Call for Works

Soundcrawl 2012

Picture a beautiful night in Nashville when all the galleries are open. Beautiful people, drinks in hand, drift from one gallery to another to experience the best the city has to offer in visual art.  Now imagine that at various points along the way something new as been added, an opportunity to experience a new kind of art, art that you HEAR... sound art. 

So in between the experience of the visual arts, artists and guests alike gather to listen to...a rhythmic beat of water drops... or a dizzying immersion of the sound of coins moving through space...synthetic audio wrapping around, tickling the eardrums of a city.

Soundcrawl is pleased to announce its return for a fourth sonic immersion of Music City.  The events will take place in downtown Nashville from October 6-13th at various locations including the historic Arcade building, Brick Factory Nashville, and the Blackbox theatre at Belmont University.

New this year will be the festival's home base at Brick Factory Nashville, which will allow our fixed media works and installations to be up all week.  The festival will kick off October 6th with our annual Mainstage at the First Saturday Artcrawl at the historic Arcade Building.  Also new this year will be prizes for the top works (as determined by a blind jury). 

about the ArtCrawl: (from first Saturday of the month, the historic Arcade in downtown Nashville comes to life with over one thousand visitors. Multiple galleries open their doors to avid art lovers as well as anyone else that is just curious to see what the Gallery Crawl is all about. Art at the Arcade is a collective organization that hosts an assortment of contemporary artists from throughout the world to Nashville.


Soundcrawl welcomes new media submissions from composers, video artists, sound engineers, sound artists & tinkerers from every corner of the world.  If it's adventurous, beautiful, artistic and "plugs in." we'd love to hear it! Video works, installation art and live performances are also welcome.  

Length: 15 minutes or less. 

GENRES: We accept anything in a fixed digital file, and try to cover our bases for the streams of activity as we see them: synthesis, music concrete, soundscapes & poetry. We also present video art, interactive pieces/installations, and live performances.

FILE TYPE: only .aif audio files titled LASTNAME_TITLE.aif will be accepted. Multichannel works should be clearly labeled and sent in a .zip folder.

Video files should be .mov files also titled

DEADLINE: The Call for Works is open until July 1st, 2012. Submitting artists will be notified by September 1st, 2012 and are welcome to attend.

RESIDENCY: there is no residency requirement. 

FEES: there is a $5 fee per work submitted. 

DISTINCTIVES: SoundCrawl presents the technical specifications of each work selected. Please provide information regarding DAW platform, plugin families, make and model of microphones, etc.

RIGHTS/PERMISSIONS: We produce audio compilations of every festival for sale to help offset costs. We also stream selected works online, and are developing additional avenues to make these incredible works available to an even broader audience. We ask for your permission to include your submitted works in these efforts. We remain committed to the livelihood of our artists through media exposure and commissions, but have found that the administrative costs far outweigh the benefits of managing and distributing royalties. (We tracked and paid royalties our first year and no artist was due more than $1 USD) If you are an artist with representation or an existing distribution deal, feel free to opt out, and we will honor your contracts by omitting your work from the compilations.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we're pleased to announce the following prizes and categories for the 2012 Festival:

Sound Art: a  Zoom H4n and a digital subscription to Electronic Musician

Binaural Audio Miniature:  Sennheiser HD280 Headphones and Electronic Musician

Resident Nashville Artist:  A one year membership to Brick Factory Nashville and Electronic Musician

Live Performance with Technology: A free copy of Weiv and Electronic Musician


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Bailey: Divertmento in Eb
Kraptavicius: Grinny Memories
Bailey: Divertmento in Eb
Gibson: Driptick
Zaki: Down Every Company of Dreams
Choi: Photogene
Fischman: If Stones Could Have a Brief Word...
Li: Cloud I: Windmills I-65
Doenges: The Temptation and Banishment

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