Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Community College Student Opportunity

The Jack Stone Award for New Music will be awarded to one student who is currently enrolled full time at a community college within the United States. No age or citizenship restrictions apply. The recipient will receive $150, the second place winner will receive $100, and the runner up will receive $50. In addition, all three selected composers, if they are coming from within the contiguous United States, will be flown to San Antonio, TX to attend a performance of their pieces by a professional ensemble featuring oboist Amari Pepper Barash in the Palmetto Center for the Arts on the Northwest Vista College campus and to receive their awards in person.




Pieces must be less than 10 minutes in duration and may be for oboe, or oboe with cello and/or percussion. The percussion instruments available include marimba, xylophone, timpani, drum kit, hand percussion, and snare drum.




Submissions must be received by March 4, 2013 (note: this is not a postmark deadline) and must include a legible score and parts, a short bio, and proof of enrollment. Recordings (including MIDI realizations) are strongly recommended. Submissions may be sent via mail to the address below or may be sent in PDF format to the following email:




bmay18@alamo.edu



Beth May

Northwest Vista College

3535 N. Ellison Dr.

San Antonio, TX 78201

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Collegium Musicum

The professional summer program emerging composers Collegium Musicum offers to a small number of selected composers from around the world the opportunity to have their works rehearsed and performed by a professional orchestra, the Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum. The composers will engage in a week of intensive workshops and conferences – live, and streamed online, – form professional connections and network with colleagues from the arts industry. At the end of the internship some participants will be offered a publication contract with the International Research and Information Centre Thracica.


The program targets specifically composers at the beginning of their professional career. It will take place between June 10 and June 18, 2013 in Bourgas, Bulgaria and will involve active participants and auditors (who will not have works performed). The application deadline is October 8, 2012. The event and the names of all participants will be heavily publicized in local and international media. The main working language will be English.


To read more, and to apply, please, visit http://www.en.levonmanukyan.com/comp

CALL FOR SCORES RISUONANZE 2013

Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2013” Festival
(early June, 2013, Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy).

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age

Pieces should be written for solo piano, or solo flute [C Flute, and/or Piccolo, and/or G Alto flute,
one only player], or solo voice [mezzo-soprano, range: F3 to F5 (piano dynamics) or Ab5 (forte
dynamics)], or solo oboe, and should not have been premiered in public performances before the
Festival
.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction from 2 to 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

15 Euros must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; each
composer has the right to send up to 3 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so
composers attending the performances are much appreciated. Attending the concert is
considered as an advantage in the selection. 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 decide not to

Submission deadline: March 1st, 2013

For any further information, please visit: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call2013.html
or email: tkecallforscores@gmail.com

NCP x SS: Call for Scores for Symphony Space's Music of Now

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is holding their first call for scores! The ensemble will perform selected scores at Symphony Space's "The Music of Now Marathon" on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013.



Up to 3 composers will be chosen by NCP and Symphony Space's Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky. Composers may apply via our online application: http://form.jotform.us/form/22667490043151.



Details


  • Eligibility: Composers who are in the emerging stage of their career may apply. Selected composers must be available to attend the Music of Now concert at Symphony Space on Feb 2, 2013.
  • Score requirements: Pieces of a 4-8 minute duration. Instrumentation for any combination of at least 3 of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, soprano (1 on each part). One additional instrument that is not mentioned here is allowed (e.g. drum set, viola, sax, etc.). The score must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Honorarium/Performance: Selected composer(s) will receive a $100 honorarium from Symphony Space, a performance of their piece at the Music of Now concert (part of the Composers Now Festival) by NCP on Feb 2, 2013, and a featured interview with WQXR's Terrance McKnight at the event.
  • Deadline: November 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm (GMT -5)
  • How to apply:

    -Fill out this form, where you can also upload the PDF of your score: http://form.jotform.us/form/22667490043151. A recording of a past performance of the work is recommended but not required.

Selected composers will be announced by December 3, 2012. Questions may be addressed to info@nouveauclassical.org.



