Sound Art Open Call For Submissions: Visible Near Midnight Recordings

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SoundFjord’s Visible Near Midnight Recordings is looking to put out new works of sound art and genre bending works. The result, strictly limited edition, hand-made artefacts.

Drop them a line if you’d like to be considered, or if you have a specific work you’d like them to listen to (original/unreleased pieces please):

Further information about the label:

Deadline: 21 June 2013 | 23:59

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SoundFjord is about to embark on its largest project to date, to collect and archive works of sonic art from the length and breadth of the country (UK) as well as sending out feelers abroad– to collect and preserve  a comprehensive archive of sonic art works and documentary evidence through photography, film, sound files, analogue and digital formats, writings, letters, emails and so forth. The archive will also serve as to document the gallery’s past exhibitions


SoundFjord is constantly on the look out for new items to add to their collection. Should you have work you wish the gallery to consider please let SoundFjord know. They are happy to consider, photography, video, books, leaflets, letters, writings, tapes, CDs, DVDs, digital sound files and so forth.
The archive when suitably collected, stored, categorised and annotated will be available for viewing to artists, researchers and the interested general public at no cost. Unfortunately, items from the archive may not be removed; all items will be made available for reference purposes only. Please contact the curator should you wish to submit work to the archive: helen[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk N.B. Do not send items to the gallery before sending prior information
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SoundFjord is looking for performers to take part in SoundFjord.Dynamic, the live initiative of the gallery’s Exhibition and Events Programme. They are particularly interested in works of an experimental and research-based bias; those that inquire into language within sonic art practice; works researching acoustic ecology; and works exploring minimal sound.

Please state your interest by emailing your contact details along with your performance CV to:

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SoundFjord is currently seeking sonic artists and performers to exhibit at SoundFjord in 2013/14. Please contact the gallery for information and an application form regarding new works you would like them to consider: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk

They are particularly interested in works of an experimental and research-based bias; those that inquire into language within sonic art practice; works researching acoustic ecology; and works exploring minimal sound.




Yesterday, I posted about the art site eatsleepdraw. While viewing art on eatsleepdraw, I noted repeated references to ArtSnacks, an art supply subscription service. Artists love art materials but perhaps hate the hours spent in art supply stores or online suppliers sites searching for just the right tool.  ArtSnacks feeds that love of the hunt but helps you cut down on time waste with monthly sampling of artist materials

. How clever! ArtSnacks subscription service delivers art supplies to your studio door!

Normally, I receive offers of blog posts in exchange for art products, but this time I bypassed that and went ahead and subscribed to ArtSnacks.

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Here are some questions you might have:

I just signed up for a ArtSnacks subscription – what will I receive?

Each month you’ll receive a box full of 4-5 art products to enjoy. Each box will include a different mix of goodies like pens, pencils, markers, inks, brushes, paints, and more.

When will I get my first ArtSnacks box?

If you signed up before the cutoff date (the 20th of each month) you’ll receive your ArtSnacks this month! We ship ArtSnacks on the 1st of each month and you can see details on shipping below. If you signed up after the 20th, you’ll receive your first box next month – and we promise it will be worth the wait 🙂

When will my ArtSnacks ship?

ArtSnacks are sent every month, like clockwork. We’ll start sending out boxes on the 25th(ish) of each month.

Will you tell me what is coming in my box ahead of time? Can I choose?

No, we won’t tell you, we like surprises. But we definitely want to know if you have ideas for future boxes. Send us an email with a link to a cool art product and well consider it for the future.

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You can cancel your subscription via the account page at any time. To cancel your subscription, just login to your account, click on Manage Membership and hit Delete Account. You will still receive the ArtSnacks you have already paid for but your subscription will not be renewed the next time it expires.

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How Audio Description Gives Blind *Viewers* Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions, by Marie Kazalia

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How do the 25 million Americans who are blind or have low vision “see” a live dance performance, or experience a museum exhibition, or a movie?

According to Joel Snyder, in his recent Webinar, Audio Description, or AD, makes the arts accessible to audience members who are blind or have low vision. Snyder described AD as “a literary art form, a type of poetry–a haiku. Using as few words as possible, describers offer a verbal version of the visual–the visual is made verbal, and aural, and oral.”

For television or movies, an audio describer views and writes descriptions of the action and visuals, timed to be heard by the blind viewer between the lines of dialog and sound effects. The written descriptions are then recorded by voice over talent on an auxiliary sound track.

“For live performances, audience members who are blind or have limited vision use headset receivers to listen to a live describer reading program notes and describing sets and costumes before the show, then relaying the action (during pauses between dialogue) throughout the performance,” Snyder wrote in his article, AD-Listening to Movement, Joel Snyder, The International Journal of the Arts in Society.

Snyder began working with Audio Description 30 years ago, providing AD for performing arts groups, schools, museums, libraries.

“I often work with arts access for people with various difficulties,” Snyder stated, further explaining that his principal area of expertise is Audio Description. “Over 30 states and about 30 countries now have Audio Description,” according to Snyder, who calls for more audio options on DVDs for movies.

In his webinar presentation, Snyder spoke of how the motto of an Audio Describer is: “what you see is what you say”. In that the importance of vivid descriptions for allows listeners to form mental images and create their own meaning from the specific words used. AD should avoid interpretation. Rather than just telling what someone is doing in a movie, for instance, the AD track should describe how they are doing it. For instance, in many movies a film character may walk, yet the word walk does not convey the same information as the image of the person walking. So the describer must analyze expressive qualities, attitudes and movements of the character walking in the film.

For AD narration of a live dance piece, much is “unsaid in order to focus on communicating mood, theme and choreographic structure, while leaving aural space for the impact of the musical score,”  Snyder wrote.

Article first published as How Audio Description Gives Blind “Viewers” Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions on Technorati.

Swing Space Gallery call for artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: IMPACT (October 6–27, 2011) is the inaugural exhibition at the College of Arts and Sciences Swing Space Gallery.

For the exhibition IMPACT, swing space gallery is seeking submissions from artists and writers who are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

The exhibition, and related programming, are presented in conjunction with the international conference Immigration: What is at Stake? (October 20–21)  at the Ohio State University–Columbus Campus. Visit: for more information on the conference.
Application Deadline: Wednesday August 31st
Please submit images for up to 3 works, no more than 6 images, in JPG format on a CD (no power point presentations). Include an image list that contains the title, dimensions, media, and year for each piece.  Video work should be under 10 minutes, submitted on a CD or DVD-rom as a high quality Quicktime movie.   Submit an artist’s statement explaining how your artwork relates to immigration, 300 words maximum.
Include your name, email address, and daytime phone number.
Send application materials to:
Swing Space Gallery
IMPACT Application
1556 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43201

Crowdfunding Resource List


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Artist, Ivana Rezek is seeking Crowdfunding  for a collaborative performance in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and offering DVDs, photos and artwork as a reward 🙂
Five creative people have contacted me recently about Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites.
I have put together a share list of 12 Crowdfunding resources. If you know of other such sites, please leave the name or link in a comment.
To view the Crowdfunding hot-linked list, go here: