Call for scores: SOUNZ and Westlake Community Project 2018

A collaboration between Westlake Symphony Orchestra and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

The Westlake Symphony Orchestra is an accomplished school orchestra conducted by David Squire. The aim of this project is to encourage New Zealand composers at all career stages to have high quality works available for non-professional orchestras. By making these works available through SOUNZ Online orchestras will be able to watch and listen to repertoire they can programme and perform. The selected works will be recorded and filmed later in 2018 by SOUNZ, and one work may be performed by the Westlake Symphony Orchestra at the KBB Music Festival in August 2018.

Call for scores
SOUNZ is calling for scores from New Zealand composers suitable for a secondary school orchestra. The duration of the work should be 2-8 minutes. There is also the option of submitting a concerto work featuring a piano, viola or violin soloist.

The deadline for submission is 9am Monday 29 January 2018, and the parts for the selected works will be due at 9am Monday 5 March.

For more information and application guidelines visit SOUNZ:

ISCM Call for Works: Beijing 2018

Dear Members of CANZ,

The official Call for Works is now released for ISCM’s World Music Days 2018, to be held in Beijing, China, from May 19 – 26, 2018 in association with the 2018 Beijing Modern Music Festival.

This very exciting 8-day festival and international gathering promises the chance to hear music from over 50 countries played by world-class performers, and unprecedented networking opportunities amongst the global community of composers and performers of new music.

CANZ is the official NZ member (Section) of the ISCM, and will be selecting and submitting six works as our Official Submission. We now invite members to submit works to CANZ for consideration. The deadline for submission to CANZ is Friday 8 December 2018. Please send all materials electronically to <president@canz.net.nz>.. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged. If for some reason you do not receive such acknowledgement, please send an inquiry to <chrisgendall@gmail.com>.

You must be a current member of CANZ to make a submission to our official NZ entry (if you wish to join CANZ, please see http://canz.net.nz/join-canz/ ) Preference will be given to shorter works, and works composed after 2012. The Official Submission from CANZ will include six works fitting at least four of the 11 submission categories. It is essential that you ensure your entry matches the specifications for one of the categories, described below:

1. Symphony orchestra (without choir; with or without soloist such as piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, tenor and soprano, etc.) (2+1.2+1.2+1.2+1.-4.3.3.1.- timp.perc4-pno-harp-strings). Duration max. 20 min.

2. Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra (without choir; with or without soloists such as erhu, pipa, zheng, ruan, bamboo flute, suona, sheng, percussion, etc.)
(2 bangdi+2 qudi+ 2 xindi+ 2 soprano sheng+ 2 alto sheng+ bass sheng+ 2 soprano suona+ 2 alto suona+ 2 tenor suona+ 2 bass suona+ 2 liuqin+ 2 yangqin+ 4-6 pipa+ 6 zhongruan+ 2-4 daruan+ 2 zheng+ 8-10 percussion+ 4-10 gaohu+ 12-16 erhu+ 4- 8 zhonghu+ 4-8 cellos+ 3-6 double basses). Duration max. 20 min.

3. Sinfonietta: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon – trumpet, horn, trombone – 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass – 2 perc – pno). Duration max. 10 min.

4. Youth mixed choir (70 members; four voices for mix choir: soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Duration max. 8 min.

5. String Quartet. Duration max. 15 min.

6. Piano Trio for piano, violin and cello; or Piano Trio for piano, clarinet, and violin or viola. Duration max. 15 min.

7. Chamber Music pieces for quintet: flute (also alto flute and bass-flute), clarinet (also bass-clarinet), piano, violin and cello. Duration max. 15 min.

8. Chamber Music pieces for septet or octet: instruments to be chosen from violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, and percussion, no more than one of each. Duration max 10 min.

9. Pieces for violin, flute, tenor, or soprano, with or without piano. Pieces for piano solo are also accepted. Duration max 8 min.

10. Chamber Opera. No more than 2 actors, and no more than 20 regular instruments from symphony orchestra. Concert version. Duration max 45 min.

11. Computer Music, for fixed media or with live performance (for voice or no more than 4 instruments to be chosen from 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 violoncello, 1 double-bass), up to 8 channels. Duration max 15 min.
Please note, the listed instruments are standard instruments, but the use of non-standard instruments is possible (additional expenses covered by the submitter). More updated information on the categories will be supplied on the festival website later

In order to submit works in the official NZ entry, CANZ requires the following:

– The score (PDF document preferred), or audio/video documentation if the work does not have a written score.

– An audio or video recording of the work (if possible)

– Short biography of the composer in English (maximum 150 words).
Programme notes for the submitted work in English (maximum 150 words).

