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Calling all Sound Artists

The Engine Room is pleased to announce its second international sound art competition for emerging sound artists.

The competition invites the submission of new sound art – including audio and audio-visual pieces, interactive works and performances, installations, sound sculptures and graphic scores - by 31 January 2017.

Submitted entries will be judged by a panel of experts including award winning composers and sound artists Janek Schaefer and Annie Mahtani; and Tony Herrington, publisher of independent music magazine, The Wire.

Selected works will be eligible for a number of prizes and will feature in an accompanying exhibition at Morley Gallery, London, and partner venue Iklectik Art Lab from 4 May – 1 June 2017.

The 2015 competition was won by Andrea Byrne for her piece Twinkle, inspired by the 1960s pop singer of the same name. Her work has since been aired on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 6, and was also shortlisted for the BASCA Awards in the Sonic Art category.

Judge Janek Schaefer says: “At all stages of your career, opportunities are the only door to the future. Find them and apply for them. Create deadlines for your ideas, and do it! The Engine Room is an excellent one.”

The Engine Room is an initiative by Morley College London, continuing Morley’s legacy as a leading centre for experimental music and sound art. The competition is kindly supported by media partner The Wire and partner venue Iklectik Art Lab, and is sponsored by The Academia Technology Group and HBB Communications.

The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition & Exhibition 2017 is open for entries until 31 January 2017. For further information and to enter visit The Engine Room website.

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