Cisum Percussion Duo: Competition for New Works

April 9, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Cisum Percussion is hosting a composition competition!

We have been writing and rehearsing over the past year to expand our percussion duet series “The Motions.” With the writing process almost done and long rehearsals under-way we plan to record our debut album this summer and want you to be involved!

Instrumentation:

This competition is for the expansion of literature within the professional level of percussion duets. Please see below for a complete list of instruments available to be included within your composition.

Awards:

First place winner receives a $200 prize, a high-quality recording, featured on our debut album and a hard copy of the album.

Second place winner receives a $100 prize, a high-quality recording, featured on our debut album and a hard copy of the album.

How to Enter:

Each applicant should submit 1 PDF score for percussion duet, 1 audio file (MIDI acceptable) of the same work, 1 bio and contact information (name, e-mail, phone number, etc)

Works should be no longer than 6 minutes but must be longer than 3 minutes

Entry deadline:

All applicants must have materials e-mailed by July 25th 2015, winners will be selected and announced by August 1st 2015

There is no application fee and scores do not need to be anonymous. E-mail all submissions to cisumpercussion@gmail.com

Any questions please contact us at cisumpercussion@gmail.com or at nicholasvhall@gmail.com

Instrumentation Availability:

– 1 Marimba (5.5 octaves)
– 3 drumsets
– 2 14” floor toms
– 3 16” floor toms
– 3 12” rack toms
– 1 10” rack tom
– 1 14” wood hoop snare – 2 14” set snare
– 1 13” piccolo
– 1 10” firecracker
– 1 kick drum (on floor tom legs) – 1 set of bongos
– Various cymbals
– 4 rides – double as suspended – 1 flat ride
– 2 hi-hats (14” and 12”)
– 5 crashes
– 2 chinas
– 5 splashes
– 2 hand crashes (french and viennese) – 3 opera gongs
– 2 Djembe (16” and 14”)
– 4 tambourines
– 2 10” double row
– 1 8” double row
– 1 12” single row
– 1 pair castanets
– 2 triangles (6” bronze and 6” steel)
– 2 pairs of finger cymbals
– 2 woodblocks (small and large)
– 2 10” darbuka (with and without jingles) – 1 vibraslap
– 1 ocean drum
– 1 rainstick
– Various shakers
– Various glass bottles
– Various metallic objects
– 1 Cajon
– Audio soundscape is allowed
– Live electronics will not be used (ex. delays, distortion, etc)