60x60

60x60 is a collection of 60 electroacoustic or acousmatic works from 60 different composers/artists, each work 60 seconds or less in duration. The 60x60 project was conceived and developed by the new music consortium, Vox Novus [ http://www.VoxNovus.com Vox Novus] and its founder, Robert Voisey. [ http://www.voxnovus.com/about/FounderStatement.htm Vox Novus Founder's Statement] [http://www.voxnovus.com/composer/Robert_Voisey.htm Robert Voisey - biography] [ http://www.fly.co.uk/fly/archives/uscanada_features/robert_voisey_time_and_motion.html Robert Voisey - Time and Motion Fly Global Music Culture] Since the project's inception in 2003, the 60x60 project puts out a yearly call for submissions [http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/Call.htm 60x60 - Call for Works] for recorded media 60 seconds or less in length (also known as signature works.) [ http://www.umfk.maine.edu/valleyvision/release/default.cfm?release=04239 UMFK professor has second composition released on CD to present around the world.] [ http://www.newmusicbox.org/page.nmbx?id=61tp00 Got a Minute? A Few Words on Music in 60 Seconds or Less - New Music Box ] [Chris Pasles [http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-composers22jul22,1,7146085.story?amp;ctrack=1&coll=la-entnews-arts&cset=true&ctrack=5&cset=true WRITERS' BLOCK] , "Los Angeles Times", July 22, 2007 ]

The performance of 60x60 consists of the 60 works played over loudspeakers in succession without pause for 1 hour. [http://www.morrisdailyherald.com/articles/2007/11/08/neighbors/821lewis.txt Lewis University to Host Concert of Original Electroacoustic Music] It is played in conjunction with a synchronized analog clock. Works less than 60 seconds are artistically placed within a minute timeframe; the rest of the minute is filled with silence until the next minute begins. [ http://www.lewisu.edu/news/Newsarticle.htm?PArticleID=2155 Music Bytes at Lewis University ]

60x60’s primary focus is to create an artistic representation of the electronic music being created in society today and to present that music to a large audience. Each 60x60 performance mix contains a wide variety of musical styles and aesthetics. More than 1000 composers have been included in the project. A few notable composers in the 60x60 project include:Ernst Bacon, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Eve Beglarian, Stephen Betts, George Brunner, Monique Buzzarté, Robert Carl, , Cindy Cox, Noah Creshevsky, Robert Dick, Emma Lou Diemer, Moritz Eggert, Karlheinz Essl, David Gamper, Robert Gluck, Daniel Goode, David Gunn, Richard Kostelanetz, Gintas K, Joan La Barbara, Mary Jane Leach, John Link, Guy Livingston, Annea Lockwood, Chris Mann, Mike McFerron, Christian McLeer, David Morneau, Frank J. Oteri, Robert W. Parker, Maggi Payne, Alex Shapiro, Judith Shatin, Juan Maria Solare, Laurie Spiegel, Allen Strange, Eldad Tsabary, Robert Voisey, Jane Wang, and Rodney Waschka II
* A complete list of composers who participated in the 60x60 project can be found on the [http://www.VoxNovus.com/60x60/Composers.htm 60x60 website]

The 60x60 project is more than just a single performance. It is a venue where a large community of composers and sound artists come together to present their music. Each year after the call for works a Radio Request Extravaganza is held. This is a radio show where any work submitted to the project may be requested for airplay. Afterwards, a selection panels finds 60 works for the 60x60 International mix for that year; when 60 composers of a particular region or style are found an alternate mix is created to represent them. When this happens the project presents the alternate mix as welll as the International mix in its concert season. After the project has presented the audio mixes,usually presented with an analog clock, 60x60 collaborates with an artist in a different media. A second performance season is held promoting the multimedia collaboration. In conjunction to the performances of the project a CD is made each year to represent the submissions sent to the project.

Multimedia Collaboration

Embracing its vision to reach a diverse audience 60x60 has collaborated with artists outside the acoustic medium to create multimedia performances. 60x60 has collaborated with experimental film makers, photographers, improvisational videographers, sculptors, choreographers and dancers. Some of the artists the project has worked with include Zlatko Ćosić [ [http://www.stlmag.com/media/St-Louis-Magazine/August-2007/The-Projectionist/ "The Projectionist" " ] Stefene Russell "St Louis Magazine", August 2007 ] [ [http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/lifestyle/stories.nsf/cooking/story/6E476CF366501815862573E5006F8738?OpenDocument "Bosnian native cooks food that reminds him of home"] , Pat Eby, STLtoday.com / St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 6th, 2008 ] [ [http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2008-04-02/calendar/polyphony-spree/ "Polyphony Spree"] By Paul Friswold Published on April 02, 2008 "River Front Times"] , Jeramy Zimmerman, Gisela Gamper, Shimpei Takeda, [http://www.shimpeitakeda.com/2004.htm Shimpei Takeda - archive page] and Nick Zedd.

