Call For Proposals – Sound Symposium XIX 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 Sound Symposium XIX — July 5-15, 2018

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Artists and explorers working with sound are invited to propose projects, installations and performances for the next Sound Symposium.

We are looking for the newest in contemporary classical music, improv, jazz, dance, theatre, outdoor/environmental projects, sound poetry, film, media arts, discussion and debate on sound & its impact – the cranky, the edgy, & the impossible.

Deadline: August 15, 2017

For proposal guidelines & information download our application Guidelines and application form (pdf)

Application Guidelines 2018

Application Form Sound Symposium 2018

 

 

 

 

That’s a wrap, folks!

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And the last gong of Improv Night means that’s a wrap on Sound Symposium for another year. Thank you to all of you who had a part in making Sound Symposium XVIII an amazing, inspiring time. Thank you to the musicians, the installation artists, our unsurpassed and unbelievably efficient and knowledgeable technical crew and production manager, the sound specialists, and recordists, the Harbour Symphony director and Harbour Symphony Crew, our photographer, videographer, designer, writers, merchandise coordinator, box office manager, our loyal and generous billeters, the people who put up posters, and the many volunteers who sold merchandise, brought coffee, took people to and from the airport, and those who supplied a venue for free! It takes this incredible community to make each Sound Symposium happen.

Thank you, thank you!

Day 2 – Sound Symposium 2016

Casey Sokol improvs with the lizard at the LSPU Hall on Saturday night.

Casey Sokol improvs with the lizard at the LSPU Hall on Saturday night.

Saturday (day 2) of Sound Symposium was jam packed. Beginning with the Visions of Sound tour of sound installations by Chris Dennett, Tom Hamilton,Jude Weirmer and Butterfield & Lytle at various locations around downtown St John’s, then a vocal improv workshop with Christine Duncan. Evening concert featured The Black Auks, Happiness Guitar Quartet, James O’Callaghan and Patrick Boyle & Casey Sokol. It closed with an inspired street performance by AE Bridger in front of the LSPU Hall before lading the audience in a processional down Duckworth Street to The Ship Pub for a Night Music Performance.

AE Bridger outside the LSPU Hall in St John's.

AE Bridger outside the LSPU Hall in St John’s.

 

AE Bridger leads processional from the LSPU Hall to The Ship Pub on Saturday Night.

AE Bridger leads processional from the LSPU Hall to The Ship Pub on Saturday Night.

Day 1 – Sound Symposium 2016

Carole Bestvater, one half of The SIzzle Sisters, performing at Harbourside Park concert

Carole Bestvater, one half of The SIzzle Sisters, performing at Harbourside Park concert.

 

This years Sound Symposium kicked off with a Harbour Symphony for ships horns and a concert in Harbourside Park with The Sizzle Sister (Chantelle Jubenville and Carole Bestvater) with Duane Andrews, Danial Hawkins and Etienne Pemberton-Renaud doing a unique trad – folk set. The Harbour Symphony was composed by Steve Maloney and you can check it out on CBC NL FaceBook Page.

It closed with Night Music series at The Ship Pub with JAMES O’CALLAGHAN: “Reasons for Amplified Books & Electronics”; PHTHONG: Chris Tonelli, Christine Duncan, Gabriel Dharmoo, Fiona Chatwin vocal improvisations; REMOTE CTRL: Rick Bailey, Rozalind MacPhail, Craig Squires

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Christine Duncan conducting the patrons of The Ship Pub with a little vocal improvisation during Night Music on opening night of Sound Symposium 2016.

 

 

 

Sound Symposium XVIII 2016 line up announced

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Vox Voxel – Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and John Granzow with John’s 3-D photocopier.

Sound Symposium has announced its line up for SOUND SYMPOSIUM XVIII on July 8-16, 2016.

2016 Artists Profiles

For 25 years Sound Symposium has been bringing the best in new music, performing and sound arts and the leading edge in experimental music and aural experience to St John’s. This years lineup of artists will continue amaze with World Premieres, Improvisational Music & Dance, …Voice, Voice, Voice, New Music for Gamelan, Indonesian Dance, …Guitars, guitars, guitars, Sound Art, Harbour Symphonies, Contemporary Music, Jazz, Rock, World Music, Drums, Percussion …Piano Piano Piano, Night Music & Quiet Music series, Electronics, Hi-Tech Sound and lectures and workshops.

Be a part of it.