– Technical rider specifying all equipment necessary to perform the work.

– Proof of nationality of the composer (copy of passport)

– High-resolution digital photograph of the composer.

– 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); signature.

– Composition Information: Title; Submission Category; Accurate duration; Year of composition.

Individual Submissions are also welcomed by ISCM, and must be submitted by regular post, containing all of the components requested above, to the following address:
Max YIN
Beijing Modern Music Festival
Room 630, Office Building, Central Conservartory of Music,
43 Baojia Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China +8610 6641 4052

Mention “Entry for the ISCM World Music Days 2018” on your entry. The postmark deadline is December 31, 2017 (Beijing time). Please note: this deadline applies only to individual submissions. 8 December 2017 is the deadline for the official CANZ submissions.

An entry fee of €50 applies to Individual Submissions, payable at the time of submission via PayPal on the ISCM website: http://www.iscm.org , or by bank transfer to the account of the ISCM (mention “individual submission ISCM 2018”, and your name) to:

ISCM-International Society for Contemporary Music,
ABN-AMRO Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IBAN: NL36ABNA0552532088, BIC: ABNANL2A.

For further information about the Call for Works, there will soon be an ISCM 2018 Beijing-based website.

Nief-Norf Summer Festival 2018 Call for Scores

Each year the NNSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.The 2018 NNSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores related to the research conference theme of New Asia. The call is open to all composers without restriction, and the connection to the theme may pertain to the music, the instrumentation, the subject matter, or the identity of the composer, and is open to creative interpretation.

Submissions are invited of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments:
flute (all family), clarinet (all family), oboe, bassoon, saxophone (all family), trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, piano, harp, percussion, guitar (acoustic or electric), violin, viola, cello, double bass, voice

Composer-performers using instruments not on this list, especially non-Western instruments, may also submit works that include themselves as a performer.

Any of the following score are welcome: scores requiring two or more of the same instrument (such as percussion ensemble or string quartet); works including improvisation, electronics, indeterminate notation or instrumentation; works that have been performed, recorded or published. All interested composers, at any point in their career are eligible to apply.

Submission fee: $15 for the first composition, $10 for each additional work (up to five).
Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

For more info see http://www.niefnorf.org/call-for-scores/

ManiFeste In Vivo Théâtre Workshops 2018

ManiFeste, in particular the academy, is a moment of privileged encounters among different protagonists in the world of live performance. This year, the focus is on theater with two very different projects led by two major players in French theater today: Daniel Jeanneteau and Joris Lacoste.
For these special projects, young composers are introduced to the artistic and educational teams a few months prior to the workshop in June to begin preparations.
Composition Workshop: In Vivo Théâtre Daniel Jeanneteau

Tuesday, February 6 — Thursday, February 8 and Monday, June 4 — Friday, June 22, 2018
@Ircam & T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers
Présentations publiques du lundi 18 au samedi 23 juin 2018

Educational Advisors: Daniel Jeanneteau, director and IRCAM computer music designers

The director Daniel Jeanneteau offers 3 young composers the opportunity to create a collective performance working on a sonic scenography for the Iliad, materializing the poem’s extreme violence. This sonic stage design, purely electronic, is nourished by contributions from the 3 young composers using IRCAM software to transform and spatialize the sound.

An initial work session for the 3 selected composers, Daniel Jeanneteau, and the IRCAM team will be held in Paris from Tuesday, February 6 through Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Applicants must be born after January 1, 1986.

Composers cannot take part in the composition workshops more than two consecutive years. They can, however, take part in all the academy’s activities as auditors.

Prerequisites (for projects with electronics): Applicants must have intermediary-level knowledge of programming in Max or Live and use the software on a regular basis. For Max, applicants should have followed the beginner’s level Max course or provide proof of equivalent knowledge of the Max tutorials 1 -22, Data tutorials 1 – 5, MIDI tutorials 1 – 5, and MSP tutorials 1 – 31.

Applicants must download the questionnaire on their level of computer literacy and return it with their application online.

Online Applications: ULYSSES Platform
Applications accepted from Monday, October 9 – Monday, November 6, 2017

 

 

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

Art. 1
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.

Art. 2
The 2017 competition is devoted to compositions for classic Trio (piano, violin and cello). No form of amplification or live electronics is allowed.

Art. 3
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.

Art. 4
The duration of the composition must be between 5 and 12 minutes.

Art. 5
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/

impuls International Composition Competition

impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz.

impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

The current call runs from May 31st to October 31st, 2016.

Further information can be found at: http://www.impuls.cc/competition.html

Call for Scores – Risuonanze 2017

Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2017 – incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place early June, 2017, in Friuli Venezia Giulia region – Italy (for the previous
edition results: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/results2016.html#ENGLISH).

