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La Muse en Circuit is a national centre for musical creation founded by Luc Ferrari in 1982, and based at Alfortville near Paris in France.
In 2019, to mark the ninetieth anniversary of Luc Ferrari's birth, La Muse en Circuit, the Ars Nova ensemble (which has performed many of Ferrari's works), and the Festival Aujourd'hui Musiques du theatre de l'Archipel in Perpignan are calling for submissions from musicians for a Hörspiel spectacle performed through the medium of headphones.
They are calling for projects that propose a performance involving instruments, electronics and voice, designed to be broadcast through headphones. To bring their project to fruition, the selected artists will have at their disposal two hundred pairs of wireless headphones so that both the performers and the audience can be mobile. This technology could also be used to stage performances in unconventional locations.
The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019 and the competition rules can be found here.
Further information about La Muse en Circuit - Centre National de Création Musicale (mostly in French) is available at alamuse.com
French composer Luc Ferrari was born in Paris on 5 February 1929. He studied at the Conservatoire de Versailles and then at the École Normale de Musique de Paris with Alfred Cortot and Arthur Honegger. He died at Arezzo in Italy on 22 August 2005.
His princpal works are Étude aux accidents, Presque rien ou Le Lever du jour au bord de la mer, Hétérozygote, Et tournent les sons dans la garrigue, Tautologos, Collection de petites pièces, L’escalier des aveugles, Far West News, Symphonie déchirée and Les grandes répétitions.