The Sound Thought 2018 Committee is excited to launch our call for submissions.
The theme, Signal, will be explored by exhibiting the work of postgraduate researchers, academics, and contemporary practitioners, contextualized by themes pertinent to the creative process exploring the intersections of music, sound, and other artistic genres.
Full event schedule inside!
The annual festival of mould-breaking music, sound and performance research returns.
Brought to you by Glasgow University postgraduate students and the Arches, Sound Thought is two days of interdisciplinary compositions, performances, installations, presentations and provocations – across disciplines, between genres and way beyond expectations…
This year, performances will focus on the idea of music as gift: what’s offered, and what’s returned? What’s at stake in the exchange? Do gifts require justification, or is it the thought that counts?
Expect blindfold journeys through dark corridors, noise, argument, pop song endurance and outright murder, lost correspondence to Chris De Burgh, ultra-minimal improv, the most exciting chamber ensemble in the country, stupidity, seriousness, and music for understanding, transgression and change…
Featured artists include: Edit Point, Neil Davidson and Liene Rozite, F.K.Alexander, Wounded Knee, Jer Reid and Jenny Soep, Julia Scott, Emily Shepherd, Julien Lonchamp, Viridian Quartet, Brink Improv, Charles Ross, Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo, Paul Henry, Chris Hutchings, Claire Healy
SOUND THOUGHT 2012
CALL FOR WORKS
We seek works, research, performances, provocations, and people.
A festival of sound and performance and associated research, run by postgraduate students
from Glasgow University in partnership with The Arches welcomes artists and researchers of any discipline.
– exists to create a critical context for sound and research in sound
– prioritises reflexive learning, new work, hybrid forms
– provides space for knowledge exchange, composition, experimentation, improvisation, and play.
MUSIC AS GIFT?
This year Sound Thought considers the idea of music as gift; What value has this? What is offered and what is returned? What is at stake in the exchange? Does giving diminish the giver? Do gifts require justification or is it the thought that counts? We ask for a consideration of value in the context of superabundance and privilege.
We ask that participants be willing to contribute to critical reflection on work, support the worth of their research, provide value in performance, contribute to meaningful exchange, and further cross-disciplinary methods.
SOUND THOUGHT 2012 IS 2 & 3 MARCH IN THE ARCHES, GLASGOW
This is an opportunity to exhibit, perform, and to contribute to collaborative learning in a public arts venue.
Instrumentalists tbc but at present include baritone, mezzo-soprano, cello, clarinet, shakuhachi, live electronics, violins and viola. Equipment is provided but contact us to confirm your requirements.
Proposals that meet all or/and none of these requirements are encouraged.
NB. There will be listening posts, reading stations, and stalls; participants are encouraged to bring objects/publications/visions/sounds to exhibit and exchange .
There is no commissioning money for projects at present however further funding is being sought which may be requested by artists to cover particular expenses such as transportation, train fares etc. Sound Thought will provide marketing, press, space and some technical provision.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 5 NOVEMBER 2011
information on what kind of space would be suitable
what duration the work has (approx)
what technical equipment you can bring and what you would require
what set-up/take-down time you would require (please note that the main performance space is most suitable for work that has a relatively short set-up time)
a short CV from each participant/group (1 A4 page at most), summarising any relevant experience
Sound Thought 2011 included diverse and groundbreaking work from celebrated composers, visual artists, scientists, dancers, contemporary theatre practitioners and film makers alongside a large programme of intriguing multimedia presentations, discussions and workshops focused on music and sound in performance.
More information on last year’s programme can be found at: www.soundthought.info
firstname.lastname@example.org (for queries and preliminary enquiries)
email@example.com (attach proposals and CVs)