Sunday, November 23, 2008

Call for Recordings of New Works

Possibilities Explored: Call for Recordings of New Works

The essence of college radio is the ability to explore the possibilities of radio for students. With this in mind, the classical music program on WRSU 88.7 FM ( is looking for recordings of new completed works for an ongoing series during a weekly broadcast that will begin in the Spring of 2009. Ideally, works should broadly be in the spirit of exploring the possibilities of music.

There is no deadline for submissions.


  • Works may be in a variety and instrumentation (including electroacoustic works)
  • The only requirement for recording quality is that it is representative, in the composer's mind, of the work. The recorded performance can be a professional recording or a reading of the work.
  • A short biography of the composer, a synopsis of the work, and the performers on the recording is required and will be read over the air.
  • Works may be of any length under a half hour. Excerpts of a work will also be accepted.

There is no award for works played during the series. Prior to being played, the composer will be given the date and time the work will be aired. A future website for the series will also identify the composer and work as being a part of the series.

Submissions will only be accepted electronically in mp3 format to If the work is accepted, an uncompressed version of the audio will be requested for airing.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Call for Works: 2009 Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts


Submission Deadline: 11:59pm PST, October 31, 2008 (postmarked)

The University of Minnesota West Bank Arts Quarter, Collaborative Arts Program (COLA), and American Composers Forum are proud to present the 2009 Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, February 17-22. The festival will be held on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (USA) and neighboring Minneapolis performing arts venues, and will feature numerous guest artists to be announced.


Music submissions will be accepted in seven categories:

  1. Concert Hall works: Interactive works for acoustic instruments and electroacoustics (performance forces are available, TBA) and electroacoustic works with and without performers. Performance venues will accommodate 2-8 channel works and works with video. Although there is no strict limit of duration, pieces of fifteen minutes or less are strongly encouraged. This year, Spark encourages submissions of works for electronics with one of the following solo instruments: trumpet, tenor (voice), percussion (marimba especially), or violin. Additionally, the Renegade Ensemble, a local ensemble consisting of 2 percussion, 2 piano, clarinet (Bb, bass, etc), mezzo-soprano, cello and flute will perform several works. Other instruments and ensembles are possible. And, as always, bringing one's own performer(s) is highly encouraged. Note: Although some "tape music" will be programmed, Spark generally favors works with live performers or other visual component. Some accepted "tape" works may be choreographed. Please indicate if you do not wish to be considered for this.
  2. Pub/Club works (aka Spark Nightlife): Experimental electronic performances in a "club-style" venue. Performers of various styles will be considered, including those influenced by IDM, hip-hop, glitch, jazz, etc. Selected performers will be given sets of 15-45 minutes. Performance venue will accommodate stereo sound and video. Please note that this venue is literally a pub—It will be a loud place. If your work requires a quiet atmosphere, please submit under the Concert Hall or Ambient Room category.
  3. Ambient Room works (aka Nightlife/Ambient): Experimental electronic performances in a coffeehouse or club lounge venue. Works of any aesthetic approach are welcome, but ought to be "quiet" music. Please note that this venue will be a public establishment, not a concert hall, and thus listeners may converse during performances.
  4. Installations: [See "Art Works" above]
  5. Music with video [See "Art Works" above for general parameters, but also note that this year we ask submitters to specify whether the work is a video piece or a music video piece and these will be judged by separate juries.] Music with Video may also be submitted in either the Nightlife category or Nightlife/Ambient category.
  6. Special Submission Category: "Homemade" instruments showcase. We encourage submission of proposals for short (15 minute) talk/performances to explain and demonstrate custom-made instruments. These presentations will happen in lieu of one or more daytime concerts. If the instrument is an item of clothing or otherwise mobile, please consider submitting under the Spark Fashion category (above).
  7. Guerilla-style works/performances: See #2 in Dance/Theater, above.

For more information, especially about submitting online, see

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New York Miniaturist Ensemble

The New York Miniaturist Ensemble is always seeking new works to perform. The Ensemble is dedicated to music composed of 100 notes or fewer.

