Deadline for submissions midnight 6 September, 2021
Create a new audio composition for the ‘Sounds for an Empty House’ album.
Recordings from the 24 hour Sounds for an Empty House live-stream are available to use in the composition of a new work.
Who can take part?
Anyone. For example, you can be:
in any part of the world
of any previous experience or none
Can my new audio composition be anything?
Your composition must:
only use the original audio as source material (from the Plas Bodfa 24-hr livestream and recordings)
be an entirely new composition
be submitted through the online form by midnight 6th September 2021, (UK time).
Your composition can be :
any genre or style
edited, mixed, manipulated, processed or sampled an any way from any or all of the original audio
Who is selecting?
The Sounds for an Empty House album will have four versions:
a fourth version released by Soundlands and Plas Bodfa will include all submissions
What form is the original audio in?
The original audio is available as WAV files. There are:
- Recordings from the 24 hour live-stream created by 24 artists, separated into the individual one hour sections. Each section contains:
- final stereo live-stream mix (one file)
- eight group mixes (eight files)
The group mixes were recorded from the mixing desk ‘group busses’ prior to the sounds combining into the final stereo mix. This enables you to access some sounds in isolation.
- Additional recordings:
- discrete recordings of the house in windy conditions in 10 locations (ten files)
- sonification by etchasketch of the Virgina Creeper growing in Room 1 (one file)
Yes, but you need to submit each one individually.
What about copyright and sales?
You retain any copyright in your new audio composition. You permit us to include your audio composition on the ‘Sounds for an Empty House’ album. The album will be made available for free. No fees will be paid.