[Mar 1] Thalamus Lab: XSL Open Call for Sounds

Harvestworks and Thalamus Lab are collaborating on the creation of an album, involving you. We are aiming to reach new horizons in collaborative art. With this in mind, we have been curating the XSL, a free sound collection by several artists around the world. Next, we are launching an open call for audio works created out of the sounds included in it.

GET INVOLVED IN THE CO-CREATION OF THE XSL ALBUM

The XSL features recordings from sound installations, underwater recordings with a custom made hydrophone, the new instrument Arpasauro inspired by harp and organ, field-recordings of wild insects, frogs, rain, thunderstorms, sea waves, planes, machines, an experimental band improvising in a cave 700 meter deep, samples of ceramics, stones, household percussion, vinyl crackle, a clavichord, a violin, a japanese choir, a vocal of a poem, analog synthesizers, drones, pads, sci-fi soundscapes… A total of 324 audio files organized in 30 sound packs.

A selection of the audio works will be officially presented by our collaborators in various listening sessions in different countries:

INSTRUCTIONS

Participants are required to create audio works with the sounds included in the XSL. You may use your own sounds or sounds from other sources. We encourage you to use some from Freesound.

See also http://www.thalamuslab.com/xsl-open-call-guidelines/

COLLABORATE SHARING YOUR AUDIO STEMS WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS

Participants are encouraged to collaborate in the process of creation. We created a group on Soundcloud for this purpose. Share anything you have done with the XSL for others to play with it. It may be a loop, a one-shot, a long sequence… And remember to enable download!

SUBMIT YOUR FINAL WORK

thalamuslabSend your audio files to contact@thalamuslab.com via dropbox, wetransfer, soundcloud, etc. You may submit multiple tracks.

Do not forget:

  • Title
  • Format: Stereo 24 bits WAV file.
  • Description (optional)
  • Your info
  • Your links

DEADLINE

Submit your final works before 2015 March 1.

SELECTION & PRESENTATION

Submissions fulfilling the requirements will pass to the selection phase. Our team along with our collaborators will choose a final selection of works to be presented in New York (Harvestworks), Barcelona (Niu), Ghent (Netlabelism) and Berlin (Thalamus Lab).

LICENSE

Tracks selected for the album compilation will be released under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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