Archive for September, 2008

Open call for sound works for an outdoor surround sound environment at the Canaan 2008 music festival, Takaka NZ.

the canaan music festival is a yearly event running from 31st december to 3 jan. It is in its 3rd year. The festival is in its 3rd year and is an eclectic mix of alt.rock and electronic dance music that is family friendly.

whilst there have been an “ambient” zone in the past the current curator wishes to encourage the space as a place for presentation of sonic art and experimental sound with an emphasis on multi -point systems (with a nod to the ambient roots of the past curators)

Thus: For the festival a 6-point discrete sound system will be used for playback of works.

Inter-Arts Projects 08

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The Australia Council for the Arts is offering grants to support artists working in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts to engage in research and development, creative development and/or production. This category primarily supports the following activities:

* research and development
* creative development
* production

Projects may propose one or more of the components mentioned above and presentation of works may be included within the proposal. In this funding round the Inter-Arts Office encourages applications from artists exploring participatory experiences for audiences through interdisciplinary or hybrid arts such as:

investing the audience with an element of creative agency in a work and so blurring the lines between ‘creator’ and ‘viewer’

using audience interaction to help generate the artistic experience or to materially create elements of the work

using locative media to create performance or game-play involving audiences in public environments.

If you believe your project may be eligible for support through inter-arts projects, please contact Inter-Arts Office staff to discuss your proposal. Find out more at Inter-Arts Projects or call the Australia Council’s Inter-Arts Office on 02 9215 9166 or toll free 1800 226 912.

Inter-Arts project grant applications close 1 December 2008.

Open Frame Festival

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Open Frame Festival

Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse
Thursday Oct 2 and Wednesday Oct 3
Open Frame is Room40’s annual festival of exploratory sound and media. In 2009 the festival swells to bursting point with a massive line up of internationally acclaimed artists who love to test just what a sound system is capable of. Amongst those in attendance are Oren Ambarchi (member of Sunn O))) and ‘officially’ John Frusciante’s of RHCP favourite guitarist), New Zealand’s legendary Birchville Cat Motel (playing some of his last ever shows!!), Japan noise god KK Null, Italian electro-acoustic master Domenico Sciajno and many more! Two nights of eclectic and inspiring sound and vision - including the films of Makino Takashi (with soundtracks by Jim O’Rourke!!) and more!