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 RNM Call for Electroacoustic Works 2020
Summary:Electroacoustic call
Deadline: 24 November 2019
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: We continue our series of calls with the launch of the Call for Electroacoustic Works 2020 - a project developed to give brilliant composers the opportunity to showcase their talent and works.

RMN Classical mission is to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene hoping to discover the next generation of composers that will craft tomorrow’s music…

We are looking for the next …Bartok, Ravel, Ligeti, Berio, Barber, Carter, Crumb…

This opportunity is open to composers (of any age and nationality) that creates electroacoustic and sound-art works - both live or studio - and would like to get the opportunity to see their work published in a contemporary music album produced to showcase and promote contemporary music.

The best works will be featured in a quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. This release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platform. Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution, synch and licensing opportunities and more (see below for full prize). The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK).

The Prize
Professional Production of the Album
Commercial release through worldwide distribution
High-quality design of the cover artwork
(check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration
Share of the royalties and sales/streamings
The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording

All of the following will be also part of the prize:
Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (US, UK e Canada)
Press release preparation and coverage

How to Participate
Application is via the Application Form. Just click on APPLY NOW button below to start your application. Payment of the fee will be by Paypal/Credit or Debit Card and also Bank Transfer. Please read guidelines below.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Electroacoustic Works
For this project, electroacoustic is defined to include acousmatic, sound-art and any type of composition made with electronics or written for electronic only instruments. The work can include acoustic instruments, voices and percussions as well as live electronics or live processing.

Please note that we need the recording of the work for this call to qualify.

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We strongly suggest and recommend to submit short and medium length works.

Contemporary music no matter the genre or style (no jazz or pop please). The work can have jazz, pop, rock, world or other influences but should mainly be contemporary or experimental in the field of electronic music.

Multi.movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.

For collection of works application fee should be paid accordingly.
The system will automatically calculate the total for you after you select the number of works.

AGE / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and anyone regardless of age and country of residency can participate (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are underage please get in touch before applying)

There is no limit to the number of recordings that you can submit. Please note that we will tend to select only one work per composer. In some circumstances we reserve the right to select more than one work (depending on quality of works and talent(s) ). If more than one work is submitted the Application Fee should be paid accordingly or participant will be disqualified.

EARLY BIRD [Ends October 13, 2019 at 11:59pm BST]: £37 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE: £65 - per work submitted
Final Deadline to participate is November 24, 2019 at 11:59pm BST

- EARLY BIRD: £37 - per work submitted
EarlyBird ends January 27, 2019 at 11:59pm BST
- FULL PRICE: £65 - per work submitted

A Link to a folder with the below material. The link should stay active for the whole duration of the Call and selection process. Accepted systems are Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and similar. No WeTransfer please.

The required material for every work submitted is:
- Recording in mp3
- Score in pdf (if available)
- Notes about the work in pdf/doc
- Notes about the composer (bio) pdf/doc
- Promotional photo of the composer.

Application is via the Application Form that can be found when clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.
Entry Fee:£37-65

 Musicworks' 9th annual Electronic Music Composition Contest
Summary:Electronic Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 25 October 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: The Electronic Music Composition Contest is a juried competition that spotlights global musical talent while offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

First prize is $500 (Can.), a composer profile in Musicworks 136, Spring 2020 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 136 CD.
Second prize is $200 (Can.) and composer coverage on the website in 2020.
Third prize is $100 (Can.) and composer coverage on the website in 2020.

How to Enter
Interested parties must compose and submit an experimental piece in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music.

The contest is open to entries from anywhere in the world and from artists at any stage of their careers. Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.

Contest Entry Fee is $25 (Can.). All entrants receive a FREE, one-year subscription to Musicworks. Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.

Our 2019 EMC Contest closes October 25, 2019.
Entry Fee:$25 (Can.)

 National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME)
Summary:Sound installations/soundscapes
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 31 July 2019
Details: Now announcing the call for submissions to the National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME) to be held at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign on February 15th -16th, 2020.

This year’s theme is community! Some of the questions we asked ourselves when choosing a theme were: “What is the state of the electronic music community? What is the state of institutional and non-institutional electronic music? Where do fringe artists fit in?” Guests are encouraged to submit presentation proposals following this theme but submissions outside of this topic will still be considered. (Musical works submitted do not have to follow this theme.)

This is a conference organized and hosted by students, for students. Undergraduate and graduate composers and performers are eligible to apply. Performers are encouraged to submit performance proposals for music written by a current student composer. There is no application fee nor registration fee if accepted. Works up to 15 minutes will be considered. Attendance is required for all selected participants. Only one work may be submitted.

Each concert will include an 8.1 speaker system. Sound installations/soundscapes will be held in our 8.1 listening room as part of an afternoon meet-and-greet social event. Paper presentations and discussions will have stereo audio and video capabilities.

N_SEME seeks the following submissions:

-Up to eight channel works for fixed media
-Instrument(s)/voice(s) for fixed media and/or live electronics (composer/performer to provide performers and electronics)
-Works that include video
-Sound installations and interactive media (composer/performer to provide all non-standard equipment)
-Live laptop works
-Live interactive works
-Presentation proposals (discussion topics/paper topics)

Deadline to apply: September 30th, 2019

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review ( by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.