Website: www.nouveauclassical.org

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IC2013 Call-for-Scores

Applications to the IC2013 Call-for-Scores may now be submitted via e-mail!


A CV, along with scores AND parts of up to three chamber works should be sent as PDF files. Works should be approximately ten minutes in duration for up to five performers drawn from the following instrumentation: clarinet, string quartet, double bass, and piano.


Recordings (if available) of submitted works should be sent as MP3 files.


All files should be sent in one e-mail (30MB limit) to: info@ic.shss.ust.hk by Friday 5 October, 2012.


Instructions

  • Label the subject of the e-mail as:
    IC2013 Call for Scores – Last name, First Name

  • Label CV PDF file as: last name.first name.CV.pdf
  • Label score PDF file names: last name.first name.work title.pdf
  • Label parts PDF files as: last name.first name.work title.part name.pdf
  • Label recording MP3 file names: last name.first name.work title.mp3

If submissions exceed 30MB in size, please send files as separate e-mails. Please remember to label the subject of all e-mails as above.

For more information please visit: http://www.ic.shss.ust.hk/2012/eng/submission_guidelines.html

Leeds International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition

CALL FOR PAPERS, COMPOSITIONS & WORKSHOPS

Leeds International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition

Thursday & Friday 13TH- 14TH DECEMBER 2012

The International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition takes place at Leeds College of Music from Thursday 13th to Friday 14th December 2012. iFIMPaC is an annual event focusing on practice related innovations in Music Production and Composition. The event sees its 5th year in association with the Journal for Music, Technology and Education (JMTE). iFIMPaC creates a unique environment for composers, producers, music industry representatives, academics, educators and students to discuss their compositional, pedagogical and production work as practice-led research.

Works under 12 minutes in stereo or multichannel formats will be considered.


The following are welcome:

  • acousmatic Music (stereo or multichannel)
  • multimedia pieces
  • solo instrument and fixed medium*
  • solo instrument and live electronics*
  • laptop improvisation/live coding
  • club music (electronic music influenced by pop, IDM and electronica)
  • demonstrations of unique interfaces
  • composition and paper
  • other (we are happy to consider music that doesn’t fall into the above categories and may be wholly acoustic so long as the submitted piece presents new insights into music composition)

* We may be able to supply solo performers in some instances, but you should consider acquiring your own performers as iFIMPaC’s budget is small. Please see the web link for further information (information will be posted soon).

Registration:

Successful applicants must register and pay a delegate fee in order to be programmed.

If your submission is successful, and is acousmatic, but you cannot attend, you will still need to register. You may have a nominee to diffuse your work.

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15th October 2012.

Call details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/cpbjhfu

Composers Voice Dance Collaboration

CALL FOR NEW MUSIC WORKS - Composer's Voice Dance Collaboration


Erin Bomboy, a dance choreographer, seeks music for a new dance piece.
Inspired by the book, The Wisdom of Crowds, she plans to use the audience as
the final arbiter for the music selection. Works should be recorded for
stereo playback between 4:30 to 5:00 minutes in length and submitted as MP3
audio files.


Deadline: Monday, October 19th 2012


First Prize Award: $250 commission and premier premiere as part of Movement
Research's Open Performance series on January 23rd at 8PM


Honorary Prize: a NYC premier performance with dance at Composer's Voice
concert series November 18th at 1PM


The process will unfold in three parts.


PART 1


Composers may submit 4:30 to 5:00 minutes of material using the parameters
and general outline listed below.


PART 2


5 semifinalist compositions will be selected. They will premiere in live
performance at Composer's Voice on Sunday, November 18th at 1PM featuring
Bomboy's choreography. The movements of the dance will not be altered
although speed, movement quality, and performance quality may change based
on the dancers' response to the music. Videos of the piece will be made
available to the public. Interested parties may vote for their favorite
music/dance combination.


