Network Music Festival // 15-18th July 2020 // OPEN CALL

Hi all,
I’m re-posting this here from the old Sonic Pi Google group (which is considered obsolete) on behalf of Shelly Knotts, in case this interests anyone:

Dear friends of Network Music,

We’re happy to announce that after a 6 years break, the Network Music Festival is back for an entirely online 4th edition. Responding to the mass move to online music making during the 2020 global pandemic and with increasing concern among artistic communities about the climate emergency, the festival is returning for a global fourth edition, which will take place entirely online 15-18th July 2020. Full festival info at:

We are launching an OPEN CALL for performances and workshops from locations anywhere in the world. Submissions can address any aspect of networked music making, but we’re particularly interested in submissions that address this year’s theme of communities near and far: As many people find themselves socially distant, the importance of community is transformed. People rely on sound to bridge physical gaps, from singing or applauding out their windows, to connecting with others online. Our connections, then, are either intensely local, or virtually borderless. We stay in touch with friends and neighbours, but also find that collaborating across the world is not harder than collaborating across town. In this year’s festival, we want to celebrate and strengthen the musical communities people have built with networking tools, as well as exploring the aesthetics, performance practice and technologies around topics such as web-streaming, multi-location performance, collaborative music making environments, accessible and sustainable performance practice and more.​​​​​​

As well as a general call for performances and workshops that fit under the festival themes, we also have four special performance calls: MIMIC New Works, New to Networking, VR Algorave and Student Works. We have an ‘Other’ category for submissions in other formats that fit with the theme and online format of the festival.​​​​​​​

We are keen to encourage submissions from performers who are new to networked music making, and entry level workshops for beginners.

More info and submission forms are online at:

The deadline for the open call is 7th May 2020 (this will NOT be extended)!

If you have any questions get in touch at: