Call for Pieces: Partsongs

January 29, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

After a successful pilot in 2014, CoMA invites new submissions from composers of any age and nationality for its ongoing Partsong Book project, under the artistic direction of James Weeks. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring.

We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style Partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc. Open Scoring means that the pieces should be non-specific with regard to voice-part, and therefore suitable for any group of voices available: male/female division is acceptable if necessary, but nothing more specific. Bear in mind that voices may or may not be trained, and reading ability may or may not be strong: successful pieces will cater for the wide range of abilities and experience within CoMA and beyond.

A selection of submitted pieces will be made for workshop at the 2015 Summer School, subsequent performance by CoMA Voices at the EXAUDI Exposure day on 17th October 2015 and inclusion in the published CoMA Partsong Book.  Examples of successful Open Score vocal ensemble pieces are available on request. All composers attending Summer School will receive feedback on their pieces.

Full details and application form from Deadline for submission 30th June 2015. Works will be selected by a panel including James Weeks.

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