[Voxnovus] 60x60 Call for Works!!!
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Sun Mar 25 23:16:47 EDT 2012
60x60 is calling for one minute signature works for its tenth performance
Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works 60
seconds or less in length to be included in its tenth annual 60x60 project.
60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour
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.60x60.com ). 60x60
has received thousands of submissions from over 30 countries, produced radio
shows, created multimedia and multidisciplinary events, and released several
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 record work is as follows: any work
created as a musical composition which is 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
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.
In addition to the 60x60 International Mix, Vox Novus is planning to create
at least 10 mixes to celebrate 60x60's tenth call for works. Planned mixes
include the Canada Mix, Athena Mix, UnTwelve Mix, Northeast Mix, Europe Mix,
Presenters Mix, and more.
The call is open to composers of any nationality, age, or career stage.
Deadline for 60 second compositions for 60x60 is May 31, 2012.
There is no admission fee.
All submissions must be uploaded online at: http://www.60x60.com/submission
Audio submissions must be in either FLAC, 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.
All submissions must be uploaded by May 31st, 2012 - 12:00 Midnight
Works selected for the 2012 60x60 project will be announced on September
Composer will be notified of the results by email or they can visit:
Any questions regarding the call for works can be addressed to :
Support at VoxNovus.com
Calling for 60 second works!
60x60 - Year 10 - A Decade Worth of One-Minute Works.
60x60 is putting out its 10th call for one-minute works for its 2012 season.
After receiving thousands of submissions over the past decade, 60x60 is
planning in its next call to create 10 different mixes presenting hundreds
of composers in order to celebrate its tenth year in existence.
60x60 has presented more than 2000 composers in over 35 different 60 work
mixes in more than 250 performances in over 30 countries to audiences in the
tens of thousands. 60x60 was specifically designed to present a slice of
what is happening today's music scene and has done so by presenting the
maximum amount of composers to the largest audience possible through its
various projects and activities.
60x60 achieves its goals by presenting the wealth the new music scene has to
offer by including 60 different composers/sound artists that employ a vast
diversity of techniques, genres, styles, and aesthetics. Composers range
from young gifted prodigies to highly acclaimed veteran masters coming from
nearly every corner of the planet. Just a few of some of the more well known
composers who have submitted to 60x60 include: Joan La Barbara, Francis
Dhomont, Annea Lockwood, Pauline Oliveros, Alice Shields, Laurie Spiegel,
Allen Strange, Barry Truax, and many others.
60x60 actively seeks to find listeners unaware of the new music scene.
60x60 offers an interesting and exciting program to be discovered by the
listener. Performance of various incarnations of 60x60 have been presented
in concert halls, theater stages, museums, art galleries, public atriums,
bars, nightclubs, building facades, and storefront windows in New York City;
not to mention radio airplay, television and Internet broadcast around the
world. 60x60 has had hundreds of performances stretching around the globe
from remote rural venues in place like Wollongong, Australia and Presque d'
Isle, Maine to city centers such as New York City's World Financial Center
Winter Garden Atrium and London's Open Weekend for 2012 Olympics at
60x60 has received critical review from around the world. What are people
saying about 60x60?
- Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times
"one thing you can say for sure, it won't be boring."
- Time Out London
"Expect it to stretch whatever boundaries you may not have thought you had."
- Special to The Examiner
"a thoroughly enjoyable and original hour."
- Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 FM
"an artistic "10," unexpected, and rewarding beyond all imagining."
- Joseph Pehrson, New Music Connoisseur
"60x60 fills the stage with minute-long masterpieces"
- Lindsey Thomas Village Voice,
"a night of artistic hors d'oeuvres!"
- Stephan Paschalides, TRENDTREKKING
"an eclectic and delightful stew of original music...."
- Carl Glassman, Tribeca Trib
"the planet's most coveted contemporary music events."
- Tobias Fischer, Tokafi
"tantalizing audio collage"
- Classical Voice of North Carolina
"a musically eclectic mix of murmurs, melodies and motifs"
- Sophia Yan Oberlin Review
"a Whitman's sampler of the contemporary new music scene."
- Greg Haymes, Times Union
"It's like channel surfing through experimental music"
- Geeta Dayal, Village Voice
"The one unshakable rule: Nothing can last more than 60 seconds. "
- Susan Reiter, NYPress
"60x60 Dance takes our technologically induced A.D.D. to the next level"
- Eudie Pak, Village Voice
"le tout etant plus grand que la somme de ses parties, c'est vraiment le
concept global qui retient l'attention."
- Rejean Beaucage, Circuit
More information about 60x60 can be found at the website at www.60x60.com
Details regarding the 60x60 call for works can be found at
For more information, contact Robert Voisey at support at voxnovus.com.
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