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ELEKTRAMUSIC: Call for Music and Music+Video Works


Call for Music and Music+Video Works

For upcoming projects (radio, concerts, CD) and for the new season of our “TV Show for experimental music”, Elektramusic is still looking for electroacoustic musics, and music+video works (experimental video, recorded performances, music+dance works,…). You can submit both music compositions (Audio CD or audio files on Data-CD) and/or video+music works (video DVD or high quality video files on Data-DVD). Please include bio, note, and the Submission Form available at :

A new version of Elektramusic web site, with a dedicated video-music “call for works” page will be online soon.
For more information go to www.elektramusic.com

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Contact Contemporary Music – Open call for music

Open call for music

On September 20, 2008 Contact Contemporary Music is presenting an all day new music marathon concert at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.

Artists are invited to send proposals for music.  Proposals can be any length of time and any style that can be described as new, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, etc.  We are looking for performers including soloists, small or not so small ensembles and composer-performers. Music proposals can be for any instrumentation.

Please note: At this time, this concert is offered as a promotional opportunity for artists, with facilities to sell merchandise and promote upcoming events. Honorariums will be offered pending funding.

For more information, contact:

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Harvest Moon V call for submission and announcement



Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival / Symposium


Sounds on Sounds // Plug’n’Play

Concordia University,
Loyola Campus
Montreal, Québec, Canada
October 1, 2, 3, 2008


Three days of electroacoustic events

Concerts: multi-channel work and special electroacoustic creativity //
See Call for Works [Concert Works]



1) The Phil Spector, back to Mono . Pieces in one channel, to be played back through a front-center speaker (1.1).

2) Git Down : pieces for a .1 system, subwoofer only. No frequencies above 110 Hz.

3) Pianissimo Highs (for bats only): Works for 8-channels (point source preferred), duration of under 4 minutes, with no signals below 2 kHz, to be played back pianissimo in the dark concert hall.

4) Quodlibet : Three minute or less piece using micro-editing and point source techniques – (mono channels, no panning). The pieces will be assembled into one continuous movement.
•• Conferences / symposia / presentations:  preferably related to multi-channel work, analysis, real-time performance //


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••• Workshops: on ea techniques and analysis, basic and intermediate level. Open to all.//


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•••• Installations: Using the 12-channel Butterfly Installation instrument //


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••••• Realtime performance – Plug’n’Play into the Butterfly Installation Instrument //


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Preliminary deadline: August 22, 2008
Concerts will be webcast (Mark Corwin coordinator), and published in eContact (Yves Gigon and jef chippewa coordinators)
Contact: kevin.austin@videotron.ca .


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  • Upcoming Workshops and Events

    • Events on April 24, 2014
      • Motors
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: April 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Description: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stepper-motors-workshop-tickets-11025869673

        In this, the second of two workshops based on different types of motors, we'll work with stepper motors. Steppers are powerful motors that provide precision control over the rotation speed or exact position of the motor shaft; they also require electronic circuits or microcontrollers to operate them. We'll talk about how to choose the right stepper motor for the job. We'll build a control circuit based on a 555 timer and a special power driver, connect our motor and start playing. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors and look at some alternative Arduino-compatible motor controller boards.

        This workshop costs more than our regular offerings because we give you some awesome and useful stuff to take home with you. Your registration fee includes the cost of:
        A stepper motor
        A stepper motor driver circuit, breadboard-ready
        Assorted electronic breadboard components

        About the Instructor:
        Bill Gentles has worked for the past 30 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2013.

        Refund and Cancellation Policy:

        Refund requests are granted if received 10 business days or more prior to the workshop date. Exceptions to this policy will be clearly stated.
    • Events on April 30, 2014
      • Open Studio
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: April 30, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Location: 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON
        Description: Hang out with some like-minded artists, technicians, and nerds. Bring projects and share them, or get help with problems.
    • Events on May 1, 2014
      • Intro to 3D modelling with Rhino
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: May 1, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Description: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-3d-modelling-with-rhino-tickets-11026308987

        Rhino is the ideal 3D modelling software for artists and designers due to its versatility, low cost, and ability to handle a variety of different types of jobs and export to numerous file formats.

        Like lots of other software, Rhino is adept creating 3D renderings with one of its many powerful rendering plugins available. However, this versatile software is also useful for artists creating files for 3D printing, CNC milling, machining and laser cutting. Rhino has also become increasingly popular among designers for its Grasshopper plugin, a parametric modeller that we'll cover in the next workshop.

        In this workshop we'll learn the basic principles of 3D modelling in general, and the Rhino software in particular, by creating our own model. After that, we'll learn how to use the VRay rendering plugin and create a finished CG image.

        MORE INFO:
        What prior experience do I need?
        None! If you've never done 3D modelling before, that's fine. And if you are familiar with another 3d modelling software like SketchUp, then you'll be ahead of the curve learning Rhino, which interfaces a lot differently. And you will probably really like Rhino.
        Do I get to go home with something cool?
        Yes! You'll have made a well-modelled and well-rendered digital image. Hang it on your fridge!
        What do I need to bring?
        Bring your laptop, and have a trial version of Rhino pre-installed. You can download the trial version here: http://www.rhino3d.com/download . Please note that the trial version only allows you to save 25 times before asking you to pony up for the real version, so don't go too crazy before the workshop date. Also... if you're planning on taking next week's workshop on parametric modelling with the Grasshopper plug-in, then be especially stringy with that CTRL-S! If you can't bring a laptop, no worries--just e-mail me beforehand and I'll get you a loaner.
        Is it OK to have a PC or Mac?
        Rhino is native to PCs, so you're all good a PC user. If you're on Mac, you're also in luck... the OSX version of Rhino is still in beta, so it's free, and it won't be much different from the PC version that the instructor will be teaching on. You'll just have to send McNeel your e-mail address to get a download link, and you 'll be part of their "beta testing" team. Woo-hoo! Bad news for Mac users: next week's Grasshopper workshop won't run on Macs, so if you have a choice between Mac and PC, choose PC.

        Mani Mani (B.Arch. S. + MArch.) is a Toronto based interdisciplinary designer. Mani is the founder and the director of Fishtnk Design Factory- a design and manufacturing studio focused on innovative design processes in architecture, furniture and architectural products.
        Mani's work covers a wide range of disciplines from fashion design to urban planning and has consulted international firms and design organizations. Mani has been an active member of Toronto’s design community since 2007 and he has worked and collaborated with a number of influential local architects.
        Mani's latest research is focuses on responsive architecture and physical computation in built environments.
        Mani is currently a sessional lecturer at Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Sciences and in the past he has taught workshops and been an invited critic at University of Toronto, Waterloo University and the polytechnique University of Timisuara.

        Refund and Cancellation Policy:
        Refund requests are granted if received 10 business days or more prior to the workshop date. Exceptions to this policy will be clearly stated.
    • Events on May 7, 2014
      • Open Studio
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: May 7, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Location: 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON
        Description: Hang out with some like-minded artists, technicians, and nerds. Bring projects and share them, or get help with problems.
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