Welcome to our December Newsletter. In this issue, we have news from the ISCM; the report for the Visby Residency collaboration; opportunities for composers and performers as well as the usual reminder of opportunities.
As always, do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events in or after February 2018. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ or performers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of our board members, I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable festive season and a happy and fruitful New Year.
ISCM World Music Days
We have now received seventeen scores from ten different composer members for the World Music Days (WMD) in Beijing during 2018. Many thanks to those who have responded to the call. We expect to announce the final six composers and their works very soon.
During this year’s event in Vancouver, you may remember that Maike Watson had a piano piece performed. You can hear the performance here.
Visby Composers’ Residency
Earlier this year, we sent Diale Mabitsela to Visby for this exciting opportunity for him. Please download his report here.
Hélianthe contest, 2nd Edition
Grégoire Feybesse, a saxophone teacher at the Music Conservatory of Angoulême, wishes us to know of the second edition of the Hélianthe contest. For this edition, they are inaugurating a new format over two years to allow more time for the two phases of the competition: reception and pre-selection of candidate works on the one hand, and voting by classes and sponsors on the other hand. To participate you just have to register online at this address: http://concours.ensemblehelianthe.fr/fr/. The English, Spanish, German and Italian versions of the website are still under translation process, but you can subscribe anyway by using the French version.
The goal of this contest is to compose a pedagogical music piece at most 4 minutes long which has to be link to another type of art (free choice). This piece should be for alto saxophone which can be alone or accompanied by piano, percussion, theatre, dance, video or audio file (4 channels max with stereo reduction mandatory). The composition (including accompaniment) should be playable by young musicians from 1 to 6 years of practice, corresponding at ABRSM levels 1 to 5.
Composition(s) submission(s) deadline is 1 April 2018. Registration fee is 10 € per composition.
A maximum of ten compositions will be selected to participate to the final. Those pieces will be sent to saxophone class partners (at least fifty) and to the sponsors.
Teacher, student and sponsors will vote for their favourites before June, 1st 2019. The Top 3 from the vote will receive the following prizes:
More information is available here.
International Composition Competition, Città di Udine
The rules and conditions of the new international composition competition "Città di Udine" (12 Edition) are online on Taukay music publishing house website.
There are two sections:
- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
- electroacoustic music
Deadline: March 31st 2018.
For further information, visit their website, or email.
Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Composers younger than 40 years can submit pieces for piano that are suitable for children and young adults.
Deadline: 15 August 2018.
The prize money totals 10,000 Euros.
For further details, please download information sheet and visit their website.
International Chamber Music Competition
The next “Pinerolo e Torino – Città Metropolitana” International Chamber Music Competition (for the Cities of Pinerolo, Torino, and its surrounding area), which is part of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva, will take place in Pinerolo and Turin from 5 to 11 March 2018. In 2016 the jury of renowned musicians awarded prizes amounting to 23,000 Euros to winners chosen from 100 musicians belonging to 42 chamber music ensembles (under 33 years of age) from all over the world.
Note this is for Chamber Music Ensembles to enter. Categories are Duo (piano duo, violin, viola, cello or clarinet with piano); Trio (violin, cello and piano or clarinet, cello and piano); Quartet (violin, viola, cello and piano or string quartet); Quintet (piano quintet, clarinet with string quartet or 2 violins, 2 violas and cello) and Sextet (2 violins, 2 violas and 2 celli).
For further information, please visit their website.
Entries should be submitted no later than 8 January 2018.
Reminder of Opportunities
Call for Scores ‘Risuonanze 2018’
Held by Associazione Culturale TKE, this Call is open to composers of any nationality and age. You are welcome to download the full information, noting the deadline is March 19, 2018.