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 MUSICWORKS’ 2017 ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST IS OPEN
Summary:Electronic music call
Deadline: 27 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: Annual juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art.

Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017. Winners will be announced in February 2018.

For immediate release, TORONTO—Musicworks’ seventh annual Electronic Music Composition contest is now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks has been exploring experimental music and sound in a triannual magazine since 1978. Its annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

Electronic Music Composition Contest

Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable Art, or Video music. Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only. $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks magazine; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).

First Prize: $500 cash, a composer profile in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks magazine and onmusicworks.ca and your composition released on the Spring 2018 companion CD

Second Prize: $200 cash and a composer profile on musicworks.ca

Third Prize: $100 cash and a composer profile on musicworks.ca

Entry portal, assessment criteria, prize details, and past winners can be found on our contest landing page! www.musicworks.ca/contest

Also check out our Sonic Geography Writing Contest

Describe how sound shapes your experience of a specific place in 500 words. The first-prize-winning essay will be published in our regular Sonic Geography space in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks. Second- and third-place winning will be published online. Accepted file types: PDF only.
Web Site:www.musicworks.ca

 Null-State Call
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 15 September 2017
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8) on 15 September 2017.

ACCEPTABLE WORKS

- Each participant is allowed to submit up to two (2) pieces for instrument(s) and electronics
- There is a US$15.00 entry fee for each submitted piece.
- The submitted piece(s) must have been written within the past seven (7) years.
- Each submitted piece must not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in length.
- There are no restrictions placed on the performance or award history of submitted pieces, nor on the nationality, age, gender identification, and/or experience level of composers.
- Only compositions for instrument(s) with electronics will be considered. Fixed media compositions or works for acoustic instruments alone will not be considered.
- The accompanying electronics may be live, fixed, or some mixture of the two.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

- Every submitted piece must include the following within a ZIP/RAR/7z file or tarball:
- A studio or live stereo recording of the piece in MP3 format.
- A score of the piece or synopsis if the piece does not have a traditionally-notated score.
- A tech rider detailing requirements for performance, including those pertaining to equipment and type of venue.
- The pieces MUST BE ANONYMOUSLY SUBMITTED. Nothing that can identify the composer may be visible on any submitted material.
- Any piece found in violation of the rules may be disqualified with no refund of their entry fee.

PRIZES

* 1st place: Certificate + US$1000.00 commission to write a piece for Chaosflöte.
* 2nd place: Certificate + possibility of a US$1000.00 commission to write a piece for Chaosflöte.
* Additional prizes can be awarded dependent on available funds.

The first-place winner will receive a US$1000.00 commission to write a piece for Chaosflöte. The second-place winner will be eligible for a similar commission, dependent on Null-state securing additional funding.

Web Site:www.nullstate.org/call-for-scores

 CONTEMPORANEA – ACUSMATICA: ACOUSMATIC FIELD
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: 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 sound art installations.

Art. 2 No participation fee is required.

Art. 3 The call for works will accept installations by artists of any nationality and of any age.

Art. 4 Installations will have to be considered in relation to a specific location of the city of Udine: the deconsecrated San Francesco church. Working on the compositions you will need to consider the remarkable performance space reverberation.

Through the web address:
Http://www.taukay.it/sounds/2017_acousmatic_field_ir.zip
You can download the space impulse response (IR) to use with convolution reverb systems (.wav 48kHz – 24 bit).

For the work setup the following hardware is available:
n. 8 speakers with relative amplifiers n. 2 sub woofer with relative amplifiers n.1 digital console
n.1 laptop
n.1 RME Fireface UFX audio card
n.3 video Projectors
n.3 screens

In addition, the following software installed on the laptop are available:
Max + Jitter Processing SuperCollider Pure Data Arduino Reaper

Any material (hardware and software) out of the above list must be supplied by the artist as well as any speakers in a spatial arrangement other than the indicated one.
Instruments hacking projects and acoustic feedback systems may also be proposed, but also in this case all the materials not in the list will have to be entirely supplied by the artist.

Art. 5 The works selection will take place in two distinct steps:

1) Artists wishing to participate must send the following documents to the e-mail address competition@taukay.it no later
than August 31 2017
a) a pdf file with a detailed description of the installation project and any patches, sketch or scripts that you plan to use in your project. The documents presenting the work must contain all the information necessary to create the installation, in particular:
- a brief artistic description of the installation
- detailed diagrams showing the hardware components and their connections (sensors, arduino boards, objects used for sound sculptures, laptops, mixers, speakers, videos, etc.)
- patches, sketches or scripts used in the project and detailed specifications for any connections between different software using OSC or MIDI (the list of those provided can be seen in item 4 of the regulations). For hacking projects: a flow chart of the signals from generating instruments to emitting tools
- detailed plan of signal routing to mixer console (if used)
- any other instructions or information needed to help understanding and implementation of the plan
b) 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, year of composition, date and place of the first public presentation, if any
- a statement agreeing to the rules and conditions of the call for works “Acousmatic Field”
- 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 public
performance and mechanical reproduction 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).
(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/2017_acousmatic_field_form.pdf)
c) composer biography
d) recent photograph of the composer
e) photocopy of identification document of the composer

2) the selection panel will choose the works to show/present no later than the 10th september 2017 “Contemporanea – Acusmatica” festival in Autumn 2017. Please note that the selection will consider both the artistic aspect and feasibility of the projects presented. The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the participant by e-mail. At this point, the selected candidates (if they have not already done so) must create the installation proposed and send all the necessary materials by email or regular post:
• in compressed digital format (.ZIP), including all necessary information. This must include the artist's surname and the title of the project and must be available to download 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: competition@taukay.it
• by regular post to the address listed below:

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali
Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine
ITALIA

The call for works administration prefer file delivery of the files related to the work in digital format by internet.

