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International meetings dance and acousmatic music

Call of participation for acousmatic composer - Call of participation for dancer

Organised by AEA (Aventures Electro Acoustiques), Motus compagnie musicale, Le Cube, Centre de création numérique.
Issy les Moulineaux (near Paris).



Deadline for propositions : 31th of march 2019


To make a proposition as acousmatic composer
To make a proposition as dancer

Argument

We are looking for acousmatic music composers (electroacoustic, concrete) and artists performing a contemporary body form of expression : contemporary dance, butoh dance, performance, physical theater.

The En Chair et en Son project creates since 5 years meetings between acousmatic composers and dancers.

For this new edition, and in order to be consistent with the theme of LE CUBE (thanks to this festival exists since 2015) , we will favour propositions inspired by the theme :

Artificial intelligence, Robotic and Transhumanism.

Principle :

Each composer proposes a musical work already composed for the acousmonium concert. The duration of the work shall be absolutely more than 15 mn.
15 composers and 15 dancers will be selected : The festival is open to "confirmed" artists and young artists.

Artists will mutually choose their partner to work together.

The dancer will create his performance on the basis of the selected musical work.

The composer will have the possibility to slightly modify his work, depending on the dialogue with the dancer.

Selected musicians and dancers will take benefit of time-slots for rehearsals in the CND (Centre National de la Danse), Pantin close to Paris.

The selected musical works will be interpreted on the 'acousmonium' of the Motus company.

An artistic comitee, constituted by composers and dancers will proceed to the selection of propositions. The comitee will be particularly interested by the motivation expressed by the artists to work on a spirit of "meetings and exploration" between acousmatic music and dance and will favour artists who have not yet worked together in the past.

The intention of these meetings is clearly to promote the emergence of new ways of creation and collaboration between dance and music.

The musical propositions

The musical propositions shall have a duration of more than 15 minutes. They have to be available on a on-line audio distribution platform (like soundcloud, bandcamp…).
They shall go with a concert note, written in French or English (text, word, NOT PDF), explaining the musical work and the linked desired/seen with the dance and the theme of this edition (Artificial intelligence, Robotic and Transhumanism)..

Proposals shall be sent by e-mail, to the following address : contact@en-chair-et-en-son.fr


The selection comitee will be particularly interested by the proposals which takes into account the “spirit” of these meetings: music played on a acousmonium and associated with dance performance: Takes the time to read the arguments and tracks of reflections proposed, and to visit the website of the festival showing excerpts of the previous editions and some texts of the symposium.

The originality of this project is in the confrontation between two universes which exists by themselves : the "flesh" of the dancer/performer and the "sound" of the acousmatic work composed for concert.
Our desire is to exclude musical work already composed for dance (aka "choregraphic soundtracks").

The dancers propositions

It is asked to submit, via an in-line video platform (as youtube, vimeo,…) an excerpt or the totality of a performance video captation. They shall go with a note, written in french or English (text, word, NOT PDF), explaining the motivation to participate to these meetings and the links considered with acousmatic music and the theme of this edition (Artificial intelligence, Robotic and Transhumanism).
Proposals shall be sent by e-mail, to the following address : contact@en-chair-et-en-son.fr

The selection comitee will be particularly interested by the proposals which takes into account the “spirit” of these meetings: music played on a acousmonium and associated with dance performance: Takes the time to read the arguments and tracks of reflections proposed, and to visit the website of the festival showing excerpts of the previous editions and some texts of the symposium.

The conditions of the place does not allow to accept groups of dancers with acceptable conditions, then only propositions of solo dancers will be considered.

Ways and means

The selection will be performed for the end of April 2019.

The comitee will be the interface allowing dancers and composers to meet together. All selected musical works and selected dancer videos will be put on line on a dedicated page of the website of the festival (public access).

The artists will then have 15 days to perform the choice of their “partner”: lists by priority orders will be asked and the comitee will propose the “pairs”.

From the 15th of May 2019, all pairs should be constituted, the comitee will propose planning for rehearsals organized in Le Cube and in the Centre National de la Danse (CND) in Pantin, close to Paris.

For any question thanks to send a mail to : contact@en-chair-et-en-son.fr

Conditions

This project is mainly financed by self funds : we want to inform you that refunding or payment of the artists will depend on the results of the organisations which will be sollicited for funding.

Maite Soler: photo Fabrice Pairault