AKOM – Call for scores

June 3, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Rules and further information http://www.akom-ensemble.com/
AKOM invites young and ambitious composers to join our competition. We’re looking for 3 new works to be performed at De Link in het Cenakel, Tilburg, on the 18th of October.

We invite you to write based on one of the following three assignments;
Soprano, Clarinet, Horn, piano and percussion using the text “A Complaint” by William Wordsworth.

A Complaint
There is a change
and I am poor;
Your love hath been, nor long ago,
A fountain at my fond heart’s door,
Whose only business was to flow;
And flow it did; not taking heed
Of its own bounty, or my need.
What happy moments did I count!
Blest was I then all bliss above!
Now, for that consecrated fount
Of murmuring, sparkling, living love,
What have I? Shall I dare to tell?
A comfortless and hidden well.
A well of love
it may be deep
I trust it is,
and never dry:
What matter? If the waters sleep
In silence and obscurity.
Such change, and at the very door
Of my fond heart, hath made me poor.

2: A free work based on the theme ‘Bilateral’ for Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Percussion

3: A work fixed with visuals: Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Percussion and flute or Violin.
Click here for the viusals

The works to be performed will be selected by our jury; Jan Kuhr, artistic director of AKOM Ensemble, Peter-Jan Wagemans and Klaas de Vries.

The deadline for all applications is July 15th by midnight. (GMT+1 summertime)

Please hand in the score as a PDF, along with the Application form.

Competition Rules

The work must be no longer than 10 minutes
No extra instruments can be added
You may use less instruments than instructed
Electronics cannot be added
The Jury decision will be final
The Deadline is strict and once closed no new entries can be added.
All works must be sent in via www.akom-ensemble.com or via post
AKOM Ensemble,
Beatrijsstraat 19E,
3021RA Rotterdam ,
The Netherlands.
Non PDF files won’t be accepted.
Upon accepting your work we will request the digital parts from you
You should not be published, or have a publisher.
The work must be newly written for this competition, no previous work allowed.
We welcome applicants between the ages of 15 and 35.
Applicants must attach a biography in English as well as their score to the online application form. Without these attachments candidates cannot be considered.

If you have any questions please do contact us @ akomensemble@gmail.com