SEGNALI 2014. AUDIOVISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ARTS
FOURTH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN PERUGIA, ITALY, 4th to 10th APRIL
Call for Entry - Selection for the Festival of Sonic and Audiovisual Creations
On the occasion of the fourth edition of the international festival “Segnali - Audiovisual and Performance Arts”, sponsored by the Francesco Morlacchi Conservatory of Music in Perugia, where one of the first ever departments of Electronic Music in Italy was set up in 1979, and the Pietro Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts, established in 1573 as the second of its kind in Italy after that of Florence, the organizing committee intends to attract attention to the work of the students of Italian music conservatories and fine arts academies, by also inviting works realized in the European higher education institutions of art and music, including those that explore the relationship between Aural Arts and Visual Arts and the various disciplines that fall under the heading of Sound Studies.
The opening of the festival to sonic and audiovisual creations from all over Europe reflects the intention of broadening the range of contemporary media taken into consideration. Therefore, in addition to sending audiovisual art, it will be possible to send the multimedia documentation of works that fall under the definition of Sound Art - with a particular emphasis on sound installations, sound sculptures, soundscapes and ‘soundwalks’ - also with the aim of putting together an archive for European research within the educational and research institutions that correspond to those in Italy.
Segnali 2014 will especially concentrate on audiovisual works (with a maximum duration of 30 minutes). It will be also possible to send documentation regarding audiovisual performances (lasting up to 45 minutes) and the selection committee reserves the right to request the staging of a live performance. The organizing committee also reserves the right to include the works of Sound Art it receives in any initiatives and exhibitions it may hold in future.
Works created in 2012, 2013 and 2014 are eligible and welcome. The decisions of the selection committee will be final and irrevocable, and the outcome of the selection will be communicated as soon as possible.
Each video submitted for selection must be accompanied by a Full Technical Information Sheet, in English or in Italian, which specifies as follows: the creator/s of the images, the creator/s of the music and sound, the biographies of the creator/s (max 500 characters including spaces), a short synopsis describing the work (max 500 characters including spaces), the country/countries of production, the year of production, the duration of the work in minutes and seconds, the original digital format, and the specifications for the video projection of the work. Appropriate informative materials must be provided with the documentation of the audio-video performances and all of the works of sonic art that are submitted to the 2014 selection committee, for the purpose of inclusion in the Sound Art archive.
The works submitted for selection must be received no later than Monday the 3rd of March 2014 and may be sent by post, or uploaded and transferred online in high quality video formats (mp4, mpeg4, mpeg, mov, avi). The postal address they should be sent to is:
Prof. Luigi Ceccarelli
Dipartimento di Nuove Tecnologie e Linguaggi Musicali-Cattedra di Musica Elettronica
Conservatorio di Musica “Francesco Morlacchi”
Piazza Annibale Mariotti 2
Indications for downloading the submitted works and relative multimedia documentation online should be sent to organization e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The international festival SEGNALI. AUDIOVISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ARTS is promoted by the “Francesco Morlacchi” Conservatory of Music of Perugia,” the “Pietro Vannucci” Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia, the Umbria Region, the “Oreste Trotta” Regional Sound Archive, and the Municipality of Perugia (Centre for Contemporary Culture - Palazzo della Penna, Informagiovani and Youth Policies Department). It has the patronage of Perugia 2019 – a city which has been put forward as a candidate as the European Capital of Culture.