Call for participation March 25th 2020

Wanted-Papers, pieces, experimental media, sound-works, AV/film and talks

Wednesday 25th March 2020 at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

The Shining Pyramid is a 1 day symposium and night concert presenting new experimental music and talks inspired by the alchemy, magic and folklore of Wales as suggested by writers including Arthur Machen, Thomas & Henry Vaughan, John Cowper Powys and others, sound and music that relate to broad themes of alchemy, magic, folklore and superstition are welcome, audio visual responses that relate to the works of Arthur Machen  are sought, as well as those which may treat the theme generally. Visionary experimentalists, DIY musicians, composers, academics, non affiliated researchers, AV and film-makers, researchers/writers/natural philosophers are welcome.

Unless otherwise agreed there is no funding in place for your fees/development/travel and subsistence. However, for  participants there is no registration fee and entry to concert is waived.

talks/papers/pieces/film should be up to 20 min duration

Enquiries and submissions should be directed to drdafydd.roberts (at) gmail (dot) com, please mark your subject SOUND.

Submission Details

Deadline for proposals is December 23rd.  Proposals for papers and presentations should be made by emailing 1 pdf document of your proposal, name, email contact, affiliation if appropriate and ensure you include active links to your music/film pages, duration of your performance/piece. Please ensure you describe how your proposal relates to the theme of the event.

Technical Details

Laptop/usb PowerPoint is available should you need it, please ensure you have the right connectors, PowerPoint is not obligatory.

Performers will have access to a small mixer and 2 channel active speakers and should ensure they bring all leads and peripherals.


This event is supported by Sound and Music’s Composer Curator programme

& with support of Ty Cerdd