Call for Artists – Vernal Equinox 2023

Spring will soon be upon us

and the KHA Situation is formulating

our loud response.

We’ll again be hosting a Seasonal Sound Intensive on Gabriola Island in coincidence with the Vernal Equinox, which falls on Monday March 21.

The Sound Intensive is a manifestation of full spectrum audio energy – intimate, intense, and intentional.

Who we’re looking for:

Artists in southwestern BC (lower mainland, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands) who work in the free manipulation of audio with a strong appreciation for aleatoric and musique concrete elements.

It is a strong point in your favour if you have the willingness and ability to give a talk about your methods and aesthetic to interested community members.

We are particularly interested in process-centric work and artists whose methods incorporate field recordings, site-specific considerations, or unconventional sources of sound.

We like:

Live coding, experimental patch work, bespoke ring modulators, obscure mathematics, occult reverb, harsh noise, deep ambient, industrial humm, avante buzz, whimsical clatter, powerdrone, anthropocene wiggle, polyphonic shimmy, ritual throb, peculiar sensibilities, and serendipitous warble.

What we offer:

The KHA Situation will provide a $500 CAD honorarium for the selected performer.

We also provide rustic accommodations that sit somewhere on the spectrum between Adequate and Comfortable.

Fair warning:

There are ducks.

And a large dog named Conrad Blockhead, and a smaller dog called Gordo Noggin.

Submissions should consist of:

  • a reasonably brief introduction to yourself and your work, along with a statement of interest in this particular project.
  • Links to 3 works which include elements of live improvisation and/or the manipulation of field recordings or found sounds

And should be sent to no later than 10:00 am Monday February 06.

Selection will be announced on or before Feb. 28.