+15 Soundscape

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+15 Soundscape

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

The +15 Soundscape is a multi-channel speaker system located on the +15 level of Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) that provides highly unique sound art opportunities to local and national sound artists. The +15 Soundscape is one of the few systems like it in the world, where experimental sound art, sonic art, compositions, electronic-art, radio plays, etc are presented.

The +15 Soundscape provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience, including the local artistic community of Calgary, Alberta. Arts Commons receives over 600,000 patrons a year and the +15 walkway is used by thousands of pedestrians daily. The broad audience includes cultural workers, commuters, teachers, children, vulnerable populations, city officials, artists, and others.

Selected Soundscape Piece

The selected piece must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length and will loop continuously for three to four months. The proposal must include a 10 to 15 minute sample of your proposed soundscape. This project reaches a diverse population of all ages; content must be suitable for public spaces (i.e. no cursing, explicit sexual content or hateful language). Please also keep in mind that audiences may experience one minute of the piece, or the piece in its entirety on an ongoing basis. (Please note that artists must be Canadian citizens currently residing in Canada to be eligible for this program).

Submission Must Include:

  • Artist CV (maximum two pages per artist(s).
  • Artist statement/description of the artwork (maximum 500 words).
  • Artist(s) biography (maximum 400 words).
  • A link or MP3 file of proposed work either in its entirety or a 10 to 15 minute sample of the soundscape. Include a stereo reduction for multichannel work for reference purposes only. Please Note: Successful applicants will be required to provide files that are compatible with SFX multichannel software.
  • Signed application form.

Email submission to Natasha Jensen, Visual and Media Arts Specialist at njensen@artscommons.ca.

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