Call for entries
Deadlines: 15 August 2010
UNSOUND FESTIVAL 2011
Krakow (Poland) – April 2011
((audience)) has been invited to participate in Unsound, a festival of experimental music and sound art. Founded in 2003, Unsound is an annual event held in Krakow, Poland; in April 2011, the festival organizers will present the second annual Unsound festival in New York City at venues throughout the five boroughs.
Conceived in 2006, ((audience)) is an unprecedented project that explores the cinema as a 21st century concert hall. It is dedicated to the advancement of aural arts by providing wide distribution and new contexts for works by emerging and established sound artists and composers. The centerpiece of ((audience)) is a biennial program of 5.1 surround sound works by international artists intended for presentation in movie theaters as “cinema in the dark.” This program travels to partnering organizations from Delhi, India to New York City accompanied by curatorial lectures, performances, exhibitions and screenings on a city-by-city basis.
CALL FOR WORKS
((audience)) is issuing a special call for 5.1 surround sound works for the 2011 Unsound festival. Selected works will be presented in a completely dark cinema environment without visual accompaniment at the Walter Reade Theater / Film Society of Lincoln Center. Selected artists will receive a modest fee. (Fees to be determined in September.)
All works must relate to this year’s festival theme: “Horror,the Pleasure of Fear and Unease” (for example, one could submit a soundtrack to an imagined horror film; a radio play; a work dealing abstractly with the concept of horror, etc.) New works or newly contextualized works will be accepted. Artists currently located in Eastern Europe are encouraged to apply, and will receive special attention. We are especially interested in narrative or musical works that play with the traditional idea of cinematic surround sound, and/or with the concept of horror, and in works that emphasize temporal, narrative or spatial experimentation.
PLEASE download the submission instructions for information on how to submit, by visiting http://au.dience.org/?/submit/submit/