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Summary:Electronic Call
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: TORONTO, CANADA, October 30, 2017—Musicworks’ 7th annual Electronic Music Composition and Sonic Geography Writing contest deadlines have been extended until November 17, 2017.

Musicworks’ two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talents, and offer cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard: C$500 to first-place winners, C$200 to second place, C$100 to third place, and coverage in our print magazine or on our website.

Electronic Music Composition Contest

Musicworks invites participants to compose an experimental piece in any electronic music genre— acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music. Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.

Sonic Geography Writing Contest

Musicworks’ invites prose writers and poets to choose a location—an Icelandic glacier, a Buenos Aires barrio, your own backyard—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words (maximum). Accepted file types: PDF only.

Contest entry fee is only C$25, and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks—less than our normal subscription rate! Additional entries are $5 each.


Electronic Music Composition contest first-place winer Craig Aalders is a guitarist, composer and educator who is actively engaged in Vancouver’s vibrant music scene. He is profiled in the Spring 2017 issue, #127, and el8dEra 3m is included on CD #127. Story posted and composition streaming on Previous winners include James O’Callaghan and Margaret Noble.

Sonic Geography Writing Contest first-place winner Tom Wayman’s “Elemental Musics” is published in the Spring 2017 issue. His newest book is a themed collection of poems about music’s impact on our daily lives, Helpless Angels (Thistledown Press, 2017).