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Nu Mu [sic!] Unlimited 2009: In search of lost time

nu_mu_2009_poster_sm.jpgNu Mu [sic!] Unlimited 2009the web’s first virtual new music festival :: until October 30, 2010 :: organized by: Joseph Dillon Ford/The Delian Society.

Nu Mu [sic!] Unlimited 2009, the world’s first virtual new music festival, is intended to give tonal and non-tonal composers alike an opportunity to expand their creative range by moving beyond their “comfort” zones to explore imagery and sound worlds with which they may have had little previous experience. It is hoped their explorations of sight and sound in multiple dimensions of time will, in turn, reward the public with fresh ideas and insights about the relationship between cinema and music.

“In Search of Lost Time” is by far the most diverse and elaborate Nu Mu [sic!] Unlimited festival so far, in both the quality and stylistic range of the music by the featured and guest composers. The festival offers visitors twenty-five videos based mostly on public domain films from the “silent” era, all provided with fascinating new scores conceived by extraordinarily imaginative musical minds from around the world.

There are still places for up to ten primarily non-tonal composers, two primarily tonal composers, and three composers of any or no persuasion who simply have something interesting they’d like to contribute. There’s no entry fee or competitive selection process: those accepted will simply be the first composers to declare their intention to take part through our e-mail link at the above URL.

There are plenty of fascinating public domain silent movie clips available on the Web from which to choose, and as long as you can produce your own mp3 or MIDI files, you have all the expertise you’ll need.

For details about this annual new music event and how you can participate, please see our FAQ web page here.


Nov 8, 2009
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