the acoustic animal – call for submissions
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CFP: The Acoustic Animal
April 9, 2012 – February 1, 2013,
Deadline: 2 January 2013
The Acoustic Animal
An article published in The New Yorker by music critic Alex Ross in 2011 (Prince of Darkness, December 2011) brought to the surface an interesting aspect of Jacques Arcadelt’s madrigal of 1539 called Il Bianco y Dolce Cigno in which “The text presents a typical Renaissance double-entendre, comparing the cry of a dying swan to the ‘joy and desire’ of sexual oblivion. At the climax, the voices split into an ecstatic series of wavelike lines — ‘the first graphic simulation in music of orgasm’.
Antennae will dedicate an issue entirely dedicated to the influence of animals on music and sound in general. The scope and focus of the issue will be to cast a wide historical and stylistic range: from classical to pop, experimental and non-Western music to sound installation in art, theatre and film. This issue will propose a thorough investigation of the role played by animals in music as subjects, objects and active agents. Shifting away from the historical prominence that sight has played in the forming of our understanding of the world, this issue will propose a range of new aural epistemological perspectives. Although we usually tend to focus on modern and contemporary art, this issue will represent an opportunity to cover a wider range of historical periods.
Academic essays = maximum length 8000 words
Interviews = maximum length 10000 words
Fiction = maximum length 8000 words
Submission Deadline: 1st of February 2013
More info at: http://www.antennae.org.uk
Submission emailed to: antennaeproject@[at]gmail.com