Call for sound works about the multiple “deafnesses”


Call for sound works about the multiple “deafnesses”
of the contemporary world
There are many kinds of deafness. This year’s Zeppelin Sound Art Festival will focus on those that are barely noticeable, slowly and steadily undermining our hearing. We like to listen to noise and work with it, but we are aware that some noises often inoculate in us a sort of “mental deafness.” We would like to listen with our whole bodies, and to do so, we invite you to reflect on and make sound pieces that pay attention to the excess of talk, images, and sounds that constantly floods our ears disguised as “information”; to that never ending and repetitive clatter that political slogans wish to imprint in our minds and behaviors; to those strange sounds produced by the concentration of power; to the way we are continiuously made to think of ourselves as “clients” and “consumers” instead of citizens… we want to pay attention to the noise that deprives us of our own sounds. We want to ask what can we ultimately really listen to? What are the mechanisms behind this great mental and social deafness we are suffering? We want to raise this questions through your works, regarding them as listening tools that counteract the kinds of deafness that inhabit our times.

This is an open invitation for all those persons interested in these matters to submit their sound works.

The pieces will be presented in an eight-speaker system on March 13th, 14th and 15th 2008 in Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

REQUIREMENTS

All the pieces will be accepted as long as they fit the following requirements:

1. All works must be ten (10) minutes long or less

2. The works must be in AIFF or WAV format at 44.1 Khz & 16bits

3. The following information should be attached:
3.1. A brief description about the piece
3.2. Artistic biography of the author
3.3. A signed document authorizing or unauthorizing explicitly the desire to publish the piece on the internet
3.4. A signed document authorizing the inclusion of the piece in the sound art archive Sonoscop.

4. All works and documentation must be sent in CD/DVD before February the 15th 2008, to:

caos/ZEPPELIN/convocatoria
Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona
C/Montalegre, 5
Barcelona 08001
España

More info: caos@sonoscop.net

http://www.sonoscop.net/sonoscop/index.html

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