November 30, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its second call for scores.
For the first edition of the call we received over 400 works from more than 40 different countries; five pieces have been chosen and performed in the winner concert during the last edition of the Festival. Other two pieces have been performed in different appointments of the Festival.

Guidelines for submission:
– Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
– Applicants may submit only one work.
– Submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes of duration.

• 1 trumpet (single performer, including flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet)
• 1 saxophone (single performer, including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
• 1 viola (single performer)
• 1 piano (one or two performers)
• percussion (single performer; available instruments: marimba (4.3 octave), vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 susp.cymb., 5 temple bl., snare drum, bongos, congas)
• tape – live electronics (a maximum of 4 loudspeakers is available, already implemented patches are welcome, max msp is preferred, pd and supercollider are also accepted. Technical data sheets are required!).
We accept pieces for solo instrument or mixed ensemble (from 2 to 6 instruments)

Deadline: January 31, 2016 (CET 11.59pm)

Fee: No fee

The selected pieces will be performed in a dedicated concert of the 3rd edition of Festival Contrasti, that will have place in the spring of 2016 in Trento, Italy; other pieces will be considered for different occasions.
All submissions should be sent via email to with the subject heading “Contrasti 2016 – ‐ Call For Scores -‐ Your Name” and should include a link (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) to the following files:
• PDF score;
• MP3 recording (not mandatory – MIDI realizations are acceptable);
• curriculum vitae;
• contact details;
All parts must be sent a week after the selection.

For more information regarding the call for scores, please send an email to:
Web site: http://www.motocontrario.it