Open call : The Sound and Sculpture Conference


Open Call

Call for Paper Presentations, Fixed / Live Pieces and Installations

DEADLINE: 1st March 2016
Click here to download a PDF version of this call 

The theme of this conference is open to interpretation and we welcome different and unique proposals, however topics for works and papers could include:

  • The use of sound as sculpture
  • The use of sculptural space in art
  • Sound and 3-D presence
  • Composing physicality in sound
  • Composing/sculpting for space
  • Sculptural instrument design
  • The use of physical/visual sculpture as a sound instrument
  • Sculpture/visual art as a graphic score
  • Sound/music composition inspired or informed by visual artwork or visual art theory
  • Cross discipline or multimedia works (involving sound/music and sculptural art)
  • Examples (or issues) of musicality in visual art
  • Musical or sonic approaches to visual arts
  • Visual art that uses sound or music in some context

The conference will make use of the HISS, allowing works of up to 16 channels.

A section of the papers presented will be chosen to be published by the Huddersfield University Press.

Please submit the following requirements to soundandsculpturecon@gmail.com with the subject ‘SSC’

Paper Presentations – 20 minutes

Please submit:

  • An abstract of 500 words or less
  • Technical requirements i.e. projector, speakers
  • A short biography of 100 words or less (including website links)

Fixed Media Music – up to 20 minutes

Please submit:

  • An abstract of 500 words or less
  • Technical requirements i.e. number of channels (UP TO 16), speaker set up
  • A short biography of 100 words or less (including website links)
  • Link to a stereo/mono sound file of the work (Soundcloud or other)

Live Performance – up to 20 minutes

(Please note SSC cannot provide any performers)
Please submit:

  • An abstract of 500 words or less
  • Technical requirements i.e. number of channels (UP TO 16)
  • A short biography of 100 words or less (including website links)
  • Link to a stereo/mono sound file or video of the work (Soundcloud, Youtube or other)

Installations 

Please submit:

  • An abstract of 500 words or less
  • Technical requirements and type and size of space needed
  • A short biography of 100 words or less (including website links)
  • Link to a stereo/mono sound file or video of the work or past work (Soundcloud, Youtube or other)

Any questions or issues please contact soundandsculpturecon@gmail.com

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