Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition

New Chamber Music with Electronics


Submission period

Mon Jun 6 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Oct 31 at 11:59PM UTC

Results date

Thu Dec 1 at 05PM UTC
DEADLINE: 2022-10-31

JURY Agata Zubel, Jêrome Combier, Pedro Neves, Miguel Azguime

The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.

Winners of the previous editions of the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition cannot participate in the present edition.

Each contestant can submit only one work, composed in or after 2017.

The submitted works must not have been commercially published or awarded in any national or international competition.

The required duration of the work is between 7 and 15 minutes.

The submitted compositions must be written for a combination of a minimum of 5 instruments from the following list + mandatory electronics (tape or live-electronics) :
- flute (may also double piccolo, alto flute, bass flute);
- clarinet in Bb (may also double A, Eb, Bb bass clarinet);
- violin;
- viola;
- cello;
- piano (may also double keyboards / synthesizers / midi piano, but not Disklavier);

The submitted work may include a maximum of eight-channel loudspeaker system; the use of the following DAWs: Digital Performer, Reaper, Logic Pro; the use of the interactive applications Max/MSP or Supercollider – all operable on Mac OS. Any additional software and/or plug-in must run on Mac OS; it must be freeware and needs to be provided by the applicant.

The work’s score / parts may be written on computer notation software.

The winning work will be performed by the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble during the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble season.

The winning work will also be integrated in the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble’s repertoire and the winning composer will receive a prize of 1500€ and will be invited to attend the rehearsals and concert with his/her piece.

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