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Call for Portfolio: EXAUDI

 Call for Portfolio: EXAUDI
Summary:Choir Writing Opportunity
Deadline: 09 July 2014
Date Posted: 18 June 2014
Details: Aimed at talented composers at an early stage in their career, Sound and Musicís Portfolio scheme provides a key development opportunity for composers to create new work with and for some of the UKís leading ensembles and presenters of new music. Portfolio enables them to develop their portfolio of work and gain vital artistic and practical insight and experience in working with professional ensembles and presenting organisations, and delivering new work to public audiences.

Selected composers are invited to develop a small-scale, short new work for a leading UK organisation. These are developed through a series of workshops during which the composer will work in close collaboration with the performers supported by an experienced composer mentor. The process culminates in a public performance of the new work within the ensembleís performance schedule.

As part of the Portfolio programme, Sound and Music and EXAUDI offer an opportunity for up to four composers to spend time working with the ensemble, developing their skills in writing for voices and having new works premiered by the ensemble. Participating composers will have the opportunity to develop their new pieces in 2 workshops with the singers prior to the final performance.

The opportunity is to develop and deliver a new work that engages with EXAUDIís commitment to experimental music.
The opportunity will be scheduled around 2 workshop dates in winter 2014 and spring 2015, followed by rehearsal and performance later in 2015. The first workshop will be an opportunity to try out ideas and brief sketches. The second workshop will be on near-completed material, with some scope for changes before performance.

The proposal must be:
-for a new work (not something already written or in development)
-composed for quartet of voices: soprano, counter-tenor, tenor and bass
-of a duration of c. 6-8 minutes in length
Composers will work with the ensembleís director James Weeks on this project and be supported by a composer mentor, Laurence Crane.

All travel and accommodation costs for the workshops and performance will be covered, as well as the costs of producing materials.

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