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((audience)) accepts audio submissions from sound artists, musicians, composers, Foley artists, audio engineers and filmmakers. We draw on our archive of recorded submissions when considering works for inclusion in Cinema for the Ear. We also welcome inquiries and proposals from performing artists for Sound Off and other live programs.

Selection Criteria:

We consider form (technical proficiency, spatial experimentation, dynamic range), content (narrative coherence, integrity) and context. For “Cinema for the Ear,” we seek works that play with the traditional idea of cinematic surround sound and that emphasize temporal, narrative or spatial experimentation. Before submitting a work to ((audience)), please look at our event history to learn more about the types of works that we present.

Submission Period:

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Selection for the next Cinema for the Ear program will be made in 2015. (Stay tuned for news about our review period and updated deadlines.) Selections for Sound Off headline acts are made in January each year. Opening acts are selected 4-6 weeks before events.

Submission Guidelines:

A complete submission has four components:
a completed submission form
work samples
a CV

Work Sample Guidelines:

Work samples may be sent by email, mail, or online via URL.

Live Performance samples sent as links to Soundcloud, Youtube or Vimeo are preferred.

AUDIENCE only accepts submissions of complete, recorded surround-sound works for potential inclusion in Cinema for the Ear. Please do not send excerpts, proposals, scores, or works in progress. You may send your submission as a playable DVD or as raw audio files.

DVD submissions may be submitted as a disc in the mail, or as an .iso disc image of a playable DVD-V shared via Dropbox. Raw audio must be submitted as an archived folder in .zip or .tar.gz format. Your folder must include all necessary sound files, formatted as 24-bit, 48khz WAV files. Each track must be labeled with the artist’s last name and the appropriate channel (e.g., “Audience_L.wav,” “Audience_R.wav,” “Audience_C.wav,” “Audience_LS.wav,” and “Audience_RS.wav”).

Send email submissions to:

curators [at] au [dot] dience [dot] org.

Send hard-copy submissions to:

ATTN: Submissions
39 Avenue A #103
New York, NY 10009

Click HERE to complete our online submission form.