Look Hear

Look Hear

Kazoo! Fest 2014 & Ed Video present:

LOOK HEAR commission featuring Foster

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9pm • $10

Foster bandSt. Andrew's Presbyterian Church • 161 Norfolk St, Guelph



Foster is a project spearheaded by Thomas Hammerton (Cuff the Duke, Minotaurs, Odd Years), Daniel Ross (Tin Tongues) and Dustin Seabrook (Minotaurs, Odd Years, Tin Tongues). The aim of their project is to use live and prerecorded audio and visuals in a performance that will attempt to represent decay in small town Ontario, both in people and in infrastructure. Foster will be accompanied by musicians, AJ Johnson (Cuff the Duke, Minotaurs, Odd Years) Nathan Lawr (Minotaurs), Matt Monoogian (Lowlands, Odd Years) and Steve Ward (Minotaurs, Pick A Piper, Friendly Rich and The Lollipop People).

The project was commissioned as part of the Look Hear micro-grant put forward by Kazoo! and Ed Video Media Arts Centre. The purpose of the micro-grant is to encourage local Guelph based artists to explore the creative possibilities of merging sound and vision to create an innovative and unique new performance.

Video screenings before Foster:

Kazoo! & Festival of Moving Media Present Two Short Films:
This Is Now Here by Colin Medley (8:30 pm)
The Impermanence Of The Ordinary by Patrick Cummins (8:10 pm)

LOOK HEAR - Call for Submissions
Deadline: October 18th, 2013 at 5pm

Kazoo! and Ed Video Media Arts Centre are seeking submissions from individual artists or collectives to create a new multimedia performance that combines live music and visuals.  Proposals should explore the creative possibilities of merging sound and vision to create an innovative and unique new performance to debut for a live audience at Kazoo! Fest 2014.

It should be possible to present the performance in a variety of venues such as nightclubs, warehouses, galleries as the performance location is yet to be determined.  Ed Video Media Arts Centre will supply technical resources wherever possible, which could include video production equipment, video projectors, and technical assistance.

Project Criteria and Eligibility:
● The project must be created by artists based in Guelph, with at least 60% of any collective residing in Guelph.
● Projects must be 30 minutes long and must be able to be performed live in front of an audience.
● Must incorporate music and visual elements into a single performance piece.
● For the purposes of this project, the term ‘multimedia’ will reflect the integration of a variety of mediums. Visuals may include video, light projections, live drawing/painting and more. The music component of this project is not limited to any genre or instrumentation. Ideally musical components should be performed live where possible.

Artist Fees:
Artist fees will consist of $1,000 total with $500 paid at the start of the project (November 2013) and $500 paid upon completion (April 2014).

Application Deadline: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 5pm

Results Announced:
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Project Creation:
November 2013 to April 2014

Early April 2014 at Kazoo! Fest

Applications should include:
● A written description of your idea. Tell us how live music and visuals will be integrated. Describe the thematic elements of the project and the technical setup.

● Information about the artist(s) involved. This may include descriptions of past musical or artistic projects, artist CVs, bios, etc. Please provide web links where possible.

● Support material, either audio or visual to illustrate past artistic endeavours, by providing web links and/or email attachments.

Email applications to kazoo.submissions@gmail.com by Friday October 18th at 5pm. Digital applications only, please do not send physical applications.

Selection Process:
All applications will be reviewed by a panel who will select only one project.

Questions about the application process can be emailed to kazoo.submissions@gmail.com