[PD] [PD-announce] OT: Network Music Festival OPEN CALL - *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Holger mortuos.plango at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 22 19:14:42 CET 2012

FINAL CALL: The Network Music Festival OPEN CALL DEADLINE has been 
extended to 25th November 2012.
Information follows:

Network Music Festival // 22-24 February 2013 // Birmingham (UK)

A weekend of hi-tech musical performances and workshops that presents 
new musical forms and ideas where networking is integral to the 
aesthetics of creation or to the performance practice.

The network music festival will take place 22-24 February 2013 in 
Birmingham (UK) in the heart of Birmingham’s creative community. 
Presenting an exciting and diverse line-up of network artists including, 
laptop performances, live coding, collaborative environments for music 
making, sound installations, workshops and everything else in between, 
the Network Musical Festival boasts an international line-up including 
some of Birmingham’s best home-grown hi-tech musical performers.

Open Calls


The Network Music Festival 2013 is now inviting submissions for 
Performances (Concert or Club), Installations, Talks, Workshops and'Other'.

The Network Music Festival aims to showcase a broad spectrum of musical 
and sound related works, research and participatory activities which use 
networking as part of their aesthetic, creation or performance practice. 
Network Music Festival would like to invite submissions in the 
categories of Performance, Installation, Talk and Workshop. We also 
include an 'Other' category where you are free to submit proposals that 
fall outside of the previous categories but that you feel would be an 
appropriate addition to the festival programme.



Performances where networking is an integral part of the aesthetics or 
performance practice. This could include:

     laptop ensembles/orchestras/bands
     mixed networked instrumental and/or visuals and electronic groups
     performances which use the internet as part of the performance
     hardware networks, communicating gadgets
     multi-location and geographically distributed performances
     any other performances that use networking in some form

Proposed performances should be around 10-30 minutes in duration.


Sound installations which use networking as central to the aesthetic 
and/or creation of the work.

This could include:

     static installations
     installations which explore the surrounding area
     interactive installations using the internet
     installations which explore the aesthetic of networking or role of 
the internet in musical culture and practice

// TALKS //

The Network Music Festival will include an informal talks session open 
to members of the public.

Please submit Informal talks on the theme of network music. 
Light-hearted and accessible topics are encouraged.

Talks will be 10-20 minutes in duration.


Participatory workshops which cover topics related to sound and 
networking. These may focus on technological and/or artistic aspects.

Please note this is a submission to LEAD a workshop.

Please state the experience level required in order to take part in the 
workshop and the length of time and resources required.

// OTHER //

If there’s anything that you want to submit that you don’t feel is 
covered by the above categories please submit with as much information 
as possible.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: Extended to 25 November 2012


Any questions email networkmusicfestival at gmail.com with ‘OPEN CALL’ in 
the subject line.

networkmusicfestival.org // @netmusicfest // 

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