Create a ‘new sound art’ competition

Leading centre for experimental music and sound art, The Engine Room (at Morley College, London) is inviting specialists to apply for its third international sound art competition for emerging sound artists.

IKLECTIK has collaborated with The Engine Room to celebrate the competition’s 5th anniversary. Sound artists from around the world will be asked to create a ‘new sound art’ which can include audio and audio-visual pieces, interactive works and performances, installations, sound sculptures and graphic scores. Applicants have until 15 September to submit their completed work.

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including award-winning composers and sound artists Robin Rimbaud, Kate Carr and Eduard Solaz from Iklectik Art Lab. Selected works will be eligible for a number of prizes, and will feature in an accompanying exhibition at Iklectik Art Lab from 5-24 October 2019.

Previous winners include Laura Daly with her piece Shadowland in 2017, which was inspired by the sacred shadow theatre of Cambodia, Sbek Thom. Judge Janek Schaefer said: “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 competition is supported by media partner The Wire and partner venue Iklectik Art Lab, and is sponsored by The Academia Technology Group, HBB Communications.