Call for Works
The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) at the University of North Texas invites electronic music composers of all nationalities and ages to submit works for the CEMIcircles Concert Series 2019-20. CEMI is an interdisciplinary center focused on music and arts technologies, hosted within UNT’s Division of Composition Studies. CEMI fosters the integration of electroacoustic music, live performance, video/film, plastic arts, and theater. Since its inception in 1963, CEMI has evolved into a unique creative environment, world-renowned for innovative works and musicians.
The 4thCEMIcircles Festival will showcase recent computer music works on October 18 and 19, 2019. Special emphasis will be given to multichannel works for 36 or fewer loudspeakers, including Ambisonics (up to 5th order), VBAP, Octaphonic, etc. CEMIcircles is also pleased to feature three ensembles in this call for works, the Amorsima Trio (violin, viola, and cello), the Third Inversion Reed Trio (clarinet, bassoon, oboe), and the NOVA ensemble (flute, piano, percussion, alto, soprano, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, and cello). Works written for the full complement of instruments or for subsets of a given ensemble will be accepted. Works submitted for consideration by the ensembles must include a significant electronic element. Works may be submitted for instruments not included here, but performance is not guaranteed unless composers provide their own performers.
Submitted works will be curated and selected by the CEMI personnel, with the assistance of CEMI Director, Panayiotis Kokoras. The concert will take place in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre, featuring a 36.2 sound dome (see info below), three-screen semi-immersive HD video projection, and full stage customizable lighting including “smart light” units.
One submission per composer
Submission Fee: none
Attendance is not required but encouraged
Dates: Friday, October 18 and Saturday October 29, 2019
Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Speaker Layout of the MEIT:
We are happy to announce the program for the Cemicircles 2019 Festival
Concert 1: 3/1/2019 at 8:00 pm
Concert 2: 3/2/2019 at 3:30 pm
Concert 3: 3/2/2019 at 8:00 pm
CEMIcircles will take place on October 21st in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre. The festival will consist of two concerts and will feature fixed, live, and multimedia electronic music by the aforementioned composers. For further information please contact the CEMI staff.
The 2015 41st International Computer Music Conference was hosted by CEMI from September 25 to October 1st at the University of North Texas. The festival brought electronic musicians from around the globe to present research, installations, and musical works in eleven different venues across the University of North Texas campus and around Denton, Texas. The theme of the conference, “Looking Back, Looking Forward” invited participants to reflect on the innovations, developments and artistic challenges in computer music over the past century, and to articulate a vision for the future.
The 14th annual Electric LaTex festival took place November 21–22 at the University of North Texas College of Music. The festival was a showcase of student electro-acoustic music and multi-media works from schools in Louisiana and Texas. Schools represented included: the University of Texas-Austin, Louisiana State University, the University of North Texas, Rice University and Tulane University. Works for live electronics, custom instruments, up to 16.1 audio and up to 3 screens of video were presented in UNT's Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater.
The 2014 CIME/ICEM Festival took place October 1-4 at the University of North Texas College of Music. Composers from around the world presented papers, installations, and musical works in UNT's Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater and Voertman Hall during this four day event.
The 2013 CEMIcircles Festival took place October 4-6 across the University of North Texas campus and at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. In celebration of our 50th year, the extended CEMI family was gathered together to share their latest work and ideas. The festival showcased recent works by alumni, students, and research affiliates past and present. Events took place in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater, the UNT Sky Theater, the Voertman Concert Hall, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.