HARIA – International call for scores for Spanish Flamenco-Jewish-Arab-Sephardi SOLO SAX

June 29, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

HARIA – International call for scores for Spanish Flamenco-Jewish-Arab-Sephardi SOLO SAX
HARIA (“Freedom” in Arab language) is a Spanish contemporary avant-gardé music project that is looking for new international composers in order to write some new pieces for solo saxophone for saxophonist David Hernando Vítores.
We are looking for some new pieces for this project. This pieces must be:
– Unreleased & Unpublished.
– 4-7 minuts total length.
– Closely related to the Spanish music tradition in the fields of the flamenco, the twinning between the Arab-Spanish-Jewish-Sephardi music, authors like Albéniz, Falla, Granados but with the avant-gardé music also. Pieces must use all extended techniques possible that fit with these genres of popular-contemporary music: quarter-notes, overtones & harmonics, body or instrument percussion, subtone, multiphonics, etc.
– HARIA is a project for revisiting & reinterpreting the Spanish tradition from a contemporary perspective: only this kind of works will be considered.
1. All composers that need some help for the writing of the score could be in touch with player Hernando Vítores by davidhernando1988@gmail.com. This help could be small recordings for reference to composers, some technical help, etc.
2. Composers could write for Soprano, Alto or Tenor – SOLO sax.
3. The selected pieces (eight or nine different works by different composers) will be recorded and published in a CD. The score will be also published in some internet magazines if the composer wants to.
4. The pieces will be played in a tour as a part of the concert program: all selected pieces will be played in each HARIA concert during the 2017-2018 season.
5. The pieces must be send to davidhernando1988@gmail.com by 1st August 2016. These pieces could be unfinished but in their final-step-development. The scores that have been sent unfinished by 1st August will be valued anyway and composers will be invited to finished them by 1st September 2016 if they are selected.
6. It is highly recommend to be in touch with HARIA Project while the composer is working on the piece: for helping but also for getting a real creative-touch between player-composers.
7. Refference works: “The Techniques of Saxophone Playing” by Weiss & Netti. Pieces by C. Lauba, F. Tanada, etc.