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ISCM WMD 2017 Vancouver, Canada 

 

 

 

Festival details

  • Year: 
    2017
  • Place: 
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Date: 
    Thu, 02/11/2017 to Wed, 08/11/2017
  • Description: 

    WMD2017

  • Location

    WMD Festival 2017 Vancouver Vancouver
    Canada
    49° 15' 25.1208" N, 123° 7' 26.04" W
    CA
  • Local Time:
    Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 14:51
  • Weather nearby: Vancouver 06:00-12:00

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    6 °C
 

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Submission Categories in ISCM catalogue

Name Genre Descriptionsort descending
2017_01_Asian Instruments + Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media

Category 1a: Powell Street Festival
http://www.powellstreetfestival.com/

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:
Sho (Japanese mouth organ), flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute), piano, percussion (one player)
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.

Category 1b: Red Chamber
http://www.mei-han.com/redchamber.html

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.
Works must include 1 to 4 Chinese instruments chosen from the following:
solo or any combination of zheng, pipa, ruan, sanxian
with the possible addition of violin, viola, and/or cello
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. 

2017_10_Percussion Ensemble Chamber music, Chamber Ensemble

Category 10a: Redshift Music
Jordan Nobles, Artistic Director
http://redshiftmusic.ca/

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:
All standard percussion instruments permitted. Open score (open instrumentation) works invited as well.
No electronics. Priority will be given to works 10 minutes or less and well as works that can be spatialized around the performance space.

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:
All standard percussion instruments permitted.
No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less. 

2017_11_Solo Piano Solo Piece, Mixed Media

Category 11: Solo Piano
Vicky Chow, piano www.vickychow.com
Eve Egoyan, piano www.eveegoyan.com
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano www.iwaasa.com
Megumi Masaki, piano www.megumimasaki.com

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
Prepared piano, electronics, and work with video 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. 

2017_12_Solos + Duos Solo Piece, Chamber music, Mixed Media

Category 12a: Müge Büyükçelen, violin
http://www.aventa.ca/the-ensemble/musicians/muge-buyukcelen-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
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.

Category 12b: PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
Corey Hamm, piano
Nicole Ge Li, erhu
http://www.peppianoanderhuproject.com/

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
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.

Category 12c: Various solo and duo combinations
Performed by leading ISCM World New Music Days 2017 musicians.

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:
Female voice, flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute), clarinet, violin, cello, and percussion (one player)
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. 

2017_13_String Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media

Category 13: Vancouver New Music String Orchestra
Giorgio Magnanensi, Artistic Director
http://newmusic.org/

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:
6 first violins, 5 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 contrabasses, and conductor 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. 

2017_14_String Quartet Chamber music, Mixed Media

Category 14a: Bozzini Quartet
www.quatuorbozzini.ca

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:
2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello
No electronics.

Category 14b: Emily Carr String Quartet
http://emilycarrstringquartet.com/

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:
2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello
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. 

2017_03_Choir / Vocal Ensemble Chamber Choir, Mixed Media

Category 3a: Elektra Women’s Choir
Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director
http://elektra.ca/

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
http://musicaintima.org/

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)
These works for 8 voices can include:
simple percussion (played by ensemble singers)
simple staging
simple movement
use of specific prop(s)
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 that involve some kind of staging.

Category 3c: Vancouver Chamber Choir
Jon Washburn, Conductor & Artistic Director
http://www.vancouverchamberchoir.com/

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:
Please submit an artist CV/Résumé (4 pages max), PDF description of the work (maximum 500 words), a video of the composer-performer’s work, and a technical rider for the performance.

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
John Korsrud, Artistic Director
http://www.hardrubber.com/

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:
4 trumpets (doubling flugelhorn), 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 alto saxophone, 2 tenor saxophones (1 doubling soprano saxophone), 1 baritone sax, 1 piano/ keyboard, 1 electric guitar, 1 amplified violin, 1 electric or acoustic bass (doubling possible), 1 latin- percussion, 1 drum kit
No additional doubling accepted.
Pre-recorded electronics welcome. Composers should submit stereo sound files along with their performance materials.
All lengths of work will be considered, but priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less. Composers are encouraged to conduct their own works, and should state if this is preferable. In addition to three nights of accommodation, composers selected to conduct their own work will receive an honorarium of $250. Selected composers are responsible for their own travel to Vancouver.

