The Transport Project
Following the successful Door Project and
the follow-up Money Project I am
proposing that for 2003 the community again take the challenge, using a
sample recorded during ICMC 2002 in Goteborg.
The sounds come from the city trams, and other traffic noise.
The challenge is, based on this WAV sample and
the task is to create a musical work.
The rules are a little more complex this year, in an attempt to save
all the last minute hassles.
- Absolute maximum of 4 mins duration, preferable shorter, as
it will allow more pieces to be played;
- The sample or part of the sample must be the only source
- Submission must be by CD, DAT or a data file in either WAV or
AIFF format. An ftp site will be available on request
- Submissions must include
Each of these should be less that 100 words.
- Short program notes
- Technical information on hardware/software/methodology used
- Short composer bio
- Composers must state whether they are willing to have their
work on Project CD, or not. This will have no influence on the
decsions, but will make my life easier if we make a CD again. The
default is that it can be published on a CD.
- Composers are encouraged to provide e-mail addresses so works
can be acknowledged, and any queries dealt with rapidly.
- The closing date is 1 August 2003, but earlier submissions
would be much appreciated. Late submssions may be accepted entirely
at my discression
- Composers will be notified by 1 September 2002 of the
results, hopefully so any necessary travel can be arranged
NEWS: I am running about 10 days late
- It is not a requirement that composers be present at
ICMC2003, but I hope to arrange a concert there either on or off
ICMC, and participation is encouraged.
- Judging is by a small listening panel, and any useful feedback
from the panel will be available to composers
- The web
page will be updated to show progress
- Schools, Colleges and Conservatories are encouraged to use the
project in their teaching, and to submit student pieces.
Please address any questions to jpff at cs.bath.ac.uk
This project was encouraged by a number of people. At present I will
only name John Rimmer who was also interested in the sound of the trams.
I woudl also like to thank Codemist Ltd for their continuing support
of these projects
Media Technology Research Centre
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Last modified: Sun Sep 7 11:15:28 BST 2003