Hypercube Stereo: Open Call for public 16 channel sound works

Hypercube Stereo Events

Tritriangle awakens from covid slumber to announce an open call for public 16 channel pre-recorded sound works, no longer than 2 hours in length, though we encourage shorter to allow for looped playback, whether synchronized or not. We presented the first several events/works at the Formal Garden Pavillion at Humboldt Park in Chicago, IL in 2021. We are currently opening the format up to expanded site specific works as envisioned in your proposal.

Submissions are being accepted on a rolling basis. We will prioritize works that utilize the format inventively by using spatial arrangement and that acknowledge and engage an active listening experience. Additional elements are welcome as long as the work continues to privilege multi-channel audio as a core element.

Works will be curated independently or in groups depending on length and feasibility based on speaker arrangement. It cannot hurt to plan a work that will be presented in a regular spatial arrangement like a grid or a line though we do encourage other thoughtful arrangements. We are looking forward to being able to deploy and pack up the speaker system relatively rapidly. Barring a serious storm, we plan to be able to protect the equipment from moderate rain during events.

Ideally your proposal will provide:

  1. Description of your work including intended length, speaker arrangement, formal elements, etc.
  2. Sound sample or reference to similar work (this need not be the complete work, but should support your description).
  3. Bio and/or Artist statement
  4. Website or other accounting of past works. This can exist in any medium, though certainly online is useful.

Please consider and present an idea for the site you would like to activate and the placement of each speaker — we have a couple predevised speaker mounting methods.

Technical specs:
16×7” mid/tweet speakers
8 20W stereo lepai amps with thumbdrive mp3 playback
2 x Behringer UMC1820 audio interface for synchronized live or prerecorded audio transmission

Additional Notes:

The speaker magnets fit snugly into 82mm non-continuous thread jar lids, like found on some ubiquitous salsa jars. These can be used assist with mounting them via eg. ratchet straps or other creative means.

Reach out with any questions or concerns to get@tritriangle.net.

Please send your proposals to submissions@tritriangle.net