[PD] Fwd: [pimatalk] call for works: Spark Festival, Minneapolis

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> From: "abinadimeza" <abinadimeza at gmail.com>
> Date: 20 August 2005 11:10:59 PM GMT+08:00
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> Subject: [pimatalk] call for works: Spark Festival, Minneapolis
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> University of Minnesota School of Music, Noel Zahler, Director
> Announces
> 2006 Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art
> Douglas Geers, Director
> West Bank Arts Quarter, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
> February 22-26
> Submission Deadline: September 30, 2005 (postmark)
> The University of Minnesota School of Music is proud to present the  
> 2006 Spark Festival of
> Electronic Music and Art, February 22-26. The festival will be held  
> on the Minneapolis
> campus of the University of Minnesota (USA) and at the Walker  
> Center for Art, Minneapolis.
> Now in its fourth year, the Spark Festival showcases the newest  
> groundbreaking works of
> digital music and art. Last year's festival included innovative  
> works by over one hundred
> international composers and artists, including featured guest  
> artists Philippe Manoury and
> DJ Spooky. Leading scholars and technology specialists also  
> presented papers relating to
> new technology and creativity.  Audiences for the concerts,  
> installations, and lectures last
> year totaled approximately 2,000 people.
> Spark invites submissions of works incorporating new media,  
> including electroacoustic
> concert music, experimental electronica, theatrical and dance  
> works, installations, kinetic
> sculpture, artbots, video, and other non-traditional genres.
> Spark also invites submission of scholarly papers on technical and  
> aesthetic subjects
> related to the creation of new media art and music. All accepted  
> papers will be published
> as part of the Spark proceedings.  Please see http:// 
> spark.cla.umn.edu/archive.html for a
> PDF copy of the Spark 2005 proceedings and program.
> Music submissions will be accepted in four categories:
> 1. Concert works: Electroacoustic works with and without  
> performers.  Performance
> venues will accommodate 2-8 channel works and works with video.   
> Although there is no
> strict limit of duration, pieces of fifteen minutes or less are  
> encouraged. Note that Spark
> 2006 will feature guest performers Maja Cerar (violin) and Brian  
> Sacawa (saxophone).
> Works written for solo violin and solo saxophone with digital music  
> and/or images are
> especially welcome.  Other instruments will be available, and  
> details on available
> performing forces will be posted on the Spark website with the  
> submission forms.
> 2. "Club" works: Experimental electronic performances in a "club- 
> style" venue.  Performers
> of various styles will be considered, including those influenced by  
> IDM, hip-hop, glitch,
> jazz, and etc.  Selected performers will be given sets of 15-30  
> minutes.  Performance
> venue will accommodate stereo sound and video.
> 3. Installations: [See "Art Works" below]
> 4. Music with video [See "Art Works" below]
> Submissions will be accepted in three categories:
> 1. Installations and gallery works: A number of installation and  
> gallery exhibitions will be
> mounted in various spaces on the UMN campus, including the Weisman  
> Art Museum.
> Please include technical and space requirements with submission.   
> Installations may be
> physical objects, video and/or sound projections, or combinations  
> thereof.  Artists may be
> required to provide some or all of necessary technology to mount  
> installations.
> 2. Radio:  Spark Radio is a new addition for the 2006 festival,  
> initiated and curated by
> Abinadi Meza, a Minneapolis-based artist. Submissions for Spark  
> Radio may include sound
> art, samplism, field recordings, turntablism, pirate radio, sonic  
> deconstructions, and other
> transmissions.  Please submit on CD or CD-ROM.
> 3. Video: Experimental video works will be screened at multiple  
> Spark events. Videos
> featuring digital music compositions (two-channel or Dolby 5.1) are  
> welcome, but this is
> not required. Although there is no strict limit of duration, pieces  
> of twelve minutes or less
> are encouraged.  Please submit on DVD or VHS (NTSC).
> 4. Theater/Dance:  A number of theatrical and dance works  
> incorporating new
> technologies will be programmed at Spark 2006, with a special  
> interest in shorter works
> that can be integrated into programs with music and video works.   
> In addition, although
> not confirmed as of this writing, we hope to produce at least one  
> performance in a dance
> theater with video projection and an Internet 2 connection. Please  
> include performance
> venue and technical requirements with submissions.
> Technical papers, lecture/demonstration, and workshop submissions  
> that deal with topics
> relating to creating arts and music with new technology are  
> encouraged, including
> intermedia composition, performance, human-computer interaction,  
> software/hardware
> development, aesthetics, and history.
> Paper and lecture/demonstration submissions will be accepted in two  
> categories:
> Standard length: Twenty-minute presentation, allowing for five  
> minutes of Q/A.
> Short length: A feature unique to the Spark festival is Symposium  
> Fast Forward, a
> presentation of five to ten-minute presentations followed by five  
> to ten minutes of Q/A.
> The idea of Symposium Fast Forward is to create a venue where ideas  
> and projects may be
> presented succinctly with time following for discussion and  
> brainstorming. Both students
> and professionals are encouraged to submit presentations of this type.
> Standard submissions should consist of a two-page abstract with  
> bibliography. Short
> length submissions should submit a 1-2 paragraph abstract with  
> bibliography.  Camera-
> ready papers will be due on November 1, 2005.
> Individuals may submit a maximum of one paper and one lecture/ 
> demonstration, and
> these will be submitted online. More information about the  
> submission process will be
> available soon on the Spark 2006 website when the online submission  
> procedure has been
> activated. All accepted papers will be published as part of the  
> Spark proceedings.
> Applicants are invited to submit one work per category in up to  
> three categories for
> consideration. All applicants must complete an online submission  
> form on the Spark
> Festival website and include their submission number(s) with any  
> physical media sent via
> postal mail.  The submissions website will be at http:// 
> spark.cla.umn.edu/
> submissions.html and will be activated in late July. More details  
> about the submission
> process will be available on the Spark 2006 website when the online  
> submission procedure
> has been activated.
> Regarding music and other performance works: Performing resources  
> will be drawn from
> the University of Minnesota, although applicants are welcome to  
> provide their own
> performers if desired. More information about available performers  
> will be posted on http:
> //spark.cla.umn.edu when the online submission procedure has been  
> activated.
> Composers and artists whose works are selected for inclusion are  
> strongly encouraged to
> attend the festival.  Scholars whose papers or demonstrations are  
> accepted will be
> required to attend Spark to deliver their presentation.
> Selected works will be announced by November 1, and travel and  
> accommodations
> information will be posted on http://spark.cla.umn.edu by the same  
> date.
> Submission deadline is September 30 (postmark).  More information  
> and the online
> submissions procedure will be posted soon on the Spark 2006 website  
> at http://
> spark.cla.umn.edu. Questions can be directed to the Spark hosts at  
> sparkfst at umn.edu.
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