ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln

Call for Compositions


Submission period

Fri Nov 3, 2023 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Jan 10 at 11:59PM UTC

Results date

Sat Mar 30 at 05PM UTC


current or former composition students born on or after 10 January 1989
In the framework of the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln composers up to 35 years can submit up to three works from their existing oeuvre, as well as a conceptual idea for a new piece for ensemble that relates to the theme "Light.Bright.Dark". Based on these submissions, the jury will select two composers who will each receive a € 6 500 composition commission for the 2025 festival edition. One composition will be premiered by Ensemble Modern, the other by Ensemble Musikfabrik. A recording of the concerts by WDR for radio broadcast is intended.

The application should include the following artistic material:
I. Scores of up to three existing compositions (for ensemble with at least 4 musicians)
II. A Concept for a new work on the theme "Light.Bright.Darkness” Formulate a concept idea for an ensemble piece (without electronics, duration: 10-15 min.) which follows up with the theme "Light.Bright.Dark" and which has the max. instrumentation 2 Vl. Vla. Vc.. Kb. / Fl. Ob. Cl. Fg. / Tp. Hn. Trb. Tba./ Perc/ Pn (The jury decides individually on the admission of submissions that deviate significant from this instrumentation).

Submission period (till):
Wed, January 10, 2024

Results date
Fr, March 29, 2024

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