Deviant Septet – Call for scores

January 28, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

The mission of Deviant Septet is to fulfill the vision Igor Stravinsky had for his L’histoire du Soldat ensemble. Stravinsky, so enamored by the unusual combination of instruments— the soprano and bass voice of every instrument family: violin and bass, clarinet and bassoon, trumpet and trombone, and percussion— thought that others would follow his lead, and that this unique blend of musicians would travel the world playing the music of many composers. The quirkiness of the ensemble poses unique challenges to a composer, and while Stravinsky’s contemporaries were seemingly not up to the task, it is the goal of Deviant Septet to bring this idea to life by creating a repertoire for this distinctive ensemble. 21st Century composers jump at the chance to solve Stravinsky’s riddles, and Deviant Septet is unique among the world’s new music collectives, as it is the only ensemble consisting solely of this instrumentation.

DEVIANT SEPTET IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO EXPAND OUR REPERTOIRE, AND YOU’RE ALWAYS LOOKING TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD. WE WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER.

Guidelines for Submission:

+ Pieces should be between 5 and 20 minutes in length.

+ Scored for Violin, Contrabass (or electric bass), Clarinet (any), Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion. Email us for other instrumentation options.

+ And there’s even $$ in it for you if we pick your score to play!

+ What are you waiting for?

Join us on the incredible journey, help fulfill Stravinsky’s vision, and your DESTINY!

Call For Scores FAQ

+ I don’t have a piece for your instrumentation, but I have a great piece for (insert instrument that is in the group here). Can I send it to you to perform?

No. Deviant Septet performs only works for septet, not smaller subsets, although pieces containing portions or movements where one or more members do not play are acceptable.

+ What is the closing date of your call?

Deviant Septet’s Call For Scores is open continuously. Our mission is to build a repertoire for our ensemble, so we are always on the lookout for new pieces to play.

+ I don’t have a whole piece ready to go. Are fragments or sketches acceptable?

Yes. Try to give us a good idea of what the piece will be like and accompany your sketches or fragments with something that tells us the direction it will go. A sample that just contains a violin solo doesn’t tell us as much about the potential piece as something with a fuller ensemble texture.

+ I submitted my piece, when are you going to play it?

The submission review process does take some time. Rest assured, we will be in touch with you, but unfortunately, not every piece that is submitted can be programmed.

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