INSTRUMENTATION: The core ensemble consists of violin, piano, cello, and clarinet (b-flat or bass). Solos and duos are welcome and encouraged.

DEADLINE: No deadline.

CEMVA 2008 2nd. Electroacoustic Contest 2008

The works submitted shall be recorded electroacoustic pieces, composed in studio, projected by loudspeakers in concert with the intervention of no live sound sources. They may include a maximum of eight channels and should have duration of between 07 and 20 minutes. The competition is open to composers of any nationality, aged no more than 40 years on 31/12/2008, each of whom may submit only one work: which must not have been commercially published or awarded a prize in any national or international competition.

The entries shall be sent in stereo version (support: CD), as well as a copy of the original multi-channel version in the case of works with more than two channels (in this case the works shall submitted only in CD-R/DVD-R with the audio files corresponding to each of the channels: SDII, AIFF or WAV format.

The works entered shall be identified only by their titles, on pain of disqualification, and shall be sent until 30 September 2008 (by registered mail, the date being determined by the post mark). Entrants shall attach to each copy of their composition a closed envelope, bearing only the title of the composition, and containing the details required to identify the composer with a proof of nationality and age, together with contact information, also send a short biography, a brief description of the work and digital picture of composer: JPEG or TIF formats. Is important shall be sent this rules agreement printed and signalled by the proponent. The materials submitted, as entries to the competition shall kept in Conservatory Library tutored by the Contest sponsors.

Follow the important dates on II International Electroacoustic Contest - 2008:

30 September: Deadline for the sending works to the Contest

10 October: Names of juries spreading

10 October - 31: Judgement

05-06 November: Finalists and Prizes Concert at Mestrinho Theatro - (Praça Champagnat, 68 - Varginha, Mianas Gerais)

The works shall be sent to:

II Concurso Internacional de Composição Eletroacústica 2008 - CEMVA
Praça João Pessoa 137, Centro
Minas Gerais
Brasil 37014-200.

Revolutionary Sound - call for soundworks

Radio Papesse, in collaboration with the Festival della Creatività (Florence, Italy) - is inviting radio producers, composers and sound geeks to submit compositions and soundworks on the theme of revolution and its sonic dimension. Which is the sound of revolution?

Revolutionary Sound is part of FreeQuency, a special project within the Festival della Creatività, dedicated to those radios that have played a key role as tools of community strangle and communication in conflicts and revolutions. An exhibit within the festival as well as a meeting point for the debate.

Revolutionary Sound invites to reflect on those movements and people who have fueled winds of change in political, economical, social, cultural, musical and religious contests. We will prioritise narrative, inedited works that use archival materials. The pieces we will love the most will be selected and publicly broadcasted on Radio Papesse and at the exhibit venue during the days of the Festival. They will also enter into the Radio Papesse sound archive. The winner of the contest will also partecipate in the panel, organized by Radio Papesse, on sound archives and their use and re-use in sound art and radioart.

The selected works will be published under Creative Commons License .

1. Pieces should be submitted as Mp3 audio files via the Radio Papesse dropbox.
2. Multiple works may be submitted, however, each work must be accompanied by an info document (DOC, PDF, TXT) with a short biography and program notes;
3. Deadline: 6 October 2008

For further information write to:


Grants from $500 to $2,000 are made to performers to play a work at least three times during an 18-month period. Awards support rehearsal and performance costs, so that performers may connect with a composer whose work they have not previously performed. Grant amounts vary according to the duration, difficulty of the work, and the number of performances proposed. As a rough guide, a soloist may receive $500-$1,000, a chamber group (3-8 performers) $1,000-$1,500, and a larger ensemble $1,500-$2,000.

Who may Apply

Performers and composers apply jointly.

Composer/Performer Collaborator Database

ACF has compiled lists of composers and performers who have expressed interest in the Encore program; however performers and composers are not required to appear on these lists in order to be eligible. To access the list, visit Encore Connection.

Vox Opera Call

The next postmark deadline is September 1, 2008

All entries will be reviewed carefully by a panel comprised of opera professionals and members of City Opera’s artistic and production staff.

