C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface
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|2017_01_Asian Instruments +||Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media||
Category 1a: Powell Street Festival
Powell Street Festival Society is dedicated to promoting Japanese-Canadian arts and culture, including intercultural explorations between Japanese-Canadian, Asian, and Asian-Canadian artists.
Works for up to 4 players chosen from the following:
Category 1b: Red Chamber
Red Chamber straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string band music seldom heard in the west, avant-garde compositions, bluegrass, or jazz fusion.
Works for up to 7 players.
|2017_02_Chamber Ensemble||Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media||
2A: LAND’S END ENSEMBLE
Calgary-based and Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble is dedicated to introducing audiences to new music by Canadian and International composers, and to performing landmark chamber works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Electronics welcome. If the electronics are pre-recorded, composers should submit stereo sound files along with their other performance materials. If the composition uses interactive electronics, the composer is required to provide all the hardware and software required to run the composition and may be required to be present at rehearsals and the performance. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.
2B: STANDING WAVE
Vancouver’s cutting-edge chamber ensemble, Standing Wave comprises six new music virtuosi who bring an audaciously intimate aesthetic to the most complex and groundbreaking music.
Pre-recorded electronics welcome. Composers should submit stereo sound files along with their performance materials. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.
WolfGANG is a collection of musicians from Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. Passionate about new music, these musicians prove that music has a wild side.
No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.
|2017_03_Choir / Vocal Ensemble||Chamber Choir, Mixed Media||
Category 3a: Elektra Women’s Choir
Under Artistic Director Morna Edmundson, 50-voice Elektra is a leader among women’s choirs and has commissioned over 70 works in its 29 years.
A cappella works for women’s choir in up to 8 parts (SSSSAAAA) No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 10 minutes or less.
Category 3b: musica intima
Internationally renowned for their warm and engaging stage presence, impeccable musicianship, and unique perspective on ensemble singing, musica intima has earned a reputation as Canada’s most exciting vocal chamber ensemble.
Works for 8 voices (SSAATTBB)
Category 3c: Vancouver Chamber Choir
The Vancouver Chamber Choir is a fully professional choir of twenty voices whose key activities include a subscription series, touring, recording and an extensive educational outreach program.
A cappella works for 20 voices (5 sopranos, 5 altos, 5 tenors, 5 basses) No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.
|2017_04_Composer-Performer||Theater, Mixed Media, Electroacoustic, Unspecified Instruments||
The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 invites composer-performers who work with an expanded approach to composition to submit work. We are seeking artists engaged with the practice of researching and developing new compositional and performative tools, whose practice embraces an intersection of the physical, the theatrical, and the visual. This may include performers exploring creation, composer-performer collectives, non- Western instruments, found/built instruments, electronics and extramusical elements.
Works for Composer-Performer:
Performances will take place in a black box theatre. Stereo playback, single screen video, and basic lighting is available. Composer-Performers are required to bring all necessary materials for the performance, including their own computer with all software and additional hardware as well as all props and any other necessary materials.
Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less. In addition to three nights of accommodation, selected Composer-Performers will receive an honorarium of $250 per selected piece. (Collectives will receive one room for three nights and one honorarium of $250.) Selected Composer-Performers are responsible for their own travel to Vancouver.
|2017_05_Creative Music Ensemble||Non standard Band, Big Band, Mixed Media||
Category 5a: Hard Rubber Orchestra
The Hard Rubber Orchestra is a versatile jazz orchestra specializing in contemporary composition that incorporates pop and rock, jazz, classical and world music.
Works for up to 18 players, chosen from:
Category 5b: NOW Ensemble
Vancouver’s NOW Ensemble is drawn from a roster of leading improvising musicians, led by pianist and composer Lisa Cay Miller. The instrumentation is variable.
Works for 7 improvising musicians, not instrument-specific:
Category 5c: Vancouver Electronic Ensemble
The Vancouver Electronic Ensemble embraces experimentation to encourage the development of creative music. The ensemble of experimental musicians utilizes diverse technology, graphic scores, conduction, and improvisation.
Works for up to 15 electronic musicians working with a variety of technology, including various electronic instruments, software, laptops, circuitbent electronics and more. VEE usually performs in a spatialized setting using graphic scores, conduction, and improvisation. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.
|2017_06_Electroacoustic Music||Mixed Media, Electroacoustic||
Additional opportunities to submit for electronics are available in other categories.
Category 6: University of British Columbia School of Music
The University of British Columbia School of Music will present a concert of solo electroacoustic compositions, works for one instrument and electronics (either using fixed media or interactive systems), or electroacoustic works that include video in the Roy Barnett Recital Hall.
Works for solo electroacoustics or solo instrument with electroacoustics, chosen from the following:
|2017_07_Installation||Soundscapes and Sound Installations||
Category 7: Western Front New Music
Western Front New Music has a compelling history of presenting pioneers and new innovators of contemporary music in concerts, residencies, installations, recordings, outreach presentations, and workshops. Sound artists and composers are invited to submit an installation or design an immersive sound environment employing acoustic, electroacoustic, or electronic sound sources.
