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Redshift Music 2021 Call for Proposals/Ideas for Interactive Multiple Video Installations

Redshift Music is seeking out new proposals for their interactive multiple video ‘installation’ project. We have been having fun creating online ‘installations’ of contemporary music which involve multiple videos to be played simultaneously that the listener/viewer can experience in any combination. This offers an active way of listening to and watching videos; a way to shape the listening experience instead of just watching a video passively.
Please see below for examples.

Anyway, the point is we’d like to make MORE. Perhaps from an idea/composition/performance by YOU.

We are sending out this Call for Proposals or Ideas about what you would like to see in this format. Hopefully something awesome which we can help you make. This call is for Composers and/or Performers of Contemporary ‘Art’ Music.

FEATURES OF THE PROJECT:

  • The videos are controlled by the viewer (i.e. the stopping and starting of each). As a result they are NOT in synch with each other. So any composition that requires synchronization of parts is not possible with our setup.
  • The videos can be displayed in any order (or in a random order)
  • The videos loop (that is baked into the cake, as the interface that we’ve made loops them)
  • The videos can be of any length (e.g. from 1 second to 1 hour). Most of the installations we’ve created so far have videos of different lengths so they never line up the exact same way twice.
  • There can be anywhere from 4 to 24 videos (more than 24 and most computers can’t play them all at once)

GUIDELINES
– Please submit ideas to redshiftsociety@gmail.com
– There is no submission fee
– Submissions should be received by August 15, 2021

Any questions? Email: redshiftsociety@gmail.com


HISTORY OF THE PROJECT
It started out as a Pandemic project with Lagrange Point, an open score piece with solo performances by 2 dozen musicians which the listener/viewer can experience in any combination.
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And it was fun, so we made others.
Sandwaves: involving 16 videos of glass objects struck at different tempi.
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Y: featuring soprano Dorothea Hayley singing pitches in Just intonation which can be listened to in any combination.
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Atmospherics: a set of works written specifically for this type of online interactive videos, commissioned by the Arizona State University’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. A different composition for each section of the orchestra.
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And others: Harmonia, Low Expectations, etc.

Any questions? Email: redshiftsociety@gmail.com