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 Giga-Hertz Award 2019
Summary:Electronic and Acousmatic Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Since 2007, the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic and acousmatic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Hertz-Lab (formerly Institute for Music and Acoustics) and the SWR Experimentalstudio.

The Giga-Hertz Award is endowed with a total of 20,000 € prize money. The main prize for the lifetime achievement, which is €10,000, is proposed by the jury and is not selected from the entries. The two internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Production Prizes, endowed with 5,000 €, serve to initiate and promote new projects. In 2019, the focus will be on »machine learning«. Candidates are judged on the basis of a composition not more than five years old and a proposal for a new projected work. The focus of the Production Awards is to honor a work, and not a person. The competition is advertised publicly each year and is open to composers of all ages.

All compositions submitted should meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Compositions using live electronics
• Composition for fixed media
• Mixed music
• Concert installation
• Transmedial composition
• Experimental sound performance
• Interdisciplinary performance (with relevant music or sound components)

In 2019, the topic area of machine learning should be given particular attention in the selection of the working scholarship. In this context, artists should be motivated to apply in particular with musical works which have been realized through the use of machine learning. Alongside this, other works which have been realized with digital or electronic technology can also be submitted.

Prize Money
The Production Award consists of a project realization grant with which the award winners realize their submitted exposé at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab in Karlsruhe or the SWR Experimentalstudio. This includes technical support and guidance by the studio.

The realization grant covers the costs for travel to and from the location of realization, plus board and accommodation while working there. The scholarship is used to realize a work with electronics in a studio selected by the jury. The decision about where the work will be realized is taken by the jury on the basis of the aesthetic orientation of the composer and the specific details of the submitted project. The working period should not be less than two months at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or two to four weeks at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively. It is envisaged that the new work will be premiered at the award ceremony of the Giga-Hertz Award the following year and also broadcast on the radio. However, recipients of the production awards have no legal entitlement to specific services from the ZKM or the SWR Experimentalstudio or to the performance or radio broadcast of their prize-winning works or the new works resulting from the realization grants.

Entry Details
• Beginning of the online applications: March 4, 2019
• Application deadline: May 31, 2019!

Online Application: https://webform.zkm.de/ghp19/register

Please read the following information carefully before you enter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: gigahertz@zkm.de.

The following are required for your application
• biography with details of artistic career (max. number of characters 1000 characters incl. spaces)
• portrait photograph of the artist (min. 300 dpi)
• description of the submitted work (work should not be more than five years old; max. 2000 characters incl. spaces), technical information on this work, and optional, the score and image files of the work
• project exposé about a new, yet to be realized work at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, as well as technical information about this work
The application is online [Link]

Please note:
• The deadline for sending in the complete application is May 31, 2019.
• The work should not be more than five years old; it should not have already received any awards, or been previously submitted for the Giga-Hertz-Award competition.
• Employees of the organisers, sponsors, prizegivers, and patrons of the Giga-Hertz-Award as well as the members of the jury are excluded from participation.
• Please apply with only one piece regardless of the category!
• Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
• As soon as we have received all necessary documents, entrants will receive an email confirming their participation.
• All submissions are archived, with the participation the applicants accept the archiving.
• In the interest of all participants, the entrant (or a representative chosen by the entrant) should be reachable at the address stated on the application form.
• The prize winners guarantee that they will be present at the award ceremony on 23.11.2019 in order to receive their awards in person.
• If a work wins a prize, the material that was submitted will be used in the catalog, on DVD, CD, and/or the ZKM website. Therefore, we request participants to take great care in preparing the sound, image, and text material.
• The registered work should clearly make use of electronic/technical means. At least the use of electronic means should be documented.
• The awardees obligate themselves to realize the works produced within the framework of the award during a residency at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively. The duration of the residency should not fall short of eight weeks at the ZKM or two to four weeks at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively.
• The project proposal can be modified to match the production resources available at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or the SWR Experimentalstudio.
• Works that do not comply with the above requirements will be removed from the competition and not presented to the jury!


