Through this bi-monthly event we hope to form a community of sound makers – putting people in touch so that they can get advice, support and feedback on their work and possibly find new audiences and new people to work with.

This is an opportunity to test your audio creations out on a small audience of like-minded individuals who share a love of radio and the sonic arts. As well as recorded media we also wish to give a platform to live spoken word performances. This group is open to anybody working with sound at all stages of their career including students, professionals and amateurs. Even if you’ve never worked with sound before – now could be the time to try something out! If you’re just curious or wish simply to come along and listen you will be more than welcome.

Each listening event will be made up of a programme of sound and radio works submitted to us in advance. A short printed programme including a brief synopsis of each work and a short biog of the producer will be handed out on the night. Things will be kept very informal, there will be no talks or big speeches – just a chance to listen together and have a drink and a chat afterwards.

Our aim is to provide a concentrated communal listening experience in almost complete darkness.

No submission longer than 10 minutes will be played on the night but excerpts of up to ten minutes from longer works are fine. Each monthly programme will also include one curated piece from an established artist or producer.

To submit works for the monthly programme please send the following information either as a word document or in the main body of the message to our email address:

lightsoutlisteninggroup@gmail.com

Please include:

  • Title
  • A brief synopsis of the work (no more than three lines)
  • Duration (please also indicate whether this is an excerpt or a complete piece)
  • A brief biography (no more than three lines)
  • Your e-mail address, twitter username and any weblinks

You can then upload your file to Dropbox (accounts are free) and share it with: lightsoutlisteninggroup@gmail.com (Please remember that we will not include any pieces longer than 10 minutes in the programme).

Submissions will be accepted up until five days before the event – check the main page of the blog for the next dates. The events take place upstairs at The Old Hairdressers opposite Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow. For more details on the location see:

http://www.list.co.uk/place/26247-old-hairdressers/

This event is completely free and so there are no fees for contributors.

Submitted works from each event will be compiled into an audio podcast. Please indicate at the time of submitting if you have any objections to your work being used in this way.

For any other enquiries please contact Monica or Mark at:

lightsoutlisteninggroup@gmail.com

To keep up to date with our activities just email us and we’ll add you to our mailing list or become friends with ‘Lights Out’ on Facebook.

Other details will be posted on this blog.

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