Criteria for the selection of works

The main goal of the project is allowing any musician to publish one piece of his/her work in a specific edition. The presented piece should at least loosely respond to the topic of the edition, and this also refers to the sound of it, not only the title.

The managers of the project (yeske and fantomasz) have the right in extreme cases to refuse publishing of music that is blatantly far from responding to the topic or impossible to accept as a piece of broadly understood electronic music.

How to submit your song

In order to send us your music you must prepare two files: audio file at the required quality (see: “Technical requirements”), and a text file including information on the music – required: author, title, composer, copyrights owner, and optional: inspiration, used equipment or software, credits, thanks, web addresses or e-mails to be published, etc.

The files may be sent as:

  • preferred: a WAV file with a text file compressed into ZIP or RAR format and made available on the Internet for download to the project management or, optionally, a ZIP/RAR file sent to the ftp server in accordance with the login details individually provided by the management;
  • not recommended: a snail mail containing the described CDRom with a recorded WAV file (not a CD-DA!) and a text file, sent to the postal address given individually by the board.

Technical requirements

The piece recorded for the project should meet the below specified requirements:

  • The music must be recorded as a pure WAV file which quality should be 44.1 kHz / 16 bit or higher.
  • The maximum audio signal level should be at -3 dB or a bit less.
  • Final mix should be performed with no compressor nor any other additional sound effects.

The piece which do not meet the basic technical requirements may be rejected from the project even just before the final release.

How can I participate

All you need to do is apply for participation in the current edition of the project and send the work corresponding to the subject of the given edition at a given date (see: “Rules for participation”).

Rules for participation

1-2 times a year a new topic for an edition of the project is announced on the Studio Nagrań forum. All the information is also presented on this web site. A musician or a band that wants to join the announced edition confirms his/her/their interest by signing up in a specified topic in the forum or by sending a private message to the persons managing the project (yeske or fantomasz) either through the forum or through this web site. In any case, logging into the system is required.

The presented piece should respond to the topic of the editions (an individual interpretation of the topic) and should be maintained in the style of classic electronic music or related styles. In defined period of time the piece (with all required information) should be sent to the managers of the project (see: “How do I send my music”). The received files will undergo mastering ensuring sound cohesion and quality of the entire set.

By submitting his work to the project, the author declares that he is the owner of the copyright for the work, and that he accepts the established rules, in particular the rules regarding the free distribution of his work.

Who can become a participant

The Contemporary Electronic Soundscapes project was meant for the musicians – members of the Studio Nagrań forum. All other musicians, performing solo or in bands, are also welcome, though their participation requires the approval of the persons managing the project (yeske or fantomasz). However, it is highly recommended to register on Studio Nagrań forum (only in Polish) to let all of the project people discuss together, and to let the project managers easily contact the musicians.