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From November 15 to 21, 2015, The American Composers Forum (ACF) will send an artist delegation to Havana to participate in the 28th season of the Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Habana (Havana Contemporary Music Festival). The artist delegation will comprise the selected composers and New York City-based ensemble Third Sound (Sooyun Kim, flute; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Karen Kim, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello; Orion Weiss, piano), which will prepare a program of American music to present at the Festival.
Selected composers will travel to Cuba to attend the Havana Contemporary Music Festival, November 15-21, 2015. All travel and lodging expenses (including necessary visa and government paperwork, medical and travel insurance, etc.) will be covered by ACF.
The artist delegation’s residency at the Festival will include performances of the selected scores at Festival concerts, as well as attendance at all other Festival events and interaction with other composers and performers featured at the Festival. The artist delegation will moreover have the invaluable opportunity to immerse themselves in Havana’s vibrant arts and cultural landscape.
In addition to Festival performances, selected scores will receive further performances as part of Third Sound’s 2015-16 season.
Works must be submitted electronically, via the “Submission Process” link printed below, no later than 11:59pm EDT on May 31, 2015.
The call for scores is open to composers living in the United States. There are no restrictions with regards to age, nationality, student/professional status, etc., nor with regards to performance history, publication status, or previous awards of the submitted works.
Composers selected to join the artist delegation must be members of the American Composers Forum. Applicants need not be members in order to submit, but non-members will be required to become members if selected.
Applicants must have a valid passport.
Submitted works must be scored for flute (piccolo and alto flute acceptable), clarinet (bass clarinet acceptable), violin, cello, and piano, or any subset thereof. Works with electronic elements may be considered, but may ultimately not be practical, depending on the technical requirements and the Festival’s available resources.
Each applicant may submit one work for consideration.
Submitted works may be up to 10 minutes in length.
Employees and board members of the American Composers Forum are not eligible to apply.
To submit a work for consideration, please upload the following materials to Dropbox (or similar web service), and email the link to download to:
Patrick Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDF score – Please name PDF file as follows: [First initial][last name]–[work title].pdf, eg, CIves–TheUnansweredQuestion.pdf.
mp3 recording (if available) – Please name mp3 file as follows: [First initial][last name]–[work title].mp3, eg, CIves–TheUnansweredQuestion.mp3.
NB. A live recording of any quality is preferable to MIDI; no recording is often preferable to MIDI. But a well-made MIDI file can also be useful if no live recording is available. Use your judgment.
Bio and/or CV (PDF), including mailing address, email address, and telephone number – Please name PDF file as follows: [First initial][last name]–Bio.pdf, eg, CIves–Bio.pdf.
There is no application fee.
Works must be submitted electronically, via the “Submission Process” link printed above, no later than 11:59pm EDT on May 31, 2015.
SELECTION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE
Submissions will be adjudicated and selections will be made by the members of Third Sound.
Selected composers will be notified by September 1, 2015.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Patrick Castillo (email@example.com).