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PAVED Arts and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra have formed a unique opportunity for media artists to collaborate with the Core musicians of the Orchestra. This experimental and exploratory project aims to address the collaborative possibilities between media art and live musical performance. Surround Sound will take place on March 22, 2013 at PAVED Arts and will present the work of contemporary composers and media artists.

For this particular call for submissions we are looking for an artist to respond to John Cage’s piece Five (1988, 5min), performed by a woodwind quintet (watch here). Inspired by Cage’s letter of his time spent at Emma Lake, SK, published in Canadian Art in January, 1966, the piece will address Cage’s relationship to the Canadian landscape while exploring the notion of time vs timelessness. Artists working in video, film, photography and performance are invited to apply. Screening fees as per IMAA schedule will be paid.

Read John Cage’s letter here

Please submit:

Current CV
Project outline
DVD, quicktime, vimeo or youtube (5 min max) or 5 jpgs of proposed work

Please send all submissions to by Friday, February 22nd, 2013