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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