New Dots and Workers Union Ensemble/Hermes Experiment

October 8, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

New Dots is offering an opportunity for 5 unpublished composers to participate in one of two projects in the 2016 season.

1: Workers Union Ensemble – Concert in Spring 2016. The concept behind this project is ‘place’ and we intend for works created to be a collaboration between a photographer and a composer. We would encourage broad and creative interpretations of ‘place’ – whether it be a physical, spiritual, fictional or mental ‘place’. If you would like to suggest a photographer you know in your proposal that is acceptable but not essential. We are looking for 3 composers to write pieces of approximately 10 minutes duration to be performed by the Workers Union ensemble (instrumentation: 2 percussion, piano, alto saxophone, oboe/cor anglais, double bass, conductor). All new works will need to be completed by the end of March 2016.

2: The Hermes Experiment – Concert in November 2016. 2 composers will write a new piece to be performed by The Hermes Experiment (instrumentation: soprano, harp, clarinet, double bass). We are looking for pieces of approximately 10 minutes duration. The new pieces should use words in an innovative way, we have no boundaries about what this could be, and your application should include a project proposal for how you would do this. All new works will need to be completed by the end of August 2016.