Call for Micro-scores!!

April 15, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the renowned slightly Scottish phonometrographer, gymnopedist and dandy Erik Satie is impending.
To this point, I’ve arranged a slot in a salon of sorts in central Edinburgh to celebrate this sesquicentennial and a collection of able-bodied musicians to furnish it for Tuesday 17th May 2016.

They need some notes.

So we’re looking for micro-scores and micro-arrangements to entertain said musicians. This is a call for little segments of music inspired by or directly adapted from the sound-world, thought-space or aesthetics of Satie, which will go to form part of a musical armadillo for the evening – Perhaps you could write one half of a Gnossienne, one third of a Embryo or a quark of a Vexation.

The Players

  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Clarinet (Bb or Eb) or Soprano Saxophone
  • Oboe or Cor Anglais
  • Bassoon

Please write for three or more of these players.

Length Between 30 to 180 seconds
Style of music Satiesque in sound or thought.
Short, sweet and somewhat simple for athletic amateurs.
Due date Noon Friday 6th May 2016
How Email us:

  • the parts
  • a non-transposed score
  • a twenty-one syllable biography
  • your website
  • your location (ie can you come to the concert?)
  • your moniker