January 9, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

In order to encourage the creation and dissemination of new musical works the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble is organizing the 6th edition of the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition – new chamber music with electronics. http://sondarte.com/Competition.shtml


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 2010.

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 6 and 12 minutes.

The submitted compositions must include a combination or all of the following instruments (solos will not be accepted):
– flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute or bass flute);
– clarinet in Bb (doubling A, Eb, Bb bass clarinet);
– violin;
– cello;
– piano (also keyboards / synthesizers / midi grand piano, but not disklavier);
– electronics (mandatory) – tape or live-electronics.

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

The work’s score / parts may be written out by hand or printed on computer notation software. In case of submission of handwritten score / parts, they must by neatly written and legible.

The application with the complete set of materials (see below) must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2016 to the following email: sondarte@sondarte.com

The works will be evaluated by a jury consiting of 3 internationally known composers and the musicians of the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble.

The results of the competition will be officially announced on June 30st, 2016 on www.sondarte.com. The winner of the competition will be contacted by email.

The Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble reserves the right to make changes to the rules if circumstances require.

The winning work will be performed by the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble in the fall of 2016 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 be invited to attend the rehearsals and concert with his/her piece. If the winning work is by a Portuguese composer it will also be published by the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre – MIC.PT publishing