Welcome to June's Newsletter
Two exciting calls for scores this month!
As always, feel free to forward any news of details of events you may know of or are putting on yourself.
São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival
My name is Brianna Ricci and I am the Director of Communications for the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival. We are excited to invite composers to apply for the 2nd year's festival, which will happen from October 4th-13th.
Opportunities include professional ensembles to compose for, professional studio recordings, live broadcast of the concerts, lectures/masterclasses with our visiting guests, and exclusive tours of the city.
Participants can apply to have a work premiered with orchestra or chamber music.
Furthermore, we are proud to invite back Christian Schulz, Director of the Vienna Symphoniker who will be conducting the orchestral works and will also be giving masterclasses. Orchestral works will be premiered by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra and chamber music compositions will be performed by Quartetto Larianna and special guests Luis Afonso Montanha, Daniel Murray, Pedro Gadelha, Raïff Dantas Barreto, Marcos Aragoni, Alexandre Ribeiro, and Laurent Estoppey.
The SPCCF also has a commissioning project, and one of the participants will be commissioned to receive a performance during the SPCCF 2020 season. We are proud to announce that Dylan Findley, a student of UMKC, was awarded a commission project with the SPCCF and has been invited back this year.
There will also be two composers in residence: Reinhard Fuchs, from Vienna, Austria and Silvio Ferraz, from São Paulo.
Please share this opportunity with your students and other composers that might be interested.
More information at: www.spccfestival.com
Director of Communications
São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival
Call for works IL SUONO DELLE LINGUE
RULES AND CONDITIONS (versione in lingua italiana a seguire)
Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale hereby open a call for works for acousmatic music composers dedicated to the sounds of languages and dialects. The purpose of this call for works is to identify acoustic material related to the sound of words. We are looking for works that contain the specific phonemes of the language spoken by the composers, not necessarily set to music or harmonized, in order to create a tapestry of sound based on the use of words and their elaboration. A selection of the best material received will be published. We also intend to organise a concert where a selection of the best compositions will be performed.
Art. 2 No participation fee is required.
Art. 3 The call for works will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Compositions must be sent as explained below.
Art. 4 Pieces should not exceed TEN (10) minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the focus group, they are of particular artistic merit. The focus group’s decision on this matter is final.
Art. 5 The compositions must be presented in stereo or multi-channel versions (CD Quality or better). Any multi-channel versions of the composition should be sent along with the stereo version (wav or aif 48kHz 24 bit).
Stereo format Quadraphonic format 5+1 format Esaphonic format Octophonic format
The compositions can be sent using two different methods:
A) 1 copy in audio digital format to be sent by internet using a file hosting system like wetransfer or similar. The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Il Suono delle Lingue), your last name and the song title. The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.
B) 1 copy on CD or DVD to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below. CDs/DVDs will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive
TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5 33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA
The call for works administration prefer audio file delivery in digital format by internet.
The audio work sent on CD/DVD format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the last name of the composer and the title of the composition.
Art. 6 In addition to the participant work (and regardless of the delivery methods) the composer should enclose the signed entry form and other info about the composer listed below:
- name, surname, date and place of birth, sex, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number, title, length of composition, year of composition - a statement agreeing to the rules and conditions of the call for works “Il Suono delle Lingue” - a statement agreeing to permit the performance of the composition to be recorded, broadcast or telecast, archived and used for CD production without compensation. (Remuneration relative to copyright for mechanical reproduction and any public performance will be safeguarded and distributed by SIAE).
- a statement agreeing to the treatment of personal information in accordance with Italian privacy laws. (D. Lgs. 196/03 - Codice in materia di Privacy e successive). (For all the statements and info it is possible to fill the entry form with all the requested data. To download the entry form use the following link: http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2019_call_form.pdf)
The following material must also be included: - composer biography - recent photograph of the composer - photocopy of identification document of the composer
All the info can be sent in digital format by internet to the email address email@example.com Alternatively it is possible to send the documents listed above also on paper by regular mail to the address listed below: TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5 33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALY
Art. 7 More than one composition may be submitted.
Art. 8 The closing date is 31st August 2019. The postmark will be deemed to be the date of submission for the works sent by regular mail.
In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission. Please ensure all material is sent in good time to avoid any problems trying to send files in the final days before the deadline.
In case of delivery using ordinary mail from abroad, please specify that the package contents has no commercial value to avoid added custom charges. (Example to write on the envelope: “Descrizione del contenuto: documenti e CD per audizione privi di valore commerciale/documents and non-commercial audition-CD”).
Art. 9 The selection committee will choose the compositions before the end of the year. The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the participant by e-mail.
Art. 10 The focus group reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.
Art. 11 The focus group’s decision is final.
Art. 12 By entering the competition and submitting the composition, the composer accepts all the above terms and conditions. Failing to follow the above terms and conditions will result in the forfeiting of any rights deriving from participation in the call for works.
Art. 13 The competent court for any dispute is the Court of Udine.
For further information, please visit the TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali website at: www.taukay.it Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org