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The 6th Sampo Composition Contest / Residency

 The 6th Sampo Composition Contest / Residency
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo
Saint-Etienne 11 - 18 May 2019

Musinfo is pleased to announce the sixth edition of the Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative Musinfo supports the work of contemporary composers in the field of live-electronic. The residency will take place during the 2019 Art & Science Days in Saint-Etienne.

The winning composers will receive a commission from Musinfo to compose a new work for an acoustic instrument and Sampo. Sampo is an electronic device made for any musician or composer to expand the sound field of an acoustic instrument.

The writing of the new composition will include two phases:

• First, the winners will work with the P-Soft software which emulates Sampo. They will exchange with the performers of OpusCentrum ensemble, who will prepare the works on their Sampos.

• The winners will then be invited to carry out their residency in Saint-Etienne for one week to finalize their compositions and prepare the concert which will take place during the 2019 Art & Science Days together with the performers. Sampos will be made available to composers during the residency.

Applications must contain the following elements:
1 - Short biography (1500 characters maximum)
2 - Photo (for publication at the announcement of residents)
3 - Letter of motivation
4 - Short sketch to demonstrate the composer’s understanding of the work with P-Soft and Sampo.
5 - 1 to 2 scores of recent compositions. Any works containing electronics shall be accompanied by a recording of the work.

Candidates are invited to send their applications by January 31, 2019 by Wetansfer to: concours-sampo2019[at]musinfo.fr

Web Site:musinfo.fr/en/creation/contest/2019-contest