The Night With… announces its inaugural call for scores for emerging composers for works for string quartet to be performed at The Night With… the Aurea Quartet, 3rd May, 2017 in the Hug and Pint, Glasgow. The programme will include music by Kevin Volans, Arvo Pärt and Garth Knox.
From the initial submissions up to six works will be chosen for a workshop with the Aurea Quartet on 2nd May in Glasgow (times and venue to be confirmed). Fewer may be selected at the discretion of the judges. At the end of the workshop a winner will be chosen to feature in The Night With… concert on the 3rd May, 2017. This call for scores is as much about finding interesting new music and composers as finding a new work that will fit within the programme.
All scores must be submitted under a pseudonym. Any scores with identifying marks will be discarded.
Workshop 2nd May, 2017
Performance 3rd May, 2017
Works must be for full quartet. Subsets of the ensemble will not be accepted.
Submissions should be between 5 and 10 minutes long.
Pieces must not have been premiered, however they do not necessarily have to be written for this call.
It is recognized that composers can begin their career at any age. Therefor ‘emerging’ is defined by the composer themselves though will be at the discretion of judges. Example definitions of emerging include:
– Currently in education or recently left
– Have worked with an orchestra for a development opportunity (e.g. RSNO Composers Hub) but not received regular commissions orchestral or otherwise
– Not have an exclusive agreement with a publisher
These are not exhaustive examples.
It is intended that the workshop will be documented through recording and photography/film so the composers involved will have a read-through recording and/or video of their work for their own non-commercial use (e.g. Soundcloud). The workshop will be free but all costs incurred in attending the workshop must be covered by the composer themselves. Attendance is required.
Send all submissions firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘quartet call for scores – pseudonym’. Within the email include:
– an anonymous score with pseudonym. Filename format: ‘pseudonym_piece-name’
– a midi mockup of the piece (optional)
– biography, up to 350 words in Word format, of composer (this will not be used for judging the shortlist, only for eligibility and marketing if shortlisted)
Location: All Scotland
For further information, please contact email@example.com (Matthew Whiteside), or visit http://www.thenightwith.co.uk
The deadline is Friday 24 February 2017 at 23:55.