Works for installation:
Works for installation in Western Front’s Grand Luxe Hall (50 feet/15 metres long and 25/7.5 metres feet wide, 14-foot/4-metre ceilings, including a public address system with stereo and quadraphonic diffusion, video projectors, Yamaha Disklavier grand piano, audio and video editing suites) or installation in the Roundhouse Community Centre’s Exhibition Hall (trapezoid-like shape approximately 128 feet/39 metres and 70 feet/21 metres long and 60 feet/18 metres wide, 24-foot/7-metre ceilings). Artists are responsible for transporting and providing all necessary materials for selected installations.
Priority will be given to immersive works that investigate the continuum of sound from inaudible to audible, exploring real and imagined sounds within and beyond the hearing spectrum.
|2017_08_Large Ensemble with Conductor||Chamber Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Mixed Media||
Category 8a: Aventa Ensemble
Aventa is an internationally-celebrated Victoria-based ensemble dedicated to the performance and fostering of new music in British Columbia and Canada.
Works for 7 to 10 players chosen from the following:
Category 8b: Ensemble contemporain de Montréal +
ECM+ produces innovative, multidisciplinary concerts and showcases musical creation throughout the country. Risk-taking artistic director Véronique Lacroix is passionate about creation and has premiered more than 250 works since 1987.
Works for 6 to 12 players chosen from the following:
Category 8c: Turning Point Ensemble
Founded in 2002, Vancouver-based Turning Point Ensemble is a large chamber ensemble that links music of the past 125 years to music of the present day.
Works for 8 to 16 players chosen from the following:
|2017_09_Orchestra||Symphonic Orchestra, Mixed Media||
Category 9a: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1919, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs more than 150 concerts each season, prioritizing exceptional performances, community and educational programming, and audience engagement.
Works for orchestra:
Category 9b: Victoria Symphony
The Victoria Symphony seeks to enrich lives through the shared experiences of extraordinary music, featuring an annual New Music Festival, children’s programming, and much more.
Works for orchestra or orchestra with solo violin:
|2017_10_Percussion Ensemble||Chamber music, Chamber Ensemble||
Category 10a: Redshift Music
Redshift is a new music organization specializing in spatial music in alternative venues. Redshift brings the vitality of Canadian composers out of the concert hall and directly to the public.
Works for 6 to 10 percussionists:
Category 10b: Percussion Quartet
The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 presents a quartet of leading percussionists who embrace today’s music.
Works for 4 percussionists:
|2017_11_Solo Piano||Solo Piece, Mixed Media||
Four of Canada’s greatest and most dynamic contemporary music specialists share the stage to highlight great solo piano music from around the world.
Works for solo piano
|2017_12_Solos + Duos||Solo Piece, Chamber music, Mixed Media||
Category 12a: Müge Büyükçelen, violin
Istanbul-born, Victoria-based violinist Müge Büyükçelen performs with the Victoria Symphony, the Emily Carr String Quartet, and the Aventa Ensemble. She frequently collaborates with composers to bring new work to life.
Works for solo violin
Category 12b: PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
Pianist Corey Hamm and erhu virtuoso Nicole Li created the PEP (Piano Erhu Project) to synthesize the best of Chinese and Western music.
Duo works for piano and erhu
Category 12c: Various solo and duo combinations
The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 presents leading chamber musicians who embrace today’s music.
Works for 1 or 2 players chosen from the following:
|2017_13_String Orchestra||Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media||
Category 13: Vancouver New Music String Orchestra
Dedicated to contemporary, interdisciplinary, and electroacoustic music and sonic art, Vancouver New Music’s Artistic Director Giorgio Magnanensi presents a string orchestra of leading Vancouver players.
Works for 21 strings:
|2017_14_String Quartet||Chamber music, Mixed Media||
Category 14a: Bozzini Quartet
Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene and beyond.
Works for string quartet:
Category 14b: Emily Carr String Quartet
The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet has quickly established itself as one of British Columbia's finest music ensembles, renowned for passionate, inspiring performances of classical and contemporary music.
Works for string quartet:
Call for Works
You are invited to submit scores/projects for the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2017, taking place in Vancouver, Canada from November 2-8, 2017. For detailed information about Call for Works see iscm2017.ca. Submission is open untill November 15, 2016 at 11:59PM PST (Pacific Standard Time). Late submissions will not be considered.
Official Submission must be submitted through the submission wizard on this website by a Section or Full Associate Member of the ISCM. The ISCM Statutes guarantee that at least one work from an Official Submission will be selected for performance in the ISCM World New Music Days 2017, providing the Submission adheres to the ISCM’s “Rules of Procedure for the Organization of the ISCM World Music Days Festival”. The Official Submission must consist of exactly six works. The six works must be submitted in a minimum of four different categories which are identified in this Call for Works. All pieces must have been completed in the year 2006 or later. Priority will be given to works completed in 2011 or later. Preference will be given to compositions with a duration of 12 minutes or less.
Individual Submissions must be submitted online in English via Submittable.com. An entry fee of €53.50 applies to Individual Submissions, payable at the time of submission. Please, promote this information via your networks.
Selected works for the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 will be announced by early 2017. Please do not enquire before March 31, 2017.