January 7, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

Ensemble Schallfeld in cooperation with the „Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten“ invites composers from all nationalities to apply for our „International Call for Scores 2015 – Schallfeld goes electronic”.

Since 2013 Schallfeld has been active in Graz and Austria as a young ensemble and platform for the promotion of contemporary music by international composers, mostly of the younger generation. Beyond being a „traditional ensemble“, Schallfeld is active as a free artists’ collective, consisting of musicians with different backgrounds and interests. This leads to the great diversity of Schallfeld’s activities, ranging from music theatre to sound art, chamber music, improvisation and educational activities.

During the last decades, the integration of electronic means of sound production and sound processing has become a normality in contemporary instrumental composition. But apart from solo or full-orchestra works, there is still a limited repertoire for middle-sized chamber ensemble with electronics. This is the gap would like to address: With our „International Call for Scores 2015 – Schallfeld goes electronic“ we encourage young composers to create and present new repertoire for ensemble and electronics. By doing so, we also want to underline the importance that electronics have gained in our today’s music scene.

Terms of participation:
− Composers of all nationalities born in or after 1974 are invited to participate
− Only one piece may be sent by applicant
− The piece should be written for a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 instruments plus electronics
− The duration of the piece should be between 7 and 15 minutes.
− The piece can be a new composition, or an already premiered piece (also an adaption of an existing piece) not older than five years.
− Available Instruments:
− The instrumentation is free, although pieces that include double bass and/or saxophone are encouraged.
− Available Instruments:
− Flute (also bass, alto and piccolo)
− Clarinet (also bass clarinet)
− Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
− Violin
− Violoncello
− Double Bass
− Piano

− Electronic setup available:
− Maximum 8 speakers
− medium: Live-electronic and/or Tape
− Patches in Max, Pd, SC will be accepted.

Terms for participation:

The score and the patch, or tape, together with a documentation that clearly shows the realization of the electronic part in the performance situation, should be sent not later than April 1st 2015. If the patch is not completed by the time of the deadline the participant must send a detailed description of the patch and the electronics with his/her application. Applications that don’t meet the above-mentioned conditions will not be accepted.

Content of the application: (we will only accept electronic applications)
− Score in PDF
− Short biography (max 800 words) in PDF
− Tech Rider in PDF
− Patch (SC, Max, Pd, or detailed description of the patch if not yet finished)
− Mp3 recording resp. Mp3 demo-mix (if available – recommended)

Application as .zip file should be sent not later that 1.04.2015 23:59 CET to schallfeld.scores@gmail.com
Max. File size 15MB

Selection Procedure:

The pieces will be selected by an external jury consisting of representative members of the ensemble as well as renown experts in the field of computer music and composition. The results will be announced via email and published on the following websites: www.schallfeldensemble.com and www.kultum.at/neue-musik.

Jury members:
Members of the Ensemble Schallfeld
Prof. Gerd Kühr, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Prof. Marko Ciciliani, IEM Graz


From all particiapting scores a maximum of 5 works is selected that will be studied and performed by Ensemble Schallfeld in the end of May 2015. The selected composers are invited to study their work together with the ensemble. (Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any financial support for travel costs and lodging.) The concert of the selected pieces will take place on June 5th 2015 during an extended evening with electro-acoustic music in the Großer Minoritensaal in Graz.
A professional recording of the concert will be made available to the composers.
Contact Information:

Information about the call and contact:

Address for submissions!!

Schallfeld Website: