ISCM 2017 Vancouver – Call for Works

The official Call for Works is now released for ISCM’s World New Music Days 2017, to be held in Vancouver, Canada from November 2 – 8, 2017.

This very exciting 7-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. For detailed information about the Call for Works and the Festival, see http://iscm2017.ca

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 Monday 31st October 2016. Please send all materials electronically to . Receipt will be acknowledged of your submission. If for some reason you do not receive such acknowledgement, please send an inquiry to CANZ President (and ISCM Vice-President) Glenda Keam .

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/ ) All works must have been written no earlier than 2006, and priority will be given to works completed in 2011 or later. ISCM will give preference to compositions no longer than 12 minutes. The Official Submission from CANZ will include works fitting at least four of the 14 submission categories. The range of score/project categories is particularly (and excitingly) broad – it is essential that you ensure your entry matches the specifications for one of the categories, described in detail here: http://iscm2017.ca/categories/

In order to submit works in the official NZ entry, CANZ requires the following:
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. Composition Information: Title; Submission Category; Accurate duration; Year of composition; Statement of whether the work has been previously performed in Canada; Statement of whether the work has been previous performed outside Canada.
3. The score (PDF document preferred), or audio/video documentation if the work does not have a written score.
4. An audio or video recording of the work (if possible).
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. Proof of nationality of the composer (copy of passport or identity card).
9. High-resolution digital photograph of the composer.

Individual Submissions are also welcomed by ISCM, and must be submitted online direct to the ISCM in English – see http://iscm2017.ca/individual-subs/. An entry fee of €53.50 applies to Individual Submissions, payable at the time of submission.

Selected works for the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 will be announced in March, 2017.

ISCM World New Music Days 2017 is jointly presented by:

The International Society for Contemporary Music

The International Society for Contemporary Music Canadian Section

The Canadian League of Composers/La LigueCanadienne des Compositeurs

Music on Main

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

Apply for the Saari Residence!

The Saari Residence is a tranquil facility and a fruitful meeting point for artists and researchers in Mynämäki, Finland. The Saari Residence offers Finnish and non-Finnish artists, critics and translators the chance to work intensively for a period of two months in a relaxed countryside setting from September to April. Artistic groups may also apply for use of the residence’s facilities for limited periods of time from May to August.

Each resident is provided with an apartment and workroom. Kone Foundation provides monthly grants (2,350 or 2,700 euros/month) for the duration of the residency period. Groups can apply for grants to compensate for expenses.

Further information available at http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/residency-applicants/

Call for Submissions – Writing Around Sound #3

Writing Around Sound is now calling for proposals for its November 2016 edition.

As the name suggests, the journal is not solely concerned with writing about sound or sound practice, but also writing around it. Audio culture, sound art and their concerns and contexts are employed as both a focus and a point of departure of the journal’s content, which not only includes the textual, but embraces the visual and audible (via an online audio component).

Written, visual or sound submissions are now invited for the next issue, the theme of which is “What is the contemporary sound object?”. Contributors may choose to embrace this as a provocation or propose works on other topics. If you are interested in contributing, please contact editors@cssa.org.nz with a brief (500-word maximum) outline of your proposal before 7th August. Successful applicants will be informed in late August with a final 1st October copy deadline.

For more info, visit http://auricle.org.nz/call-for-submissions-writing-around-sound/

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

Call for Scores: Composers of the Pacific Rim

Call for Scores: Solo flute
Submission Deadline: August 30th, 2016
Send submissions to: redshift.flute@gmail.com

Redshift Music Society is seeking scores for solo flute (C concert flute, piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) for a 2016/17 season performance event in Vancouver, Canada, by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor. For this event we are specifically requesting works by composers who live in or originate from countries situated along the Pacific Rim: submissions from Canada, United States of America, Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and all Oceanian countries will all be considered. There is no restriction regarding age, race, or gender.

Other considerations:

Available instrumentation: solo C concert flute; alto flute in G; bass flute in C; or piccolo in C. Pieces involving electronics or tape cannot be accepted at this time;

Scores must be submitted in PDF format. Do not send hard copies;

Scores must be written in traditional western notation, or provide very clear explanations, in English, of any non-standard notation;

Works that include extended techniques, microtonal writing, and/or alternative tuning systems are welcome;

For solo flute works containing vocal writing: please note that vocal effects and singing should accommodate a tenor/baritone voice range. Text in non-western languages should be written using either western alphabet (preferable) or International Phonetic Alphabet;

Composers may submit multiple works, provided all submitted works are for solo flute;

Duration: each submitted piece not to exceed 15 minutes;

There is no age limit;

By submitting your work(s), you consent to having it (them) performed and recorded.

