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Summary:Soldier's Tale Celebration Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Centenary of the premiere of The Soldier's Tale


The "Association Ensemble Écoute" organizes a composition competition.

Art. 1 - This competition is open to composers of all nationalities, born after January 1, 1983. The participation in this competition implies the full and unreserved acceptance of these rules. By participating in this contest, the candidate can not claim any financial compensation of any kind whatsoever or any compensation for the expenses he has incurred in this contest.

Art. 2 - The candidate will have to send TWO works for an ensemble of 5 to 10 instruments of free duration. The prize-winning composer will receive 1000 euros to write a new piece of about 10/12 minutes, with the instrumentation of Igor Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale: clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin and double bass. The new piece will be played in the last concert of the 2018 season of the Ensemble Écoute at the end of November 2018. The concert will take place in the auditorium of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, with a program around the centenary of the premiere of The Soldier's Tale and the commemoration of the end of the Great War.

Art. 3 - The new composition must be original, personal and inspired by the subject of Peace. By submitting their works, the composers recognize that they are entirely of their conception and that they do not infringe on the rights of third parties. The Ensemble Écoute can not be held responsible for an infringement committed by a composer, the latter assuming all the consequences. The candidate releases the organizers of the contest of any claim or eviction, relating to the material as well as the intangible property of the work. Ensemble Écoute reserves the right to exclude any musical work for which it has reasonable grounds to believe that it infringes intellectual property or any other right of a third party.

Art. 4 - The works must reach no later than Friday, June 1, 2018 before midnight by email in .pdf format at the following address: The works will be judged anonymously. The title and content of the file will not contain the name or any information of the candidate. Candidates send their application at their expense and under their responsibility. The organizers can not be held responsible for the losses of mail that could be due to failures of the information systems (operators, network ...), or because of a third party.

Art. 5 - The composer can send, optionally, an mp3 file of the piece. The title and content of the file should not contain the name nor any information of the candidate.

Art. 6 - The candidate must also send a single .pdf file with full contact information (address, telephone and email), copy of the passport or identity card, curriculum vitae and program notes of the piece in French. The title of the file will not contain the name or any information of the candidate.

Art. 7 - The candidates will be informed by email of the good reception of their candidature.

Art. 8 - The jury will be formed by two composers to be confirmed, a delegate from SACEM and the artistic directors of Ensemble Écoute, Alex Nante and Fernando Palomeque.

Art. 9 - The results will be sent by email and published on the website and the Ensemble Ecoute's Facebook site ( and
Art. 10 - The contest may be declared vacant.

Art. 11 - The jury will have the final decision on any question that is not mentioned in this Regulation.

Art 12 - The laureate authorizes, definitively and irrevocably, the organizers of the competition : - to exploit its image for all their free publications and non-commercial, on any support known or unknown to date, worldwide and for the entire period of legal protection, as part of the promotion cultural activities of the organizers, - to be exploited, on a non-exclusive basis, the work submitted for the purposes of the competition, for non-promotional purposes commercial, on any medium known or unknown to date, worldwide and for the whole legal term of protection, - to exploit, on a non- exclusive basis, the work presented in the framework of the competition by the edition of a CD, realized in the framework of a production contract (= edition) which will be signed later between the laureate and the organizers. These different assignments, that contribute to the promotion the winner for non-commercial purposes for the organizers, are granted without financial compensation

Art 13 - The nominative information collected within the framework of this competition are treated in accordance with the law of 6 January 1978 as amended, relative to computers, files and freedoms. Candidates are informed that the personal data concerning them are registered in the framework of this competition and are necessary to take account of their participation. In accordance with the aforementioned law, candidates have the right of access, rectification and opposition to all data concerning them. The requests should be addressed to the following address:

Art 14 - Only the French version of this regulation will be valid this contest.

Art 15 - The organizers reserve the right to cancel this competition at any time and the cancellation not allows any compensation.