2020 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days in New Zealand

OFFICIAL CANZ SUBMISSION

The official CANZ submission will comprise six works across at least four of the 15 different Score Categories identified in this Call for Works. For an official submission to be eligible each submitted work must be eligible, the durations specified for each work must be accurate, and the submitted works correctly aligned with the relevant category. Assuming the submission is eligible and the ISCM member is in good standing we guarantee that at least one of the submitted works will be presented during the 2020 ISCM World New Music Days.

IN GENERAL

Priority will be given to works shorter than 12 minutes in duration, except where specifically noted in a category description (see below). Furthermore, priority will be given to works written since 2012. Only one work per composer may be submitted, by either Individual submission or Official submission.

By submitting works to this Call, composers are agreeing that if their work is selected for performance/ presentation then they grant automatic permission for the ISCM performance/presentation of their work to be recorded, broadcast, and streamed from the website without additional financial liability to the ISCM or the Festival Organizers. 

INFORMATION REQUIRED

Information required for each Work to be submitted is:

  1. The composer’s personal and contact information: Given names; Family name; Name as it should appear in the programme; Date of birth; full Mailing address; Gender; Phone no.; email address; website (if applicable).
  2. Work information: Title; Submission Category; Accurate duration; Year of composition; Statement of whether the work has been previously performed.
  3. The score (.pdf document preferred), or audio/video documentation if the work does not have a written score – as described in the Work Categories.
  4. An audio or video recording of the work (if available).
  5. Programme notes for the submitted work in English (maximum 100 words).
  6. Technical rider specifying all equipment necessary to perform the work.
  7. Short biography of the composer in English (maximum 100 words).
  8. High-resolution digital photograph of the composer.

Email all material to president@canz.net.nz by 11 July 2019.

WORK CATEGORIES

1. Piano plus

1a) Solo piano

1b) Solo piano (prepared)

1c) Solo piano with fixed audio media

2. Violin plus

2a) Solo violin / viola

2b) Violin or viola, and piano

2c) Violin or viola, and percussion (1 player: glockenspiel, vibraphone, pr bongos, suspended cymbal, large tam-tam, kick drum, concert bass drum, triangle, woodblock, cowbell and auxiliary percussion or found objects that would fit on a trap table) 

3. Percussion plus

3a) Percussion (solo performer) – glockenspiel, vibraphone, pr bongos, suspended cymbal, large tam-tam, kick drum, concert bass drum, triangle, woodblock, cowbell and auxiliary percussion or found objects that would fit on a trap table.

3b) Percussion (solo performer) with electronics. Percussion instruments as above.  Electronics: Roland SPD-SX, Laptop with RME UFX interface, Ableton Live, Protools, Logic, Max, or other electronics if the composer supplies the necessary software/components. Ideally, the set-up will be relatively simple. Quad speaker arrangement is possible.

4. Taonga Puoro plus

Taonga puoro soloist, with/without flute/piccolo soloist (information sheet available)

5. Piano Trio

Violin, cello, piano

6. String Quartet

6a) String quartet

6b) String quartet with fixed audio media

6c) String quartet with percussion (1 player: glockenspiel, vibraphone, pr. bongos, suspended cymbal, large tam-tam, kick drum, concert bass drum, triangle, woodblock, cowbell and auxiliary percussion or found objects that would fit on a trap table)

7. Small Ensembles

Works for all or some of the following instruments:

7a) harp, percussion and double bass

or

7b) Saxophone, trombone, piano and double bass

or

7c) Clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion(1)

or

7d) Flute/piccolo, oboe and violin

8. Medium Chamber Ensemble

Works for 3–8 players, instruments drawn from the following list: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion(1), piano, violin, double bass

9. Youth Orchestra

5 – 7 minute works written for Youth Orchestra, players aged 14 – 24 years

3 fl (III=picc). 3 ob (III=corA).  3 cl (III=bcl). 3 bn (III=dbn) – 4 hn. 3tpt. 2 trbn. 1 btrbn. 1 tuba – 5 perc. 1 timp. pft. – full strings