PART 3


The composer who obtains the most votes wins the commission to finish the
piece (another 4-5minutes) and a $250 PRIZE! The full piece will premiere as
part of Movement Research's Open Performance series on January 23rd at 8PM.


PARAMETERS


The piece will involve two female dancers exploring the idea of a parallel
universe. The dancers will confront the ramifications of encountering your
personal duplicate. The performances will perform in pointe shoes but not
dancing in a balletic style.


You can see a link of Bomboy's choreography here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy0EIBVyf8I


GENERAL MUSICAL OUTLINE


  • :00 -:45= short bursts of sound punctuated by silence

  • :46 - 1:30 = sounds becoming more cohesive and organized

  • 1:31 - 2:20 = sounds develop into a cohesive melody, a pulsing rhythm begins
    at some point

  • 2:21 - 3:20 = melody becomes more unsettling and the rhythm intensifies

  • 3:21 - 4:10 = short bursts of sound and silence interspersed with a driving
    melody/rhythm

  • 4:10 - 4:45 = Frenetic build up that stops short of a climax

All times are approximations.

A consistent time signature is requested. For example works that start in 6/8 should stay in 6/8 and not change to 4/4 during the piece. Tempo is the composer's choice.

Please submit all works to erinbomboy@aol.com by Monday, October 19th 2012

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica Favignana Island Italy

Call for Proposals - Sound Installations in
Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica
Favignana Island Italy

AntiTesi in collaboration with the Superintendence for Cultural and
Environmental Heritage of Trapani,, is announcing a Call for Proposals for
Sound installations to present at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di
Favignana e Formica in Favignana island.
This call is connected to the Eighth edition of the Live!IXem festivals of
music, sound and electronic arts.
The aim is to highlight the works of those artists who, involved in an
experimental and creative exploration, use sound, integrating it with
electronic audio-visual and digital design for Art installations in specific
sites.
Another aim is to witness the new aesthetic in contemporary art through a new
way to conceive and carry out works within (or outside) of architectural
spaces.
In this regard, the spaces that will host this could not be more appropriate:
the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana in Sicily, the
largest of the Mediterranean, which takes its name from a family of
entrepreneurs that at the beginning of the twentieth century was the great
protagonist in Sicily, the Belle Epoque. The ancient structure located in the
largest of the Egadi islands, were obtained after the recent restoration of
museum space, a conference room with 400 seats and a guest room.

To make this call even stronger there will be a collaboration between
Live!iXem and OpenSound a platform that brings together seven European
partners to create a project for cooperation and exchange that puts the sound
in the middle of a series of outreach and artistic initiatives.

Open Sound is in fact a Grundtvig project for mobility and partnership in the
training supported by the EU through through the agency LLP - Life Long
Learning Programme. Thanks to this partnership, Sicily will be the first venue
where the festival will converge with some of the major representatives linked
to the European art scene and musical sound research. During the festival,
workshops will be conducted by some of the guest artists (the access to
workshops is free of charge): this will contribute to become familiar with the
locations of the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana.

SUBMISSIONS

We encourage proposals for site specific Sound Installations that will have to
be set up in one of the locations of the Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare
di Favignana e Formica in Favignana Island Italy.
Subscription and participation to the call are free of charge.
It will be necessary to explore the locations through specific preparatory
visits during Live!iXem Festival 2011, from 8 to 11 december 2011.

Suggested topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:

Best practices in Sound and architecture
Techniques used for Sound/Art Installation
Sound and environment/Sound ecology
Site specific
Software & network management
History & aesthetic theory of Sound Art/Installation
Teaching & pedagogical strategies
Hardware (audio, interface, computers, loudspeakers)
Software environments & frameworks
Artists/Composers’ perspectives on their own works

For more information and instructions for submissions, please refer to the
website, http://www.ixem.it .
Email contact: info@antitesi.org
The deadline for submission is February 26, 2012, but preliminary and
preparatory visits will take place btw 8-11 dec 2011.

