CALL FOR PIECES 2018

Tecnológico de Monterrey  announces the​

CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE

ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL “ECOS URBANOS”

4th Edition

To support the creation and the spread of electroacoustic pieces Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe organizes the process of selection of pieces that will be part of the Electroacoustic Music Festival “Ecos Urbanos”.

 

There will be three categories of participation:

 

CATEGORY I: Live Coding, Circuit-bending, Laptop ensembles or Free improvisation with electronics:

  • Individual Participation *

  • Collective Collective *

 

CATEGORY II: Multi-channel electroacoustic pieces from 4 to 8 channels

  • With recorded material (no live sound sources)

  • Sound Generated live by a computer

 

CATEGORY III: Video and electroacoustic music from 2 to 4 channels

  • Recorded

  • Generated live by a computer

 

* These sub-categories will be exclusive for Mexico City residents.

 

RULES:

  • The process of selection is open to composers and sound artists from any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work by their own creation.

  • Non-residents of Mexico City who would like to participate in Category I must bear their own expenses and must be able to be present in Mexico City on any dates of the festival.

  • All participants must fill in the registration form: FORM

  • All participants must deliver a signed PDF file giving permission to the organizers to present their pieces in non-profit public concerts during the festival. Sample Letter

  • For Category I:

    • The submitted material will be video files (7 to 15 minutes total in MOV format), containing previous either fragments of or complete performances by the artist or ensemble.

    • The category is open to individuals, music ensembles, collectives or laptop orchestras (which can be formed by up to 10 performers).

    • In the registration form; the performance should be given a name (e.g.: Improvisation # 1, etc.)

  • For Category II:

    • The submitted material will be:

      • For pieces with recorded material:

        • a ZIP file with the audio files for each channel in WAV or AIFF format

        • A stereo version of the piece for evaluation purposes

        • A PDF file specifying the location of each file in the speaker arrangement.

      • For pieces generated by a computer:

        • A ZIP file with the necessary patches, programs and files to perform the piece.

        • A stereo file with one of the possible results of the performance of the piece for evaluation purposes.

        • A PDF file specifying the software to be used and the instructions and technical requirements to perform the piece and distribute the sound in the speaker arrangement.

  • For Category III:

    • The submitted material will be:

      • For pieces with recorded material:

      • a ZIP file with the audio files for each channel in WAV or AIFF format and the video file in HD o SD.

      • A stereo version of the piece for evaluation purposes

      • A PDF file specifying the location of each file in the speaker arrangement.

    • For pieces generated by a computer:

      • A ZIP file with the necessary patches, programs and files to perform the piece.

      • A stereo file with one of the possible results of the performance of the piece for evaluation purposes.

      • A PDF file specifying the software to be used and the instructions and technical requirements to perform the piece and distribute the sound in the speaker arrangement.

  • The pieces or performances should last from 7 to 15 minutes.

  • The artists who participate in Category I will be responsible to bring to the festival any musical instruments or music performers that may be required for the pieces.

  • All applications must be sent via www.wetransfer.com (or equivalent web file transfer service) in 1 single ZIP file to the email festivalecosurbanos@gmail.com

  • IMPORTANT: The name of the ZIP file should be identical to submitted piece.

  • The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM Sunday October 7th, 2018 (Mexico City time). Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

  • The list of selected works will be announced no later than October 20st, 2017. Composers and sound artists whose works are selected will be notified about the date when they will be played at the festival.

  • Any questions regarding these regulations and their interpretation shall be clarified by the organizers of the festival from Tecnológico de Monterrey.   

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