Call for Works - Interactive Traces

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology (ICCaT) and the music department at the University of Liverpool present a concert of digitally-mediated works and improvisations as part of the annual Open Circuit Festival.

For this concert, we invite submissions for dynamic audiovisual scores that guide the production of sound & music on acoustic instruments. The score should include one or more of the following qualities:

  • consists of digital visual media
  • allows for some degree of performer agency
  • is made visible to the audience
  • includes the audience
  • employs game-like elements and/or goals

Additionally, the work should be reasonably playable by performers of various skill levels; works will be performed in an evening concert as well as in a workshop for secondary school musicians.

Instrumentation is open and ideally indeterminate. Some specific instrumentation is available, including clarinet, saxophone, cello, and guitar. If the work is written specifically for another instrument, the composer is responsible for arranging the performances of the work.

Selected works will be performed and the audience will have a chance to vote for their favourite piece. The piece with the most votes will receive a prize of £150.

Works may be submitted via the form below in one or a combination of the following formats:

  • Video of screen capture and/or performance (YouTube or Vimeo preferred)
  • Standalone software for MacOS or Windows
  • PDF documents (score, instructions)
Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. The deadline to submit is January 8, 2018.