Call for Contributions
Published by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) since 1998, eContact! is an online journal dedicated to the exploration and promotion of the richly diverse discipline of electroacoustic practices.
This freely accessible and media-rich journal is published three times a year, with submission deadlines falling on the 1st of the month prior to publication.
eContact! 22.2 — Alternat(iv)e Form(at)s for Electroacoustic Practices
Reflections on modes of presentation and experience of electroacoustic works and projects that are positioned outside or in a critical relation to the “traditional” — predominantly concert hall-oriented — fixed-media formats of acousmatic and similar practices.
Submission deadline EXTENDED to: 1 August 2023
Publication: 15 September 2023
eContact! 23.1 — Sound Installation
Electroacoustic and sound art practices presented in the context of an indoor or outdoor installation or in a site-specific location afford the listener-viewer a completely different temporal experience than concert hall-oriented works. Here, it is possible for individual visitors to tailor or even create their own experience of the work.
Submission deadline: 1 April 2024
Publication: 15 May 2024
eContact! 23.2 — Sound-Based Artistic Practices Outside the Western World
The current state of electroacoustic and sound art scenes outside of the “Western” sphere reflects a predilection for genres such as noise, performance art and intermedia, as well as a widespread culture of software development and shareware. With a focus on the Middle East and South East Asia.
Submission deadline: 1 August 2024
Publication: 15 September 2024
Contributors MUST follow the Submission Guidelines for eContact! and, when preparing their work for submission to the journal, MUST use the article template available at the top of the Guidelines page.
Questions that are not answered here or on the Submission Guidelines page about contributing to eContact! or preparing your submission for the journal can be addressed to the Coordinating Editor, jef chippewa.
In addition to feature articles 1[1. Key articles addressing the theme of the issue, typically 3000–8000 words. See, as an example, this 8400-word article.], brief texts 2[2. Often having a more informal tone than in “feature” content and usually in the 1800–4000 word range. See this 3000-word article.] and interviews 3[3. Length varies, but 2000–8000 words when transcribed would be the norm. See this 3150-word interview.], we welcome submissions of “Artist Galleries” — personal articles about the author’s own practice(s) 4[4. These texts must be more substantial and interesting than a copy-paste biography and programme note and are usually 900–1500 words in length. See examples here and here, 1300 and 1100 words, respectively.] that feature a much higher proportion of audio, video and images to text than in other article formats.
While new and/or unpublished materials are preferred, reprints of previously published materials are also possible (eContact! will credit and link to the original publication).
The inclusion of audio and video support documentation, photos, technical diagrammes and sketches is strongly encouraged. Audio and video examples should be submitted in the highest quality possible.
The author is responsible for securing all permissions and clearing any copyrights related to the submission, including, but not limited to, texts, audio and video recordings and images (figures, photographs, etc.).
As with all its projects, the CEC subscribes to the broadest definition of electroacoustics for the journal, which encompasses acousmatic, musique concrète, electronic music, tape music, live electronics, acoustic ecology, soundscape, videomusic, circuit bending, hardware hacking, mixed media, turntablism, generative, glitch and beyond.