Call for scores – NZ Harp Duo Composition Competition

The New Zealand Harp Duo are pleased to announce a competition for a new composition for two concert harps.
Two first prizes are offered, one for each category.

Category 1: 2-4 minutes
Must be currently enrolled in secondary school
Prize money $300

Category 2: 4-8 minutes
Under 30 years of age
Prize money $600

The winning compositions will be performed as part of the NZ Harp Duo’s concert series in 2017.

Closing date: entries must be received by midnight on the 19th August. Winners will be notified by 30th of September.

For further information see http://nzharpduo.com/composers-competition

3rd Composition Competition Fellegara 2017

Associazione Musica Aperta is pleased to announce the Third Edition of the International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara. The proposal of the competition arose from the commitment of a Committee of musicians, students and admirers of the composer in order to promote initiatives aimed at rewarding a production of new chamber music. The 2017 edition is devoted to classic piano Trio (piano, violin and cello), an ensemble with a great and ancient tradition, encouraging composers to reinvent its potential in which musical languages of the twentieth century lead convincingly to suitable results for listening. Musica Aperta strongly hopes that the initiative can once again arouse the best creations in musicians today.

REGULATIONS

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Associazione Musica Aperta, under the patronage of City of Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti, Donizetti Foundation, Bergamo Musica Festival, University of Bergamo, “Donizetti” Conservatory of Bergamo, MIA Foundation, announces the Third Edition of International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara.

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The 2017 competition is devoted to compositions for classic Trio (piano, violin and cello). No form of amplification or live electronics is allowed.

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The competition will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age, also previously performed, provided that they are neither composed before 2008, nor given to a publisher in any form, or released on the Internet. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below.

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The duration of the composition must be between 5 and 12 minutes.

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Scores must be sent per e-mail, in a digital format, to the following address:

concorso.fellegara@gmail.com

The registration deadline is set for October 10, 2017.

For more info see http://dinamico2.unibg.it/mabg/

7th International Composition Competition Harelbeke

For the seventh time, the International Composition Competition Harelbeke will be organized in Harelbeke (Belgium). The aim of this competition is to encourage talented composers to integrate the achievements of contemporary music and current composition techniques into wind orchestra compositions.

A unique feature of this competition is that the works of the three finalists will be performed live by the wind orchestra Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke.

Application deadline: 1st April 2018
Finals weekend: 5-7 April 2019

At the finals evening, the international jury will award three prizes:
– First prize worth 8,000 EUR
– Second prize worth 4,000 EUR
– Third prize worth 2,000 EUR
– An audience award worth 1,500 EUR, offered by the Vynckeneers

For more information see http://www.icch.be/

Call for Scores: Osmose Intermezzo

https://danbaas.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/osmose-intermezzo/

We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age. Pieces should be written for professional duo of violoncelli, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short recent CV (5 lines), proof of the payment and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : July, 30, 2017

Selected composers will be notified by email on September, 30, 2017.

SOUNZ Community Commission

The SOUNZ Community Commission is made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor and the project is administered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

The SOUNZ Community Commission aims to bring together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as recorder choir, experimental sound artists and children’s theatre.

The commission consists of a grant of $1,800, which is awarded to a professional composer to enable them to engage with a community group he/she has not worked with before. The aim is to support a collaborative process between the composer and a community group and to create a series of resources based on the experiences of the two parties involved. A further $1000 is available for the successful group to hold a public performance or concert for the resulting work.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Suggestions for projects from NZ composers should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 29 May 2017. All applications are forwarded to the anonymous donor, who chooses which project will receive the grant. Preference will be given to composers who are not in full-time employment or studying. The selected project will be announced in July 2017.

Click here for more information and application guidelines.

Download the application form and information here.

Banff Centre – Ensemble Evolution

Summer classical music programs at Banff Centre are committed to the Creation of new music, the Refinement of traditional and contemporary practices, and the Amplification of our music into the public space by means of reflection and conversation. This Creation, Refinement, and Application is referred to as ARC. Faculty and participants will explore these three vital and inseparable aspects of music-making, to become whole musicians: creative, skilled and living fully in the changing world we share. ARC will take place everywhere, from informal conversations on the slopes of Mount Norquay, in master classes and rehearsals, and in formal concert productions, presented side-by-side with faculty, that are intended for the general public.  Along the way, the programs will seek rich encounters between composers and performers, scholars and practitioners; with writers, dancers, naturalists, and audience members.

Ensemble Evolution, led by 12 members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, offers participants the opportunity to explore the 21st century “evolution” of the large mixed-instrumental ensemble, tackling repertoire ranging from Biber and Beethoven to hot-off-the-press world premieres by faculty and participant composers

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Residency Dates: June 19July 01, 2017

 

CALL FOR WORKS: ACOUSMATIC STEREO WORKS

Swiss Contemporary Music Festival call for acousmatic works.
To be programmed during the 2017 festival.

Submission deadline
31 MAR 2016, 10am UTC

– No entry fee
– No age limit
– No style restriction
– Up to 2 works/composer
– Composers selected in former calls can submit again
– Works selected in former calls are no more elegible

The selected pieces will be played
during the festival in Schloss Leuk 1-5 June 2017,
presenting a selection of International Compositions of nowadays Electronic Music in a specific concert.

