INTER/actions: Symposium – Call for Submissions

INTER/actions: Symposium – Call for Submissions
October 12, 2011 admin

INTER/actions: Symposium on Interactive Electronic Music
Bangor University School of Music 10-12 April 2012

In collaboration with Electroacoustic Wales, GEMINi (Gestural Music Interaction) Research Group and Bangor Sound City.

Featured composers and performers: Karlheinz Essl (Vienna), Lauren Sarah Hayes (Edinburgh), Andrew Lewis (Bangor), Xenia Pestova (Bangor), Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay (Huddersfield), Ed Wright (Bangor).

Call for Submissions

INTER/actions will be a three-day symposium and mini-festival focusing on performance and interaction in electronic music. We aim to provide an environment to exchange ideas and instigate collaborations for composers, performers, sound artists and music technologists interested in the role of the performer in electronic music, whether in the traditional sense, or audience-as-performer. We are looking for creative proposals for performances, interactive installations and paper sessions.

Call for Proposals: Pieces and Interactive Installations

Deadline: December 16 2011

We invite composers and performers to submit works for instruments and interactive electronics, instruments and fixed media, gestural controllers and interactive sound installations. Compositions and installations submitted must be fully documented with technical performance specifications. A concert recording, studio recording, simulation or video should be submitted, sufficient to give a reasonable idea of the final form of the piece / installation / performance.

Please send a link to an online audio excerpt or email an mp3 file along with full technical requirements and a score, if applicable, as well as a short biography (150 words) to

If you would like to send a hard copy audio CD or audio files on DVD instead, please address to Dr Xenia Pestova, Bangor Unviversity School of Music, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1YY, UK to arrive by the 16th of December 2011.

”Performances will be able to make use of the following facilities:”

  • 8-channel loudspeaker playback (ATC)
  • Various microphones (including Schoeps Collette and AKG414)
  • Soundcraft mixer with 16+16 inputs (switchable), 16 direct outputs, 8 groups, 2 mix, 4 AUX send, 2 FX send
  • Mac Pro computer with MOTU PCI-424 and 24 I/O interface
  • 3x MOTU 828 FireWire interfaces
  • Large-screen video projection
  • Boesendorfer Imperial Concert Grand Piano

Composers / performers who need additional equipment are requested to bring their own. Composers / performers who make use of their own software (for example, Max patches, SuperCollider) will be expected to take responsibility for installing and operating the software, including providing any libraries that may be required.

Call for Proposals: Papers and Demos

Deadline: December 16 2011

We are open to proposals for 20-minute paper and demo presentations on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Performance practice in electronic music
  • Gesture
  • New interface design
  • Compositional issues
  • Improvisation in interactive contexts
  • Analysis of interactive works

Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a short biography (150 words) to