28 juillet 2015
Music blog

Metanast open call – MANTIS Festival 2015

Metanast is a Manchester based 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 friendly and inclusive concerts which are open to 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.

Continuing their collaboration with the University of Manchester’s NOVARS centre, Metanastwill be curating a concert for this year’s edition of MANTIS Festival, 17 – 18 October 2015. They are currently seeking submissions of works to be performed on Sunday 18th October 2015. Artists will have at their disposal the Sonic Arts Forum octophonic diffusion system and a projector and screen for visual elements. 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.

The theme for this open call is Techno-logical extensions. The theme is open to interpretation by the submitting artists, and should be reflected in the programme notes accompanying each work.

Submissions should be forwarded to Metanast with MANTIS Festival 2015 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, please do not send PDFs. Audio works must be sent through wetransfer or dropbox, with multichannel pieces rendered to stereo (multichannel files will be requested once a work has been confirmed for programming). Submission of audiovisual works should be via link to Youtube or Vimeo, if selected a video file will be requested.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday 25th August 2015. Travel expenses for those travelling to the event from within the UK to perform may be negotiable. Any profits from the event will be divided among the attending artists. Successful submissions will be notified no later than 1 September 2015.

For further information contact Manoli Moriaty

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