10. Orchestra

3 fl (II=picc, III=picc,afl). 3ob (III=corA). 3cl (III=bcl). 3 bn (III=dbn). – 4hn. 3 tpt. 2trbn. 1 btrbn. 1 tuba – 3 perc. 1 timp. 1 hrp – full strings

11. Choir

A capella choir – SATB, SSATB, or SSA (no divisi) 

12. Electroacoustic

12a) Electroacoustic music for fixed media, with up to 8 channels

12b) Works involving live electronics, with up to 8 channels

Speakers are normally positioned as an 8.1 system in a semi-circular array. There is also the possibility of some upper reinforcement from a trio of hanging speakers.

Single screen video is also possible in conjunction with the above.

Works of up to 20 minutes in duration may be considered in this category. 

13. Composer-Performer

Open to composer-performers who work with an expanded approach to composition, artists engaged with the practice of researching and developing new compositional and performative tools which may work in an intersection of the physical, theatrical and visual. This may include performers exploring creation, composer-performer collectives, non-Western instruments, found/built instruments, electronics and extra-musical elements. Composer-Performers are required to bring all necessary materials for the performance, including their own computer with all software and additional hardware as well as all props and any other necessary materials.

Please submit an artist CV in English (up to 2 pages), .pdf description of the work (500 word max), a video of the composer-performer’s work, and a technical rider for the performance.

Works of up to 20 minutes in duration may be considered in this category.

14. Improvising Ensemble

Open to composers-improvisers who may wish to perform with local improvisers (violin, saxophones, percussion and/or keyboards). Composers are requested to send some demo material.

15.  Audiovisual and Installation Works

For gallery/exhibition presentation (i.e. non-concert presentation). Some installations may be positioned in an outdoor environment. Preference will be given to works that bear some relationship to the theme of Music Ecosystems.

Please submit an artist CV in English (up to 2 pages), .pdf description of the work (500 word max), a list of equipment and installation materials, and online support material (2 examples of work). Short-listed applicants will be contacted for additional materials.

Works longer than 12 minutes will be considered in this category.

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35th Asian Composers League Festival Taiwan 2018 Call for Scores

Orchestra: 8~12 mins. Usual instrumentation; may be concertos, but the composers should invite and fully support their soloist(s).
3333-4331-1Timp.+3Perc.-Strings

Chinese Orchestra: 8~12 mins. Instrumentation should be limited within:
4 Gaohu, 4 Erhu I, 4 Erhu II, 6 Zonghu, 4 Gehu, 2 Beigehu, 2 Xiaoruan, 3 Zhongruan, 2 Daruan, 2 Pipa, 2 Yangqin, 1 Guzheng, 1 Gaodi, 2 Zhongdi, 1 Xindi, 2 Soprano Sheng, 1 Alto Sheng, 1 Bass Sheng, 1 Soprano Suona, 1 Alto Suona, 1 Tenor Suona, 4 Percussion

Choral Music: within 8 mins. Chamber Choir with 18 singers:
5 Sopranos, 4 Altos, 4 Tenors, 5 Basses. With or without piano accompaniment. Prepared piano is not possible.

Chamber Music for Chinese and Western Instruments: within 10 mins. For 6~10 players.

Chinese instruments should be limited within: 1 Erhu, 1 Pipa, 1 Di, 1 Sheng, 1 Zheng

Western Instruments should be limited within: 1 Flute/Picc, 1 B♭/A Clarinet, 1 Alto Saxophone, 2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Piano. Prepared piano is not possible.

Chamber Music: within 10 mins. Instrumentation should be limited within:
1 Flute/Picc, 1 B♭/A Clarinet, 1 Alto Saxophone, 2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Piano. Prepared piano is not possible.
A: For 4~5 players
B: For 1~3 players
May include traditional instruments, but the composers should invite and fully support the musician(s).

