New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit – Call for works

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Call for Works

The Emerging Media Technology program in the Entertainment Technology department at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology invites submissions for the third annual New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit, a concert series featuring music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.

NYC EIS is made possible by faculty, staff, and students in the Emerging Media and Entertainment Technology programs at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology.


NYC EIS 2018 will take place on Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on both nights, at New York City College of Technology’s Voorhees Theater.

We will provide the following:

  • Stereo sound. Our sound system includes a pair of Meyer Sound CQ-1 speakers with UPA-1P down-fills and 650-P subwoofers.
  • Lighting.
  • Stagehands and technical crews for sound and lighting.
  • Documentation. We endeavor to capture audio and video of each performance, but cannot make any guarantees about the availability or quality of documentation.

How to Submit

Email with links to the following (no attachments please):

  • An abstract summarizing your submitted or proposed work. We program improvisatory works, as opposed to precisely notated or largely predetermined music. Your work must incorporate real-time interaction with a computer system, and this interaction must contribute substantially to the structure and dynamics of the music.
  • Media demonstrating your work, in performance if possible.
    If you are proposing a new work, media demonstrating similar recent work that you have done, in performance if possible.
  • Detailed information about your technical needs, including installation diagrams and equipment list. Indicate any personnel or equipment that you plan to provide.

Deadline for submission is October 25, 2017, end-of-day Eastern Standard Time.

Please note the following:

  • You must be able to perform a version of your work that is less than 15 minutes in length.
  • Submission of a work does not guarantee acceptance.
  • We cannot provide remittance for travel or accommodation. All costs for lodging and travel to and from NYC EIS 2018 must be assumed by participants.
  • There is no registration fee.
  • We cannot provide instruments, performers, personnel, or equipment beyond what is listed under the Venue section above.
  • Presence at the summit is required of all authors of accepted works.


  • Lauren Hayes, Ph.D, Arizona State University — external evaluator
  • Kevin Patton, Ph.D, George Washington University — NYC EIS co-founder
  • Adam Wilson, Ph.D, New York City College of Technology — NYC EIS co-founder, director

Please address all inquiries to