Friday, October 21, 2011

15 minutes to 12: piéces pour la fin du monde

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute works for piano or works for piano and
electronic playback (tape) composed for 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Shiau-uen Ding
to be performed at the February 12, 2012 Composer's Voice concert in New
York City. The one-minute piano works are to be written specifically for
this project, which will be performed by Shiau-uen Ding. All works must be
60 seconds or less.

"15 minutes to 12: pi?ces pour la fin du monde": Fifteen one-minute works
for piano or piano and electronics are to be associated with the end of the
world in 2012, written specifically for this project for pianist Shiau-uen
Ding. No intervals for either hand should exceed an octave, except possibly
a minor ninth with one note on a black key (e.g. F#-G) , as well as a major
ninth with two white keys played by a thumb (e.g. F-G-G on the RH).
Electronics are optional, and are for one-track, fixed sound only.

Works should be submitted as PDF files in two formats; one as the published
score, the other without the composer's name for screening. A picture of the
composer, 50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece should
be submitted with works.

-Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com by
December 12, 2011.
-The subject line of the email should read - 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Shiau-uen
Ding - Composer Name - Composition Title
-Email submissions should include the 50-word bio and 50-word program notes
as text in the body of the email.
-The composer's a picture must be attached as a jpg file.
-The two scores must be attached as two separate files in pdf format.
(performance notes should be included with the score.) NO ZIP FILES.
-The optional electronic part should be submitted as an attached MP3 file -
if selected you will be asked to send a WAV or AIFF file.
-No works over a minute will be reviewed.
-Include the dedication to Shiau-uen Ding on the score
-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer. All
pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
-The results will be announced by December 31, 2011 on the Vox Novus
website, and composers of the fifteen accepted works will be notified by
email.

For more information, visit:
http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

Monday, October 17, 2011

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2012

Call For Works


The San Francisco Tape Music Collective is seeking "fixed" electroacoustic works (aka works for tape alone) for possible performance in our next festival.
We perform all pieces over a 16+ speaker system capable of BEAST-style diffusion of stereo works, multi-channel works, and works in B-format ambisonics.

Please limit yourself to TWO submitted works per year.
You have the option to use this submition for broadcast on sfSoundRadio as well.

The January 2012 festival DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2011, 11:59pm PDT.

Questions or comments can be sent to: tapecenter@sfsound.org

Thanks for your interest

Thursday, June 16, 2011

a very small consortium

Receipt Deadline: August 1, 2011

Contact: submissions@very-small.org

The newly renamed ensemble “a very small consortium” (previously known as the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble, then “An Evening of Miniatures” at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) seeks miniature compositions for performance during the 2011-2012 concert season. Our first concert will be Saturday, September 24th at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

All submitted works must be "miniatures." A work may qualify as a miniature in one of three ways:

the piece consists of 100 or fewer notes (with the definition of “a note” left to the discretion of the composer);

the piece is 60 seconds or less in duration;

the work is obviously based on a very limited amount of material (i.e., drones, small pitch collections, a single motif). Please keep our mantra “we do more with less” in mind if selecting this option.

We seek works that utilize the following forces in any combination or as soloists:

  • Soprano voice (1)
  • Mezzo-soprano voice (1)
  • Baritone voice (1)
  • B-flat clarinet (1)
  • Alto saxophone (1)
  • Trumpet (1)
  • Horn (1)
  • Trombone (1)
  • Viola (1)
  • Cello (1)
  • Piano (1)
  • Percussion (1) – (available instruments: all standard orchestral percussion, 4-1/3 octave marimba, vibraphone)

Submissions are accepted via email only. Please send scores (and parts, if necessary) in PDF format to the email address below. MP3 recordings are welcome but not necessary. Please also include composer contact information, a very small biography and very small program notes. Scores must be received by Monday, August 1, 2011 to be considered for the first concert. Scores arriving after this deadline will be retained for future consideration.

Contact: submissions@very-small.org

Website: www.very-small.org