IEM / University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Audio Mostly 2020 in extended realities

15th to 17th September 2020

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Call for Music & Installations

We invite submissions of short music pieces with a maximum length of 7 minutes (longer works may be argued) and sound installations around the conference theme "in extended realities".
We especially encourage the submissions of multichannel electroacoustic or acousmatic pieces and sound installations, including pure Ambisonics works. Works for discrete channels will be interpreted in an ambisonics setup (see venue information below).


Venue

The concert will take place at the Ligeti Hall in MUMUTH - house of music and music theater, equipped with loudspeaker array as auditory virtual environment (AVE) for concerts, including variable room acoustics, 5th order Ambisonics system and simple variable lighting/projection. For each work there will be a rehearsal to interpret the piece in the AVE for performance. Installations may be placed in the foyer, rehearsal rooms and outside on the university campus around the building.

In order to pre-rehearse your piece virtually via Ambisonics, a binaural decoder based on impulse responses from the specific concert venue is provided as a template for Reaper and Pure Data (Pd): coming soon.


Review and Selection Process

The works will be reviewed by a panel of electronic composers and musicians. At least one of the authors who wish to have their work presented at AM20 must register and attend to the conference (no virtual participation). Authors of accepted works appear in the proceedings with their program notes and a short excerpt or recording as documentation of their work online.
Preference will be given to submissions that are technically feasible and have a clear documentation of the setup.


Submission Information

Submission should include:

  • Title of the work.
  • Authors list.
  • Programme Notes (max 150 words).
  • Statement of the relevance of the work to the conference theme.
  • Detailed description and diagrams of the setup and spatial information.
  • Link to download of media files: stereo mix for audio files; e.g., videos, photos, sketches

Please contact the music chairs if you have any questions regarding this.


Music Chairs

Winfried Ritsch and Daniel Mayer - am20.music@iem.at


For more information including important dates, see Call for Contribitions.