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

Pieces should be written for solo piano, or solo violin, or solo flute [C Flute, Piccolo, G Alto flute], or solo trombone, or solo voice [mezzo-soprano], or voice [mezzo-soprano] and piano, or two flutists, or two violins, or flute and piano; 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.

15 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 2017” 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: February 27th, 2017

For any further information, please visit: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html

Live! International Call for Scores – mdi ensemble

Mdi ensemble, in collaboration with Associazione per lo Studio e la Promozione della Musica Contemporanea – ASPMC and Associazione MusicAdesso of Milan, in the framework of SoW – Sound of Wander 2016, is pleased to announce its first international call for scores. The aim is to select three to six works written by composers under 35 to be performed on the 20th of December in Milan, in occasion of the last concert of SoW’s season (special guest: Dmitri Kourliandski).

Compositions (max 2 for each applicant) must be scored for chamber ensemble (2-7 players without conductor) for any of the following instruments:

– flute (piccolo, in C, alto flute, bass flute)
– clarinet (piccolo, in A, in Bb, bass clarinet)
– violin
– viola
– cello
– piano
– percussions (1 player)
If the score requires instruments/objects other than the ones listed above (little percussion instruments, gadgets, etc.), composers must provide them to the ensemble in time for rehearsals; otherwise, the ensemble could decide not to perform the piece.

Electronics and/or amplification are not allowed.

Please submit BY THE 10TH OF SEPTEMBER 2016 all the documents.

http://www.aspmc.eu/?page_id=1791&lang=en_US

Modern Body Festival 2016 – Call for Projects

About Modern Body Festival:

What exactly is the ‘modern body’? We are inclined to think of our bodies as limited to what is contained within our own skin, but technology, philosophy, spirituality, religion, and science all challenge this idea. Modern Body Festival (MBF), an initiative organized by artists / makers / performers Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis in The Hague, the Netherlands, strives to examine the nature of our current existence, as it were, through the perspective of the ‘modern body’. Our second edition, Modern Body Festival 2016: I/WE/THEY, explores the social body; how we exist and belong in today’s globalized society. For this edition, we collaborate with cutting-edge Taiwanese architecture platform Dezact, to create a 5-day event made up of workshops, exhibitions, symposia and performances.
Theme: I/WE/THEY

For this year’s edition we expand our reach beyond the physical body to the social body, and explore the cultural borders of a networked world. We are particularly interested in the effects of architecture, technology and digital communication, as they are fundamentally transforming the way we exist as a society, culture, species. We focus on identity and community: how we interface with I/WE/THEY. Where do the limits of the self extend and where do the social bodies of group and community begin? How do we understand and position ourselves as individuals, while still feeling a sense of belonging and connection to an expanding global community? How do we exist, identify, and interact?
What we are looking for

Our 2016 edition will present finished and commissioned works filling the spectrum of intermediality, seeking the modern body within the new worlds that emerge when different artforms intersect, collide, and modulate each other. We are looking for finished, or near-finished, works that resonate with this year’s theme. We are very open about discipline and format. We welcome works operating in or between architecture, sculpture, installation, video art, performance art, bio art, interactive and participatory art, music and sound art, dance, theater, circus, objects, environments, performances, walks, processions… – anything is possible!
When/where:

The works will be presented in the beginning of December in The Hague, the Netherlands, as part of the Modern Body Festival showcase, and will also be featured on our website and press releases.
Conditions / What we provide:

– Exhibition/performance fee
– Travel & accommodation for international artists
– Professional video / audio / photographic documentation
Files to submit (in .pdf or .doc/.docx format):

1. A short description of the project (2-page maximum)
2. A completed application form (including documantation links, etc). Download the form here:
Modern Body Festival 2016 – Open Call – Application form artists & info (description & application form in .zip file)
Modern Body Festival 2016 – Open Call – Application form artists (form only in .docx file)
3. Technical rider, including space, equipment, and setup time requirements, as well as what the artist will provide and what the festival would need to provide.
4. One or more high resolution image(s) of the project (.jpg/.tiff)
5. A high resolution portrait of the artist (.jpg/.tiff)
Deadline

The deadline to submit is July 25, 2016.
Please send proposals, and any questions, to opencall@modernbodyfestival.org

Open call for projects

The 2016 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Eligibility

Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards

First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in September of 2016 on the 20th Anniversary Martirano Award Concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges

A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the 20th anniversary award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging and some meals). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

Guidelines

1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum

3. Limit: One entry per composer

4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.

5. Anonymous Submission: The composer’s name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Friday, April 15, 2016 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to http://bit.ly/martiranoaward