>http://www.SonicCircuits.com
>
>
>American Composers Forum
>332 Minnesota Street, #E-145
>St. Paul, MN 55101, USA
>
>Tel: (651) 228-1407 Extension # 23
>Fax: (651) 291-7978
>Our area code has changed from 612 to 651. Please update whatever is necessary.
>
>Don't forget you can order innova products from: 1-800 388-4487,
>cdemusic.org or amazon.com
>
>http://www.composersforum.org
>http://www.soniccircuits.com
>
>
>"Ask me about the continuing Enclosures: Harry Partch and the new CDs of
>Matthew Burtner, Amherst Sax Quartet, et al. Or, better yet, look 'em up
>on the web site. Or none of the above."
>
>
>
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