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 Untwelve Call For Works
Summary:Alternative Tuning Call
Deadline: 02 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: UnTwelve, an organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination, and encouragement of microtonal music, announces a call for scores (or project proposals), engaging in microtonal or alternative tuning practices, for a concert at Slate Arts + Performance in Chicago in September 2018. This call is open to composers of any background, age, or nationality, but will prioritize works from composers who are women, non-binary, genderqueer, gender-non-conforming, or agender.

Instrumentation: for this concert we have a core group of performers: flutist Robin Meiksins, clarinetist Emily Mehigh, trombonist Connor Thummel, and bassoonist Annie Lyle Mason, which can be utilized in various combinations (solos for any of these four instruments, duos for any combination of flute, clarinet, and trombone). The use of electronics (stereo-only) is welcome, as is the composer appearing as the performer of their own work.

(Auxiliary Instrumentation: Robin can do flute, alto flute, and piccolo. Emily can do Bb and A clarinet).

Duration: the works should ideally not exceed 10 minutes.

Submission Due Date and Notation Information:

Please complete the following form by April 2nd, 2018 at 11:59 pm Central Time. The following documents will be asked for:

Permanent links (dropbox/google drive/etc) to score and parts for each instrument (Score includes clear performance notes about all pitch notation)
Permanent link to an mp3 of electroacoustic part (if part of the work)
A short bio (200 word max)
(An example audio or MIDI link is welcome as well but not required)

Note on Stylistic Inclusivity:
As with all of our calls and competitions, we are especially seeking works that engage microtonality in a systematic manner–through the use of Just Intonation, Alternative Equal Temperaments, Spectral Techniques, or similar. We encourage and welcome music from varied aesthetic worlds: folk music, electronica, jazz, classical “new music”, experimental, electronic, etc.