INTER/actions

INTER/actions: Symposium on Interactive Electronic Music
March 15/16, 2014
Bangor University School of Music

INTER/actions is a symposium and mini-festival focusing on performance and interaction in electronic music. We provide a lively environment to exchange new ideas and instigate collaborations for composers, performers, sound artists and music technologists interested in the concept of “performance” in electronic music. In addition to the programmed concerts as part of the festival, we are looking for proposals for workshop pieces and paper presentations. http://bangor.ac.uk/music/interactions

Call for Proposals: Papers and Demos

We are open to proposals for 20-minute paper and demo presentations on topics including, but not limited to:

Performance practice in electronic music
Gesture and embodiment
New interface design
Generative composition
Live-generated scores
Improvisation in interactive contexts
Analysis of interactive works
Notation in electronic music performance

Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a short biography (150 words) to interactions@bangor.ac.uk.

Deadline for Proposals: December 16, 2013

Call for Proposals: Workshop Pieces

We invite composers to submit existing or new works lasting up to approximately 10 minutes for any combination of piano, cello, flute with interactive electronics. In the case of a new work, existing pieces demonstrating similar instrumental writing should be submitted along with a description of the proposed new work. Selected pieces will be workshopped by invited performers Richard Craig (flute), Kathleen Supové (piano) and Seth Woods (cello), led by composer and sound artist Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM), with one or more pieces also chosen to be programmed in the final festival concert on March 16 (which composers are expected to attend).

Funding towards travel will be provided for one or more composers currently residing in France, the UK, or Ireland, partially through a grant from Diaphonique Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Music. We do not, however, guarantee that all expenses will be covered.

In order to be considered for inclusion in the workshop, please submit to interactions@bangor.ac.uk:
− the score of the work for one or more instruments and live electronics to be performed, or another work for instrument and electronics representative of the proposed new work, as a PDF (10MB file maximum, as an email attachment)
− a concert recording, studio recording, simulation or video of the above work, via a link to soundcloud, vimeo, etc. (no download links will be accepted for any materials)
− a proposal for the new work, where applicable, as a PDF (one A4 page maximum); links to sound samples, video, or other media may be included in the PDF
− a complete tech rider for the existing or proposed work, as a PDF (2 A4 pages maximum)
− a short biography (150 words) as a PDF

Performances will be able to make use of the following facilities:

8-channel loudspeaker playback (ATC)
Various microphones (including Schoeps Collette and AKG414)
Soundcraft mixer with 16+16 inputs (switchable), 16 direct outputs, 8 groups, 2 mix, 4 AUX send, 2 FX send
Power Mac computer with MOTU PCI-424 and 24 I/O interface
3x MOTU 828 FireWire interfaces
Large-screen video projection
Steinway D Concert Grand Piano

Composers who need additional equipment are requested to bring their own. Max 6 and IRCAM forum software are available, and composers are welcome to use any freeware such as SuperCollider or PD. Please note: composers are expected to take full responsibility for operating their own patches.

Funding:

One or more partial bursaries will be available for composers based in France, Ireland or the UK towards workshop travel and accommodation expenses, funded partly by the Diaphonique Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Music (see above). Funded composers are expected to make their own arrangements and will receive partial reimbursement at the completion of the festival. Please note that no funding is available for paper or demo sessions as is standard with academic conferences, although we will not be charging any registration fees for those wishing to attend in order to make the events more accessible; concert ticket fees will apply for the evening concert of March 15 only.

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