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The Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCF) was founded in 2000 as a part of Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ–FM. After eight great years, the festival became its own non-profit arts organization in the summer of 2009. Since its inception, the TCF has celebrated and supported producers and other artists making compelling, relevant, and innovative audio documentary work of all styles; and has worked to bring this fresh and vital work to audiences throughout the world. (read more)

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jason on 05/03/2010 at 12:00PM

Third Coast & The Books: call for ShortDocs

As part of their efforts to promote and inspire creative audio storytelling, The Third Coast International Audio Festival has enlisted The Books as your potential collaborators for the 2010 ShortDocs Challenge.

The Books are audio collage masters. Their three full-lengths to-date (Thought for Food, The Lemon of Pink, and Lost and Safe) mix the organic sounds of Nick Zammuto's guitar and Paul de Jong's cello with electronics and recontextualized found-sound to create a uniquely cohesive musical universe. While prepping their new album for a summer release, the duo crafted the following samples to fuel your ShortDocs...

and now here's The Challenge:

Produce a short audio story (up to three minutes) inspired by (and named after) song titles from The Books’ upcoming record The Way Out, and including at least two of eight samples carefully selected from their vast library of musical bits, strange phrases, and sonic doodads. Stories of all styles are welcome – from documentary to drama - and everything in-between.

So that's one sample from the left, one from the right, and one of the following titles: "A Cold Freezin Night" "All You Need is a Wall" "Chain of Missing Links" or "I Didn't Know That". Complete rules here, you've got until July 5th, and Third Coast wants to hear from you "whether you can produce radio in your sleep, or have always dreamed of uttering the words 'Testing, 1, 2, 3. Testing' into a microphone".

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