All members of the jury make recommendations based on the following criteria:

  • The work defines itself as an opera with music and words serving a theatrical purpose.
  • Score and libretto are stage-worthy and crafted with dramatic savvy.
  • Submitted material shows technical skill in composition for vocal writing and instrumental ensemble.
  • The creators have a unique voice with the potential to enrich the operatic literature.
  • The topic and subject matter of the opera are exceptional, relevant, and well suited to a music-theater form.
  • The composer/librettist team will benefit from hearing their work with a full orchestra and soloists.
  • The material is performable based on the resources available to the project.
  • The work contributes to a wider diversity of styles and perspectives sought out for the festival as a whole.

All entries will also have to meet the following eligibility:

  • The competition is open only to composers who are US citizens or composers currently living in America with plans to stay in the country on a long-term basis (proof required).
  • The work may not have had a professional stage premiere; if a stage premiere is anticipated, it must be scheduled for after the VOX workshop dates.
  • Works of all ensemble sizes will be considered but should not exceed the size of the New York City Opera orchestra (listed below). Instrumental requirements beyond the forces listed below may be considered but not guaranteed.
  • Traditional and non-traditional operatic forms and musical styles are welcome.

City Opera Orchestra

The maximum ensemble size usually available for VOX is:
Strings: 10/8/6/5/4
Woodwinds: 3/3/3/3
Brass: 4/3/3/1
Timpani, 2 Percussion, Harp, Piano, Celesta

Additional and non-traditional instruments required for specific excerpts will be considered but not guaranteed. These numbers are intended as guidance in considering a work’s suitability for VOX; this is not a guarantee of what will be available for this year’s festival.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Spatialisation Competition "Espace du Son"

Spatialisation Competition "Espace du Son"

For the performance of acousmatic works

Acousmatic: Pre-recorded work composed in studio, projected on loudspeakers in concert, without intervention of live sound sources.

Spatialised performance of acousmatic pieces deals with directing sounds on multiple loudspeakers spread accross the concert room. Musiques & Recherches' acousmonium has 66 loudpseakers and an analogic console that allows 44 pathes of spatial projections. The performance competition is "manual", i.e. without computer-based system memorising spatial configurations. The performer is hands on the console during the competition. His/her physical presence during the performance is required.

The competition is open to the public. It will take place at the Theatre Marni in Brussels during the XV° international acousmatic festival "L'Espace du Son", which is scheduled for 16 to 19 October 2008.

Registrations and other documents requested in the Competition Regulation must be sent to Musiques & Recherches by post postmarked June 30, 2008, at the latest. There are no registration fees.

Each participant will perform four stereo works, including: an work imposed by the jury, a work of his/her choice, two works drawn the day before his/her performance from a list of pieces proposed to the participant after his/her registration. Personal compositions are not recommanded.

The maximal duration of each work is 10 minutes. The prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival, on 19 OCtober 2008.

The Competition Regulation as well as the Registration Form are available on the website

Friday, May 09, 2008


We are currently looking at the Short Cuts Film programme for ArtsFest 2008 and are now looking for submissions. Short Cuts is an established and brilliantly attended part of the festival weekend and a great showcasing opportunity. The majority of films shown are normally 5-20 minutes in length but we are happy to consider longer/shorter ones if we feel they will fit in to the programme.

Short Cuts normally takes place in the Library Theatre but we are open to new locations if you have any suggestions. The Library Theatre sees an audience of around 500 over the ArtsFest weekend so if you want to get your work out there...

We are programming at the moment so please let us know quickly if you are interested.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Kate Sullivan
Festival Assistant
House of Sport
300 Broad Street
Birmingham B1 2DR
0121 464 5678

Call For Scores – Live Elevator Music

The association Levande Musik (Living/Live Music) is requesting submissions for soloist. Levande Musik is a non-profit organization in Gothenburg, Sweden, which arranges around 6-8 concerts a year with a focus on contemporary art music. Pieces must be miniature works with a duration of 30 seconds and intended to be performed in the spectacular outdoor elevator of Gothia Hotel (which offers a magnificent view over Gothenburg) at the Göteborg International Book Fair 25-28 September 2008. The fair is held at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. With over 100,000 visitors this is the largest cultural event in the Nordic region.