Submission details
http://www.forumvalais.ch/fw17-callforacousmaticworks.pdf
http://forumvalais.ch

Archipel Ose! Academy 2017

International symphonic orchestra academy for young composers

In a few words –

Academy of symphonic writing for young composers, directed by Kaija Saariaho and Daniel Kawka conducting an orchestra of 65 musicians.

From March 20th to 26th, 2017, seven day workshop, meeting, rehearsals and concert in Lyon, Annemasse (France) and Geneva (Switzerland).

Application deadline February 1st, 2017

Open to composers born from January 1st, 1985 onwards (32 years old in 2017 or younger).

Application must be done on the Ulysses-network platform

For more information see http://www.ulysses-network.eu/web/competitions/archipelacademy2017/

Ostrava Days 2017

Ostrava Days 2017 (August 14 – September 2, 2017) is a working environment with a focus, among others, on compositions for orchestra. There are three resident orchestras: the 85-piece Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the 80-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO) and the 35-piece Ostravská banda. Additionally, there are resident ensembles (e.g. Momenta String Quartet), Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which includes compositions by students and lectors as well as composers like Petr Bakla, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Hans Werner Henze, Rudolf Komorous, Klaus Lang, Alex Mincek, Alfred Schnittke, Bent Sørensen, Galina Ustvolskaya, Iannis Xenakis, among others. OD Institute accepts up to 35 resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants. The working language is English. Resident-students will be chosen through a review of no more than three scores and audio samples. Housing will be provided in the centrally located Kampus Palace (new student residence with limited single room availability) in the immediate proximity of the Janáček Conservatory and the Triple Hall Karolina (the main venues).

Lectors: Muhal Richard Abrams (New York), Richard Ayres (Amsterdam), Christopher Butterfield (Victoria), Petr Kotík (Ostrava / New York), Bernhard Lang (Wien), George Lewis (New York), Roscoe Mitchell (New York), Olga Neuwirth (Wien / Berlin), Pavel Zemek Novák (Brno), Frederic Rzewski (Brussels), Salvatore Sciarrino (Milano), Kate Soper (New York), Miroslav Srnka (Prague), Jennifer Walshe (Dublin)

Participants: ONO (Ostrava New Orchestra), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská banda, Canticum Ostrava & Jurij Galatenko, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Momenta Quartet

Conductors: Johannes Kalitzke (Wien), Rolf Gupta (Oslo), Petr Kotík (Ostrava/New York), Joseph Trafton (Mannheim), Ondřej Vrabec (Prague), Carl Bettendorf (New York/Hamburg)

For more detailed information please visit http://www.newmusicostrava.cz

Call for Scores: ACL Special Event Japan

The Asian Music Festival (AMF) 2017 in Japan will be held on November 2 and 3, 2017 in Tokyo, with two days of events aimed at providing enjoyment for a broad variety of audiences, composers and musicians on the theme ”Prayer”

When: November 2, 3 2017 (2 days, 4 concerts)

Venues: Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple (Chuo City), Anyouin Temple (Itabashi City)


Eligibility

1. Each entrant is allowed to submit one work only.

2. The work must be in only one category from the following list:

a) Chamber orchestra “Conductors are Composers”

Maximum of 15 performers from the following instruments: 1fl, 1ob, 1cl, 1bsn, 2hn, 1tpt, 1tbn, 1hp, perc(2 performers), 2vln, 1vla, 1vc, 1cb.

The maximum duration is 15 minutes, in order to perform as many pieces as possible.

b) Chamber music

Chamber music of up to 12 minutes, for 5 performers from the following instrumentation:

1fl, 1ob, 1cl, 1bsn, 1hn, 2vln,1vla, 1vc, 1 shakuhachi, 1shamisen and 1koto.

c) Electroacoustic music

Electroacoustic work of up to 10 minutes. (2 channel speaker)

Composer must operate the computer by her/himself at the concert on
3rd November.

3.The score, along with the title of the work, the composer’s name in English on the cover and the following information (a–k) must be submitted. The information should be written either in Japanese or in English and, where applicable, Chinese names should include the equivalent Chinese ideographs.

 a. Name
b. Nationality, date of birth
c. Address, e-mail address
d. Title of the work
e. Year composed (pieces composed in or after 2012 are especially encouraged)
f. Duration, instrumentation
g. Biography of composer (maximum 100 words)
h. Program notes (maximum 100 words)
i.  Has the work been performed? If yes, where?
Has the work been performed in Japan? If yes, when?
j.  CD of the work (if available)
k. Photo of the composer

4. The application must reach the secretariat before March 31st, 2017.

5. The applicants will be informed of the contest results by July 1, 2017. The individual parts of selected scores should be submitted at a later date (to be announced).

6. The copyright fee for the work performed will be paid in accordance with the regulations of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers & Publishers.

The composers are asked to waive the right to any and all possible broadcasting of the selected work (in part or in whole, in any style or method of program; news, musical or otherwise).

7. The organizers are unable to cover the performance fee, airfare and accommodation
for composers.

8. The application should be mailed to:

The Japan Federation of Composers
#101 Mimori Bldg., 1-19-4 Hatsudai Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0061 Japa
Tel: (81)3-6276-1177 / Fax: (81)3-3376-3371 e-mail: info@jfc.gr.jp