Call for Submissions:
Sonic Arts We would like to invite submissions for text/image to accompany the
first of Sonic Arts Network's limited edition CDs, upon the theme of silence.
The edition will be published in January 2004, curated by Nicolas Collins, a
native New Yorker who studied composition with Alvin Lucier and worked with
David Tudor. Collins is currently Chair of the Department of Sound at the Art
Institute of Chicago and has invited various international experimental sound
artists to submit recordings of "absences of sound, of not-quite-silence,
for a very quiet homage to the unnoticed. As in the old roue's quip that "a
drink before and a cigarette after are the three best things in life" -
the most important actions of our lives often lie in the unspoken ellipse. Absence
indeed makes the heart grow fonder, just as anticipation makes it beat faster.
The idea of silence may be interpreted in a wide sense and can be approached
from multiple perspectives - acoustical, visual, philosophical and personal.
Contributors may wish to explore ideas of absence as a fullness, silence as
a symbol of liberation/oppression, and the consequences of perceiving sound
through physical metaphors of space. We encourage a diversity of styles and
materials for selection.
The CD and its accompanying print materials will form part of a series of numbered,
limited edition audio CDs, produced and distributed three times a year, with
guest curators and specially commissioned packaging. Editions of 1000 will be
distributed at January, June and September each year. These will be free to
member subscribers of the Sonic Arts Network (for more information on membership
visit www.sonicartsnetwork.org), reaching practitioners and listeners in all
corners of the globe, with a limited number of issues released in selected outlets.
No payment can be offered for submissions nor materials returned. Submissions
should be sent to:
Call for Silence,
c/o Sonic Arts Network,
The Jerwood Space,
171 Union Street,
London SE1 0LN.
concerning the submission of materials is available from
Deadline for submissions 3rd November 2003