10 to 12 works will be chosen for performance during three days. The elevator goes fairly straight from entry level to 23th floor, a ride that lasts for exactly 30 seconds. Each day a different musician will perform. All chosen works will be given an equal amount of performances according to a revolving schedule. Due to the small room, please do not use too strong dynamics - mezzoforte at the strongest.

Chosen composers will receive a recording of all performed works in three different versions, one for each instrument.

ELIGIBILITY: Composers of contemporary art music of any age or nationality are eligible. Each composer may submit a maximum of two (2) scores.

The work must not have been previously published or performed.

INSTRUMENTATION: Solo works. Every work must be performable on any of the available instruments; flute, clarinet and soprano saxophone (no doubles). Therefore, instrument specific techniques will not be possible to use, only techniques that are performable on all the instruments.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2008. Results will be announced September 1, 2008.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Please submit by email to:

Send score(s) as pdf files. Please include contact info, biography and a photo.

Any questions can be sent to the same email address.

Göteborg Book Fair 2008 :

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Phoenix Rising's Harvest Celebration : Call for Choral Scores

Phoenix Rising vocal ensemble, in conjunction with, announces a call for choral scores appropriate for a Harvest Celebration concert planned for October/November 2008. Awards include performance, a live recording of the concert and possible publication on

Deadline (postmark date) : July 18th, 2008

Entry fee : None

  1. Entries should be appropriate to the Harvest Celebration theme. Some possible topics include:
    • Agricultural Harvest
    • Spiritual Harvest
    • Fall/Autumn
    • Halloween/Death/Macabre
    • Thanksgiving
  2. Entries may . . .
    • be the completely original work of the composer/poet.
    • be based on previously existing public domain material. However, proof of public domain status for derivative works must be included with the entry.
  3. Entries may use any of the following voicings:
    • SATB acappella (divisi up to SSAATB)
    • SSA acappella (divisi up to SSSAA)
  4. Entries should be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  5. Scores should be neat and legible with proper phrasing and dynamic markings noted.
  6. Recordings are extremely helpful.
  7. Composers may submit up to 3 entries (all 3 entries may be included in the same envelope or email).
  8. Please note for each score if you would like it to be considered for publication on or not. Composers published on retain the copyright to their work and receive fifty percent of all net sales from their works (as compared to ten percent in traditional publishing deals).
  9. By submitting an entry, composers give Phoenix Rising permission to make sufficient copies of the submitted work/s to facilitate performance.

To send entries electronically, please send score (PDF or Finale) and MP3s to:

To send entries by post, please send all materials to:

Phoenix Rising Harvest Celebration Call for Scores
c/o Vocal Works
856 N 350 W
American Fork, UT 84003

MANTIS Festival 2008 - 2nd International Call for Electroacoustic Music Compositions

Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November 2008

NOVARS Research Centre for Electroacoustic Composition, Performance and Sound Art, University of Manchester, UK

Submission Deadline: Monday 30, June 2008 [postmark]

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) is seeking electroacoustic works for performance in a single concert that is part of the larger MANTIS festival [Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November 2008] at the University of Manchester's Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall.

For this particular concert we are calling for fixed media music and mixed instrumental and electroacoustic works, with a maximum duration of 10 minutes.

Live and interactive works for a broad range of solo instruments (including voice) or small ensembles with electroacoustic elements, or electronics alone, will be considered. Full and detailed technical requirements must be included for these works (see below). Student performers will be sought from The University of Manchester's new music ensemble: Vaganza.

Fixed media works may be stereo or multi-channel.

Only one work per composer will be considered. Work must have been composed after 2003.

The MANTIS sound diffusion system consists of 40+ Genelec loudspeakers and a purpose-built computer-based matrix and control surface at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must consist of the following:

  1. Audio (or DATA ) CD/DVD of the work to be considered (all audio files should be interleaved).
  2. Programme notes (please include duration and year of creation)
  3. Composer biography (updated)
  4. Contact information: email and telephone.
  5. Technical specifications (including number of channels, sample rate, bit-depth, multi-channel loudspeaker mappings, and other technical requirements as necessary)
  6. All live and interactive submissions must additionally include the following data:
    • Instrumental forces
    • Number of microphones required (and kind)
    • Number of channels output for diffusion system
    • Hardware required
    • Software and computer system requirement
    • Stage plan
    • Fold back requirement

All requested information must be provided in order for the work to be considered.

