Opportunity – Sounds for an Empty House

Opportunity – Sounds for an Empty House
June 12, 2021 admin

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.

Selected submissions will be released as a joint digital album with with three Welsh experimental music labels : Amgueddfa Llwch, Listen to the Voice of Fire, and Recordiau Prin.

How to Submit

  1. Read the FAQs below.
  2. Create a new audio composition using this ORIGINAL AUDIO.
  3. Upload your audio composition HERE.

NB Original Audio and Submission coming soon.

FAQ

Who can take part?

Anyone. For example, you can be:

  • in any part of the world

  • of any previous experience or none

  • any age

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

  • any length

  • 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:

  • each of the three record labels, Amgueddfa Llwch, Listen to the Voice of Fire, will make a separate selection from the submissions – these will be released as three distinct versions of the album

  • 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.

Can I submit more than one track?

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.

Credits

Sounds for an Empty House is a project of Soundlands and Plas Bodfa Projects in collaboration with Amgueddfa Llwch, Listen to the Voice of Fire, Oscilloscope and Recordiau Prin.

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