Radio Request Extravaganza

In the beginning of each 60x60 concert season, the project holds a Radio Request Extravaganza. This is an all request radio show where composers and their fans call in to the hosting radio station request works that have been submitted to the 60x60 project that year. Different new music radio programs and radio stations host the Extravaganza. In the past the 60x60 Radio Request Extravaganza has been hosted on the Afternoon New Music on WKCR New York, New York; Martian Gardens Radio Show on WMUA Amherst, Massachusetts; [ [http://www.masslive.com/weblogs/martian/index.ssf?/mtlogs/mass_martian/archives/2005_06.html Martian Gardens Playlist] ] Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar on WGDR Plainfield, Vermont; [ http://www.kalvos.org/paststuf.html Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar Archive ] Foldover, on WOBC-FM Oberlin, Ohio; and Sculpted Word on WBAR in New York, New York. [http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/Events.htm 60x60 Events and Performances ]

Alternate Mixes

The project uses grassroots ideology to grow and promote its mission to expose electroacoustic music. [ [http://media.www.thepinelog.com/media/storage/paper954/news/2008/02/04/Entertainment/Sfa-Students.Composition.To.Be.Featured.In.60x60.Concert.Tuesday-3186230.shtml "SFA student's composition to be featured in 60X60 concert Tuesday"] Julianna Backer, The Pine Log, February 4th, 2008 ] When the project receives more than 60 compositions of a particular theme or from a particular region, the project creates a themed mix to be represent that subsection of its submissions. [http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/Mission.htm 60x60 Mission] The project has created many different mixes besides its main "International Mix" which is a representative selection of the entire submissions made to the project for that year. Alternate Mixes created by the 60x60 project include: the Pacific Rim Mix, [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2004_Pacific_Rim_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2004 / Pacific Rim) Mix Concert Program ] [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2005_Pacific_Rim_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2005 / Pacific Rim) Mix Concert Program ] [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2006_Pacific_Rim_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2006 / Pacific Rim) Mix Concert Program ] Midwest Minutes Mix, [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2005_Midwest_Minutes_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2005 / Midwest Minutes) Mix Concert Program ] [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2006_Midwest_Minutes_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2006 / Midwest Minutes) Mix Concert Program ] [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2007_Midwest_Minutes_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2007 / Midwest Minutes) Mix Concert Program ] New York Minutes Mix, [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2006_New_York_Minutes_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2006 / New York Minutes) Mix Concert Program ] UK Mix, [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2006_UK_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2006 / United Kingdom) Mix Concert Program ] and the Munich Mix. [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2006_Munich_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2006 / Munich) Mix Concert Program ]

History

2008

*Collaboration with choreographer Jeramy Zimmerman
*Canada Mix created
*60x60 (2007/2008) Pacific Rim Mix debuted in New Zealand [http://obscure.co.nz/events/60x60 New York Music Project 60X60 Comes to Wellington] [ http://www.tokafi.com/news/60x60-wellington-welcomes-new-musics-fastest-ticking-clock/ 60x60: Wellington welcomes New Music's fastest-ticking clock ]

2007

*Collaboration with video jockey and filmmaker Zlatko Ćosić Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois [http://www2.iwu.edu/CurrentNews/newsrelease07/evt_Electroacoustic_1107.shtml Electroacoustic Music Concert 60 x 60 2007 at IWU]
*Collaboration with video jockey and filmmaker Zlatko Ćosić premiered at the 9th Electronic Music Midwest in Kansas City, Kansas
*Munich Mix created - Theme Mix on Oppression and Totalitarianism premiered at the A*Devantgarde festival [ http://www.adevantgarde.de/index.php?reqNav=biography&objectId=52 A*Devantgarde 9th festival page] [http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/48647 "A Year of Many Successes (and One Major Life Change) for Composer Robert Parker" by Karen Kähler
*
American Chronicle January 15, 2008
] in Munich, Germany
*60x60 (2006 / Midwest Mix) performed at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois [http://www2.iwu.edu/CurrentNews/newsrelease07/mus_60Pieces_407.shtml School of Music to Present 60 Pieces by 60 Composers ]

* 60x60 Radio Request Extravaganza, Afternoon New Music, WKCR New York, New York

2006

* UK Mix created - including works from the United Kingdom premiered at the Amadeus Centre in London, England
* New York Minute Mix created - Including works from New York premiered at Collective: Unconscious in New York, New York
* 60x60 Radio Request Extravaganza, Afternoon New Music, WKCR New York, New York
* 60x60 Radio Request Extravaganza, on Foldover, WOBC-FM Oberlin, Ohio
* Collaboration with photographer and improvisational videographer Gisela Gamper premiered at S.U.N.Y. Albany in Albany, New York