DEADLINE: Only submissions received by (or postmarked) Monday 30, June 2008 will be considered for MANTIS 2008. Selected composers will be notified by 31st of July at the latest.

Works will be selected by a programming committee comprised of postgraduate students and staff at the NOVARS Research Centre.

Send hard-copy materials to:

Novars Research Centre
Music - Martin Harris Centre
The University of Manchester
Coupland Street, Manchester

David Berezan - Mantis Festival Director

Ricardo Climent - MANTIS Festival coordinator


Announcing a new, international competition for electro-acoustic music and video

The Leonor Hirsch Award celebrates leading edge musical creations that explore the new possibilities opened by the convergence of digital technologies. It invites the submission of mixed media works of electro-acoustic music with a visual component in video.

The Award will be a single, non-divisible award of US$10,000. The Award winner will be selected from three Finalists, whose works will all be performed at a closing concert. The costs of transportation to the city of Buenos Aires will be covered for Finalists to attend the awards ceremony and concert.

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2008. There is no submission fee.

The prestigious members of the Jury of the Leonor Hirsch Award are Gerald Bennett, Francisco Kropfl, and Nina Colosi.

For more information and a complete list of submission requirements, please see:

For questions, feel free to contact:
Cintra Scott
Project Manager
Leonor Hirsch Award
Fundación Bunge y Born
Tel. +1 917 438 6972
Mob. +54 911 6532 2949

Call for scores – Music for saxophone/wind controller and computer/electronics

Deadline: September 15, 2008 (postmark)

Application Fee: None

Project description: During Spring 2009, composer/saxophonist Eric Honour will tour and record a program of new music for saxophone and computer. The recording is planned for commercial release as a hybrid DVD/DVD-A. Interested composers are invited to submit works for consideration. For more details, please see the full call for scores at

Eligibility: Composers of all ages and nationalities may submit music for consideration. I would prefer to receive no more than two submissions from each composer. Each piece should be no longer than 12 minutes. Selected composers must agree to the rules for participation (see the full call for scores online). Before sending any materials, please complete the online submission form.

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone/baritone saxophone/wind controller and computer/electronics. Works involving surround/multi-channel audio and/or incorporating video are welcome.

Eric Honour
Associate Professor of Music
University of Central Missouri

Sound:Space - Call for Submissions, South Hill Park

South East Closes Tue 27 May 2008

Artform: visual arts, Other, sound

Contact Martin Franklin

An exciting opportunity has risen to exhibit at South Hill Park as part of the Sound:Space season on 20 September – 9 November 2008. We invite proposals from artists exploring the field of sound art and the representation of sound. We welcome proposals for both moving image/sound and wall-based work.

The Atrium is one of our busiest exhibition spaces and is used by a wide range of South Hill Park visitors. The space also combines a café and a lounge area and we are particularly interested in site-specific works for the space.

The Sound:Space season also includes the "Kinetic Drawings" exhibition by Max Eastley and the international Sound:Space symposium on 1 November 2008. For further information, please visit: and

There is no fee payable to artists but we provide marketing and technical support. Please indicate your technical requirements in your proposal.

The deadline for the proposals is Tuesday 27 May 2008.

Please send submissions for:


Download the application form from and send along with a CD/DVD of your entry to:

Martin Franklin
Digital Media Manager
South Hill Park
Bracknell RG12 7PA

Call for Diffused work

13th June to 15 June

Call for fixed media, performance and improvisation work to be diffused across 36 discrete loud speakers and explore the particular physicality of the location (St Paul's Hall).

Works are required for a variety of performance, improvisation and installations settings: floorplan and speaker placement maps are on the website (see below). While traditional tapes works are welcome, laptop performance, live diffusion, installation and instrumental works with electronics in particular are sought.

