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 Women Composing in Balkans
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: Call for Scores for women composers of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania.
MethExis Ensemble, (Artemis Vavatsika - concert accordion,
Alexis Pogrevnois - clarinet, Dora Alexiadou - violin, Iro Menegou - piano)

The non-profit organization “beartive” in collaboration with the Laboratory for Research on Contemporary Music, Composition, Performance and Improvisation (LaReCoM-DMSA) of the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki announces a call for scores addressed to young female composers from Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. Five works will be selected and will be performed by the MethExis Ensemble in a concert in September 29th 2018 in Thessaloniki.

The project is funded by the Project Fund of the Cultural Management Academy of the Goethe-Institutes in Sofia, Thessaloniki and Bucharest.

Deadline 30th April

1. Women Composers must be Bulgarian, Greek or Romanian citizens.
2. The call is open for composers born after 1988.
3. The duration of submitted works is expected to be between 8 and 12 minutes.
4. Works can use either all the instruments mentioned above (concert accordion, clarinet in Bb, A and Eb, violin and piano) or smaller combination (duets & trios); solo works or works which exceed the ensemble (e.g. works including live electronics, recorded material etc.) will not be considered.
5. Any special performing instructions must be in English.
6. Five works will be selected by a jury consisting of beartive and La.Re.Co.M members.
7. The selected works will be performed in public at the 29th of September 2018 in Thessaloniki.
8. An open workshop including open rehearsals, lectures and round table will also take place in 27th and 28th of September 2018 in Thessaloniki.
9. Composers must submit a description of the work of maximum 150 words.
10. Each participant can submit no more than two compositions. The composition(s) could have been earlier performed but not published.
11. Transportation (from the country of origin) and accommodation costs for the composers of the selected works will be covered from the organization.