Metanast is an artists’ collective specialising in electroacoustic composition, live electronics performance, and creative coding. The collective supports links between academic and the wider sonic arts culture through concerts which are friendly and inclusive for all artists who wish to showcase their work irrespective of their background. Metanast promotes collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and experimentation with new and established technologies, and facilitates discourse between academic researchers and independently practising artists.
Metanast is collaborating with the University of Salford for the upcoming Salford Sonic Fusion Festival, 19 – 22 February 2015, and we are currently seeking works for our curated concert at the Digital Performance Lab on Thursday 19th February 2015 at MediaCityUK. Artists will have at their disposal the SAF octophonic diffusion system and the DPL’s HD projection capabilities. Works can either be in the form of live performances or fixed-media pieces, with submissions welcome from both individuals and those collaborating with artists from other disciplines.
One of the themes of this year’s Festival is acoustic zoology, so submissions based on the timbres and/or structures of non-human animals are of particular interest.
Submissions should be forwarded to metanast [at] gmail [dot] com with SSFF2015 in the subject line, and must include contact details, a brief project proposal, programme notes and an artist’s bio (100 words each maximum) as word files, PDFs will not be accepted. Audio works must be sent through wetransfer or dropbox, with multichannel pieces rendered to stereo. Multichannel files will be requested later if your work has been programmed. Submission of audiovisual works should be via a link to a Youtube or Vimeo.
The deadline for submission is Friday 2nd of January 2015. Travel expenses for those travelling within the UK to the event to perform may be negotiable. Any profits from the event will go to performers. For further information contact manolimoriaty [at] gmail [dot] com
Download pdf: Metanast SSFF Open call 2015