Category 5b: NOW Ensemble
Lisa Cay Miller, Artistic Director
http://www.nowsociety.org/

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:
Typical instrumentation may include piano with strings, woodwinds, brass, and/or rhythm section, with or without electronic processing.
Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less that focus on improvisation and/or aleatoric techniques, graphic scores, flexible notation, and interpretative notation. Works can include options for improvised live processing, and motivic, verbal, and chord-based improvisation.
Selected composers will be given the option of arranging their piece for specific instrumentation. Instrumentation will be confirmed 3 months prior to the performance.

Category 5c: Vancouver Electronic Ensemble
Giorgio Magnanensi, Artistic Director
http://newmusic.org/community-events/vee/

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
Keith Hamel, audio technician
Bob Pritchard, audio technician
Paolo Bortolussi, flute
François Houle, clarinet
Julia Nolan, alto saxophone
Corey Hamm, piano
http://music.ubc.ca/

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:
Flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, or piano
Compositions can be stereo, quadraphonic, 5.1 or octophonic with or without solo instruments and/or video. If the electronics are pre-recorded, composers should submit 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 that are 12 minutes or less. 

2017_07_Installation Soundscapes and Sound Installations

Category 7: Western Front New Music
DB Boyko, New Music Director/Curator
http://front.bc.ca/?program=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:
Please submit an artist CV/Résumé (4 pages max), a PDF project description (maximum 500 words), a list of equipment and installation materials, and online support material (2 examples of work). Short-listed applicants will be contacted for additional materials.

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
Bill Linwood, Artistic Director
http://www.aventa.ca/

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:
Flute (doubling piccolo, alto and bass flute), oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), horn, piano, percussion (one player), violin, viola, cello, contrabass
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.

Category 8b: Ensemble contemporain de Montréal +
Véronique Lacroix, Conductor
http://ecm.qc.ca/

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:
Flute (doubling piccolo and bass flute), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion (one player), piano (doubling electronic keyboard), 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass
No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.

Category 8c: Turning Point Ensemble
Owen Underhill, Conductor
http://turningpointensemble.ca/

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:
Flute (doubling alto flute & piccolo), oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet, bass clarinet (doubling clarinet), bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, percussion (one player), 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass
No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less. 

2017_09_Orchestra Symphonic Orchestra, Mixed Media

Category 9a: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Director
http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/

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:
3 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (1 doubling English horn), 3 clarinets (1 doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (1 doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 3 percussion, 1 harp, 1 piano, 10 first violins, 8 second violins, 8 violas, 8 cellos; 6 contrabasses
No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.

Category 9b: Victoria Symphony
Tania Miller, Conductor
http://victoriasymphony.ca/

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:
2 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (1 doubling English horn), 2 clarinets (1 doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 2 percussion, 1 piano or harp (optional), 1 solo violin (optional), 6 first violins, 5 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 contrabasses
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. 

2017_02_Chamber Ensemble Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media

2A: LAND’S END ENSEMBLE

LAND’S END ENSEMBLE WEBSITE

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.

WORKS
Works for 3 players:
Violin, cello, and piano

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

STANDING WAVE WEBSITE

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.

WORKS
Works for 6 players:
Flute (doubling piccolo and alto flute), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet and e-flat clarinet), violin, cello, piano, percussion. Addition of classical or non-classical voice (any range) will be considered.

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.

2C: WOLFGANG

WolfGANG WEBSITE

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.

WORKS
Works for 3 to 6 players chosen from the following:
Flute (doubling alto flute), oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, horn, trumpet, string quartet (extra strings possible)

No electronics. Priority will be given to works of 12 minutes or less.

 

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.