MANTIS Spring Festival 2015

MANTIS Spring Festival 2015

Metanast is an artists’ collective specialising in electroacoustic composition, live electronics performance, and creative coding. The collective supports links between academic and the wider sonic arts culture through concerts which are friendly and inclusive for all artists who wish to showcase their work irrespective of their background. Metanast promotes collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and experimentation with new and established technologies, and facilitates discourse between academic researchers and independently practising artists.

Metanast is collaborating with the University of Manchester for the upcoming MANTIS Spring Festival, 28 February – 1 March 2015, and we are currently seeking works for our curated concert on Sunday 1st March 2015. Artists will have at their disposal the SAF octophonic diffusion system, and a projector and screen for visual elements. Works can either be in the form of live performances or fixed-media pieces, with submissions welcome from both individuals and those collaborating with artists from other disciplines.

Works based on redundant technology are of particular interest for this event, including analogue sound generators, primitive microphone techniques, photosensitive devices, etc.

Submissions should be forwarded to metanast [at] gmail [dot] com with MANTIS2015 in the subject line, and must include contact details, a brief project proposal, programme notes and an artist’s bio (100 words each maximum) as word files, PDFs will not be accepted. Audio works must be sent through wetransfer or dropbox, with multichannel pieces rendered to stereo. Multichannel files will be requested later if your work has been programmed. Submission of audiovisual works should be via a link to a Youtube or Vimeo.

The deadline for submission is Friday 2nd of January 2015. Travel expenses for those travelling within the UK to the event to perform may be negotiable. Any profits from the event will go to performers. For further information contact manolimoriaty [at] gmail [dot] com

Download pdf: Metanast MANTIS Open call 2015

2 Jan 2015