Deadline - 30.04.2010: Sonic Exquisite Corpse project. SoundFjord is seeking 50 international artists to participate in collaboration,using the five senses as inspiration
Deadline: 25.o5.2010: SoundFjord is seeking works for its Sound Art Jukebox set to be plugged during the open day on the 29 May 2010.
As you know the SoundFjord Team are opening our doors to you - to answer questions and allow you to acquaint yourself with the space. Then we considered how beautiful it would be to have some works to listen too whilst like-mined folk take a look at the space.
Send us wav or aiff files. We are open to consider diverse works - from radio pieces, minimalism, noise, process based work, performance poetry, soundscapes, to phonography.
We are interested in works that discuss 'The Sublimated Landscape': the saturation of the sonic (and visual field), as well as sonic works that consider 'Sonic Topology' - works that are dense, layered, feature reiteration and works that construct or reconfigure space.
Please send your STEREO WAV/AIFF files or AV work (HD where possible) with a biog for the artist and paragraph about the work (include title and duration) to info[at]soundfjord.org.uk ASAP. Files and DVDs will be accepted until 6th May 2011. Please send to the address below:
SoundFjord.Unit 3b - Studio 28.28 Lawrence Road.London.N15 4ER.United Kingdom.
Photo: image by Laurence Moxon Byrne, Tottenham, 07 August 2011 (detail).
A Silent Swaying Breath: A Public Record | Various artists - produced by Spheruleus & Pleq.
SoundFjord, Audio Gourmet's Harry Towell (Spheruleus) and Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq) have come together to curate an album created "by the people for the people", to raise funds for those that has been affected by the recent unrest that ravaged cities across the country.
The album, a statement and a monument to collaboration and community, brings together works selected from 1-minute, unedited recordings gleaned from artists, musicians and the general public across the globe. Spheruleus and Pleq sensitively weave together an eclectic selection of field recordings, samples, spoken word pieces and instrumentation, creating for the listener momentous emotional landscapes, delicate, tender moments and most of all, a yearning tumult of haunting quietude: a silent, swaying breath.
All profits raised by sales of this album assisting those that have lost their homes and livelihoods and to help provide opportunities for philanthropy, creative expression and collaboration within local community projects
We are currently gathering sounds and samples until 05 September 2011. We are interested in receiving unedited recordings (not finished works). The most appropriate recordings will be process and assembled into an album. For further info on how to participate, please download our info sheet here: A Silent Swaying Breath Brief
Due for release on Audio Gourmet: October 2011 | Donations: £3.99+
Untuned Piano Project
Open call | Project extended until 29th November
SoundFjord has had the good fortune to come into the possession of an upright piano – a C. Bustard (from Collard and Collard, London) – that has been in the Lewis family for around 100 years. The piano has recently been restrung, but has not been tuned.
Matthew Lewis, the current owner, had kindly loaned us the instrument until the end of the year. We are excited to have the piano available for use at the gallery, Monday–Friday, from 07 - 25 November 2011.
Whilst we have the piano we encourage interested parties to utilise the piano – and its untuned nature – in imaginative ways. We only stipulate that the piano must not be damaged.
Artists may book time with the piano, from one hour up to one week (Monday to Friday). We do not charge for this opportunity.
If you would like to make use of the piano (for research, recording or performance) please sent us an application detailing how you wish to use the piano and when you would like to use the piano. Information on your practice would also be useful.
Send your contact details including your email address and a phone number as well as your application to: applications[@]soundfjord.org.uk
For further information contact: info[@]soundfjord.org.uk
DEADLINE: 07 November 2011
N.B We still have 28th November free. Contact us for further information.
Open Call: AudioBook of Disquiet
I was already feeling uneasy. All at once, the silence stopped breathing.
The infinite day suddenly splintered like steel. I crouched like an animal on the table, my hands useless claws gripping the smooth table top. A cruel light had entered every corner and every soul, and a voice from a nearby mountain fell from on high, a shout ripping the silken walls of the abyss. My heart stopped. My throat pounded. The only thing my mind was aware of was an inkblot on a piece of paper.
Inspired by the richly descriptive and non-linear narrative of Fernando Pessoa's most extensive and protracted prose work The Book of Disquiet, Seth Guy and SoundFjord will - over the forthcoming months - collaborate to create a sonic art -enhanced audiobook.
A book acknowledged by critics as "the most beautiful diary of the (20th) Century", The Book of Disquiet reflects on the distance between the loftiness of the author's thoughts and the humdrum reality of his everyday life.
Seth Guy and SoundFjord invite those working in audio (of any genre) to contribute to this project. We are looking for perceptive contributions from participants that will respond to selected texts from the Book of Disquiet and provide an absorbing soundtrack to the narration. Contributions by participants to the project will be selected on artistic merit and their sensitivity and creative response to the material.
At this present time all you need do is contact us with an expression of interest. After the closing date a selected text will be sent out, one for each interested party to work on.
Send your name and contact details including email, phone number and address to:
Sound//Space | A pop-up record store-cum-community hub | May-July 2012
SoundFjord are currently organising a 'pop-up' independent record store, at the Humongous V22 space (in South London), during their Summer Club from May-July 2012. The space will be a cosy hub for conversation across genre, a showcase for the most creative individuals and labels within the industry, and will also feature talks, sound/music workshops and performances related to the labels involved.
SOUND//SPACE, as a centre for sonic exploration, will be a place to: a.) buy independent and hand-made music and sound art; b.) look at album covers and works curated by labels; c.) meet like-minded individuals, artists/musicians and to discuss interests; d.) listen to samples from records, CDs and similar media; e.) experience unusual live music and sound art; f.) learn - via workshops and lectures; g.) join in - via talks with artists and folk in the business; h.) have fun, have a go!! e.g with instruments brought to the space e.g. theremin, synths.
SoundFjord are eager to talk with individuals making hand-made releases, independent labels that want to promote/sell their releases, and/or curate performances during the summer. Contact us if you'd like to be involved (detailing how), or for more info!
helen [at] soundfjord [dot] org [dot] uk
Deadline for expression of interest is: SUNDAY 01 April 2012.
Clair Urbahn + James Dunn | Radeq radio