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duoDorT CALL FOR SCORES: Banff residency October 2012/Maché

 duoDorT CALL FOR SCORES: Banff residency October 2012/Maché
Summary:Keyboard + electronics
Deadline: 10 October 2012
Date Posted: 03 September 2012
Details: duoDorT CALL FOR SCORES: Banff residency October 2012/Maché
duoDorT are commissioning a double concerto, Maché, as part of our Miniaturised Concertos project. We are inviting composers to submit ‘strands’ that we may use to form a larger composition. Your strand should last 5 minutes. For the final composition we may split it, superimpose it on other materials, or otherwise develop it. We ask you to submit your 5 minutes of material in music notation, or words, or diagrams, or instructions for improvisation, or any other intelligible form of expression. You may also wish to use other keyboard-based instruments (list provided below), low tech mixers/samplers such as kaoss, loop or midi controllers/laptop.
Submissions will be selected by composer Agustín Fernández, Chair in Composition at Newcastle University, and duoDorT will be mapping all the Strands into a performable piece, the first version of which will be showcased at The Banff Centre in October 2012. Further recorded mix/es using all the selected materials, will also be developed with composer Duncan MacLeod during 2013.
Notes: Please send your Biography, CV and audio sample of current work together with your strand and submission to Deadline 10th October.
Additional instrumentation:
Keyboard, harmonium, melodicas sop/alto, harpsichord, accordion
(subject to availability). Other suggestions welcome.
Extended techniques:
We have been working with extended techniques recently for our Quantulum commissions and welcome inclusion of these, or discussion about further ideas before our Residency begins.
Any hard/software such as loop, kaoss pads, midi controllers etc must be pre-arranged and tested with duoDorT in advance and be able to be loaned (and insured) to us for the duration of the residency. Any samples/patches etc must be uploaded/compatible with what we have in advance also.
Miniaturised Concertos:
duoDorT have commissioned a series of new experimental double piano concertos for 2013, exploring the roles of the traditional double piano concerto, working with chamber ensemble, electronics, amplification, extended techniques and duo, to create large scale effects from small forces. They are commissioning leading composers and technologists and developing (pending funding results) some of the work with South West Music School young players and composers.
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