Call for Contributions

Department of Performing Arts Technology (PAT) is seeking fixed media works for the Ambisonics Concert, from composers of any age or nationality. The concert will take place on Friday, October 18th, 2024 (Time TBA), at the Chip Davis Technology Studio. The venue features a 3-dimensional immersive audio system that includes a 32-speaker array consisting of Genelec 8050 and 8040 speakers, as well as RCF 8004 subwoofers.

Submissions

Submit either a First-Order Ambisonics (FOA) or Third-Order Ambisonics (TOA) version of the work (48 KHz). The submission must be in WAV file format; Reaper or Max will be used for playback. Works should be between 5 and 15 minutes in duration.

Submit a zip folder using WeTransfer link with the work and a PDF document with the following information: Title of the work, composer, year of composition, duration, program notes and a short biography (max 300 words).

Send your proposals to: ambisonics.submissions@umich.edu
Submission deadline: August 4th, 2024 (23:59) Anywhere On Earth (AOE).

Works selected will be notified by September 30th, 2024.

Attendance

There is no admission fee. Attendance is not required for whose works are accepted.

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

ambisonics.submissions@umich.edu

Organizers

Dr. Zeynep Özcan (Assistant Professor of Music, PAT) & Natalia Quintanilla Cabrera (Graduate student, PAT, MA in Media Arts)