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Call for Works – NYCEMF 2010 (3/25 – 3/27)

Oct 14 2009 | 7:13 pm

Hi Maxers,

Would love to see some of you at this year’s New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival!



Call for Works

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival invites the
submission of art works incorporating experimental audio in any
capacity, including, but not limited to:

* concert works incorporating digital audio–works including
performers, videos, and other elements are encouraged.

* installations–to be exhibited for all or part of the festival.

* experimental approaches–propose your own involvement with the

All works, installations, and proposals will be submitted through the
online submission site, where all file formats are accepted.
The deadline for submissions is November 1,

Call for Curated Concerts

Groups of composers (studios, organizations, etc.) are invited to
submit proposals to present an entire concert of works. The program
may not exceed one hour, including any introductory remarks. Only the
curators will be required to attend, and the registration fees for
each piece will be heavily discounted. Emerging artists are especially
encouraged to submit.


The festival takes place at the CUNY Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth
Ave, NYC (in the shadow of the Empire State building). There are two
on-site performance spaces:

Elebash Hall

a 180 fixed-seat theater with full stage and video capabilities.
Emphasis on works with multiple performers. 8.1 Meyer, more TBA.

Segal Theater

80 movable-seat black-box-like theater with stage area and full video
capabilities. Emphasis on single-performer and fixed media works. 8.1

Off-Site Venues

Three late-night events will take place in various NYC venues. NYCEMF
programs works in these venues based on artists’ preference.

For more information on NYCEMF spaces and systems, including
speaker-arrangement diagrams, photos of the spaces, and a complete
list of NYCEMF equipment, visit

NYCEMF Performers

NYCEMF will supply instrumentalists to support the performance of a
limited number of selected works. We will not be able to provide
performers for every piece that is accepted, so composers and artists
who can supply their own performers are encouraged. Composers can
express their interest using the submissions form.

Performers (more to come):

Kinan Azmeh — Clarinet
Marcel Rominger — Piano
Madeleine Shapiro — Cello
Karisa Werdon — Oboe
Margaret Lancaster — Flute
Susan Fancher — Saxophone
Fireworks Ensemble — Gtr, Fl, Sax, Perc, Bass, Keyboards, Vln, Vc

Submission Guidelines

Composers may submit up to two works, an installation, and a curated

For Concert Works

Length We encourage the submission of works under 12 minutes,
but will consider a small number of longer works. Works longer than 20
minutes will not be considered.

Logistics We will consider all submissions regardless of the
complexity of setup. However, please be aware that we will only be
able to accept a limited number of large-ensemble or logistically
demanding works.

Attendance and Registration

Composers and artists whose submissions are selected for presentation
at NYCEMF will be required to attend and to pay a registration fee,
which is expected to be $125-150. NYCEMF is a non-profit festival; the
fee supports a substantial schedule of diverse events.

Please visit for more information

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