Open Call: Pieces for Turntable

Composers and sound artists from any background/age/discipline are invited to approach the instrument, experiment and help contribute to the repertoire.

This open call will operate in cycles with multiple deadlines. Please check back if you miss the current deadline.

Current deadline: 1 January 2018 (noon)

There are no durational or stylistic restrictions
All pieces for solo turntable will be recorded and rights maintained by the composer
Some pieces for solo turntable will be performed (date TBC)
Pieces for turntable and instrument(s), ensemble, fixed media, (etc) are strongly encouraged and will be considered for performance where possible.* (date TBC)

Equipment: American Audio DJ Turntable (single deck) + Audio-Technica Headshell
Behringer 802 8-input mixer
Donner Looper pedal
Roland Micro Cube amplifier
(+ collection of records of varying quality**)

Feedback will be given for all submissions
Familiarity with the turntable (in a hip-hop or abstract context) is not required. Advice and tutorial may be provided on request.

* - please consider access and realistic performance opportunities. Rare instruments may not be available for a realisation of the piece unless the composer can provide them. Feel free to get in contact regarding available instruments and collaboration opportunities. (pieces for large ensemble and orchestra, while encouraged to be composed, may not be performed.)
** - list of vinyl available on request, if you have a specific record/artist/genre in mind that is n/a you should provide it yourself

1 Jan 2018