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05 Jul 2021

Call for Sound Poetry: Unsightly 2021

There is an interesting call for sound poetry going on now by soundpedro. Sound artists and composers, please read on:

Call for Sound Poetry: Unsightly

If stuff like non-ideational text, transmogrified by way of asemic recitation; sonic code transcendence; or setting ineffability to lyrics is your thing, then submit an original sound poem or a recitation via ArtzSuze (see link below).
(Sound Poetry is the absolute musicalization or sonification of the linguistic into non-verbal orality. Meaning is meaningful, experiential, auto-compositional but not lexical.)

In honor of Hugo Ball (died 14 Sep 1927), creator of “Karwane,” (Cabaret Voltaire, 1916), FLOOD seeks recitation of an original sound poem or of another’s work. We are looking for Sound Poems up to 60 seconds in length.

Submission Period: 14 Sep 2021 (Tu) – 14 Oct 2021 (Th)

Submission Guidelines:
You may submit up to 2 poems.
Complete the submission form (link below), and upload corresponding media files:
1) Recitation of the poem (required) in audio mp3 or wav file format.
2) Plus one photographic image of the poem transcription (required). It can be typed or hand written.
3) And one image of artist in costume (optional).
Image format jpg or png, at least 1920 pixels wide. (mobile phone photos OK)

Reference/examples and inspiration:
UnƧightly: Sound Poetry 2020
Sound Poetry on Wikipedia
Video intepretation of Hugo Ball’s Karawane. Excerpt from 100 Years Dada, Rechte bei Arte, Johannes Gees.
17 recordings of Karawane by Hugo Ball read by LibriVox volunteers.
Marie Osmond – yep, that one – recites Karawane.

We process all submissions via ArtsuZe.com. If you have not submitted to a soundpedro event before, you will need to create an ArtsuZe user account (link below) to complete the submission process.