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Tracks Wanted for Power/field Compilation [us New York, NY]

anoklogo2.jpgPower/field compilation #2 :: Call for Submissions :: Deadline October 31, 2009

Tracks wanted for the second edition of Power/field compilation. Originally released in 2007, Power/field is a collection of recordings made “in the field” with processing on-site.

Traditional field recording captures ambient sound in various locations via microphone without any effects. Power/field recordings are field recordings made with effects processing units used (only) while on-site. The intent is to take experimental music practices outside of their traditional operating venues: composing studios and performance venues.

Aesthetically speaking, anything goes – the first edition contains a wide variety of drone, microsound, synth, and harsh noise. The recordings can come from a wide variety of musical practices – listen to the first compilation (link below) for examples. Random thought: it is possible to do this without electronics; however, it is suggested for all to listen to the first edition (links below) for examples of succesful submissions.

There is an honor system on the basic rules: the recording must be made outside of the studio or the stage; no overdubs except on-site; no re-processing; no edits. The submission can be an excerpt of a longer take, and basic normalizing of the levels it is fine. Track length 1-15 min preferred, multiple short tracks are fine to submit.

The final project will come out at the end of the year in an edition of 200 CDrs. The first edition had 2 CDrs, as there were a ton of great submissions. Packaging was cardboard sleeves from stumptown printers, hand-painted and screen-printed by Bob Bellerue.

The entire contents of the first edition can be found online here:
http://anarchymoon.com/sounds/powerfield

A few copies are left for $8+postage if anyone is interested.

Send track(s), title(s), site location(s), equipment list(s), pictures, and any other info about yourself to: Bob Bellerue, 512 w 19th street, New York, NY 10011 :: Download links via email are also encouraged.


Oct 18, 2009
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