PROJECT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
"Then, what if?" - presented by NewMediaNewMusicNewEngland
SEEKING 60 second sound works and 60 second videos from composers and artists
living and/or working in the New England states, USA: CT, RI, MA, NH, VT & ME. (ONLY)
(Gene Gort and Ken Steen: co-curators)
project description: "Then, what if? 60 x 60 x 60"
conceptual focus: an exploration of intentionality and randomness
60 sound pieces and 60 videos will be selected from the call for entries. They will be subject to random and/or intentional pairings for public presentation in a variety of venues. A new web page will be constructed using these works. The web interface will allow visitors to randomly pair sound pieces and videos to create a wide array of juxtapositions and experiences of this collection of sound and image (3600 potential pairings). Additionally, visitors will have the choice to hear/view selected works independently with links to producers. See the existing page from the first call in 2009:
content: there are no stylistic preferences. we want to encourage submission of electronic music of all genres, sound or noise pieces,
field recordings, deconstructions, reconstructions, text works, spoken word, combinations of all of the above etc. and new works produced specifically for this project.
duration: submitted works must be 60 seconds or less - works that are under 60 seconds should be surrounded by silence -
on either or both the beginning and end - so that the total duration is exactly 60 seconds.
file formats: submissions must be AIF (16bit / 44.1K) ONLY. [no AAC, CAF, WAV, mp3, etc.]
DO NOT SEND SCORES
content: there are no stylistic preferences. we want to encourage submission of silent video works of all genres and new works produced specifically for this project.
duration: submitted works must be 60 seconds or less of silent video: no titles or credits.
(However, works can contain text-on-screen as part of the content.)
Works that are under 60 seconds should be surrounded by black or white - at the head or tail - so that the total duration is
exactly 60 seconds.
file formats: submissions must be Quicktime files:
EITHER HD compressed OR full-frame DV NTSC [NO PAL, NO DVDs]
go to : HERE for compression and formatting instructions
COMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL INCLUDE:
sound : 1) AIF (16bit / 44.1K)
2) application form - DO NOT SEND SCORES (see below)
(Please name files like this: firstandlastname.aif If you are submitting more than one file then: firstandlastname1.aif, firstandlastname2.aif)
video : 1) an email with URL for Quicktime download
2) application form (see below)
(Please name files like this: firstandlastname.mov If you are submitting more than one
file then: firstandlastname1.mov, firstandlastname2.mov)
Works are being sought from composers and artists living and/or working in the New England states in the USA: CT, RI, MA, NH, VT & ME - ONLY.
submissions not complying with file specifications will not be reviewed for this project.
UP TO THREE SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE
In order to promote a direct experience of the work itself, we are not accepting program notes.
Send submissions to us[at]nmnmne.org (replace [at] with @)
Sound - us[at]nmnmne.org (subject line Ken), Video - us[at]nmnmne.org (subject line Gene)
submissions must be received by: ....
selection notification via email by: ....
NOTE: IF YOU WERE IN THE FIRST PROJECT, "What If?", we ask three things of you:
1) invite another producer to submit a work and
2) send us another piece! (only if you are still situated in New England) and
3) donate $10 to cover the cost of the project thus far (DVD's, posters, mailings, labor, web programmer's fee,…).
This is not an entry fee
, it's a donation for those who know the work we have done on the first project.
But, feel free to donate....
These donations will go directly to support the next project as well.
Please donate using PayPal via nocamera.com THANKS!
TO SUBMIT WORKS:
Sound submissions to us[at]nmnmne.org (Ken in subject line)
Video submissions to us[at]nmnmne.org (Gene in subject line)
If submitting in both categories, SUBMIT TWO SEPARATE EMAILS.
NOTE: Send your suggestions for regional arts organizations in your area that could host this project when
you submit your work, especially if you have a relationship with them already.
Bill E. Smith
I am an artist and sound producer who submits work to projects that are interesting….
I was born, I live in my hometown and I will die someday.
1) "It's only just begun"
2) "We don't know how long this will last"
3) "This is the end"
www.gethefilesfromhere.html (or attach sound files to email - not video)
Cut and paste the following info into the body of your email in this order without the headings (follow sample above):
Your website URL
Bio (3 sentences only- we will edited at will, so be succinct.)
URL for download of files (optional)
URL for download of files (mandatory)
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