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Cube Fest 2018 > Call for Proposals

Cube Fest 2018

August 10-12, 2018
Presented by the Moss Arts Center and
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA

Cube Fest 2018 is a festival featuring one of the largest multichannel audio systems on the planet, the Cube. We invite composers, musicians, and sound artists to submit works for large numbers of loudspeakers, for presentation at CUBE Fest 2018. Installations, fixed media works, and performances are all welcome. Selected works will be presented in either the Cube, or the Perform studio, which houses a 24.4 speaker Genelec system. We will prioritize works with the greatest potential for exploring the multichannel capabilities of the Cube’s speaker surround sound system and the Perform Studio’s system. In order to fully explore the musical potential of these systems, we encourage submissions across the broadest range of electronic musical styles and practices, including but not limited to:

Ambient, Glitch, Hip Hop, Rock, Sonification, Techno, Computer Music, Metal, 8-Bit, Pop, Horspiel, Musique Concrète, Electronische Musik, Trance, Plunderphonics, Stochastic Music, Industrial, House, NIME, Internet Music, Turntablism, Appalachian Electronica, Noise, Soundscape, Shoegaze, Trip Hop, Deep Dream Audio, Diffusion, Nu Jazz, Upmixing, Microsound, Cut-Ups, Dubstep, Circuit Bending, Spectral Music, Cybersonics, Digital Storytelling, Biomusic, No-input Mixing, Black MIDI, Brain Music.

There is no submission fee, and presenters will receive free admission to all festival events. We regret that we are unable to pay travel and other expenses for presenters. We can only program works by artists who are able to attend the festival, so that they can supervise the spatial staging of their work.

Detailed specifications for both the Cube, and Perform may be found here.
Deadline for all submissions is January 30, 2018
Notification of selections by February 28, 2018
Confirmation of participation, March 15, 2018

For more information please contact Eric Lyon at



Sam Blanchard, Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the School of Visual Arts
Meaghan Dee, Assistant Professor and Chair of Visual Communication Design Program
Dr. Brian Lattimer, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Phat Ngyuen, Graduate Student in the Creative Technologies Program

Collaborative Colleges:
Architecture & Urban Studies

Visual Arts
Creative Technologies
3D printing


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