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 Applause Music Concert Series
Summary:Tape/Mixed Media Call
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: The Applause Music Concert Series is seeking works for Tape/Mixed Media for up to four channels (4.1 sound). Electro-Acoustic works will also be considered, but it will be up to the composer to secure their own performer to play the piece. The selected compositions will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas on July 15th, 2017.
To submit, please send an email to with the following information:

1. Your Name
2. Title of the Work and its Length
3. 1 attached score (if applicable)
4. A mp3 or link to soundcloud/youtube of the work submitted

Those selected are highly encouraged to join us for the concert, but attendance is not required to be selected.
Scores must be submitted by June 15th, 2017. There is no entry fee for this call for scores.

 MAtera INtermedia festival 2017
Summary:Call with two categories
Deadline: 16 July 2017
Date Posted: 03 May 2017
Details: The artistic collective LOXOSconcept, with the support of the “E.R. Duni” Conservatory in Matera, the MATERELETTRICA collective, KEYHOLE cultural association and BLUE CAT BLUES association promotes the second edition of MA/IN 2017 [MAtera INtermedia festival].

The MA/IN 2017 will take place in MATERA on December 2017, at the E. Duni” Conservatory and at the amazing CASA CAVA concert hall (main venue).

The city of Matera will be “European Capital of Culture 2019”, and we would annually organize an experimental festival.

The MA/IN festival is aimed at the production and promotion of sonic and digital arts at an international level.

The second edition is divided into 2 different sections/calls.
More than one work may be submitted in both calls or in different categories.
Works submitted in the previous edition and not selected are eligible.


With the support of “Spaziomusica” organization of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) the il MA/IN promotes the creation of a new work for Voice and Electronics/Multimedia.

DEADLINE: June 4th, 2017 (23:59 - Rome time)

- Works should be composed specifically for this project.

- Works should be for voice (soprano) and electronics (live or fixed) or multimedia (audio-video/ lights). The performer is ELEONORA CLAPS.

- All pieces must be not previously performed.

- Unfinished works are accepted only if a detailed project description and a recording excerpt are provided.

- Selected works will be performed twice: the world premiere at the 36th Festival Spaziomusica (Cagliari, early October 2017), the second performance during the MA/IN 2017 (Matera early December 2017).

- If selected the work has to be finished by 1st August 2017 (score + electronics/multimedia).

- Pieces should not exceed EIGHT (8) minutes in length.

- The work must be free of any rights of reproduction and distribution
the obvious subject to copyright.

MA/IN 2017~ call for artists
DEADLINE: July 16th, 2017 (23:59 - Rome time)


[A] Acousmatic ~
fixed media music [works of 15 minutes or less are encouraged!]
[B] Mixed Media ~
for instruments and electronics (fixed or live).
[max 2 performers]

It is possible submit works written for any kind of instrument (solo or duo) except keyboards (piano, harpsichord, celesta, organs).

Musicians will be provided by the organisers. The composer can provide their own performers.

[C] AudioVisual ~
works with pre-prepared video and music. The video part can be of any kind. It must be single-screen, and can be high-definition (full HD projector available) or standard definition.

[D] LivePerformance/SoundArt ~
works that include electronics and other elements [for instance, a piece with a new interface, laptop, performer and interactive live video, real-time coding, laptop improvisation etc]. Sound Installation are allowed [this category covers audio-visual installations, pre-recorded or generated in real-time, interactive or not].

If your work does not fit into any of above categories, please choose a category anyway.

All entries will be evaluated in the arrival order and according to the following criteria: aesthetics, originality, innovation, technology and quality of the presentation.

It is possible to submit one or more works in both calls or in different categories.

Works submitted in the previous edition and not selected are eligible.

 RMN Music
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: At RMN Music, we want to discover the next generation of composers that are making works of Electroacoustic Music
Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Pierre Schaeffer, Edgar Varèse, Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich, Milton Babbit, John Cage …

Electronic Music, Live Electronics, Electroacoustic Music, Music Concrète, Acousmatic, Soundart, Sound Installation, Soundscapes…

If you use technology to generate, transform, manipulate, create sounds and compositions then this project is what you were looking for.

We decided to launch this Call for Electroacoustic Works to discover and promote the next generation of composers that create music with instruments different from the tradition.

We are looking for sounds that have never been heard before, innovative ideas, original compositions, outstanding productions, anything able to shape the music culture of tomorrow’s young composers, musicians and audience.

We plan to select the best works and to produce a top quality release to add to our current catalogue. The fresh new album will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. The release will be distributed worldwide in a high-quality edition on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and many other stores. We are currently setting up a physical distribution for all of our releases and we’re glad to add this services to the prize as soon as this will be available.

Professional production of the album
Commercially published by RMN Classical
Worldwide distribution via RMN Music

Design of the cover artwork
Preparation of the liner notes and other promotional text
Every composer keeps the copyright of his/her own work
Get a share of the sales of the album
Option for physical distribution
Option for the manufacturing of the album

The prize also includes:

Licensing and Copyright clearance
Contracts and agreements preparation with the winning composers
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (USA, UK e Canada only).
Digital Promotion and Press release distribution

Note: To ensure the highest quality of services possible, the selected composers will be asked to help towards the production costs with a small participation fee. This is to allow the winners the access to a commercial professional release with no compromises on quality. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us if you’d like to know more.

