The Digital Art Weeks of ETH Zurich and the Stereolith Speaker System Company, Switzerland, would like to invite audio artists to submit soundscape works. The works will be chosen on their ability to “evoke” the presence of things or beings in space and to the extent in which the work “immerses” the listener into a completely imaginary sonic environment. Each work must be in stereo of around 10 minutes in length.
Stereolith is an innovative reproduction system for the re-creation of recordings made to playback in stereo. Unlike traditional loudspeaker configurations, the Stereolith is a single construction in which both the “left” and the “right” channels have been incorporated. In this way, the system can be installed at any point within the listening space allowing the listener to experience a true stereo effect of each work from any point within the space as if it was a live event.
Please submit all works in .aiff format on a CD. Please include in digital form the title of the work, a short description of it (no more than 100 words) and a short biography of the author of the work (no more than 50 words). Selected works will be presented on the Stereolith Systems over a period of 3 days from the 12th to the 14th of July 2007 during the Digital Art Weeks Festival.
Information about each audio artist, soundscape work and the time it can be heard will be announced in the events program. This years prize for the best work in the contest is a Stereolith 232 Monitor. The prize is sponsored by Klangpur Zurich, the exclusive licensing partner of the Stereolith company worldwide. For more information about the Stereolith 232 Monitor and other Stereolith designs, please visit the Klangpur webpage at: http://www.klangpur.ch/
Friday, 16 March 2007._Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent out on or before Monday, 16th April 2007.
For more information regarding the call please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org_For more on the Digital Art Weeks 07, please see:
http://www.digitalartweeks.ethz.ch/_For technical information on the Stereolith, please see: http://www.stereolith.ch/
Arthur Clay, Project Coordinator
Institut fÃ¼r Computersysteme
ETH-Zentrum, RZ H 22.
Tel: 044 632 84 14