For more see online @

Where: St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield, UK

When: June 13th - June 15th

Cost? All Events Free -in fact this is all being done on favors

To submit work for consideration please email by May 19th with appropriate links. And if you have a really crazy idea for this opportunity email us with your thoughts.



HCMF Shorts

Opportunities for Emerging Performers at the UK’s leading Festival of new music

About HCMF

HCMF is an annual 10 day international Festival of new music, consisting of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multimedia, film and jazz hosted in a variety of venues in and around Huddersfield. Now in its 31st year, HCMF attracts an annual audience of over 10,000 people from around the globe, and boasts consistent success and world-wide recognition.

HCMF Shorts

HCMF Shorts is a series of short informal performances which this year will take place all day on Monday 24 November 2008. They provide up-and-coming musicians with a valuable platform to perform for members of the public, media and key music industry representatives at the UK’s leading new music Festival.

This year the HCMF Shorts series will be accompanied by an Industry Marketplace where emerging artists will be able to meet promoters, record labels and publishers and find out about opportunities available to them.

Proposals are welcomed from all types of performers, and works can be especially composed or existing pieces. There are no age limits.

Closes Monday 02 June 2008

For more information and an application form contact HCMF by calling +44 (0) 1484 425082 or e-mailing

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Two LGBT Men's Chorus Opportunities

The American Composers Forum is partnering with GALA Choruses Inc. (an international organization serving the GLBT choral movement) to launch a pilot Community Partners program. This program provides grants of $5,000 to two GALA-member choruses to commission a composer to write a piece for each of them.

The choruses selected to participate in this project are the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (Boston, MA) and Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale (St. Petersburg, FL). These choruses were chosen on the potential of the project each proposed to broaden their artistic vision and expand their audiences by engaging new voices and exploring new outreach initiatives.

The Choruses and Commission Details

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Now it its 26th season, the 175-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. One example of that is BGMC’s history of working with high school choirs and performing benefit concerts to support the network of Gay Straight Alliances that exist in high schools throughout Massachusetts. The piece BGMC will commission will be written specifically for performances in these concerts. It will be a work of moderate difficulty, 8-to-10 minutes in length, scored for TTBB chorus with piano accompaniment and will include a flexible “second chorus” section accessible to student singers that can be efficiently combined with BGMC in minimal rehearsal time. The text will be mutually agreed upon by BGMC and the composer, and is expected to reflect positively on themes of inclusivity and diversity.

Since its debut in December 2002, audiences have heard Una Voce perform in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, Fort Worth, TX, Montreal, Canada, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Future performances include a tour to Paris, France in 2010, as well as their annual concert season in the Tampa Bay, FL area. Una Voce’s Community Partners project will be to commission a composer to write a piece combining their TTBB ensemble and the Symphonic Chorus of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (an arts magnet high school in St. Petersburg) for a 2010 concert to benefit The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. They envision a work of moderate difficulty, 8-to-10 minutes in length, scored for SATB chorus with piano accompaniment. The composer will also be asked to supply a TTBB version of the work that Una Voce can perform by themselves. The text will be mutually agreed upon by Una Voce and the composer, and is expected to convey an uplifting, positive message of hope and humanity.

The deadline for composers to apply for either (or both) of these commissions is May 30, 2008 (postmark).

For program guidelines and application materials, please visit

For more information about this program contact: Craig Carnahan
(p) 651.251.2833
(f) 651.291.7978
332 Minnesota Street
Suite E-145
St. Paul, MN 55101

Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (ECCE) Call for Scores

Application Deadline: ongoing
Seeks scores for new pieces for chamber ensemble. Instrumentation includes all standard orchestral string, wind, keyboard, and percussion instruments. Possible performance during their concert season plus recording.
The Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble announces an ongoing call for scores for new pieces for chamber ensemble. Instrumentation includes all standard orchestral string, wind, keyboard, and percussion instruments. Works involving new media (film, live electronics, tape, etc...) will also be considered. Preference is for mid to large ensemble (6+ players).
There is no fee for consideration and submissions are reviewed on a continuous basis.
Selected pieces will be performed and recorded on one of the ensemble's 5–6 concerts per season.
Please address submissions to:
Scott J. Ordway
Director, Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
337 1/2 E 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
For inquiries, please send an e-mail to:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music

