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 Intimacy of Creativity
Summary:Works for 26 performers
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Eligibility and Guidelines
1. Up to six (6) Composer Fellows will be selected to participate in season events.
2. Applicants MUST be between the ages of 20 and 35 at the time of the festival.
3. Selected Composer Fellows MUST be willing to work with Bright Sheng and Guest Artists to make necessary revisions to their score and parts BEFOREevents begin.
4. Selected Composer Fellows MUST also be comfortable working with Bright Sheng and Guest Artists DURING PUBLIC, OPEN DISCUSSIONS to make additional necessary revisions to score and parts before the final public concert presentations.

Each selected Composer Fellow will be offered:
1. round-trip economy airfare to Hong Kong;
2. accommodation;
3. per diem.

IC2020 Radio Broadcast and Naxos Digital Services Release
1. World Premiere Concerts featuring the works of selected Composer Fellows will be broadcast on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 4, the media partner of the Intimacy of Creativity and HKUST.
2. Performance recordings of featured works of selected Composer Fellows may be released on the Naxos Digital Services and related third party digital service providers, including Spotify and Apple Music.

Curtis Institute of Music Collaboration
1. One participating Composer Fellow will be selected via World Premiere Concert Audience Vote to have their featured work presented at the Curtis Institute of Music during the 2020/21 season.

HKUST Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar
One Composer Fellow may be offered a one-year position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities for the 2020-2021academic year.

1. Each composer may submit up to 3 instrumental chamber works for 26 performers drawn from the following instrumentation: clarinet (no bass-clarinet), 2 violins, viola, violoncello, piano (two hands only).
2. Only ONE work from each selected Composer Fellow will be featured on the IC2020 season.
3. Works incorporating electronic elements will not be accepted.
4. Each work submitted should be no longer than 8 minutes in duration.
5. Past IC Composer Fellows are ineligible to apply.

1. All submissions will be reviewed by a First-Round Selection Panel.
2. Final Round Selection will be made by Artistic Director Bright Sheng, who may request initial revisions prior to confirmation of selection.

Submission Materials
Composers are asked to submit the following via the online submission form below by the receipt deadline:
1. legible, professionally-prepared score(s) AND parts for each work submitted (PDF format only);
2. accompanying performance recordings of the submitted work(s) if available (MP3 format only);
3. CV, including education background and contact information (only) for two (2) professional references (PDF format only);
4. program note in English (and Chinese, if available) for each work submitted maximum 150 words/100 Chinese characters (PDF format only);
5. biography in English (and Chinese, if available) maximum 200 words/150 Chinese characters (PDF format only);
6. high-resolution color headshot (at least 1MB in size).

Label submitted files using the following format:
1. Score PDF file(s): IC2020.[Surname].[Name].[work title].SCORE.pdf
2. Part PDF files: IC2020.[Surname].[Name].[work title].[part name].pdf
3. Recording MP3 file(s): IC2020.[Surname].[Name].[work title].RECORDING.mp3
4. CV PDF file: IC2020.[Surname].[Name].CV.pdf