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 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 Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.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

 ATM 2019
Summary:Electroacoustic call
Deadline: 25 August 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: Audio Trading Manual( is a platform for new music artists in which it offers various contents including performance, exhibition, seminar, and etc. This year ATM 2019 will be more diverse and international festival in collaboration with the KLANG Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival in Denmark. is a performance program for experimental sound(from electronics music to unnamed sound performances in various forms). We would like participation of various artists of the world.

• - ATM Festivals Schedule: November 29 ~ December 1, 3 days
• - ATM Festivals Venue: T2, T6 Oil Tank Culture Park, Seoul
• - Performance Schedule: Nov 29th ~ Dec 1st of one day
• - Venue: T6, Oil Tank Culture Park

* There are no application fee and we provides modest artists fee for every selected artists.
* Selected artists will be noticed by e-mail.

1. Category

Category A - Fixed media
music for fixed media(tape music)

Category B - Live-electronics
works using modular, mixer, live coding, etc.
* Instruments, performers are not provided.

Category C - Audio-visual
works for visual and audio

Category D - Instrument development work
electro-acoustic music for developed instrument

Category E - Indistinguishable works in Categories A, B, C, D

* All categories are limited to a maximum of 4 outputs.
* Limitation of length: 12 min.

2. Schedule
Deadline: PM 11:59(GMT +9) 25th August 2019
End of selection and notification: Early September 2019

3. How to Apply: online submission only

contact: Yeabon Jo,

Summary:Works using existing sampled material
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: We're asking YOU to create a new piece of music from an archive of samples from the pivotal Polish Radio Experimental Studio, with the winner receiving a hefty cash prize.

Would you like access to an archive of samples from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, and the chance to win 2,000 Euros by creating a piece of music from it? Lucky reader, you now have such an opportunity, with tQ teaming up with Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute for a brand-new competition. We’re looking for your compositions, between 180 and 360 seconds long, to be judged by a panel made up of ourselves and the AMI.

You can download the archive of samples here, and submit your composition made from them to before 31 August to be in with a chance of winning. Please make sure to read the full terms and conditions here before you do.

Winners will be selected by the 5-member jury apointed by the organizers of the competition in accordance with the following criteria:

-Originality of the work’s concept and sound
-The relation between the work and aesthetics and history of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio;
-Professionalism of music production.

Your piece does not have to only consist of music from the sample pack, but it does need to make prominent use of it.


Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale hereby open a call for works for acousmatic music composers dedicated to the sounds of languages and dialects.

The purpose of this call for works is to identify acoustic material related to the sound of words. We are looking for works that contain the specific phonemes of the language spoken by the composers, not necessarily set to music or harmonized, in order to create a tapestry of sound based on the use of words and their elaboration.

A selection of the best material received will be published by TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali. We also intend to organise a concert where a selection of the best compositions will be performed.

No participation fee is required.

More info:

 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.