JFC has just announced the third call for scores for the ACL special festival 2010 (which is called Asian Music Festival 2010):
1) Chamber music for string quartet and Japanese instruments, with 8 maximum performers and 15 minutes of maximum duration. The concert will be held on 5th October at So-gaku-do Hall in Ueno, Tokyo.
2) Works for Japanese instrument(s) – from solo to big ensemble, with 15 minutes of maximum duration. Arrangement of pieces originally written for Chinese & other folk instruments are acceptable. The concert will be held on 6th October at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space.
All scores (including those for the earlier calls) shall come with the following materials:
 Title of the work in English, and if applicable, Japanese (if Chinese characters are used, one shall use those give more idea of the meaning of the word than of its sound)
 Year of Composition
 Whether it is a world première or Japan première
 Composer’s name in English and Chinese characters (if applicable)
 Date of Birth
 Telephone Number
 Fax Number
 E-mail Address
 Biography (maximum 150 words)
 Programme Notes (maximum 150 words)
 CD or audio tape of the work, if available
All materials must reach the AMF 2010 Secretariat before 31st May 2010 through ACL national sections. The address is c/o The Japan Federation of Composers, #310 Sky Building, 3-3-8 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051, Japan. Telephone: (81) 3-5474-1853. Fax: (81) 3-5474-1854. Email:
The applicants will be informed the results by 30th June 2010. The individual parts of the selected scores should be submitted at a later stage (to be announced). The performing royalties will be paid in accordance with the regulations of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers & Publishers. However, the composers are asked to waive the right to possible broadcast of the selected work (in part or whole) in news and other programmes. Please consult the AMF 2010 Secretariat for more information.
Although the organizer will not have budget to provide airfare and accommodation for the selected composers, they will pay for them the festival registration fee.
Scores should be send (hard copy only) to: ACL Special Event, CANZ, PO Box 4065,Wellington 6140
Deadline: 30 April 2010 (postmarked)