Percussion Ensemble: within 10 mins. Up to 6 percussionists.

Electroacoustics/Multimedia: 5~10 mins., works more than 10 minutes in duration will be at a disadvantage.

Category: tape music/acousmatic music (up to 8-channel), solo instrument/voice + electronics, ensemble + electronics (no more than 3 instruments), audio-visual work.

Submission material: recording (CD,DVD), score (if with instrument(s)), technical specifications.

Completed application form – Application Form ACL Taiwan 2018

Deadline: all the required material should be RECEIVED by CANZ BEFORE 26 February 2018.

Please email materials to president@canz.net.nz

 

The 35th ACL Conference and Festival Young Composers Competition

Duration should be within 8 mins. A work written for a duet of two heterogeneous instruments, from the following – two groups respectively:
Group A: Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass
Group B: Flute/Picc, Oboe, B ♭ /A Clarinet and Bassoon

NOTE: only duos for one string instrument with one woodwind instrument will be considered.

Each ACL country shall select a Young Composer Representative under the age of 30 (born after
Oct. 19, 1987), and the score should be received by CANZ BEFORE 26 February 2018.

Please email materials to president@canz.net.nz

IMPORTANT
Each applicant can submit up to 2 compositions. When a composition is selected to be performed
in the festival, the applicant needs to provide a score and parts at no charge, and is responsible for clearing all the performance-related rights of the piece. If the composition includes traditional
instruments that cannot be found in Taiwan, the applicant needs to provide the instruments for rehearsal and performing use, and to invite instrumentalists when needed.
The host country will ONLY consider applications sent through ACL official members.
Any compositions previously submitted to any ACL music festivals cannot be submitted to this festival. The Applicant must submit one score (copied and bound). For electroacoustic compositions, one score or guide and the system plan must be submitted.

ACL-Taiwan Contact Information:
Email: info@acl-taiwan.org.tw
Fax: +886-2- 8809-2522
Add: P.O. Box 2-40 Tamsui Zhuwei, New Taipei City 25199, TAIWAN

Conneticut Summerfest Contemporary Music Festival

Composers are invited to apply for the 2018 Conneticut Summerfest programme

Festival Composers will receive:
– Live and live-streamed premiere of newly composed work by one of three professional ensembles-in-residence
– High-quality, mastered audio of newly composed work in studio recording session
– Concert video recording from live premiere, featured on our YouTube channel
– Lessons with our world-class composition faculty members
– Dedicated rehearsal time with our ensembles-in-residence
– Attendance of guest lectures with leading music specialists
– Housing and meals for the duration of the festival

Applicants to Connecticut Summerfest’s Composition Program will be asked to submit two (2) representative scores and recordings, which are to be no longer than 15 minutes in combined duration. Acoustic and electronic/electroacoustic submissions will be accepted for adjudication. Because this is a blind application, submitted scores and recordings must not include the composer’s name, geographic location, or any information about commissioning parties. Submitted scores and recordings must not only omit this information in text on the score, it also must be omitted from file names and metadata. Failure to omit this information will lead to disqualification of application. Only audio files may be submitted– video files will not be accepted. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before June 14, 2018.

Composers accepted to the program will be asked to compose a new work for one of our ensembles-in-residence to be rehearsed, premiered live, and performed in a recording session during the festival! The composer may choose to compose either an acoustic or electroacoustic work, as the festival will have access to a stereo sound system. Any additional equipment, software, or personnel the piece would need must be provided by the composer. Invited composers will have four private lessons, one with each of our Composition Faculty, and will be asked to give a presentation of their music at one of the daily composition seminars.

Application Timeline
Early Bird Application: $30 before 11:59PM EST on Friday December 1, 2017; or
Final Deadline Application: $45 before 11:59PM EST on Friday January 5, 2018.
This application fee is non-refundable.

For more information see http://www.ctsummerfest.org/#

Vienna Summer Music Festival 2018

The Composers Forum at the VSMF is currently accepting students for its 2018 season which will take place from June 11 – 30th. There are currently 20 slots available and applications will close March 15th. Priority will be given to students who apply early.