Master recording in any sub-genre related to or connected with the Electroacoustic Music. Some examples of accepted genres are Electronic Music, Live Electronics, Electroacoustic Music, Music Concrète, Acousmatic, Sound-art, Sound Installation, Soundscapes…
If in doubt please Contact Us

The quality of the track submitted should be of the highest standard possible

Maximum duration:
4 minutes.

May 31, 2017

Submission fee:
£10 per work submitted
Should include notes about the work and notes about the composer

This is a Call for Electroacoustic Works, PLEASE DON’T send us music scores, we need only the Master Recording of the piece.

IMPORTANT: The composer must be able to license the work for the release. If the submitted work has been previously released or published please check with your publisher, label or manager if you can enter into this Call for Electroacoustic Works. We will reserve the right to withdraw your participation and fee would not be refunded if there is any irregularity.

 2017 Call for Submissions
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 28 March 2017
Details: Lewis University and Kansas City Kansas Community College are pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the 17th Annual Electronic Music Midwest Festival, featuring SPLICE Ensemble, to be held September 21-23, 2017 at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Each concert will feature an 8.1 speaker diffusion system. The acclaimed SPLICE Ensemble is the 2017 featured ensemble and composers are encouraged to submit works for their consideration. Any composer regardless of region, age or nationality may submit. Composers whose works are selected must attend and will be required to submit a $60 registration fee at the festival.

Composers are invited to submit one work for consideration. EMM accepts all electroacoustic works, but we especially seek music that falls within one of the following categories:

- Compositions for SPLICE Ensemble (piano, trumpet, and percussion) and fixed media and/or live electronics. Any subset of the ensemble will be considered, but preference will be given to works that include all three perfomers.
- Two channel works for fixed media
- Up to eight channel works for fixed media
- Instrument(s)/Voice(s) and fixed media or live electronics (composer to provide performers)
- Works that include video
- Sound Installations and Interactive Media (composer to provide all non-standard equipment) - Live Laptop works
- Live Interactive works
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Entry Fee: none

Submission Guidelines:
1) For consideration, applicants must register and complete an online submission form available at

2) For adjudication purposes, multi-channel works (up to 8 channels) must be submitted as a stereo mix and uploaded at The EMM 8-channel speaker array uses a front and rear center.

Composers whose works are selected for this festival are required to submit a $60 registration fee at the festival and must agree to attend the festival. Regrettably, EMM is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums to festival participants at this time.

EMM is unable to consider works that do not conform to the guidelines outlined above.


 1st International Electroacoustic and Composition Competition „eviMus“
Summary:Solo plus electronics call
Deadline: 01 July 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: 1. Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb
für elektroakustische und intermediale Musik „eviMus“

1st International Electroacoustic and Composition Competition „eviMus“

The Festival eviMus (Saarbrücker Tage für elektroakustische und visuelle Musik) call for new electroacoustic works for its 1. Internationale Kompositionswettbewerb
für elektroakustische und intermediale Musik.

Work for:

flute (piccolo, C, G Alto or C bass) and electronics,

or saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor or baritone) and electronics.

Electronics: tape, live electronics, with or without video, maximum of eight channels

Duration: between 6 and max. 12 minutes.


The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after 1977 (40 years old), each of whom may submit only one work, which was not commercially published or awarded a prize in any other national or international competition. The works must have been composed between 2012 and 2017. The length can be between 6 and max. 12 minutes.

The jury will award two prizes. It may also declare the deserted category or assign Honorary Mentions. The jury’s decision is final and without appeal. Any situation not covered by the rules will be managed by the jury.

Prize: 1000€ und premiere
Prize: 500€
The jury will announce the results during the 4. Saarbrücker Tage für elektroakustische und visuelle Musik – eviMus 2017.

How to apply:

All applications must be sent via DropBox or Google Drive in a single folder to the email: competition[at]evimus[dot]de.

The application must fulfill the following requirements:

-PDF or DOC with contact information, composer’s biography, nationality, date of birth and a description of the idea of your work (program notes).
-Copy of birth certificate/ID/Passport in digital format
-Recent photo in digital format
-Audio file containing a stereo version of the piece
-PDF file with the score for instrument and electronic
-Optional: Electronics (patch, tape, description, audio, etc.)
-Participating in the competition signifies for candidates accepting all the conditions of this rule. Any breach of the rules involves the elimination of the work in the contest.

Start of applications: 1st february 2017
Deadline for applications: 1st July 2017

 Call for Works – Electroacoustic
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 23 November 2016
Details: How to submit

Elektramusic is always looking for new electroacoustic musics for the Radioshow, concerts, CD compilation, and for music+videos for the TV show and for video live performances, festival and much more. You can submit you electroacoustic music works, and-or your electroacoustic music and video art work as follows :

Musics : on Audio-CD (cd tracks) or Data-CD (with audio files : SDII, Wave, AIFF,…). Multiphonic works must be submitted in stereophonic version.

VideoArt and music : on DVD-DATA (high quality QuickTime or DV file), Video-DVD-vidéo, or mini-DV tape.

Please join to your submission a biography and work notice. For video works, please also include producer or video artist biography. Please print and fill in the submission form to complete your submission.

Submission by postal mail : Please send all your material by snail mail (please no registered mail) to : Elektramusic – 10 rue du Hohwald – 67000 Strasbourg France

Submission by web : You can send by web your audio/video files, with the submission form (filled and scanned), your bio and notice as pdf to our email (elektra at by using a file transfer service or cloud such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

 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 ( 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.

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