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{R}AKE is Presented by:
Vortex and Adam Kendall




{Call for Participation}
What is {R}AKE
{R}ake is a performance series of alternative and collaborative electro-acoustic music and video. Performances range from pure improvisation to more structured pieces, with videoists and musicians working together in exploratory ways.

{R}ake normally runs every other month in Brooklyn, NYC, but is currently happening less regularly.

We present soloists, duos, and sometimes trios (space limitations usually make larger groups a problem).
What is {R}AKE Looking For? 
{R}ake wants to meet new artists as we schedule our shows over the next year.

We're looking for:
  • Performative videoists and electro-acoustic/electronic musicians who already work together
  • Individual videoists and musicians who we pair-up (the artists decide if they want to improvise or prepare a piece)
Criteria 
We present improvised, composed or rules-based pieces as long as they're live.

Space is usually limited, so performers cannot have a large footprint.

We're looking for videoists:
  • Using various techniques in a live setting
  • Interested in working with live musicians
  • Working only with video or who incorporate other mediums (a dancer, film, found objects, etc.) as long as performative video is the dominant component
  • Interested in treating music as an equal partner
We're looking for electro-acoustic or electronic musicians:
  • Using various techniques in a live setting
  • Interested in working with live videoists
  • Interested in treating video as an equal partner
We do not screen or play pre-recorded pieces.
{R}AKE In Action 
{R}ake takes place at various venues in New York City, typically in Brooklyn.

We usually book three acts per night, each having 25 minutes.

Our technical infrastructure (such as single-channel vs. multi-channel projections, state of the audio system, etc.) is dependent on the venue in which the show takes place.
Compensation 
Welcome to unfunded NYC arts events. We provide no compensation except a cut of the door. Depending on attendance and the number of performers, it can be as little as $5. Best it's ever been is $25. Food or drink credits are dependent on the venue in which the show takes place.
Submitting 
All contact is via

We accept submissions on a rolling basis.

Send us a short email:
  • Indicate if you're submitting for yourself or for a duo/trio
  • Indicate if you're a videoist, a musician or both
  • Describe what you do. A couple of sentences is fine.
  • Include a simple, direct link to something you want us to check out (we need to see or hear what you do)
No email attachments!

We typically book a month or two in advance, so we may not contact you for a while. (We will acknowledge all submissions.)