Art. 6 The creation (installation, implementation, monitoring and disassembly and removal) of the proposed project during the Festival will be the responsibility of the artist in close cooperation with the organization.

Art. 7 More than one installations may be submitted.

Art. 8 Due to the very tight time frame, any projects sent by regular mail will only be considered if they arrive before the closing date. We recommend you post projects in good time to ensure you are able to participate in the competition.
In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission.
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 panel reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.

Art. 10 The selection panel’s decision is final.

Art. 11 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. 12 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: competition@taukay.it
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=817:acusmatica-en&catid=80&lang=en&Itemid=561

 CONTEMPORANEA – ACUSMATICA: ACOUSMONIUM AUDIOR PERFORMANCE
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: 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 acousmonium AUDIOR (www.audior.eu).

Art. 2 No participation fee is required.

Art. 3 The call for works will accept unpublished compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed compositions will be accepted. Compositions must be sent as explained below.

Art. 4 Pieces should not exceed TWELVE (12) 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 versions (CD Quality or better) - (for example wav or aif 48kHz 24 bit). The selected works will be performed with AUDIOR acousmonium by Dante Tanzi (Attached the schemes of the sound projection system that will be used).

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: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (ACOUSMONIUM AUDIOR PERFORMANCE), 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.
or

B) 1 copy on CD audio or CD ROM to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below.

CDs 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 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, date and place of the first public presentation, if any
- a statement agreeing to the rules and conditions of the call for works “Acousmonium AUDIOR performance”
- a statement certifying that the submitted composition is unpublished
- 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 public performance and mechanical reproduction 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).
- if available, a brief presentation of the work (maximum 500 words)
(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/2017_acousmatic_premiere_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 competition@taukay.it
A) 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 2017.
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.
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 final decision of the focus group about the performance of the compositions (“Contemporanea – Acusmatica” festival in Autumn 2017) will be made public by 1st October 2017. 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: competition@taukay.it
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=817:acusmatica-en&catid=80&lang=en&Itemid=561

 MUSICA NOVA 2017
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 05 November 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: You can register and send the fee now!
1. The competition MUSICA NOVA was for the first time realized in 1969.
2. Composers, irregardless of their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electro-acoustic music created after 1st January 2013.
3. Category A is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music (tape music), or only one independent movement.
4. Category B is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music, or only one independent movement, for acoustic instrument/voice/ensemble plus electronic media. Send one of realized complete version of the composition, sent only electro-acoustic without the instrumental or voice part will be excluded.
5. Each composer may submit only one entry to each category in duration of no longer than 20 minutes, and the work may not have been awarded a prize in another competition, nor been submitted to previous MUSICA NOVA competitions.
6. Competition entries in both categories must be submitted with the name of the composer specified.
7. Members of the jury cannot take part in the competition.
8. The jury of the competition shall be appointed by the leadership of the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and composed of leading composers of electro-acoustic compositions, musicologists, critics, and recording engineers specializing in the electro-acoustic music field.
9. All materials should be received (uploaded) to the November 5th 2017:
Lenka Dohnalová - Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, 110 00 PRAHA 1, Czech Republic
1. Entries into category A and B, recorded on a sophisticated technical level and in stereo /or format 5.1/ must be submitted in the medium of CD or DVD, and indexed by absolute time
2. Entries into categories A and B shall be accompanied by a score (if necessary), technical and artistic description, name of studio where work was produced, their durata, graphs, etc., to be judged by the jury
3. Entries into categories A and B shall be accompanied by a brief artist statement, short biography, nationality, address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail (attached form), see attached form
4. N.B: You can register electronically on musicanova.seah.cz and upload your composition (in MP3 format) on the FTP server for better preparation working of jury. Your composition will be accessible only for you and jury.
10. The entry fee for each composition is 30 € (or equivalent). If you register electronically, you can pay on-line via paypal (paypal@seah.cz) or Way of payment: IBAN: CZ48 0800 0000 0000 1404 5349, BIC: GIBACZPX, address of the bank: Ceska sporitelna, a.s., Konevova 4, 130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic
Please, hold the distinction of address postal for sending CD (Lenka Dohnalová - Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic) and address official that could be write on the bank order or checks /SEAH, Jeronýmova 7, 130 00 Prague 3/. If your transfer charges would be to expensive, write to: lenka.dohnalova@divadlo.cz, please.
11. The audio recordings entered in the competition shall not be returned to the composers and shall remain in the Society for Electro-acoustic Music archives.
12. By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting. The composer retains the copyright.
13. Prizes shall be awarded for the winning entries after the jury has announced its verdict, which cannot be appealed. The jury can decide to either combine, divide or not award some of the prizes.
14. Prizes in Categories A and B include: First Prizes (equivalent of 15 000 Kč), Honorable Mentions and Special Prizes for Czech composer.
15. All entrants shall be notified of the verdict by the jury on the awarding of prizes and honorable mentions by 30 November 2017.
16. Awarded compositions will be presented during the award concert in December 2017 in Prague.
17. The awarded compositions will be performed in concerts organized by the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and broadcast by radio, also sent to EBU. The outcome of the competition will be published in the network of International Music Council too.
Web Site:musicanova.seah.cz

 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:http://www.waschka.info/call_for_scores.html