New Expressions: Women in Music and Technology is a two-day symposium February 5-6, 2016 celebrating the achievements of today’s generation of women musicians and sound artists using technology in their work. The symposium will include a mixture of keynote presentations, concerts, lectures, and installations. New Expressions is hosted by the faculty and students of the graduate program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT) in the Music Department of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine.
We welcome proposals for performances, installations, and presentations that address the significance of women in music technology today and that explore their contributions. Although the number of women in music technology is growing, women are still significantly in the minority in this field. In your proposal, if your work explicitly addresses issues concerning women in music technology, please include a brief statement explaining how. We’re interested in innovative approaches to integrating technology with music, and seek to promote the work being done by the current and future female leaders in this field.
The variety of styles and sub-genres in music is already substantial, and is constantly growing. New emerging artists are navigating their way through the endless possibilities of the integration of technological media, creating their own unique voice in an ever expanding artistic field. The term technology may be applied to any extension of traditional means, including but not limited to: new instruments or ways to prepare traditional instruments, use of pedals for realtime sound processing, DJ-style equipment for mixing and playback, multimedia, hacked electronics, robotics, and of course computer software.
We invite your submissions in the following categories:
Proposals for any of these three types of work should be made via the online submission form.
Please limit your submissions to 1 per category.
The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2015.
Concert performances will take place in Winifred Smith Hall located in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. This space is equipped with an installed video projector (VGA or Mini DisplayPort inputs), projection screen, and a P.A. system that includes up to four speakers, a subwoofer, two stage monitors, and collection of microphones for sound reinforcement. A digital mixer allows for up to sixteen XLR inputs. Schematic diagrams of the hall can be found here.
Presentations will take place in the Colloquium Room, Room 3201 of the Contemporary Arts Center in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. This room serves as seminar room for guest lecturers and contains a mediated lectern that allows for laptop connection, video projection (VGA or Mini DisplayPort), and an ⅛-inch TS stereo audio output to the room’s built-in P.A. Please inquire about any technical needs that go beyond what is listed here.
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