Sound Kitchen 2015 at Prague Quadrennial


~ The Sound Kitchen 2015 is dedicated to the late Steve Brown ~

Call for Entries

Prague Quadrennial calls for composers, sound designers, and sound artists to join the Sound Kitchen event, which will be held in the frame of the Prague Quadrennial 2015. The Sound Kitchen is open to the public and provides a space for presentations, exchange, discussion and brainstorming among sound professionals. The Sound Kitchen is coordinated by OISTAT Sound Design Working Group and Prague Quadrennial.

Dr Karen Lauke, the Sound Kitchen curator, invites all interested practitioners to submit proposals for maximum 20 minute compositions, sound art, sound installations or sound design pieces to be played/performed live (using a laptop computer, live instruments, self-built or circuit-bent electronics, smartphone, tablet computer, etc).

We especially encourage (but are not limited to) applications which reflect the following:

  • work which has been previously developed for a performance or theatre piece
  • work which involves participation through the internet from collaborators elsewhere in the world (a Wi-Fi or wired connection will be provided at the venue)
  • work compiled or composed using field (location) recordings made during Prague Quadrennial 2015
  • work which is linked to the main theme of PQ ’15: “SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics”

When? June 22 – 24, 2015

Where? One of the Prague Quadrennial main venues - TBC

How to apply? Please fill out the applicant form HERE, by January 15, 2015. Successful applicants will be informed before the end of January 2015.

Please note:

  • Performers are asked to supply all playback equipment and all necessary software to perform the work and are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material for which they do not hold copyright. (Meaning: bring your own computer and play only music/sounds you have rights to or your own.)
  • Travel, accommodation costs and per diems are covered by performers themselves.
  • PQ will provide performing artists with a free daily pass to all venues of the Quadrennial.

The following equipment will be provided by the organizers:

  • A high quality sound system consisting of :
    • Loudspeakers with appropriate amplifiers
    • Mixing desk
    • Direct injection boxes is required
    • Microphones and stands as required
  • The use of a projector/screen (this must be specified in the proposal).

For further information please contact: Jan Mocek, PQ Program Coordinator,

During Prague Quadrennial 2011, Steve Brown (former PQ Sound Curator/Head of Sound at Royal Exchange Theatre, UK) devised The Sound Kitchen, an event that offered an opportunity for sound designers and sonic artists to present sound works and presentations. Sadly, Steve is no longer with us, but we are carrying out the 2015 event in his memory. 

Dr Karen Lauke is a professional composer, sound artist and designer. Her research focus is primarily in experimental music and sound for theatre, installation, live performance and exhibition. Karen’s work seeks to explore the multi-disciplinary relationship between musical composition, text, space and the visual image.