DEADLINE: Oct 1, 2019 :: Call for applications : 2020 co-incidence festival

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We are happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 co-incidence festival! You can find the application, along with specific details about the nature and logistics of this year's festival, on our website here. As with the previous years, the Festival offers a stipend to attending artists and will take place at Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, MA from January 10 - 19, 2020.

We (aaron & luke) are interested in creating a space dedicated to the development of the creative and experimental movement of the human being. We want to discuss, learn, and discover with others how we might be able to think/act/compose towards/with/alongside possibilities that we can’t yet imagine - whatever the result may be. If we are able to find/create these cracks in our everyday logic, these possibilities, then how can we experience them more vividly? Can we condition them (ourselves perhaps) to see them more clearly, to realize their potential more readily?

With social and political theorist John Holloway, we will explore topics relating to these questions about the consequences of art, cracks (in capital), political movements, disruption, antipower, non-action, and others.

August 25, 2019: Applications Open

October 1, 2019: Applications Close

*ENDED* DEADLINE: Dec 9, 2018 - Calls for Toy Piano Scores and Papers

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DEADLINE for Scores and Papers: Dec 9, 2018

The Associazione Carducci in Como, Italy,  is organizing a musical festival entitled

"Music as play – the toy piano takes the stage"

with the aim of increasing the knowledge and practice of the toy piano.

Composers, musicologists and institutions in Italy and abroad have been invited to take part.

This festival will include a call for solo toy piano scores for concerts and a call for papers for a conference.

Conference and concerts will take place on the 6th and 7th of July 2019 and will be hosted by the Istituto Carducci in Como.

Call for Solo Toy Piano Scores:

Composers of any nationality and age are invited to submit newly-composed works for toy piano. Selected works will be premiered during the festival in Como (Italy) by pianist Antonietta Loffredo [http://antoniettaloffredo.com/] and then on tour performances in other countries (Spain, Portugal and Australia).

Guidelines

  • Pieces should be written for solo toy piano (37 key concert grand OR 25 key spinet OR 25 table top) or for toy piano (Details) and toy percussion (instruments you can find in a toy shop, such as: small cymbals, rattles, tambourine, bells, drum, toy glockenspiel, maracas, triangle, castanets, guiro and so on).

  • Any aesthetic trends and compositional styles are accepted

  • Duration: up to 5 mins

Submissions

  • Each applicant can submit up to 2 compositions. In this case, please take into consideration two different instruments (one piece for 37 key concert grand and the second one for 25 key spinet or 25 key table top).

  • Closing date for submissions of scores: 9th December, Sunday, 2018

  • Selected scores announced: 1st February, Friday, 2019

Call for Papers:

While toy instruments have been included in classical music since the early 1770s, it is the toy piano which has made a major move onto the stage in the second half of the twentieth century, thanks to John Cage. In doing so, the toy piano has taken on a life independent of the nursery, with dedicated performers in several countries commissioning new works, and composers increasingly being drawn to write for the instrument. The sound qualities of the toy piano have unique acoustical properties, the narrow range of the keyboard offers a restricted yet entirely adequate palette of sounds, and the physicality of seating an adult at the small instrument poses challenges.

MasP invites researchers to submit proposals on these topics and more, focused on increasing the knowledge and practice of the toy piano.

More Information:

Please note that there is a non-refundable registration/submission fee of 30 euros for submitting up to two toy piano scores and/or papers. The festival will be held thanks to the Associazione Carducci in Como, which is an entirely non-profit organization; application fees will be used only to cover organization expenses. MasP is not able to offer travel, accommodation or related costs.

Please check out the website below for complete details:

https://music-as-play.wixsite.com/toypiano

*ENDED* DEADLINE: Oct 28, 2018 - Applications for 2019 co-incidence festival open

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Aaron Foster Breilyn & Luke Martin at the Co-Incidence Festival are happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 co-incidence festival!

You can find the application, along with specific details about the nature and logistics of this year's festival, on our website here: http://www.coincidencefestival.com/application.

The Resident Artist for 2019 will be Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan (https://e4773098889037.tumblr.com/post/177328192246).

As with the previous years, the Festival offers a stipend to attending artists and will take place at Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, MA. It will occur from January 11 - 20, 2019.

Though there are conceptual areas of exploration that are common between iterations of the festival, the attending artists (both guest and resident) are encouraged to influence and even drastically alter the direction and activities of the festival. This year topics of focus will include conversation as artistic labor, mapping as praxis, nomadic movement, and complicity as a mode of critical exchange between others. Please read more on the website!


August 22, 2018: Applications Open
October 28, 2018: Applications Close
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November 7, 2018: Results Sent
November 21, 2018: Confirmation of Attendance Due


Please spread the word to students, friends, colleagues, and anyone who might find the Co-Incidence Festival interesting! The Festival is open to all ages and disciplines.

If you have any questions, please contact Luke Martin and Aaron Foster Breilyn directly at coincidence.festival@gmail.com.