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: