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

Pendriai International Composers Course – Lithuania

Applications are now open for The International Composers’ Course Palendriai 2016!

Following the successful and encouraging results of the course last year, which gathered the participants from 10 different countries and contained exciting performances, workshops and individual tuition by internationally acclaimed music professionals – The International Composers’ Course Palendriai 2016 is welcoming new applicants interested to attend the course in Lithuania on the 25th-31st July, 2016.

OBJECTIVE

Developing and broadening the repertoire of modern accordion in solo and chamber music context.

APPLICATION

Apply online via www.palendriaimusic.com within the deadline of 1st of June.

You will be asked to provide:

Biography;
Personal statement describing you aspirations to take part in the composers’ course;
Description of your compositional ideas for the course;
PDF of your composition representing your capabilities, techniques and style. (Chamber music piece is recommended for the selection round. Audio recording is an advantage).

SELECTION

Candidates will be selected by the international jury consisting of course leaders and organizers. All applicants will be informed via email by the 15th of June.

INSTRUMENTATION

You will be asked to produce at least 2 pieces of music.

Accordion solo;
Individually allocated instrumentation of chamber ensemble:

Accordion and string trio (violin, viola, cello)
Duet of Accordion and any string instrument from the string trio;
Duet of Accordion and woodwind instrument(Tuba or clarinet only);
Accordion and mixed chamber group up to 3 members in the ensemble (viola, clarinet etc);
A few accordions (maximum 6) and any other instrument mentioned above. Maximum up to 5 members in the ensemble.

During the course all selected candidates will have the opportunity to work in the inspirational and creative environment, gain the experience in direct collaboration with performers and other composers, and learn from the course tutors GORKA HERMOSA (Spain), MARTYNAS LEVICKIS (Lithuania) and RUTA VITKAUSKAITE (UK/Lithuania). Moreover, the course will offer additional workshops with guest tutors.

Compositions produced during the course will be premiered publicly on the final day of the course at The St. Benedict’s monastery in Palendriai.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The course will be held in English;
The course is free;
All applicants must be younger than 36 y.o.;
Free accommodation will be provided;
Travel expenses are not covered;
All other important and up to date information can be found atpalendriaimusic.com, for all enquiries please contact us via info@palendriaimusic.com.

Organizer: PI accoAkademija

Online application form: http://www.palendriaimusic.com/application/

Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Closing Date: 1 July

The Prize is awarded annually for excellence in original composition and is valued at $1500.

The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand

The topic for 2016 is to compose a piece for cello and piano OR cello solo OR cello and electronics. You must submit a score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

The work must be at least eight minutes and not more than eighteen minutes in duration.

More information

Australasian Double Reed Society Composition Competition

Deadline date: 31 July 2016 (Delivery Deadline)

Date held: October 2016

Location: Sydney, Australia

Total prizes: AUD $1,000 and performances.

Entry restriction: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or students attending an Australian or New Zealand school or university. Only one submission per entrant accepted.

Work duration: Up to five (5) minutes.

Further Details

The Australian Double Reed Society is a not for profit organisation which promotes and enhances the knowledge of double reed instruments. In honour of its 20th Anniversary, and to facilitate collaborations between composers and performers, the ADRS NSW branch will be holding a composition competition. They would like to encourage and develop new Australasian works which engage with idiomatic characteristics of solo double reed instruments, with a level of difficulty no higher than AMEB Grade 7, in particular works suitable for students studying for their Year 12 Music performance exam.

See the ADRS website Composition webpage for detailed information, terms and conditions, and application form.

Opera Factory’s Winning Workshops

The Opera Factory in Auckland are workshopping new works by New Zealand composers on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April:

Winning Workshops – An early evening Demonstration

An informal presentation of excerpts from the winning entry and four other finalists from our short chamber opera Composition Contest.

Sunday 17 April 5.30pm – 7pm;

At the NZ Opera Technical Centre 107 Neilson Street, Onehunga. Auckland.

General entry $20 by donation/Koha. Light refreshments will be served with a chance to meet and mingle.

Phone us on 09 921 7801 or 021 529 127 or simply reply on this email – to secure preferential seating.

The programme will be guided by the jury panel Philip Norman of Christchurch, Rosemary Barnes and Stuart Maunder (NZ Opera) and also introduce the composers.

This demonstration will feature excerpts from ‘The Illustrious Stranger’ (winning entry by Professor John Drummond of Dunedin) and other excerpts from finalists Claire Scholes (Live Drag), Graham Parsons (The Help Desk), Richard Francis (The Remarkable Rocket) & Ben Hoadley (Miss Brill).

