NoiseFloor 2021: Extended Deadline Friday 26th February

NOISEFLOOR 2021: EXTENDED DEADLINE – SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26TH

NoiseFloor 2021 Call for Works

We are delighted to announce that NoiseFloor will be returning to the Music and Sound department at Staffordshire University in May 2021.

Key Dates

  • NoiseFloor – Tues 11th and Weds 12th May 2021
  • Deadline for abstract submissions:
    1. EXTENDED DEADLINE – SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26TH
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday 29th March 2021
  • Deadline for registration: Friday 16th April 2021

Our theme for 2021 will be Collaboration

Submission Portal

http://staffordshire.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehTdBkQsmXJFt3v

As we begin seek ways to emerge from the global pandemic, the arts have rarely been so threatened or so important in people’s lives. Throughout 2020, and into 2021, we have all had to learn new ways of working together and of reaching our audiences. How important have collaborations been to this process and to what extent does collaboration play a role in your work more generally? Contemporary music frequently brings together practitioners from very diverse backgrounds: composers, performers, programmers, and multimedia artists can all find themselves working towards common goals. What are the challenges and rewards of such collaborations? Collaborations can also involve working with local communities, or with academics and industry professionals from other disciplines. What insights and experiences can we bring to these situations to ensure their success?

Compositions, performances and other works addressing our theme are particularly welcome; as are proposals for presentations, lecture recitals, panel discussions, workshops and other ideas. As always, proposals for other relevant topics will also be considered. We welcome submissions from composers, researchers, academics, postgraduates and any other interested parties.

Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

  • 20-minute paper presentations (with 5 minutes for questions)
  • 35-minute lecture recitals (with 5-minutes for questions)
  • Fixed acousmatic works (up to 8 channel)
  • Acoustic instruments (with or without electronics)
  • Music and interactive systems (2 channel audio with video)
  • Audiovisual music (2 channel audio with video)
  • Workshops
  • Panel discussions

Please note that we are unable to provide performers or instruments. Contributors will be expected to make their own arrangements.

With the continuing uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, the organisers have taken the decision to move the event online for 2021. However, this decision will be reviewed periodically and, if it is safe, legal and responsible to do so, we may move to a blended approach nearer the date. An online event will impact on the format of the intended concerts, but we shall review all submissions and decide how best to proceed closer to the event date. Any changes will be announced on this website.

Registration: The fees are £45 for presenters and for attendees, £20 for students. Concessions will be available for students of Staffordshire University. There is no submission fee. Contributors are expected to attend the event.

NoiseFloor 2021

NoiseFloor 2021 Call for Works

We are delighted to announce that NoiseFloor will be returning to the Music and Sound department at Staffordshire University in May 2021.

Key Dates

NoiseFloor – Tues 11th and Weds 12th May 2021
Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday 26th February 2021
Notification of acceptance: Monday 29th March 2021
Deadline for registration: Friday 16th April 2021

Submission Portal http://staffordshire.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehTdBkQsmXJFt3v

Our theme for 2021 will be Collaboration

As we seek ways to emerge from the global pandemic, the arts have rarely been so threatened or so important in people’s lives. Throughout 2020, and into 2021, we have all had to learn new ways of working together and of reaching our audiences. How important have collaborations been to this process and to what extent does collaboration play a role in your work more generally? Contemporary music frequently brings together practitioners from very diverse backgrounds: composers, performers, programmers, and multimedia artists can all find themselves working towards common goals. What are the challenges and rewards of such collaborations? Collaborations can also involve working with local communities, or with academics and industry professionals from other disciplines. What insights and experiences can we bring to these situations to ensure their success?

Compositions, performances and other works addressing our theme are particularly welcome; as are proposals for presentations, lecture recitals, panel discussions, workshops and other ideas. As always, proposals for other relevant topics will also be considered. We welcome submissions from composers, researchers, academics, postgraduates and any other interested parties.

Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

20-minute paper presentations (with 5 minutes for questions)
35-minute lecture recitals (with 5-minutes for questions)
Fixed acousmatic works (up to 8 channel)
Acoustic instruments (with or without electronics)
Music and interactive systems (2 channel audio with video)
Audiovisual music (2 channel audio with video)
Workshops

Please note that we are unable to provide performers or instruments. Contributors will be expected to make their own arrangements.

With the continuing uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, the organisers have taken the decision to move the event online for 2021. However, this decision will be reviewed periodically and, if it is safe, legal and responsible to do so, we may move to a blended approach nearer the date. An online event will impact on the format of the intended concerts, but we shall review all submissions and decide how best to proceed closer to the event date. Any changes will be announced on this website.

Registration: The fees are £45 for presenters and for attendees, £20 for students. Concessions will be available for students of Staffordshire University. There is no submission fee. Contributors are expected to attend the event.

NoiseFloor 2019

NoiseFloor 2019

CALL FOR WORKS AND PROPOSALS

We are pleased to announce that NoiseFloor will once again be hosted by the Music and Sound department in our Cadman Studio Complex at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Dates: May 7th and 8th 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: 18th January 2019

Deadline for Registration: 15th March 2019

This year we are pleased to announce our KEYNOTE PRESENTATION from SIMON EMMERSON, professor in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester.

NoiseFloor is an interdisciplinary event with a focus on experimental composition.

Our theme this year is Engagement.

“Who cares if you listen” is the title of an article from 1958, famously misattributed to the American composer Milton Babbitt. (Babbitt wrote the article, but the title was imposed by an editor).

60 years after Babbitt’s article, experimental or contemporary music is still often perceived as being “difficult”, “irrelevant”, or “out of touch”. To what extent are these conceptions and stereotypes merited? Should we as practitioners make more effort to engage with wider communities? Can this be achieved without diluting our work? Or is there an argument that our work should be governed by purely academic or aesthetic concerns? More generally, how can “challenging” art works or academic outputs reach wider audiences while still retaining their integrity? To what extent should our work engage with our social and environmental surroundings?

Works (compositions and performances) and proposals (for papers, lectures/recitals, panel discussions, workshops and other ideas) addressing this theme are particularly welcome. Of course, proposals for other relevant topics will also be considered. Submissions are invited from composers, academics, practitioners, individual researchers, postgraduates and any other interested parties.

Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

  • 20-minute paper presentation (with 5 minutes for questions)
  • Fixed acousmatic works (up to 8 channel)
  • Acoustic instruments and electronics
  • Popular music and interactive systems (2 channel audio with video)
  • Fixed audio visual music (2 channel audio with video)
  • Workshop
  • Panel discussion

Please submit details of your composition, performance or proposal in the form of an abstract of between 250-300 words, together with brief biography (150 words), programme notes, and, where relevant, any links to audio/video examples of your work to our online submission form at:

http://staffordshire.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57Tlg8B2e90P6At

Registration: The fees are £60 for presenters and for attendees, £35 for students. Concessions will be available for students of Staffordshire University. There is no submission fee.

Please note that you will need to provide your own performers and instruments and that contributors will be required to attend the event. More information is available at http://noisefloor.org.uk/ or by contacting a member of the organizing committee:

Dr Marc Estibeiro

Associate Professor of Music

M.L.Estibeiro@staffs.ac.uk

Dr Dave Payling

Associate Professor of Electronic Music

D.Payling@staffs.ac.uk

Si Waite

S.J.Waite@staffs.ac.uk

Doug Rouxel

D.Rouxel@staffs.ac.uk