CALL FOR SCORES – FESTIVAL CONTRASTI 2017 – MotoContrario ensemble

August 1, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

CALL FOR SCORES – FESTIVAL CONTRASTI 2017 – MotoContrario ensemble

MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its third call for scores.

For the second edition of the call we received over 200 works from all over the world; seven pieces have been chosen and performed in the winner concert during the last edition of the Festival. Other four pieces have been performed in different appointments of the Festival.

For this edition we open the call for 2 different categories:

cat.A – solo instrument or mixed ensemble (from 2 to 7 instruments) – see available instruments below

cat.B – sax quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)

Instrumentation for cat. A:

– 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)
– 1 clarinet (single performer, including soprano Bb and A and bass)
– Accordeon (single performer)

Guidelines for submission:

– Applicants may be of any nationality and age.

– Applicants may submit only one work for each category.

– Submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes of duration.

Deadline: October 15th, 2016 (CET 11.59pm)

Fee: No fee

The submitted pieces will be selected by the members of MotoContrario Ensemble.

The selected pieces will be performed in a dedicated concert of the 4th edition of Festival Contrasti, that will have place in the spring of 2017 in Trento, Italy; other pieces will be considered for different occasions.

All submissions should be sent via email to with the subject heading “Contrasti 2017 ‐ 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