With your submission, please include your name, one paragraph biography (in English, if available), website link (if available), and country of origin/residence. All submissions must be sent by email to redshift.flute@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2016.

For more information, please visit https://marktakeshimcgregor.com/2016/04/27/call-for-scores-composers-of-the-pacific-rim/

Composition Contest – Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan

In order to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, the brass band « Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan » (ECV) is organizing a brass band composition contest with very attractive awards (1st prize 3000 €). Composers will benefit of great freedom regarding the style of the submitted piece. It can be an introductory piece, a slow piece, a solo (one ore more soloists), a concert finale, a suite, entertainment music, or of any other genre or style that may inspire the composer, without any time restriction. The deadline for submissions will be November 1st 2016.

For further information, please refer to the rules of the contest on the ECV website: http://www.ecvbrass.ch

New Zealand Musicological Society Annual Conference

19-20 November 2016
University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music
Hamilton, New Zealand

Contemporary and Future Paths in Music Performance, Composition and Analysis

In implicit dialogue with the ‘search for tradition’ of New Zealand Musicological Society’s annual conference in 2015, this year we invite participants to consider musical and cultural paths of the present and future, in both New Zealand and international contexts. While there remains interest in considering how the past may be used to shape the future, we particularly welcome submissions that address, directly and indirectly, the following themes:

– New and innovative areas of musicological, ethnomusicological, performative, and compositional enquiry (with all strands broadly conceived)
– Ruptures, divergences and deviations from tradition
– The significance and/or future of labels such as ‘New Zealand music’ in a globalised, 21st-century world

We also welcome papers on other musicology, ethnomusicology, performance and composition-related topics.

Conference rooms will be equipped with AV equipment, with the potential for pianos if needed; we strongly encourage presenters to include audio-visual and/or live musical elements in their papers.

Submission Requirements

Individual Papers (20 minute papers with 10 minutes discussion time)

Proposals should represent the talk as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to earlier work, and suggests the paper’s significance for the NZMS community. Authors will be invited to revise their proposals for the Program and Abstracts, distributed at the meeting; the version read by the Program Committee may remain confidential.

Maximum length: 250 words

Group Sessions (1.5 – 2 hours)

An organizer representing several individuals may propose a group session. For this proposal, organizers should prepare a rationale, explaining the importance of the topic and the proposed constituent papers, together with the names of the organizer, participants, respondent (if applicable), and a suggested chairperson. The organizer should also include a proposal for each paper, which conforms to the guidelines for individual proposals above. Group Session proposals will be considered as a unit and accepted or rejected as a whole. A single paper may be substituted with a performance if deemed appropriate. The proposed session’s consistency and coherence is an important part of the evaluation process.

Paper abstracts included in a formal session proposal are components of the session proposal as a whole, and will not be considered for individual presentation.
Maximum length: 150 words for the rationale, and each constituent proposal

Panel Discussions (1 – 1.5 hours)

Panel discussions are intended to accommodate proposals that are amenable to a more informal exchange of ideas in a public forum than in paper sessions. These can cover a wide range of topics: they may examine a central body of scholarly work, a methodology or critical approach, or lay the groundwork for a new research direction. Such panels should comprise participants’ brief position statements, followed by general discussion among panellists and audience. Panel discussions will be scheduled for the same duration of time as full or half sessions of papers. For this proposal, organizers should outline the rationale and issues behind the proposal, describe the activities envisioned, and explain why each panellist has been chosen.

Panel discussions will be considered only as a whole.
Maximum length: 500 words

Please add a cover page to all submissions that includes the following information: paper title, type of proposal, A/V or piano requirements, and all authors’ contact, institutional, and affiliation details; please leave any identifying details of subsequent pages of the submission to ensure a blind review. Complete submissions should be emailed as a PDF to nzmusicology2016@gmail.com.

Questions about any aspects of the conference can be directed to Nick Braae (University of Waikato) at braae.nick@gmail.com

Submissions due 5pm NZT Friday 29 July 2016

The programme committee will send letters of acceptance by 19 August 2016.

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