Jeu de temps / Times Play 2017 (JTTP 2017)
Call for New Works from Young and / or Emerging Sound Artists / Composers
Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2017 (postmarked)
What is JTTP?
A large multi-leveled project of the Communauté électroacoustique canadienne (CEC) Canadian Electroacoustic Community, JTTP is an annual project aimed at promoting and celebrating new electroacoustic works from young and/or emerging sound artists/composers from (or living in) Canada.
JTTP offers the following to the participants:
- promotion on the web through a special focus issue of eContact!;
- inclusion in a competition with an international jury, and awards (prize money, CDs, books);
- concert presentations of the top scoring submitted works;
- inclusion in a CD compilation, Cache, for the top-placing works (pending funding);
- radio play and concert launches for the top 5 placing works and for the works included on Cache.
The best way to find out about the JTTP is to look over the past editions that are on the CEC’s website. From the website you can listen to the past years’ submissions, see who participated in the juries, and read the programme and biographical notes. A longer and more detailed explanation can be found here that should answer most questions.
Who is eligible?
Artists/composers from (or living in) Canada.
What is a “young and / or emerging sound artist / composer”?
This would be someone who is likely to be continuing studies in an educational facility or possibly someone for whom there has been little or no national or international recognition of their work and potential in the short period of time that they have been involved in the field.
Do I need to become a CEC member to participate in the project?
No. Participants are not required to be or become CEC members.
What about copyright?
All participants will retain full copyright of their work.
What are the submission criteria?
- The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017, postmarked. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
- Only one work will be accepted per participant.
- There is no maximum duration for submissions.
A complete and eligible submission package will include the following:
We only accept audio files in non-compressed formats (no mp3, etc.).
All multichannel submissions must include:
- all files named according to the guidelines below
- a stereo mixdown of the work (NO mp3, only original uncompressed audio)
- a detailled Technical Sheet (see below) as a separate file (pdf)
File Naming Convention for Speaker Positioning
Use the format "lastname_keywordfromtitle_POSITION.extension" to name your files (change all special characters to Roman letters: e.g. change éèê to e, etc). Do not include any other information in the file names (e.g. bit depth or sample rate).
To indicate the speaker position for each stem, use capital letters as follows for works up to 8.1 (larger setups should be based on this model and detailed in a separate Tech Sheet):
L = left
C = centre
R = right
F = front
S = side
B = behind
SUB = subwoofer
LF CF RF
LB CB RB
eg. Kevin Austin — The Mandolin Rises at Noon (2009), for solo loudspeaker and subwoofer (1.1)
Technical Sheet for Multichannel Submissions
Indicate the name of your work as the title of the Tech Sheet. Do not indicate your name or any other information that could identify you, as this sheet will be provided to the jury.
Indicating the following information for your submission. Feel free to add any other relevant information.
- sampling rate and bit depth of the multichannel and stereo formats
- speaker positioning diagramme (use the convention indicated above)
- proposal for channel assignment for a 5.1 setup
- proposal for panning positioning of channels to listen to the work in stereo (e.g. L LC C RC R)
In addition to the official work, a second version of it must be submitted that is identical except that any credits, names or other identifying features have been removed. This anonymous version will be provided to the jury.
All videomusic submissions must be of the following formats: Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD.
Who is supporting this project?
This project is supported in part by CEC membership dues, the SOCAN Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as by generous donations from a number of individual and institutional Project Partners.
Who can I contact for more info?
May 1st — Deadline for submissions
Mid-June — Results announced
All pieces submitted will automatically be added to the SONUS.ca database/archive.