Call for electroacoustic compositions

The call for proposals has now closed.

We invite the submission of electroacoustic compositions to be presented by the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra (BULO). We anticipate that for this event, BULO will be a system of approximately twenty channels, able to accommodate:

  • stereo for live diffusion;
  • 5.1, 7.1, or octaphonic (orientated as LR pairs);
  • live coding, laptop ensemble or new performance interfaces, with delegate(s) bringing their own ‘instrument’;
  • hybrids of the above;
  • optional video projection.

Works of no more than ten minutes will be strongly preferred. Selection of works for a curated concert will by an invited panel, to be chaired by Dr Neal Farwell, Director of BULO.

Submission procedure

For fixed media works, please supply a link to a full-resolution stereo sound file (or stereo reduction). For works including live performance, please link to a representative recording in (stereo) sound or video. Linked materials must be downloadable, not streaming-only. Please provide a programme note (max. 200 words) and any technical information necessary for the performance, combined into a PDF file. The PDF and links should be e-mailed to by Friday, 24 November 2017 (5pm GMT).

In order to allow for anonymous assessment of the works, none of the materials submitted should bear the name of or otherwise identify the composer (N.B. especially for video materials).

We aim to inform submitters of the selection panel's decision by Friday 26 January 2018. Those selected will be asked to confirm their acceptance at this point.

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