Call for Scores

6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music

New Music Forum is proud to announce the call for scores for the 6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music. This year the two-concert event will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 15 & 16, 2008 at the Community Music Center in San Francisco. Composers are invited to submit up to two (2) works for consideration in any of the following categories:

  1. Solo: vocal or instrumental
  2. Chamber ensemble: up to eight (8) performers
  3. Two-channel works for digital audio media (on CD)

Submission packets should include:

  1. 2 copies of the score (do not send parts now)
  2. 2 copes of a recording of the piece, if available, on audio CD or cassette
  3. 1 copy of the completed registration form. (Downloadable from

Your piece(s) will not be considered without the registration form.

Composers must provide performers for the selected works. The FCM artistic staff can provide names and contact information of performers; however, it will be the composer’s responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for performance and compensation. Upon selection, composers will be asked to provide a brief biography, performance notes of the piece and parts, if necessary. Submitted works and materials will not be returned.

Attendance at the festival is required. If you are unable to be present at either of the two programming dates, please do not submit an entry.

Selected participants will be required to submit a registration fee of $20. Do not send the fee now.

Deadline: May 1, 2008, postmark

Composers of the selected works will be notified around June 15, 2008, via email.

For more information:

Brian Bice, co-artistic director email:

C. Michael Reese, co-artistic director email:

John Bilotta, co-artistic director email:


Send scores to:
Festival of Contemporary Music
c/o New Music Forum
P.O. Box 20936
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Call for Works for the 60x60 project

Continuing to promote contemporary composer and their works, Vox Novus is inviting composers to submit recorded works 60 seconds or less in length to included in its sixth annual 60x60 project. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour concert. The 60x60 concert season will begin with a debut in New York City and continue throughout the world in venues to be announced. Please submit recording(s) of work and submission form post marked before March 31st, 2008 to:

c/o Robert Voisey
Radio City Station
P.O. Box 1607
New York, New York
10101 USA

More information can be found at:

The call is open to composers of any nationality, age, or career stage. Works submitted must not have been previously performed or broadcasted.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wet Sounds 2008 - Open Call


Speakers will be placed underwater and the audience will float around ears submerged immersed in sound. Sound travels 4 times faster in water and is heard omniponically. Although we will have 2 channels playing back, the stereo effect is lost and is perceived as a dynamic variation and not as directionality.

The listeners are immersed in sound and perceive sound through their bones as well as through the ears. The sound is heard more intimately.


The Call for Proposals will be mainly looking for sounds which depict undersea life/ human interaction with water/ sounds which immerse the listener / abstract electronica/ electro-acoustic sounds.


Audio work is to be of any duration over 5 minutes and under 20 minutes


5pm 12st May 2008 [postmarked]
Successful applicants will be notified by 1st June 2008

Post a hardcopy of the filled application form and an audio CD to:
Wet Sounds
211 Dalston Lane
London E8 1HL
United Kingdom

Or Email the filled application form with a link to your audio files [.wav/.aif 44.1khz 16bit at least] to:

If your work is chosen:

  • The chosen work will be collected and played at future tours of Wet Sounds; by submitting work you are permitting Newtoy Ltd. to use your work for playback at any Wet Sounds performances.
  • A booklet will be produced and distributed at venues displaying info on all participating artists. The same info will be displayed on the website as well.
  • You will get two tickets to one of the dates in the tour.
  • You will receive a two for one dive introduction voucher with PADI diving school.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

choral composition, POLYPHONOS

The Esoterics announces an international call for a cappella choral scores, as this Pacific Northwest ensemble announces its annual competition for choral composition, POLYPHONOS, from the Greek πολυφωνος, having many voices or manifold in expression.

The Esoterics is dedicated to performing and perpetuating contemporary a cappella choral settings of poetry, philosophy, and spiritual writings from around the world. The purpose of The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS is to encourage today’s choral composers to broaden the scope of the a cappella choral repertory by setting sacred and poetical texts found beyond the Western classical canon in order to create a repertoire of choral concert music that reflects the universal beauty and power of unaccompanied voices joined in song.