Participants will:

– Have their music performed by PHACE, a professional contemporary music ensemble, at the VSMF Contemporary Music Concerts at the end of the festival;

– Work directly with PHACE and have their compositions workshopped by the faculty;

– Receive professional recordings of their pieces;

– Attend private lessons with leading Viennese composers;

– Attend seminars and travel to historically important locations in Vienna and its surrounding cities;

– Participate in masterclasses with visiting guests such as: Beat Furrer, Johannes Maria Staud, Pierluigi Billone, Irister Schiphorst, and Bernhard Lang;

– Compete to have an orchestral piece performed. The winner will receive a performance of her/his orchestral composition in Prague.

For more information see http://www.viennasummermusic.com/composition/

Mise-en Music Festival 2018

ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018! The festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year since 2014.

In order to participate, all selected composers are required to attend the festival. Selected composers will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest ensembles. This is a unique opportunity to share your work with not only a New York City audience, but also with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

In 2018, two of the selected composers will also receive a residency opportunity at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick during the festival (June 27-30).

Deadline: December 15, 2017 (EST 11:59PM)

Submission Fee: $25

The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 27-30, 2018) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (CATEGORY #4) will be notified by January 1st, 2018. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified by February 28th, 2018.

CATEGORIES
1. Chamber Ensemble (2-8 musicians including a conductor) with/without electronics
2. Solo Instrument (any standard orchestral instruments) with/without electronics
3. Chamber Orchestra (up to 20-piece ensemble) with/without electronics
4. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello with/without electronics)*

*This category is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected works must be completed and submitted by mid-April 2018 for inclusion in the festival program.

For more information see https://festival.mise-en.org/submission/

Torre Della Quarda – 2018

The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition.

The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all countries, without limits of age, aesthetic trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamic relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refundable) of:
Euros 15 for section 1 (chamber music)
Euros 35 for section 2 (orchestra)

Scores must be received no later than 15th April 2018

For instrumentation and further information see http://www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition-2018/

CALL FOR SCORES “RISUONANZE 2018”

Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2018 – incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place in Friuli Venezia Giulia region – Italy.

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

Pieces should be written or the specified instruments and chamber groups; use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

18 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2018” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.

Submission deadline: March 19th, 2018

Please see the following page for the range of available instrumentation: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html

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

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA

Applications for the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA are due January 18! Please help us spread the word to any composers and performers in the early stages of their careers. The Summer Festival has been descried as “life-changing” by our past participants, and we are very proud of this project.

Online applications and more info here: http://bangonacan.org/summer_festival/info_for_applicants

Deadline: Weds, January 18, 2017. 5pm EST

Festival dates: July 17 – Aug 6, 2017

About the Festival:

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a musical utopia for innovative musicians in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The Festival is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. We will spend three weeks immersed in today’s most exciting music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles sitting alongside their teachers. The Festival includes daily performances in the museum galleries, free with museum admission, and concludes with a six-hour blow-out Marathon Concert performed by the festival ensembles and special guests. The Festival also features African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events in the community, and more.

2017 Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival

The 2017 Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival is happy to announce our International Call for Applications. The VIPA Festival takes place June 28-July 8 within the state-of-the-art facilities of the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaguín Rodrigo in the beautiful city of Valencia, Spain.

Our 2017 composition faculty includes Jorge Villavicencio GrossmannMelinda Wagner, and Stefano Gervasoni, with guest composer José María Sánchez-Verdú and lectures on special topics by Gregorio Jiménez and Jason Thorpe Buchanan.

VIPA‘s 2017 Soloists and Ensembles-in-Residence include the critically-acclaimed Mivos QuartetEnsemble InterfaceSmash EnsembleB3:Brouwer Trio, and flutist Erik Drescher.

Visit our website for more information, and apply by the early deadline of Jan. 15 for a lower application fee.  www.vipafestival.org