Call for New Gamelan Compositions!

May 11, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Call for New Gamelan Compositions!

Gamelan Composers’ Forum would like to invite 5 composers to write new collaborative music for our Gender Wayang ensemble and shadow puppetry for our annual event: ‘Concert and Discussion of New Music for Gamelan’ to be held on 27th November 2016 at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK.

This event is now in its fourth year and has in previous years hosted composers such as Philip Corner (US/Italy), Jody Diamond (US), David Kotlowy (Australia), Judith Exley (New Zealand), Makoto Nomura (Japan), Jonas Bisquert (Spain/Holland), Robert Campion (UK), Aris Daryono (Indonesia/UK) and many more.

To be considered you will need to send a short written proposal with some supporting materials (web links or demos) by June 13th.
You will be informed shortly after the deadline as to whether you are selected.

Requirement:
The selected composers will need to liaise with our contemporary shadow puppeteer to create collaborative new music for up to 4 gamelan musicians.
The selected composers would need to be able to attend the event and participate in the discussion. A legible score and parts must be submitted by the deadline in either kepatihan notation or a mixture of western and kepatihan notation (where pitches are indicated using the kepatihan number system). Scores submitted only in western notation will not be accepted.

The piece should be no longer than 12 minutes.

Instruments:
4 Balinese genders

Artist to collaborate with: Herlambang Bayu Aji
(http://herlambangbayuaji.webs.com/)

Deadline to submit the scores for selected composers: 3rd October 2016.

Please contact Aris Daryono for more information
(daryono[at]btinternet[dot]com)