2008-2009 Competition:

Each winning composer will receive a commission from The Esoterics to plan and compose a new choral work that will be premiered by the ensemble in 2009. In addition to this commission, each of the winning composers will receive $1000 US plus airfare and accommodations to attend the Seattle premiere of their commissioned work. There will be up to three POLYPHONOS awards:

  • International composer’s 2009 commission (for choral composers who are not US citizens)
  • National composer’s 2009 commission (for choral composers who are US citizens)
  • Young composer’s 2009 commission (for choral composers under age 30 as of 31 December 2008)

All applications must be complete and received by 15 May 2008. The winners of The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS will be announced on 1 July 2008.

Fee: $25

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Call for Scores for solo piano pieces

Seattle Pianist Collective

Call for Scores for solo piano pieces

Submission receipt deadline: April 1, 2008 Results announced April 15, 2008


The Seattle Pianist Collective is accepting submissions for new works for solo piano. Compositions should be between 3 and 9 minutes in duration, and have some correlation to the program’s theme of synesthesia and the interpretation of color in music. Submissions may be in a variety of styles from classical to avant to jazz.


An honorarium of $500 will be divided between winning submissions. Submission deadline is April 1st, 2008. Notification of selection will be given on or before April 15th. Selected compositions will be performed at a June 1st, 2008 concert at the Seattle Art Museum.


The program currently includes works by: Olivier Messiaen, Alexander Scriabin, Duke Ellington, Richard D. James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) and others.


The Seattle Pianist Collective is: Dawn Clement, Oksana Ezhokina, Julie Ives, Peter Stevens and Kelly Wyse. The Collective is committed to the presentation of engaging and open programs of new and used music for piano. We love you.


Please send submissions to:

The Seattle Pianist Collective
c/o Kelly Wyse
P.O. Box 2175
Vashon Island, WA 98070

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Call for works Festival Futura 2008

For year 2008, the Futura festival is in search of sound works on support of a minimum length of 20 minutes: indeed Futura wishes to cause the creation of medium-length and full-length acousmatic forms and thus to support the forms ambitious, rich, taking the time of their développement. We would like to propose an alternative to the present tendency that is to push the composers to make short musics.

The festival will take place in August, 2008 in Crest (Drôme, France) and The submission : - Only sonic works on tape medium should be submitted (acousmatic, concret, radiophonic art...). Please do not send proposals for live electronics or performances. - Preference is given to stereophonic musics. - Works with a video projection are also encouraged. - Deadline for reception of works on CD Audio only or DVD (for videos) before february 25, 2008 (post-marked ) to the following address :  Futura, 62, avenue de Flandre F-75019 Paris, France. - Fill necessarily the form put following this message and send it by email: - Also send by email a program note about the submitted work (20 lines max), a short biography and a  picture (.tiff or .jpg) to

------------------------------------- Formulaire Futura 2008 / Form Futura 2008     Nom/Last Name :     Prénom/First Name :     Date de naissance/Date of birth :     Nationalité/Nationality :               Adresse/Address          Téléphone/Phone number     Email/Email : Site Internet/Web site :    

Biographie (10 - 12 lignes)/Biography (10-12 lines) : Titre de la l'¦uvre/Title of work :                         Durée/Duration :                        Studio et année de composition/Studio and year of composition : Lieu et date de la création /Place and date of the creation : Notice (10 - 12 lignes)/Programme Notes (10-12 Lines) :

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2008 International Society of Bassists/David Walter Composition Competition

The 2008 International Society of Bassists/David Walter Composition Competition is dedicated to the memory of double bassist David Walter, a longtime ISB member, performing artist, composer and renowned educator. Entries must be received at the ISB office <b>by June 2, 2008</b>. There are three categories, for <b>solo bass, chamber ensemble and double bass with electronic media</b>, with a grand prize of $1,000 in each category and a world premiere performance at the 2009 ISB convention at Penn State University. For more info: Deadline: 2 June 2008 Fee: $35

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