Web Site:zkm.de/en/online-application-g...

 2019 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition
Summary:School Electronic Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 19 April 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: About the Competition
The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.

Association member adjudicators will select a winner in each of the following categories:
1. Grades K-8
2. Grades 9-12
3. Collegiate
• Each entrant must be sponsored by an NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member in good standing.
• Compositions should be 5 minutes or less and should either be composed electronically or include electronic instruments (vocal and/or acoustic instruments may be combined with electronic instruments)
• One selected composer from each category will receive a one-year subscription to WURRLY’s software.

How To Apply
• 2019 Entry Rules and Guidelines
• The deadline for applications is April 19, 2019
• Questions? Contact: Brendan McAloon: brendanm@nafme.org
Web Site:nafme.org/programs/contests-ca...

 Flowchart
Summary:Algorithmic composition call
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Call for compositions in which the parameters of generation and/or performance of the score are entrusted to an algorithmic process. Only acousmatic, live electronics and instrumental works will be considered.

Deadline
April 1st, 2019

Description:

V.E.R-V. continues with the fifth rendez-vous. Emerging or affirmed artists are invited to submit original works related to the proposed concept. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Conservatoire of Venice on April 15th, 2019.

• There is no participation fee;
• only acousmatic*, live electronics and instrumental** works will be considered;
• the maximum length of the works is 8 minutes;
• the organization provides, in addition to the equipment listed below, technical assistance;
• selection criteria are based on the quality of the work and the link to the concept.

Application:

Send a single .zip file (archive) to info.verv@gmail.com. The ZIP file must be named as follows: (Name_Surname_Title).
This shall contain:

• A short biography and contact information;
• description of the submitted work (title, year and performing roles);
• flowchart of the algorithm used;
• score (if present and needed);
• STEREO version (.wav) at 48 kHz of the proposed composition;
• single MONO audio files (.wav) at 48 kHz related to each channel for the proposed diffusion set (see “Space and speakers placement”);
• detailed tech rider.

Files that do not respect the instructions given will not be taken into consideration.

The selected files and compositions will become part of the V.E.R-V. archives and may be used for promotional purposes.
Web Site:www.veniceelectroacousticrende...

 ABLAZE Records ELECTRONIC MASTERS Series
Summary:Electro-acoustic Album Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Have you got a great recording of your original electronic or electroacoustic composition that you would like issued on a commercially released CD?

Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for Master tapes.

Submit your mastertape (digital recordings only please) to us for your chance to win a place on our ELECTRONIC MASTERS Vol. 8 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our EIGHTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2019.

1. The works can be for any ELECTRONIC OR ELECTROACOUSTIC medium and can include instrumental or vocal resources.

2. For any works involving texts the composer must also submit proof of copyright clearance and permission for use on a commercial recording.

3. The work must be a studio (rather than a ‘live’) recording

4. Works must be fully edited/mixed to a version suitable for mastering to a CD publication

5. Works must be in digital format (WAV/BWAVE file to at least 48K sample rate and at 24 bit resolution)

6. Include notes about any performers, composer and work

What we are looking for:

1. Very high quality recordings

2. Very high quality works

3. Very high quality performances

Who is Eligible:

Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality may submit a mastertape for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes

and through Amazon.com and through NAXOS of AMERICA on the Naxos Music Library. Hard copy distribution is through AMAZON.com and SuperD OneStop. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance.

About the Prize

This competition aims to discover works of composers that have already been recorded but not yet mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have performances of certain works recorded which they would be happy to release but may not have enough material to issue a full CD. Still other musicians may not be inclined or disposed to do the ‘business’ side of getting their work out to the public and distributed world wide. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for Master Tapes. Once we compile a range of recordings ABLAZE records will:

-Have the disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Obtain all clearances and copyrights
-Complete all contracts with participants (who all retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

This competition is for studio or very high quality live recordings of performances of original compositions. ABLAZE will extend to all winners a partially subsidized recording. This means that our usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at a fraction of usual costs. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear your submissions. The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

Entry Fee:$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...