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International Percussion Premiere Night

 International Percussion Premiere Night
Summary:Percussion Duo Competition
Deadline: 06 July 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The “Casa della Musica” of Trieste and artistic directors Gabriele Petracco and Marko Jugovic present the first edition of the “International Percussion Premiere Night”.

Composers from around the world are invited to write new music for percussion duo. A committee of experts will select four compositions which will be premiered and recorded by the Popocatepetl Percussion Duo on the September 8th 2018 in the “Casa della Musica” of Trieste, Italy.

-To broaden the repertoire for percussion ensemble
-To stimulate composers to explore this field
-To give composers an opportunity to get their works professionally performed and recorded
-To expand the network of participants for further collaborations

The works
-Each work should last between five and twelve minutes.
The use of audio and/or video tapes is allowed, but NOT live electronics.
-Composers may submit multiple works.
-Composers can choose instruments from the following list:

• 2 marimbas 5 octaves • 2vibraphones
• 1xylophone
• 2 timpani
• 2 kick drums (it is possible to play them with drum sticks as well)
• various snare drums
• various tom-toms
• various cymbals
• 2 sets of temple blocks • 1 tam-tam
• 6 small thai gongs (EU notation: c#’, e’, f’, c#”, e”, f”)
• 1 octave crotales • 1 wind chimes
• 1 triangle
• junk percussion

Only works for percussion duo that haven’t been performed professionally and/or published as of July 6th 2018 will be accepted.

For any questions about instrumentation please contact us at

The Jury is formed of three internationally renowned musicians who will meet, discuss, and then select the four works which will be performed.

You can find their biographies on the website

• Fabio Nieder (IT - pianist, composer)
• Fabiàn Pèrez Tedesco
(RA - percussionist, composer)
• Hans Leenders (NL - percussionist, conductor)

Application form
The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on composition style. Composers whose works are selected will be invited to the concert and hosted for the day of the performance, but they must pay their own travel expenses. A non refundable application fee of 35€ is required. For each additional composition there is an additional fee of 10€.

The application should include:
• Thecompletedapplicationform,
which you can download from the website
• A curriculum vitae with optional catalogue of works
• The scores of all compositions with program notes in PDF format
• Theconfirmationofpayment

• Application forms July 6th 2018
• Arrival of scores July 6th 2018
• Announcement of successful works July 10th 2018

Applications will not be considered until all the materials has been received, and no incomplete applications will be considered after July 6th 2018.

Please send scores and completed forms
to this address:

Popocatepetl Percussion Duo makes no claims on any of the entered compositions beyond the right to premiere the winning compositions, and to make non-commercial audio recordings for archival and publicity purposes. Submission of an application to participate in the competition confirms that the contestants unconditionally accept all the rules as established in this announcement.