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CALL FOR ENTRIES

"THEN, WHAT IF?" - presented by NewMediaNewMusicNewEngland
First Exhibition and Screening at



Tentative Dates:
October 31 – November 30 (Closed Nov. 28 Thanksgiving)
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 6 pm

SEEKING 60 second sound works and 60 second silent videos from composers and artists.
Submissions may be new works designed specifically for this project or 60 second excerpts from existing works.
No geographic limit to producer's location - international call.

ONLY WORKS PRODUCED SINCE 2016 WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Program will be curated by Gene Gort + Ken Steen

project description: "Then, What If?"
conceptual focus: an exploration of intentionality and randomness

60 sound pieces and 60 videos will be selected from the call for entries. They will be subject to random and/or intentional pairings for public presentation in a variety of venues. A new web page will be constructed using these works. The web interface will allow visitors to intentionally choose pairings or randomly pair sound pieces and videos to create a wide array of juxtapositions and experiences of this collection of possibilities (3600 potential pairings).
See the existing page from the first project in 2009: http://www.nmnmne.org/what_if.php (USE ONLY FIREFOX BROWSER - Flash-based page)

SOUND GUIDELINES:

content: there are no stylistic preferences. we want to encourage submission of electronic music of all genres, sound or noise pieces,
field recordings, deconstructions, reconstructions, text works, spoken word, combinations of all of the above etc. and new works produced specifically for this project.

duration: submitted works must be 60 seconds or less - works that are under 60 seconds should be surrounded by silence -
on either or both the beginning and end - so that the total duration is
exactly 60 seconds.
works not conforming to this format will not be considered.

SOUND file format:
AIF or WAV @ 48k/24 bit ONLY
DO NOT SEND SCORES

VIDEO GUIDELINES:
           
content: there are no stylistic preferences. we want to encourage submission of silent video works of all genres; new works produced specifically for this project or excerpts from existing works.

duration: submitted works must be 60 seconds or less of silent video: no titles or credits.
(However, works can contain text-on-screen as part of the content.)
Works that are under 60 seconds should be surrounded by black - at the head or tail or both - so that the total duration is
exactly 60 seconds.
works not conforming to this format will not be considered.

VIDEO file formats:
1080p (1920x1080 HORIZONTAL FORMAT), H264 compression, 29.97 fps, export video only - NO AUDIO TRACK

UP TO THREE SUBMISSIONS PER ENTRANT ARE ACCEPTABLE IN EITHER / BOTH Video or Audio categories.

Please label files using this protocol:
YourName1.mp4, YourName2.mp4, YourName3.mp4

OR
YourName1.aif, YourName2.aif, YourName3.aif
OR
YourName1.wav, YourName2.wav, YourName3.wav

THERE IS NO FEE TO SUBMIT $00.00. Producers selected for the project will be asked to contribute $10 to help cover costs of production.

In order to promote a direct experience of the work itself, we are not accepting program notes.

DEADLINE:
submissions must be received by: July 1, 2019
selection notification via email by: September 1, 2019

TO SUBMIT WORKS:

GO TO SUBMISSION FORM > HERE <
If submitting in both categories, SUBMIT TWO SEPARATE FORMS.


Since we would like this project to travel, please suggest venues in your area that might host this project on the submission form.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!