LCMV #1 “Berlin” | Call for Entries: Music
Note/Update: Submissions for the musician’s part at LCMV #1 BERLIN are now closed. The good news: Submissions for LCMV #2 (themed “TURKEY”) will open shortly! To be notified about LCMV’s next call for entries, please sign up to the ACMV newsletter.
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Archived version:Local Colors May Vary (LCMV) is now accepting music suggestions/submissions for its first edition themed “BERLIN”. Deadline for entries to LCMV #1 BERLIN is Friday, October 18th 2013, midnight CET.
Submissions are free and open to all musicians.
Selected submissions will also be considered for a feature on our main website Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV} — an international online magazine for photography and music.

About the event
LCMV #1 BERLIN is a one-time public projection featuring outstanding photographic work about Berlin.  The slideshow will be accompanied by live music — that’s your part! — and take place at Das Gift in Berlin/Neukölln on Saturday evening, November 2nd 2013 in conjunction with the annual Berlin/Neukölln art festival “NACHTUNDNEBEL”.
For this occasion we are currently looking for a talented musician who would like to accompany this curated slideshow – ideally with (semi-)improvised music, setting a “cinematic” atmosphere & framework for the projected images. The task for the selected musician that night will be to ideally support the pictures, be a work of art on its own while letting enough room for the pictures to breathe. We are well aware that this is not an easy task, especially since the music should be (semi-)improvised and played live.
As artists/freelancers ourselves, we, the organisers, are not exactly rich — but there WILL be a budget for the participating musician.  We are also encouraging participating photographers to support the musician in form of a voluntary donation via our PayPal account. All additional proceeds therefrom will go to you as the selected musician for that night.

 
A few words for the musician/s
Since there are certain limitations in terms of A) physical space (the projection room at the venue holds maybe up to 50 people, and there just isn’t enough space for an entire band/setup) and B) sound volume (respect thy neighbours), we think that solo musicians or possibly a duo would be a perfect fit.
For the first edition of LCMV the musician/s ideally should have a personal connection to Berlin. Whether you’re born here, recently moved here or are just visiting is secondary —  it’s more important to be familiar with the city, its history and unique atmosphere, and to have your own take on how to musically express your relationship with this city.
We believe that instrumental music works quite well alongside images — in contrast to steady beats & harsh music which tends to interfere too much with the images. But we’re open for surprises and experiments! In general we’re fond of experimental music and love peculiar instruments and set-ups. Overall, like mentioned before, we would be really happy if your music managed to set a “cinematic” atmosphere & framework for the images.
Here are a few cues as to what kind of music we could imagine to be played alongside LCMV #1 BERLIN:
Singer/Songwriter with acoustic instruments (plus effects and laptop)
electronic music with controllers (Post-Dubstep, Beats, Dub, Ambient, no Noise)
Post-Rock, Neo-Kraut-Rock, Psychedelic
Don’t panic: The following bands are to be understood for orientation only, simply in order to give you a better understanding of the approximate style of music we are looking for. Of course you don’t have to be that well-known or have sold zillions of records. ; )Saroos / Noyce  / Mogwai / Hauschka / Nosaj Thing


Please also feel free to check Oliver’s Tumblr “Kopfleuchten" for psychedelia from all over the world,  and/or his SoundCloud favorites in electronic music.

 
Submission guidelines
To send us your music suggestions simply drop us a line at lcmv (at) actualcolorsmayvary.com with the subject line “LCMV #1 BERLIN” — telling us a few words about yourself and your style of music, and adding relevant links to your work (website/SoundCloud/YouTube/etc). Also, in case you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch anytime. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Naturally, feel free to spread the word to fellow musicians/colleagues/friends. Thanks! Best,  Julia + Oliver (LCMV Founders)

LCMV #1 “Berlin” | Call for Entries: Music

Note/Update:
Submissions for the musician’s part at LCMV #1 BERLIN are now closed.


The good news: Submissions for LCMV #2 (themed “TURKEY”) will open shortly!
To be notified about LCMV’s next call for entries, please sign up to the ACMV newsletter.

Archived version:

Local Colors May Vary (LCMV) is now accepting music suggestions/submissions for its first edition themed “BERLIN”. Deadline for entries to LCMV #1 BERLIN is Friday, October 18th 2013, midnight CET.

Submissions are free and open to all musicians.

Selected submissions will also be considered for a feature on our main website Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV} — an international online magazine for photography and music.


About the event

LCMV #1 BERLIN is a one-time public projection featuring outstanding photographic work about Berlin.
The slideshow will be accompanied by live music — that’s your part! — and take place at Das Gift in Berlin/Neukölln on Saturday evening, November 2nd 2013 in conjunction with the annual Berlin/Neukölln art festival “NACHTUNDNEBEL”.

For this occasion we are currently looking for a talented musician who would like to accompany this curated slideshow – ideally with (semi-)improvised music, setting a “cinematic” atmosphere & framework for the projected images. The task for the selected musician that night will be to ideally support the pictures, be a work of art on its own while letting enough room for the pictures to breathe. We are well aware that this is not an easy task, especially since the music should be (semi-)improvised and played live.

As artists/freelancers ourselves, we, the organisers, are not exactly rich — but there WILL be a budget for the participating musician.
We are also encouraging participating photographers to support the musician in form of a voluntary donation via our PayPal account. All additional proceeds therefrom will go to you as the selected musician for that night.

 

A few words for the musician/s

Since there are certain limitations in terms of A) physical space (the projection room at the venue holds maybe up to 50 people, and there just isn’t enough space for an entire band/setup) and B) sound volume (respect thy neighbours), we think that solo musicians or possibly a duo would be a perfect fit.

For the first edition of LCMV the musician/s ideally should have a personal connection to Berlin. Whether you’re born here, recently moved here or are just visiting is secondary — it’s more important to be familiar with the city, its history and unique atmosphere, and to have your own take on how to musically express your relationship with this city.

We believe that instrumental music works quite well alongside images — in contrast to steady beats & harsh music which tends to interfere too much with the images. But we’re open for surprises and experiments! In general we’re fond of experimental music and love peculiar instruments and set-ups. Overall, like mentioned before, we would be really happy if your music managed to set a “cinematic” atmosphere & framework for the images.

Here are a few cues as to what kind of music we could imagine to be played alongside LCMV #1 BERLIN:

  • Singer/Songwriter with acoustic instruments (plus effects and laptop)
  • electronic music with controllers (Post-Dubstep, Beats, Dub, Ambient, no Noise)
  • Post-Rock, Neo-Kraut-Rock, Psychedelic

Don’t panic: The following bands are to be understood for orientation only, simply in order to give you a better understanding of the approximate style of music we are looking for. Of course you don’t have to be that well-known or have sold zillions of records. ; )
Saroos / Noyce  / Mogwai / Hauschka / Nosaj Thing

Please also feel free to check Oliver’s Tumblr “Kopfleuchten" for psychedelia from all over the world,
and/or his SoundCloud favorites in electronic music.

 

Submission guidelines

To send us your music suggestions simply drop us a line at lcmv (at) actualcolorsmayvary.com with the subject line “LCMV #1 BERLIN” — telling us a few words about yourself and your style of music, and adding relevant links to your work (website/SoundCloud/YouTube/etc).
Also, in case you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch anytime.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Naturally, feel free to spread the word to fellow musicians/colleagues/friends. Thanks!

Best,
Julia + Oliver (LCMV Founders)