ICon Arts Academy – Sibiu 2015 & RTE ConTempo Quartet, COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE call for applications

March 24, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

For the ICon Arts Composer in Residence Programme in Sibiu – 2015, there are six places available for young composers to work with the internationally acclaimed RTÉ ConTempo Quartet in Residence. Out of the six selected composers, we will choose two winners who will benefit of a full scholarship (accommodation, courses/rehearsals and meals/ breakfast and lunch) and gross royalties of 500 Euro each. The remaining four composers will be responsible for covering their own expanses regarding accommodation, courses/rehearsals and meals by choosing one of the three available packages: http://www.iconarts.ro/en/icon-arts-academy/icon-arts-sibiu-academy/regi… .

During July 22nd–30th 2015, six composers (four selected composers and 2 winners), will be invited to Sibiu (Romania) to actively participate to the preparation of the chamber work concert (string quartets, up to 8 to 10 minutes each), with the RTÉ ConTempo – quartet – in – residence.
The selected compositions will be performed in Sibiu during the ICon Arts Festival. Following the collaboration between the composers and the ConTempo Ensemble, the final versions of the works will be included in the group’s repertoire for future concerts.

The call for applications is open to all composers aged 35 (in May 2015). The application forms may only be submitted online, until May 1st, 2015, at the following e-mail address: office@iconarts.ro.

There is no entry fee for the contest.
The six selected composers following the first phase will be announced on the ICon Arts website, starting from the 11th of May, 2015. The two winners will be announced on ICon Arts website, starting with May 18th 2015.

After receiving the results, the four selected composers will pay the participation fee into the organizer’s account, as chosen from one of the three options: http://www.iconarts.ro/en/icon-arts-academy/icon-arts-sibiu-academy/regi…, no later than 10 days after the announcement. In case of one’s payment delay, the place will be reassigned to a composer-in waiting.
The payment shall be made to: EXCES MUSIC SRL account, swift code RZBRROBU, Raiffeisen Bank, EURO IBAN: RO70RZBR0000060013312092, payment details: “participation fee for the IConArts composer in residence program”.
Or by PayPal: academia.iconarts@gmail.com

The two winners will benefit from local transportation, accommodation (single room), 2 meals/ day during July 24th – 31st, plus a 500 Euro gross fee.

Application documents (Word or PDF files):
• Scanned Passport (proof of composer’s citizenship).
• Short Bio (1 page max.).
• Recommendation letter (scan) from a well-known composer
• A PDF score of a previously written work and its recording in wav/ mp3 file, or soundcloud/ personal page link
• A PDF score of the new, original string quartet proposed for the residency
• Short description of the proposed work (max. 10 lines).