I like lists. I make lists all the time. There are about 40 pieces of paper next to my keyboard right now with notes scribbled on them. Things to do on FFF, things to write here on the blog, things to get from the shops, records I want to buy, people I need to call.
I am sure I’m not alone in this.
Which leads me to my point. A few months ago I was asked by the lovely folks at Sonic Arts Network to curate an edition of their CD publication. The CD comes with an accompanying book/magazine type thing which also relates to the topic chosen for the CD. For the edition that I will curate, I chose the subject of lists.
And we need YOU!
Are you a bit arty? wordy? musicy? Fancy contributing something? If so, read on, this is the official call-for-submissions blurb:
Sonic Arts Network would like to invite sound/image/text submissions for material to be considered for inclusion in a Sonic Arts Network limited edition CD publication concerning ‘Lists’. The edition will be published in November/December 2005 in a limited run of 1000 editions and will be curated by Craig Robinson, illustrator and creator of www.flipflopflyin.com.
Lists are never far away from us. As humans, we are obsessed with order. We have an obsessional drive to categorise, sort and list everything.
In Art, Literature, Science and Philosophy, lists can be found. Musical examples of listing range from Berio to Billy Joel.
We ask for audio (music/found sound/sound art/spoken word), literature, pictures and suggested reference points.
The idea may be interpreted in the widest possible sense and can be approached from multiple perspectives – acoustical, visual, philosophical and personal.
We encourage a diversity of styles and materials for selection.
The CD and its accompanying print materials will be the sixth in a series of numbered, limited edition audio CDs, produced and distributed three times a year, with guest curators and specially commissioned packaging. The CDs are free to members of the Sonic Arts Network (for more information on membership visit www.sonicartsnetwork.org), reaching practitioners and listeners in all corners of the globe, with a limited number of issues released in selected outlets. Previous artists whose work has featured in the CD series have included: Christian Marclay, Yasunao Tone, Francisco López, Antonin Artaud, Jaap Blonk, Lucia Pamela and a host of others.
No payment can be offered for submissions nor materials returned.
Submissions should be sent to: Lists, c/o Sonic Arts Network, The Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN.
Deadline for submissions is 19 September 2005
Further information/clarification concerning the submission of materials is available from email@example.com
So there you go. Still interested? It’d be good to hear/see/read what you do.
Oh, one more thing: please don’t send stuff if it’s the sort of thing you’d see on the McSweeney’s lists page. Not that I don’t like it, just, what’s the point in doing something they’re doing already?