CLUB RADIOKOJE 2020/21
Deadline: January 6th 2020 with your
- Artistic CV (short)
- Project Proposal
- Estimated technical needs and expenses (Excel)
Please send as PDF (3 pages max.) via e-mail headlined „CALL FOR COMPOSITIONS“ to firstname.lastname@example.org
The societies czirp czirp – sonic and experimental arts and the International Society for Contemporary Music encourage professionals to develop new pieces for public pools or suggest the reinterpretation of established compositions for CLUB RADIOKOJE 2020/21.
CLUB RADIOKOJE was established in 2018 in continuation of the history of the public pool Kongressbad Vienna as cultural meeting point and location for dancing events ever since it was built during the Red Vienna period. Its own radio station “Radiokoje” was an essential facility to access music and played the newest Jazz records. During the NS-regime, its function was to subvert the ban on hedonistic indulgence and expressed a form of resistance. Within this framework, we update and expand the notion of cultural events by the swimmingpool and open a variety of musical water-based modulations to a broad public.
WELCOME FOR SUBMISSION: Site-specific concepts; ideas reflecting the history and cultural aspects of the bath and bathing; experimental approaches aiming to liquify the experience of sound; music compositions from genres of (under)water musics; speculative and wet dreams dealing with the underwater world as ecological habitat; narratives of immersion and flow.
This call asks for project proposals for the next edition of CLUB RADIOKOJE on June 20th 2020 and the following year in 2021. Budgets and realization will be subject to further stages in the selection and planning process.
Artist’s fees for performing artists will be granted additionally according to the budget. Fair play, fair pay.
Decisions will be made until the end of January 2020.
Our aim is to represent the diversity of internationally performing artists and maintain a balanced ratio of 50/50 % in gender(s).
DETAILS: CLUB RADIOKOJE continues the history of regular public and cultural events at Kongressbad that have taken place between 1928-1987 until more exotic holiday destinations became affordable and replaced regional recreation and meeting facilities. In the context of music history, CLUB RADIOKOJE references the genre of Water Musics and sonic experiments by twentieth century’s avantgarde. We continue the challenging of music’s form through liquifying and warping processes and its transformation into other aggregates. Our aim is to develop emancipatory impulses for artists and audiences by relocating pieces usually performed in concert halls and engaging the public with unexpected artistic interventions.