Friction of Distance - Open Call for Sounds

The Baker-Barganier Duo announces an open call for sounds for a collaborative multimedia performance, exploring the idea of friction of distance. Sound submissions should be representative of specific places throughout the world; anything from complete works to unprocessed field recordings will be considered. Please note that as a part of this new multimedia work, submitted sounds will be processed by The Baker-Barganier Duo.

As a part of this collaborative multimedia performance composers/sound artists will receive:
- Featured credit on The Baker-Barganier Duo website (detailed biography, photo, link to original sound, and link to professional website)
- Video recording of premiere performance
- Audio recording of premiere performance

This call is open to composers and sound artists of any age and nationality. Submitted sounds should be between 5-20 minutes long. For additional questions about the call, please email

Deadline: March 20, 2018 at 11:59EST
Notification: March 31, 2018
Performance: May 2018

About The Baker-Barganier Duo
The Baker-Barganier Duo formed in September 2016 when multi-instrumentalist Erich Barganier joined forces with New Renaissance artist Elizabeth A. Baker to create a duo that combines spectral sonic landscapes, motion and visual art. Fusing toy piano, mandolin, experimental electronics, kinetic motion and more together, the ensemble explores original sonic landscapes and blurs the boundaries of experimental, classical and progressive music to create a unique experience.

“Elizabeth Baker… is a modern pioneer of the toy piano. In fellow experimentalist Erich Barganier, she has a multi-instrumental partner that expands the palette considerably while maintaining the same spirit of adventure. Their work… [is a series of] studies in tension, accord and modernity. ” – Bao Le-Huu, Orlando Weekly

20 Mar 2018