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Vox Novus: 60 x 60 Call For Works

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Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists OF ALL AGES  to submit recorded works 60 seconds or less in length to be included in its tenth annual 60×60 project. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour concert.

“…60 new pieces of music, each lasting no more than 60 seconds – is quite mad.
But it’s this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round…”

Embracing diversity with a furvor not seen anywhere else on the planet
Eclectic by nature, 60×60 offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise. Music includes contemporary, neo-romantic, neo-classic, text-sound, ambient, environmental, noise, experimental, theatrical, folk, jazz, blues, tech-house, rock and everything but the kitchen sink (and maybe even that.)

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. Highlighting the work of a great many composers, 60×60 testifies to the vibrancy of contemporary composition by presenting a diverse array of styles, aesthetics, and techniques being used today ( http://www.60× ). 60×60 has received thousands of submissions from over 30 countries, produced radio shows, created multimedia and multidisciplinary events, and released several albums.

“The point of the project is that it enables an audience to take in and enjoy a cross section of different approaches to new music within a reasonable duration. And the purpose of Robert Voisey is to promote new music”
– Malcolm Miller, Music and Vision –

During the concert each of the 60 pieces selected will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute, this will mark the end of one piece and the beginning of another. There will be no pause between the pieces. Works may be less than 60 seconds in length, but may not exceed 60 seconds. Works selected that are less than 60 seconds long will be “padded” with silence either before, after, or surrounding the composition. Please note that the total duration of the work including silence may NOT exceed sixty seconds. The 60×60 project’s definition of a record work is as follows: any work created as a musical composition which is captured on recorded media, which does not require live performers for its production in broadcast at concert halls, radio, multi-media, etc. Its creation can include but not limited to acoustic instruments, voice, environmental sources, and computer (Sampling, MAX MSP, MIDI, C Sound, ProTools, etc.)

Expect it to stretch whatever boundaries you may not have thought you had.
– Outsound –

All works submitted should be with the understanding that it is their recording that is of prime importance and is what will be used to determine its selection. 60×60 is a project of “signature works” and short works created specifically for the 60×60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathematical matrices, organizational systems, or computer programs,) remixed works, or themes and motives recomposed from other of the composer’s own work are acceptable.

In addition to the 60×60 International Mix, Vox Novus is planning to create at least 10 mixes to celebrate 60×60′s tenth call for works. Planned mixes include the Canada Mix, Athena Mix, UnTwelve Mix, Northeast Mix, Europe Mix, Presenters Mix, and more. The call is open to composers of any nationality, age, or career stage.

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There is no admission fee. All submissions must be uploaded online at:  http://www.60× Audio submissions must be in either FLAC, AIFF or WAV file format.

Multiple submissions are accepted from a single composer/sound artist; however, only one submission will be allowed per email address submitted.

Works selected for the 2012 60×60 project will be announced on September 15th, 2012.

Composer will be notified of the results by email or they can visit: http://www.60×

Any questions regarding the call for works can be addressed to:

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Deadline for Submissions:

May 31, 2012
12:00 am
Don’t miss this great opportunity to infuse your sense of musical style into the cultural zeitgeist!
60×60 is a project of Vox Novus 
60×60 was created and founded by Robert Voisey to inspire, produce, promote, and disseminate the vast aesthetics and styles of contemporary composers being written by today’s living composers.
More about Vox Novus and Robert voisey can be found on their perspective websites:


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