Call for scores

Call for Works – NY City Electroacoustic Music Festival


The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival solicits works for its Festival in June 2016. The festival will take place as part of the New York Philharmonic’s biennial at National Sawdust on June 5-7, at the Abrons Arts Center on June 13-19, and on other dates at other venues in New York City.

Composers or performers are invited to submit works in any style of electroacoustic music in any the following categories:

  • Electronic music for fixed media alone, with up to sixteen channels of sound
  • Works involving live electronics, including computer processing and laptop orchestras
  • Works combining musical instruments or voice with live or fixed media electronics
  • Video and multimedia works
  • Installations involving music or video

Entry fee: none

Registration fee: approx $160.
Registration is required for all persons whose submitted works are accepted. This fee entitles them to free admission to all events at the Festival. Attendance is not required, but even if they do not attend, the fee must still be paid.

Individuals may submit one or two works, provided that the second submission is five minutes or less. Individuals may also submit an installation or a proposal for a curated concert.

Works in progress will be considered if a substantial part of the work is complete. The accepted work cannot exceed the duration indicated at the time of submission, and the final versions cannot be substantially different from the versions submitted.

For the selection process, multichannel works may be submitted either in their original channel configuration or as stereo mixes.

Works involving instrumentalists are welcome, but if the submitter is unable to provide the performer(s), additional costs may need to be borne.

NYCEMF will provide in each performance space a mixing console, speaker system, microphones, cables, and a computer and audio interface for the playback of fixed media audio/video. Composers of interactive works will be responsible for providing their own computer, audio interface, and any specialized peripherals.

Works of any length may be submitted, but, for practical reasons, we will more likely be able to include shorter works than longer ones.

Performers may submit up to two works with the agreement that they will play them. If a performer wishes to submit more works, he or she may choose to propose a curated concert.