Mar 2012

NuMusic@Nextfest Call for Submissions

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NuMusic at Nextfest proudly presents brave new works by emerging composers, musicians, sound and noise artists, and anyone interested in exploring the world of new music. For the sake of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

NuMusic at Nextfest is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Nextfest Emerging Arts Festival. We are interested in a variety of works, at any stage of development. We are looking for any type of music-based work no longer than ten minutes, from one of the following categories:

Electroacoustic compositions (stereo only)

Improvised music
For example: works that make use of interactive technologies, laptop improvisation and live coding etc.

Sound Installations
Please note: space is limited

Multimedia performance
Music and dance, music and creation of live visual art, music and spoken word – whatever you can imagine! Please note: music must be the central focus.

Club electro
For example: jazz, pop, DJ, electronic music etc.

Composed concert works
For example:works composed for small ensembles (ensemble may be provided by musician OR pending submission requests, a house ensemble may be formed), solo instrument & electronics, ensemble & electronics etc.

Doesn’t fit into a category above? It belongs here!

Please submit the following requirements to Curator Megan Dart by Tuesday, May 1, 2012:

A brief written explanation of the work
An overview of the requirements of the work (particularly for installation works and/or technically heavy performance pieces)
Biography (maximum 100 words)
Contact information
Scores and/or recordings, where applicable

Submissions may be sent electronically to Megan at mdart@catchthekeys.ca or hard copies may be mailed to:

M. Dart – NuMusic at NextFest Curator
c/o The Roxy Theatre
10708 124 Street
Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1


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