SONOHR: OPEN CALL FOR “(AUDIO) MOVES”
Movement is visible, palpable, a full-body experience. Movement is political, artistic, social. We look to movement to relax and we get uneasy when our world of movement is restricted. Where does the power to move come from? And what about the power to stand still? How do we feel when our freedom of movement is indefinitely restricted? Or when we have to move, even if we don’t want to? Audio is a disembodied medium that leads us through imaginary spaces. Our festival aims to demonstrate the varied ways movement can be translated into sound in terms of content, tone, format and imagery. The question we’re asking is: how does audio move (us)? For the SONOHR Radio & Podcast Festival from 26 to 28 February 2021, we’re looking for program ideas that usher movement into our theater or that put people in motion in public spaces.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Audio pieces up to 20 minutes max.
- Live formats such as performances, interactive session, live podcasts up to 60 minutes max.
- Innovative formats, audio- and soundwalks, audio games or similar layouts that can either be experienced regardless of location or are flexible enough to be adapted to Bern
Remuneration for your performance and compensation for the playback of chosen audio pieces and program sessions. Generally speaking, productions cannot be co-financed in their entirety, but small production contributions, such as for the adaptation of an existing audiowalk, is possible.
WHO IS THE OPEN CALL AIMED AT?
At producers and authors of audio pieces, radio features, podcasts or audio art, at sound researchers, trainers or inventors of rich, new sound formats. This year we’re particularly addressing those submitting from Switzerland and other European countries where our national languages are spoken (e.g. Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria). Entries in languages other than German, French, Italian and English can only be submitted with an English or German script. The correspondence language is English.
ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2020
In addition to this open call, in June 2020, SONOHR will announce the yearly competition for contemporary Swiss radio plays from freelance authors and private radio stations. The festival will take place from 26 to 28 February 2021 in the REX cinema in Bern.
QUESTIONS? Please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org