Call for pieces
The festival DME - Days of Electroacoustic Music - and Lisboa Incomum presents an electroacoustic call for the symposium "Culture and Sustainability", which will take place in Lisbon Uncommon from 15 to 17 November 2019.
The pieces must meet the following characteristics:
Maximum duration 10 minutes;
Stereo or multichannel parts up to 8 channels; Parts with video;
Format: .aif or .wav; in video cases: .mov or .mp4;
The submitted piece must have a connection with the event’s theme, which must be explained in a text attached to the form.
Submissions until October 6, 2019.
Communication of the complete program by the organization until October 15, 2019.
Parts submission via GoogleForm:
Biography (max. 200 words)
Link to author's high resolution photo
Explanative text about the link between the symposium’s theme and the piece (max. 400 words)
Program Note (max. 200 words)
Link for piece download (.aif, .wav, .mov, or .mp4 format)
In case of multichannel part, link to download part in stereo version
Link to copyright assignment signed by the author
For any forward questions, please contact the organization via email: diasdemusicaelectroacustica [at] gmail [dot] com.

Festival DME's websi

It’s clear that a cultural and social change must happen in order to ensure our planet’s sustainability. But how can Art and Cultural Institutions be a key factor in this change?
The 3rd edition of the symposium ‘Culture and Sustainability’ intends to raise discussion and awareness about such topics, questioning western society’s values and habits through art and cultural action. Through both a scientific and artistic approach, a community of scientists, artists, activists and entrepreneurs will promote a debate of concepts of culture and its relations to art, ecology, environment, mobility, soundscape, sustainability, among other topics.
As stated by Jon Hawkes (2001):
“It is through cultural action that we:
— make sense of our existence and the environment we inhabit;
— find common expressions of our values and needs;
— meet the challenges presented by our continued stewardship of the planet.
Without culture, we are, quite literally, not human.
Culture has three aspects. It encompasses:
— our values and aspirations;
— the processes and mediums through which we develop, receive and transmit these values and aspirations;
— the tangible and intangible manifestations of these values and aspirations in the real world.”
The four main themes of the symposium are:
· Embedding sustainability and social awareness in [artistic] education
· The impact of environmental changes on soundscape
· The role of art in the development of a sustainable future
· Integrating sustainability into an [artistic] organization
The program of the event will feature conferences, round tables and musical moments.
The entrance is free but requires registration [name & e-mail] upon arrival.
Hawkes, Jon. (2001). The fourth pillar of sustainability: Culture's essential role in public planning. Melbourne, Vic: Cultural Development Network.

6 Oct 2019