OPEN CALL for post-apocalyptic noise/music/performance

I’ve just become aware of this tasty looking opp so felt I should share. Tuck in.


*A digital holocaust has occurred. Overnight everything with a microchip
has malfunctioned. The world is dark. Does it collapse into chaos or do
alternative approaches to communication, organisation and production emerge?

“Music is prophecy. Its styles and economic organization are ahead of the
rest of society because it explores, much faster than material reality can,
the entire range of possibilities in a given code. It makes audible the new
world that will gradually become visible, that will impose itself and
regulate the order of things; it is not only the image of things, but the
transcending of the everyday, the herald of the future.” (Jacques Attali,
Noise: The Political Economy of Music)

But what is music? At what point does the pattern, timbre, pitch,
organisation, sequence of sounds become distinguishable from noise. If we
agree with Attali’s argument for the prophetic power of music then it could
be argued that noise must tell us things in an unbridled, unfiltered, less
culturally coded way -before it becomes recognised, refined, manipulated
and exploited for musical purpose.

*Seeking responses from performers that challenge definitions of noise
and/or music and the tensions between, through sonic-visions of new
languages / new modes of composition / new sounds and/or new ways of
processing noises.*

* *

*We are particularly interested in artists who perform without laptops and
with little or no digital technology; acts that emphasise performativity
and liveness through use of body, costume, object, instrument, and visual
or other haptic elements.*

* *

*Papers/Presentations from non-performers also welcome.*

* *

Submissions should include:
Name of Artist / Artist Group / Speaker / Presenter
+ a 300 word proposal to include required technical or other resources.
+ a weblink to existing work that supports your proposal for this event.

The first event will be in London on Thursday 7th February 2013.
Submissions should be emailed to
*by December 31st 2012.*


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.