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

Call for Scores – Mise-en Music Festival 2017

CALL FOR SCORES | MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

ensemble mise-en is very excited to announce a call for scores for mise-en music festival 2017! Last year, we received 792 submissions, and we ended up programming more than 30 pieces at our annual mise-en music festival 2016.

As the call for scores required, all composers attended the festival and enjoyed meeting each other and working with our musicians. We hope that you will join us next year! 

Deadline: September 15, 2016 (EST 11:59PM)

Submission Fee (USD): $15 (except no fee for Category 4)

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 20-25, 2017) 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.

CATEGORIES (Click one to apply)
1. Mixed ensemble (2-18 instruments with/without electronics/tape)
2. 
Solo instrument (with/without electronics/tape) 
3. Tape/electronics/computer music
4. Miniatures (less then 3 minutes) for solo or mixed ensemble (1-18 musicians)

IMPORTANT — we will not accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website. (festival.mise-en.org/submission)

If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2017, please consider: 
– Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
– Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen

If you have any questions, please contact the ensemble manager Cheryl Krugel-Lee (manager@mise-en.org).

Call for Scores – Composers Association of Serbia

Composers’ Association of Serbia
26th International Review of Composers
Belgrade, 5–11 October 2017

CALL for Scores

All submissions should employ the following performing forces:

a) Symphony orchestra (à 3)
Duration: up to 15 minutes.

b) Women’s choir a cappella
Women’s choir with electronics
Women’s choirs and an ensemble of up to five instruments ad libitum
Eligible instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, violoncello, and double bass.
Duration: up to 10 minutes.

c) Ensemble of 1–9 instruments ad libitum, with or without electronics
Any combination of the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
Duration: up to 10 minutes.

d) Soprano, mezzo-soprano, and baritone (solo or any combination thereof), with or without electronics
Soprano, mezzo-soprano, and baritone (solo or any combination thereof) and an instrumental ensemble of up to four instruments ad libitum.
Available instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
Duration: up to 8 minutes.

Submission is free and it is not anonymous.

Individual authors may submit pieces in multiple categories, but no more than two works in total.
In adherence to the Statute of the International Review of Composers, only works written over the past three years will be considered. Eligible applicants include authors, performers, associations, and national author societies.

Submissions should include the following:
1) score;
2) recording (if possible);
3) short biography (up to 150 words).
The authors of pieces selected for performance will be obliged to submit complete performance materials, including the following:
1) the parts;
2) electronic realisations (for electro-acoustic pieces);
3) one photograph;
4) biography (up to 150 words);
5) programme note (up to 150 words).

Preferably, all scores should be submitted via email, in PDF.

Online submissions should be made available by the end of February 2017.

The deadline for competition applications is 20 October 2016 (CET).

Applications should be emailed to tribina_kompozitora@composers.rs or mailed to:
Udruženje kompozitora Srbije
Mišarska 12–14, 11000 Beograd, Serb

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.

Rules

• The composition must be written for two pedal harps and must not have previously been performed in public nor entered into other competitions

• The composition may take any musical form

• Entrants for the secondary school category must have composed a piece of at least two minutes duration and no longer than four minutes

• Entrants for the under 30 year old category must have composed a piece of at least four minutes duration and no longer than eight minutes

• It must be an original work, not an arrangement of another work

• A composer may enter more than one work, but only one prize will be awarded to any one individual

• The competition is open to anyone who has New Zealand residency at the time the entry is submitted

• By submitting your composition you agree that the NZ Harp Duo will have performance and recording rights of the winning entries without additional fees

• By submitting an application, you agree to cooperate with the NZ Harp Duo on any possible edits deemed necessary by the duo to make the work successfully playable

• The composition must use standard tuning only, ie. no microtones

• All standard extended harp techniques are acceptable

• Composers may write for prepared harp, but it must not in any way compromise the instrument or its tuning.

• Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the guidelines and parameters here will be disqualified

• All entries must include a separate short cover letter with: name, DOB, contact phone number, email address, name of school attending (if applicable). Please also include a short biography, short programme notes and a photo

 

The adjudication panel consists of:

Carolyn Mills – Principal Harpist NZSO

Kenneth Young – Composer, Conductor and NZSM Lecturer

Ingrid Bauer – Classical Harpist

The decision of the judging panel is final.

Information about writing for the harp can be found here:

http://www.15secondharp.com/

http://composingforharp.com/

http://sites.siba.fi/sv/web/harpnotation/harp

Technical questions about the harp and its performance techniques may be directed to the NZ Harp

Duo at info@nzharpduo.com with the subject line ‘Harp Composition Competition’


How to apply

Entries should be submitted electronically with the subject title ‘Harp Composition Competition’ to:

info@nzharpduo.com email or dropbox with pdf files preferred, but Sibelius files (that can be

opened in all versions of the programme) also accepted.

Competition enquiries: Can be emailed to the NZ Harp Duo, with subject title ‘Harp Composition

Competition’ at info@nzharpduo.com

Checklist

o Full scores together with indicative or mockup audio files

o Cover letter

o Biography

o Programme notes

o Photo

International Festival of Electroacoustic Music – MUSLAB 2016

Call for electroacoustic works.

Camin-Art Asociation and MUSLAB Ensemble
Invite:

Composers, regardless their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video, Video Mapping.

Guidelines for submission of works:

Deadline for receipt of entries will Date: July 1 2016
– Works must be composed after January 2008
– The duration of the work must be between 5 and 15 minutes
– Only one work per category defined by composer admitted
– Entries must be signed by the author or authors (no pseudonyms)
– Works that have been previously submitted to competitions and concerts may participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for presentation and recording.
– There is no charge for registration

Categories:

Category A (Audio only): is open to electroacoustic music compositions of autonomous art (music band), a single independent movement duration.

Category B (Audio and video): is open to compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music and Video, one independent movement.

Category C (Video only): is open to compositions of Visual Art – Video Art.

Channels : Stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

Formats : .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4

Submission

You must register online at http://muslab.org/callforworks_2016.html and attach a file format (ZIP) with the following documents:

1) The application form completed and signed. (fill in Adobe acrobat)

2) One picture in good resolution.

3) A short biographical sketch of the composer. ½ page.

4) Notes of the work. ½ page.

5) Signed letter of consent.

 

A link to download your complete piece, either stereo or mutichannel versions. Formats accepted: .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4 . (you can use wetransfer or dropbox)

Also attach a copy in .mp3 stereo format (with your piece)

For further information and conditions visit http://muslab.org/callforworks_2016.html

The Mozart Fellowship 2017

The University of Otago invites applications for the Mozart Fellowship for the year 2017 from talented composers of demonstrated ability who are New Zealanders or normally resident in New Zealand.

Applications close 1 June 2016.

Applications should be submitted via the website otago.ac.nz/otagofellows-applications

For further information contact:
Stephanie Evans
Division of Humanities
University of Otago

Email arts.fellows@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/otagofellows