The Third Coast International Audio Festival has announced that they are seeking for submissions for 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story - "an experiment in documentary radio style and execution inspired by the French literary group Oulipo... Founded in 1960 by French writers Raymond Queneau and Francois Le
Lionnais, and includng others such as Marcel Duchamp, Italo Calvino and
Georges Perec, Oulipo
promotes the art of writing under specific, self-imposed constraints,
with the intent of triggering inspiration and yet unexplored
creativity," a la Kenny G's recent Cake-athon.
Submissions must be 2 minutes, 30 seconds long and contain the following three sounds in this order:
A pre-recorded voice
A rhythmic noise
Four submissions will be chosen as the official 2006 TCF ShortDocs and presented by their producers at the TCF Conference in Chicago this fall. The other submissions will remain part of a permanent and public archive at thirdcoastfestival.org. The deadline for submitting a story for ShortDoc consideration is September 8th.
More information and details about the competition can be found at the TCIAF website here.