Singers include Emma Sloman, Kerry Scurr, Catherine Reaburn, Helene Holman, Rosemarie Brown, Christina Orjis, Kelly Harris, Maeve Herd, Patrick Kelly, Clinton Fung, Mark Covich, Edward McKnight, Adrian du Toit, Arthur Adams-Close and Timothy Burrell accompanied by pianists Grace Francis and Gemma Lee.

Also for your interest: ‘Winning Workshops’ – split sessions on all 5 works will be held over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April from 10.30 to 4.30pm each day.

Singers will informally explore the new works alongside the composers and project panellists with open feedback.

Observers are welcome at any of these informal open workshop sessions at any times of both days ($10 koha/donation on arrival).

The weekend of workshop sessions and the concluding demonstration will also have limited door sales available.

International Study of Women Composers

The Creative Workforce Initiative (Curtin University, Western Sydney University, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) are currently undertaking research to understand the challenges and opportunities facing women composers.

Very little is known about the working lives of composers and we know even less about composers who are women.
This makes it hard to advocate for changes to funding, education and support. This study will create a unique picture of work. The “evidence” it creates will start to achieve these aims.

The group is looking for participants to commit to three medium-length surveys. The second and third of these will be informed by what is received in the first survey. It is important to commit to all three.

How do I get started?
Follow this link, or copy and paste the URL below into your Internet browser, or email us for a hard copy or email attachment to be posted out to you.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLPFY5V

If you have any questions and/or you can help us circulate the study, please contact Dawn Bennett at d.bennett@curtin.edu.au or +618 9266 4482.

International Composition Competition – “Città di Udine”

Taukay music publishing company is proud to announce new projects associated with the International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”. The winning compositions and finalists’ works will be performed publicly and we will produce a CD of the live performance.
Additionally, we are working to select some of the submitted compositions to be used in a collaboration with the contemporary dance company Arearea. Our goal is to give more space to contemporary music and to its interaction with other performing arts.

Rules and conditions of the international composition competition “Città di Udine” (eleventh edition) are online on Taukay’s website.

Submissions are being accepted in two categories:
– compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
– electroacoustic music.

Deadline: March 31th 2016

More info on: www.taukay.it
Contacts: competition@taukay.it

2016 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

Entries are now open for the 2016 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

Now in its twelth year, the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Awards is an exciting opportunity for young New Zealand composers to have their work recorded by the NZSO over a three-day residency.

Submitted works are assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and those selected for the awards will be flown to, and accommodated in Wellington for the duration of the recordings and awards. The students selected are given the opportunity to receive mentoring from an established New Zealand composer and will also participate in industry seminars and instrument workshops. The best overall composition will win the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award. The composer receives a cash award of $750.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen
  • Composers must be 25 years of age or younger as of 1 December 2016
  • Maximum duration of 5 minutes
  • Work to be for full symphony orchestra without soloists
  • Maximum instrumentation is as follows: 3333 4331 timpani +2 percussion harp strings (including the following woodwind auxiliary instruments: piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon).
  • One entry per person
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form, which can be downloaded from the NZSO website. All entries must be submitted as digital PDFs.
  • Applications should also be accompanied by a short composer biography, as well as programme notes for the work. All of this information should be provided in the score file.
  • A complete and accurate instrumentation listing must be provided at the beginning of the score as well as the duration.
  • Ornaments and trills should be clear and written out if appropriate.
  • Scores should be legible with clear time signatures and even spacing throughout. Translations of any non-standard terms should be provided in the score.
  • Percussion parts should be set out in stations.
  • Composers should note that if used, any non-standard items such as string practice mutes will need to be provided by the composer.
  • NZSO reserve the right to ask composers to revisit any composition that includes extended techniques that may damage instruments.
  • Revisions to the submitted score won’t be accepted.

IMPORTANT DATES
Mon 2 May 2016 Deadline for applications
Mon 6 June 2016 Applicants informed of panels decision
Mon 4 July 2016 Deadline for providing parts to the Library
Tue 29 Nov – Thurs 1 Dec 2016 Residency in Wellington

https://www.nzso.co.nz/education/young-originals/for-composers/young-composer-awards/

APRA AMCOS launches Art Music Fund

In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund.

Australian and New Zealand composers are now invited to apply for a grant from a total pool of AUD$100,000. The funding is available for the creation of commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program – designed to maximise the life of the work.

It is expected that composers will collaborate with ensembles, orchestras, producers, recording companies, broadcasters, festivals and other parties to propose the writing of a work that will be guaranteed multiple exposures by way of performances, recordings, broadcasts or digital dissemination.

See APRA’s announcement for full details.