snim – Call for Compositions

September 19, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

snim – the spontenous network for improvised music – is calling for new compositions for the festival das kleine symposion. The festival takes place in October 2017 at echoraum, Vienna.

The topic for das kleine symposion 2017 is FETZN. (You can find further explanations for the word FETZN at the end of this document). snim is searching for new works which mix things up (and maybe mop things up). How can bits and pieces build a whole? How exact can open instrumentations be? Which possibilities can graphical scores give that let the ground shake under our feet? Tear apart your thoughts and explore incompleteness and imperfection.
On purpose, snim leaves room for interpretation around the FETZN, in which new and ingenious compositions, approaches to and dealing with compositions can evolve.

You can send in finished compositions or concrete concepts for new pieces.

Alongside the concerts there will be an exhibition of all performed scores and a documentation of their developement, to provide insight into and new perspectives to the music and facilitate a fresh perception.

Your submission must include:
– draft or concept of the piece
– short explanation of your piece’s relevance for this year’s topic (100-150 words)
– duration of the piece (maximum 15 minutes)
– required instruments (except pieces with open instrumentation)
– technical requirements
– scores and recordings of previous works (selection!) if available
– financial expectations
– short CV (100 words)
– contact info

Send your submission to gabriele.drab(at) UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25, 2016.

Please do not attach big files to emails. Use dropbox or any other file sharing method for submitting scores and sound files. Thank you!
All applicants will receive a notification about the outcome of the selection process by late October. If you are selected for the commission of a piece, please provide the complete and readable score (including sign explanations), parts, and any performance materials needed by May 31, 2017.

Available players/instruments
1x guitar/e-guitar/contra-guitar
1x lutes/guitar/e-guitar/contra-guitar
1x piano
1x piano/toy-piano
1x flute/alto-flute (no piccolo)
4x recorder (satb + 1 paetzold great bass + various paetzolds, please email for exact list)
1x double bass
1x cello
2x electronics
1x scivolo

(NB: There are two pianists, but only one grand piano available!)

If you have any questions now or along the way, about the instruments or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us! gabriele.drab(at)