[Pdmtl] Last minute: 60x60 Canada 2011 – call for works

Eldad Tsabary tazberry_docs at yahoo.ca
Lun 24 Jan 13:47:31 EST 2011

Last minute: 60x60 Canada 2011 – call for works

Deadline: January 31st 2011


Short description:

Vox Novus is calling for 60-second fixed-media works for the 2011 mix of 60x60 Canada.

All submissions are done electronically. To submit follow this link: http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/submission/

The Canadian mix is open for all Canadian artists or artists who reside in Canada.  If you are a Canadian living abroad, please add the note “(Canadian)” to the “Address Line 2” field in the submission engine to assure consideration for the Canadian mix.

All Canadian submissions will also be considered for the international 60x60 mix.

Non-Canadian submissions are also welcome for the International mix (through the same submission engine).

Questions about Canadian mix:  canadian60x60 at gmail.com


Detailed description:

60x60 call and Guidelines 

Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit fixed-media works, 60 seconds or less in duration to be included in the third Canadian 60x60 mix. Sixty compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour concert. 

60x60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. Highlighting the work of a great many composers, 60x60 testifies to the vibrancy of contemporary composition by present a diverse array of styles, aesthetics, and techniques being used today ( http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60 ). 

Since 2008, the Canadian 60x60 mix has been presented in over 20 concerts and dance shows in a variety of formats in Canada and abroad. In 2010 it opened the 60x60 Order of Magnitude show at Concordia’s FOFA gallery in Montreal, a ten-hour-long show with multichannel audio, dance, and video that set a world record for most composers (600) programmed in a single show. 

Since its inception in 2003, the 60x60 project has received thousands of submissions from over 30 countries, produced radio shows, created multimedia and multidisciplinary events, and released several albums. 

During the concert each of the 60 pieces selected will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute, this will mark the end of one piece and the beginning of another. There will be no pause between the pieces. Works may be less than 60 seconds in length, but may not exceed 60 seconds. Works selected that are less than 60 seconds long will be “padded” with silence either before, after, or surrounding the composition. Please note that the total duration of the work including silence may NOT exceed sixty seconds. 

The 60x60 project’s definition of a fixed-media work is as follows: any work created as a sonic art or musical composition captured on recorded media, which does not require live performers for its production in broadcast at concert halls, radio, multi-media, etc. Its creation can include but not limited to acoustic instruments, voice, environmental sources, and computer (Sampling, MAX MSP, MIDI, C Sound, ProTools, etc.) 

All works submitted should be with the understanding that it is their recording that is of prime importance and is what will be used to determine its selection (please do not submit scores). 

60x60 is a project of “signature works” and short works created specifically for the 60x60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathematical matrices, organizational systems, or computer programs,) remixed works, or themes and motives recomposed from other of the composer's own work are acceptable. 


There is no admission fee. 

All submissions must be uploaded online at: 

Audio submissions must be in either AIFF or WAV file format. 

Multiple submissions are accepted from a single composer/sound artist; however, only one submission will be allowed per email address submitted. 

Works selected for the 2011 Canadian 60x60 mix will be announced on February 15th, 2011. 
Composer will be notified of the results by email. The results will also be announced on http://www.VoxNovus.com 

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