2005

* Midwest Minutes Mix created - including works from the American heartland at 7th EMM (Electronic Music Midwest) festival [ http://www.emmfestival.org/data/archives_data/fall2005/fall2005.html 7th EMM (Electronic Music Midwest) festival ] and Music Bytes at Lewis University [http://www.lewisu.edu/news/Newsarticle.htm?PArticleID=1220 Music BYTES Concert to Feature "60X60: Midwest Composers " Project Published: September 21, 2005]
* 60x60 Radio Request Extravaganza, on Martian Gardens Radio Show, WMUA Amherst, Massachusetts
* 60x60 Radio Request Extravaganza, on Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar, WGDR Plainfield, Vermont
* Multimedia Collaboration with experimental photographer and videographer Shimpei Takeda premiered at in New York, New York

2004

*Pacific Rim Mix created - including the works from artists living in the Pacific Rim premiered in Los Angeles, California
*Radio Request Extravaganza, on Sculpted Word Radio Show, WBAR New York, New York
*Collaboration with underground film maker Nick Zedd premiered at One Arm Red, in Brooklyn, New York [http://www.umfk.maine.edu/valleyvision/release/default.cfm?release=04094 University of Maine at Fort Kent News Release]

2003

*Project inception & world premier of the project in New York City - November 3rd, 2003 [ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2003_Concert_Program.htm 60x60 (2003) Concert Program ]

Listing of performances

[http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/Events.htm 60x60 Events and Performances]

Discography

* [http://cdbaby.com/cd/60x60music2 60x60 (2006-2007)] Vox Novus VN-002 [http://www.sequenza21.com/2008/07/plugs.html Sequenza21 ]
* [http://cdbaby.com/cd/60x60 60x60 (2004-2005)] Vox Novus VN-001
* [http://www.capstonerecords.org/CPS-8744.html 60x60 (2003)] Capstone Records CPS-8744

Articles and reviews

* [http://www.tokafi.com/news/60x60-wellington-welcomes-new-musics-fastest-ticking-clock/ :"60x60: Wellington welcomes New Music's fastest-ticking clock"] Tobias Fischer, Tokafi published 2008-09-01
* [http://www.revuecircuit.ca/articles/18_1/6.1-nouveautes-en-bref/ "Nouveautés en bref"] - Réjean Beaucage, Circuit Volume 18 Numéro 1 (2008)
* [http://cvnc.org/reviews/2007/102007/ArtsNow.html "Gone in 60 Minutes: Electronic Compositions Showcased at NC State University"] - Alexandra Jones, "Classical Voice in North Carolina", October 1st, 2007.
* [http://www.flyglobalmusic.com/fly/archives/uscanada_features/robert_voisey_time_and_motion.html "Time and Motion"] - Anne Cammon , "Fly Global Music Culture", May 26, 2007
* [http://www.oberlin.edu/stupub/ocreview/2007/04/27/arts/In_Concert_60_Times_the_Fu.html "In Concert, 60 Times the Fun"] - Sophia Yan, "Oberlin Review", April 27, 2007.
* [http://media.www.ntdaily.com/media/storage/paper877/news/2007/02/28/Arts/60x60.Project.Presents.60.Composers.In.60.Minutes-2747971.shtml "60x60 Project presents 60 composers in 60 minutes"] - Rachel Slade, "North Texas Daily" February 28, 2007
*"Sound Sampler" - Greg Haymes, "Times Union", February 9, 2006.
* [http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2005/12/sixty1.htm "Ingenuity and madness?"] - Malcolm Miller, "Music & Vision Daily" December 24, 2005
* [http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2005/03/17 "From Irish Eyes to Short Attention Spans"] -Frank J. Oteri & John Schaefer, Soundcheck (WNYC), New York, March 17, 2005
* [http://www.newmusicbox.org/page.nmbx?id=61tp00 "Got a Minute? A Few Words on Music in 60 Seconds or Less"] -Robert Voisey with additional reporting by Frank J. Oteri, "NewMusicBox" May 1, 2004

References

External links

* [http://www.VoxNovus.com/60x60.htm 60x60 Project] Homepage of 60x60
* [http://www.VoxNovus.com/composer/Robert_Voisey.htm Robert Voisey] Website of Robert Voisey
* [http://www.eyeproduction.com/ Zlatko Ćosić] Website of Zlatko Ćosić
* [http://www.catscratchtheatre.org/ CatScratch Theatre] Website of Jeramy Zimmerman
* [http://www.shimpeitakeda.com/ Shimpei Takeda] Website of Shimpei Takeda
* [http://www.VoxNovus.com Vox Novus] Website of Vox Novus


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