International meetings dance and acousmatic music
Call of participation for acousmatic composer - Call of participation for dancer
Organised by AEA (Aventures Electro Acoustiques) and Motus compagnie musicale.
ALEPH theater - Ivry s/Seine (near Paris)
Deadline for propositions : 14th of may 2023
To make a proposition as acousmatic composer
To make a proposition as dancer
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 8 years meetings between acousmatic composers and dancers.
These excerpts of the interviews of artists who participates last year will help you to understand better our project.
Each composer proposes a musical work already composed for the acousmonium concert. The duration of the work
shall be 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.
Some possibilties of rehersals in the Aleph Theater will be possible the week before the festival (from 13th to 19th of november).
The selected musical works will be interpreted on the 'acousmonium' of the Motus company (installation of 30 sound sources).
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 shall be sent in WAV 48KHz 24bits format, with a short concert note, written in French or English (text, word, NOT PDF
explaining the musical work and the linked desired/seen with the dance.
Proposals shall be sent by wetransfer (or equivalent service) to the following address : email@example.com
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, artists interviews and some texts of the 2015 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.
Proposals shall be sent by e-mail, to the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org
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, artists interviews 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 18th of June 2023.
The comitee will be the interface allowing dancers and composers to meet together.
The artists will give on a dedicated Drive space all selected musical works and also the links to the dancers videos.
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
From the 1st of July 2023, all pairs should be constituted.
For any question thanks to send a mail to : email@example.com