Call for Submissions – Resonance and Recapitulation: Echo of a Renaissance, Limerick, August 12-13, 2015.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2015
RESONANCE AND RECAPITULATION: ECHO OF A RENAISSANCE
In 2011, the first ISSTC was held in Limerick. In 2014, Limerick was the City of Culture, regenerating the diverse and exciting arts practices in the city. In 2015, ISSTC returns to Limerick. In a moment of reflection and on returning to the city of the first convocation, next year’s theme of resonance, recapitulation and renaissance asks contributors to consider past works, old ideas unused, re-birthing projects through new ears and experiences.

Resonance can be something quite specific in sound, from filter design to physical modelling. But we also use resonance metaphorically. We can say something “strikes a chord” with us, or resonates within us.

Recapitulation within music tells the story of origin, departure and return. But the return is never exact; it becomes something else in its story. Recapitulation also asks for different representations of an original idea. Slight changes occur with each iteration, which marginally alter the first conception.

Renaissance means more than just rebirth. It implies that a culture has had new life injected into it. Limerick is experiencing its own renaissance despite the economic woes of the past few years. Artists are engaging across all domains, integrating into the fabric of the city.

This year’s ISSTC welcomes works, papers and workshops that explore these concepts. In the process of making sense of our experiences, memories are re-evaluated and re-worked, allowing us to create something that is both new and a recapitulation of what has gone before. An echo exists like a memory, but is it an artefact or a new object in its own right?

The fifth annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation (ISSTC2015) will be held at Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick, August 12-13, 2015.

The call is open to all practitioners regardless of nationality. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Registration for ISSTC 2015 is required for participation. The official call will open December 1, 2014. Submissions will be due April 1, 2015. Notifications will be sent by May 15, 2015.

KEYNOTES

Professor Miller Puckette, http://msp.ucsd.edu/
Dr Ximena Alarcón, http://ximenaalarcon.net/home.html

CHAIRS

Chair of Papers/Posters: Jacqueline Walker
Chair of Workshops: Jürgen Simpson
Chair of Sound Art/Installations: Nicholas Ward
Chairs of Music: Linda O’Keeffe and Kerry Hagan

Call for Music | Call for Sound Art/Installations | Call for Posters/Papers | Call for Workshops

CALL FOR MUSIC
This category is reserved for compositions or performances intended for a concert hall paradigm. The musical work must include science or technology in some way. Examples of acceptable submissions include but are not limited to:

Circuit Bending
Computer Music
DJ/Scratch Music
Electroacoustic Composition – fixed-medium or real-time
Laptop Performance
Mixed Composition for electronics and performers
Noise Music
The selected works will be performed in a series of concerts during the Convocation. If a work requires performers, the submitters must provide them. We cannot provide performers/artists fees at this time. The composer must register and attend for the piece to be performed. The Convocation will also host workshops, paper and poster sessions and curate sound art/installations. Works straddling domains may be submitted to multiple Calls but will be scheduled with the successful submission category.

Successful works will also be published on the ISSTA website, issta.ie.

Pieces should be no longer than 12 minutes.

To submit:

1-page Programme Notes with no identifying information
Link to downloadable stereo mix of work. Multi-channel works are acceptable, but submission must be a stereo mix.
Selection will be made double-blind. Therefore, it is essential that no identifying information be included in the file of the programme notes or recording of the work.

All materials must be received by 1 March, 2015

Submit on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isstc15

CALL FOR SOUND ART/INSTALLATIONS
This category is reserved for works within the Gallery or Site-Specific paradigm. The work must include science or technology in some way. Examples of acceptable submissions include but are not limited to:

Interactive Sound Art
Site-specific Sound Art
Sound Art Installation
The selected works will be installed in locations around the Convocation. If a work requires performers or special technology, the submitters must provide them. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals for site-specific work involving the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College or spaces in Limerick City. We will also have partnerships with local galleries. More information will be provided as we receive it. We cannot provide performer/artist fees at this time. Artists must register and attend for works to be included. The Convocation will also host workshops, paper and poster sessions and musical concerts. Pieces straddling domains may be submitted to multiple Calls but will be scheduled with the successful submission category.

A representation of successful works will be published on the ISSTA website, issta.ie.

To submit:

1- to 3-page document with a description of the work with no identifying information. Description must include space and technical requirements. IMPORTANT: Please be clear what technical requirements you can provide. Not all equipment may be available, so the more you can provide, the better.
Link to downloadable video and/or sound recording of work (if available).
Selection will be made double-blind. Therefore, it is essential that no identifying information be included in the description of the work.

Descriptions/artists’ statements of successful works will be published on issta.ie.

All materials must be received by 1 March, 2015

Submit on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isstc15

CALL FOR POSTERS/PAPERS
This category is reserved for papers or posters exhibiting current research in any domain involving sound with science or technology. Examples of acceptable submissions include but are not limited to:

Acoustic Ecology
Acoustics
Circuit Bending
Computational Musicology
Computer Music
Digital Audio and Digital Signal Processing
DJ Practice
Electroacoustic Music
History of Sound, Science and Technology
Interfaces for Music or Sound
Laptop Music
Live Electronics
Live Sound Reinforcement
Music Perception
Music Recording and Production
Music/Audio software
Noise Music
Psychoacoustics
Recording Engineering
Sound Art
Soundscape Art/Studies
Sound Diffusion and Spatialization
Sound Engineering
Sound Synthesis and Design
Sound, Science and Technology Education/Pedagogy
The selected papers will be presented in a series of presentations during the Convocation. Posters will be on display. Authors must register and attend for papers/posters to be presented. The Convocation will also host workshops, musical concerts and curate sound art/installations. Pieces straddling domains may be submitted to multiple Calls but will be scheduled with the successful submission category.

Selected papers and posters will be published on the ISSTA website, issta.ie.

To submit:

1-page abstract (approx.. 500 words) including whether paper or poster submission.
Selection will be made double-blind. Therefore, it is essential that no identifying information be included in the paper abstract.

All materials must be received by 1 March, 2015

Submit on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isstc15

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS
This category is reserved for workshops pertaining to current activity in any domain involving sound with science or technology. Examples of acceptable submissions include but are not limited to:

Circuit Bending
Design
DIY
Hacking
Open Source
Performance
Post-graduate/Student work
The selected workshops will be offered at various venues in Limerick city. Workshop leaders must register and attend to be included. Workshop fees cannot be provided, but equipment costs may be budgeted with advance notice. The Convocation will also host poster & paper sessions, musical concerts and curate sound art/installations. Pieces straddling domains may be submitted to multiple Calls but will be scheduled with the successful submission category.

To submit:

1-page description including space or technical requirements.
Selection will be made double-blind. Therefore, it is essential that no identifying information be included in the paper abstract.

All materials must be received by 1 March, 2015

Submit on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isstc15

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