60x60 is a One-hour Music Extravaganza
Featuring One-minute Slices of New Music

60x60 is back! AND calling for more works!



The project is back! 60x60 is calling for works!

Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works 60 seconds or less in length to be included in this special edition of the 60x60 project. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour concert. After a long hiatus, founder and creator Robert Voisey was inspired by the continuous dedication of Slippery Rock University to 60x60 Dance. This call for works is dedicated and created specifically for a new 60x60 mix for a multimedia dance performance at Slippery Rock University.

60x60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. Highlighting the work of a great many composers, 60x60 testifies to the vibrancy of contemporary composition by present a diverse array of styles, aesthetics, and techniques being used today.

60x60 mixes have received more than 350 performances in more than 30 countries including venues such as the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place, NYC; Stratford Circus London for Opening Day Festival for the 2012 London Olympics, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. 60x60 collaborates with multimedia including dance, video, photography, fine art, and theatre arts.

60x60 Dance was described by the New York Times as "...60 new pieces of music, each lasting no more than 60 seconds - is quite mad. But it's this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round..."

During the performance each of the 60 pieces selected will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute, this will mark the end of one piece and the beginning of another. There will be no pause between the pieces. Works may be less than 60 seconds in length, but may not exceed 60 seconds. Works selected that are less than 60 seconds long will be "padded" with silence either before, after, or surrounding the composition. Please note that the total duration of the work including silence may NOT exceed sixty seconds.

The 60x60 project's definition of a record work is as follows: any work created as a musical composition which is captured on recorded media, which does not require live performers for its production in broadcast at concert halls, radio, multi-media, etc. Its creation can include but not limited to acoustic instruments, voice, environmental sources, and computer (Sampling, MAX MSP, MIDI, C Sound, Ableton, Audacity, SuperCollider, Puredata, ProTools, etc.)

All works submitted should be with the understanding that it is their recording that is of prime importance and is what will be used to determine its selection.

60x60 is a project of "signature works" and short works created specifically for the 60x60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathematical matrices, organizational systems, or computer programs,) remixed works, or themes and motives recomposed from other of the composer's own work are acceptable.

The call is open to composers of any age, gender, race, sexual preference, nationality, or career stage.

Deadline for 60 second compositions for 60x60 is June 30th, 2023

There is no admission fee.

Audio submissions must be in either AIFF or WAV file format.

All submissions must be uploaded online at www.60x60.com/calls/


All submissions must be uploaded by June 30th, 2023

Works selected for the project will be announced on the Vox Novus mailing list and on the website.

Any questions regarding the call for works can be addressed to: Support@VoxNovus.com

More information can be found at: www.60x60.com

60x60 presents to the largest audience possible.
60x60 actively seeks to find that listener unaware of the treasure which is found in the 60 one-minute miniatures. 60x60 has been presented in places where audiences would expect mainstream programs and offers the 60x60 program to be discovered by the listener. Performance of various incarnations of 60x60 have been presented in concert halls, theater stages, museums, art galleries, public atriums, bars, nightclubs, building facades, and street windows in New York City; not to mention radio airplay, television and Internet broadcast around the world. 60x60 has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people in venues across the globe.

The point of the project is that it enables an audience to take in and enjoy a cross section of different approaches to new music within a reasonable duration. And the purpose of Robert Voisey is to promote new music

- Malcolm Miller, Music and Vision

"The word 'viral,' comes to mind as a trendy but disquietingly accurate image for Robert Voisey's infectious enthusiasm.
He is always ready to mutate and reinfect the process as indicated to maintain the highest degree of project fever - and yes, it is spreading."

"We live in a compressed world. Executive summaries, plot synopses, speed dating, pecha kucha, sound bites,Wikipedia, and Sesame Street tell us all we need to know, and in very little time. Since 2003, NewYork composer Rob Voisey has given us a musical version with his 60x60 Project. ... 60x60 is not about scores, but about recordings. The submissions are the music; definitive, in final form - trapped, as it were, in amber. ... The project design permits a large number of composers to put representative samples of their music in front of audiences. I trace project success to the composers who form its collaborators, hosts, and director. The grass-roots, all-volunteer philosophy translates into an eclectic blend of styles, genres and aesthetics. The result: a representative survey of today's music on the cutting edge."

- By Richard Arnest, Sounding Board Spring 2011

there's one thing you can say for sure,
it won't be boring.

- Time Out London -

60x60 is a project of Vox Novus
60x60 was created and founded by Robert Voisey to inspire, produce, promote, and disseminate the vast aesthetics and styles of contemporary composers being written by today's living composers.
More about Vox Novus and Robert voisey can be found on their perspective websites: