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Summary:Algorithmic composition call
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Call for compositions in which the parameters of generation and/or performance of the score are entrusted to an algorithmic process. Only acousmatic, live electronics and instrumental works will be considered.

April 1st, 2019


V.E.R-V. continues with the fifth rendez-vous. Emerging or affirmed artists are invited to submit original works related to the proposed concept. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Conservatoire of Venice on April 15th, 2019.

• There is no participation fee;
• only acousmatic*, live electronics and instrumental** works will be considered;
• the maximum length of the works is 8 minutes;
• the organization provides, in addition to the equipment listed below, technical assistance;
• selection criteria are based on the quality of the work and the link to the concept.


Send a single .zip file (archive) to The ZIP file must be named as follows: (Name_Surname_Title).
This shall contain:

• A short biography and contact information;
• description of the submitted work (title, year and performing roles);
• flowchart of the algorithm used;
• score (if present and needed);
• STEREO version (.wav) at 48 kHz of the proposed composition;
• single MONO audio files (.wav) at 48 kHz related to each channel for the proposed diffusion set (see “Space and speakers placement”);
• detailed tech rider.

Files that do not respect the instructions given will not be taken into consideration.

The selected files and compositions will become part of the V.E.R-V. archives and may be used for promotional purposes.
Web Site:www.veniceelectroacousticrende...

Summary:Electro-acoustic Album Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Have you got a great recording of your original electronic or electroacoustic composition that you would like issued on a commercially released CD?

Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for Master tapes.

Submit your mastertape (digital recordings only please) to us for your chance to win a place on our ELECTRONIC MASTERS Vol. 8 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our EIGHTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2019.

1. The works can be for any ELECTRONIC OR ELECTROACOUSTIC medium and can include instrumental or vocal resources.

2. For any works involving texts the composer must also submit proof of copyright clearance and permission for use on a commercial recording.

3. The work must be a studio (rather than a ‘live’) recording

4. Works must be fully edited/mixed to a version suitable for mastering to a CD publication

5. Works must be in digital format (WAV/BWAVE file to at least 48K sample rate and at 24 bit resolution)

6. Include notes about any performers, composer and work

What we are looking for:

1. Very high quality recordings

2. Very high quality works

3. Very high quality performances

Who is Eligible:

Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality may submit a mastertape for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes

and through and through NAXOS of AMERICA on the Naxos Music Library. Hard copy distribution is through and SuperD OneStop. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance.

About the Prize

This competition aims to discover works of composers that have already been recorded but not yet mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have performances of certain works recorded which they would be happy to release but may not have enough material to issue a full CD. Still other musicians may not be inclined or disposed to do the ‘business’ side of getting their work out to the public and distributed world wide. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for Master Tapes. Once we compile a range of recordings ABLAZE records will:

-Have the disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Obtain all clearances and copyrights
-Complete all contracts with participants (who all retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

This competition is for studio or very high quality live recordings of performances of original compositions. ABLAZE will extend to all winners a partially subsidized recording. This means that our usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at a fraction of usual costs. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear your submissions. The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

Entry Fee:$17

 XII° Destellos Competition 2019
Summary:Electro-acoustic Composition
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: The Foundation Destellos, call for works for the Twelfth Competition of Electro-acoustic Composition and Visual music.

The objectives of this competition are the promotion and development of the artistic creation in relation with new technologies. Likewise, it is an intention of the Foundation Destellos to stimulate the creativity of the young generations of artists and to provide them new routes of diffusion of their works.

Will be attributed three first prizes of an amount of 600 American dollars each, in the categories:
A. Acousmatic music
B. Mixed Music
C. Visual music electro-acoustic

Also, as in former editions, will be granted second prizes, consisting in collections of CD of electroacoustic music offered by: Akusma
1. The call is open to composers of any nationality, age and gender.
2.Each candidate can send only one work by category, not been published for commercial purposes or prized before. It is recommended to get off the piece of any web site (ex. YouTube, SoundCloud etc).
3. Participants must pay a contribution bonus, which will be allocated to management and advertising expenses of an amount of 20u$a for one work and 5u$a for each one of the following. Payment must be made through PayPal, using the "donate" button located on the home page of the website:
4. For Category A, Acousmatic music: will be accepted stereophonic and multitrack works up to 11' duration.
5. Category B, Mixed Music: will be accepted works for instruments and electronic, of a maximum duration of 11 '.
6. All mixed works must be accompanied by their written score. Midi formats; improvisations or works that require devices in real time will not be accepted.
7. For Category C, visual music, will be accepted video works up to 6', in format. mov.H264. The Video Music category is for works that reflects principles drawn from music composition.
8. The participants will have to register before, sending by e-mail :
a. The submission form (attached below) properly completed by computer, preserving the format. Manuscript forms will not be accepted.
c. Send both as attached document to:
8. Each candidate will receive an e-mail of confirmation and a Code of inscription.
9. Once obtained the ID of inscription, the materials must be sent by: We Transfer, Dropbox or similar to:
10. All audio files must be send in mp3 (320kbps-high quality). Multitrack pieces must be sent : 1) a stereo version 2) the separated files, all contained in a .ZIP folder.
11. Pieces with instruments must be send in a ZIP folder containing : a) score in .pdf format, b) mixed version, in mp3 (320kbps-high quality) c) electronic part alone, same format.
12. The files and/or folders must be labeled ONLY with the Code Number+Title of the work (ex.: "021_Mypiece"). The name of author/s should not be included in any of the media supports (score, audio files). Please don't send audio materials by email.
13. The Submission that don't fill ALL the requirements established in this guidelines, will be rejected, and the payment will not be returned.
14. The works will not be returned and will be kept in the archives of the Foundation.
15. Prize winners of the two earlier Destellos Competition cannot participate, neither members of the jury and their families.
16. The works must be sent before Mars 15th, 2019.
17. The jury will be integrated by recognized international members.
18. The jury has the right to declare the prize deserted and give one or more mentions, also to design an "ex-æquo" prize to works of the same quality level.
19. The foundation has the right to postdate, to annul or to modify the rules of the competition at any moment. All changes will be published at the time.
20. The prizewinners are engaged to write the mention "Prix Destellos 2019", in all concert programs that include the work. The authors must inform the Foundation of the public presentations of the prized work.
21. Participants who do not meet ALL of the requirements set out in these rules will be canceled and the payment will not be refunded.
22. Candidates are asked to accept all the conditions of these regulations.
Entry Fee:$20

 KLANG! International Acousmatic Composition
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Guidelines:

1. The competition of acousmatic composition is open to composers of any nationality, age and gender. The competition is divided in two categories: A professional and B student.

2. Only acousmatic work in stereo or multichannel (up to 8 channels) are accepted. There is no duration limit.

3. For Category A, Professional: the entry fee is 10€ (donnate with PayPal by clicking on the link on the application form). Indicate the title of your piece in the text zone « add comment » on PayPal. The registration will not be taken into account if the payment is delayed or has not been done.

4. For Category B, Student: the entry fee is 6€ (donnate with PayPal by clicking on the link on the application form). A copy of student id must be sent with their audio file. Indicate the title of your piece in the text zone « add comment » on PayPal. The registration will not be taken into account if the payment is delayed or has not been done.

5. Submitted works must not have been edited for commercial purpose and must have been composed during the 2 years preceding the call closure date.

6. The participants have to complete the application form on the web page in the provided order (Payment – Application Form – Uploads).

7. Each candidate can submit as many works as desired, but must re-make a full application (Payment – Application Form – Uploads) for each submitted work.

8. Each uploaded file should only be named with the title of the work and then placed in a folder named with the category entered (A or B) then the channel total number followed by title of the piece (eg: A_8_title).

9. Admissible formats: .aiff, .wav., 24bit and 48kHz. Multichannel pieces must be submitted: 1) one interleaved audio file, 2) a stereo version (named as: title_stereo_version), 3) a pdf (or jpeg…) file showing the location of speakers and channel numbering (we will attempt to reproduce it to its best with our acousmonium), all submitted together in a folder named with the category entered (A or B) then the total channel number followed by title of the piece (eg: A_8_title).

10. The name of the composer(s) must not appear on any submitted files (.pdf, audio etc.).

11. KLANG!’s prize holder cannot candidate again to this prize for 4 years (from the year of the held prize).

12. The deadline for submission is the 15th of March 2019 before 0.00 (GMT+2). The selected works will be announced during our festival the 7th of June 2019.


Category A

First prize: French radio broadcast, the selected work will be played during a KLANG acousmonium concert and on an other partner acousmonium.

Second prize: The selected work will be played during a KLANG acousmonium concert.

Category B (one prize)

The selected work will be played during a KLANG acousmonium special student concert.

The jury consists of internationally renowned composers.

 RMN Classical
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 24 February 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: We continue our successful series of Calls and competitions with the launch of the new Call for Electroacoustic Works 2019

With this project, we hope to discover innovative composers with an original style and voice, outstanding productions and good quality music that would otherwise remain under the radar.

RMN Classical mission is to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene and we always hope to discover the next generation of composers that will craft the music of the next century as other composers did in the past and during the 20th Century… …composers like Prokofiev, Bartok, Ravel, Ligeti, Varèse, Berio, Barber, Carter, Crumb…

This opportunity is open to composers that own works (both live or studio) of electroacoustic, acousmatic and sound-art music 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 top quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platforms. Optionally, and based on demand, there will be the possibility for physical distribution too. The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK). Potentially other prizes will be included as well and we suggest to review the prize category of this page to discover more details.

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
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
ACCEPTED WORKS: Electroacoustic Works
For this project, electroacoustic is defined to include acousmatic, sound-art and any type of composition that include electronics or is written for electronic only. The work can include traditional 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.

Collection of works won't count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 applications and fee should be paid for three 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.

Final Deadline to apply is: February 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.


 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.