January 30, 2007 at 11:34 pm #23712cnpKeymaster
The American Recorder Society, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet (ALSQ), is pleased to announce its composition competition for recorder music. The competitionÂ’s goal is to expand the recorder quartet repertoire with new music for professional recorder players by composers from the United States and Canada.
Entries will be evaluated by members of the ALSQ and Dutch composer Peter-Jan Wagemans. The quartet will premiere the first prize composition during the American segment of their Flutes on Fire tour in February 2008. At the discretion of ALSQ, second and third prize compositions may also be performed during this segment of the tour. The 2008 Flutes on Fire tour will include additional venues in Japan, Taiwan, and Europe. Winning compositions may be selected by the quartetÂ’s agents for performance at one or more of these locations.
The first prize composition will be featured on a CD of music by American composers to be released by ALSQ in 2008 on the Channel Classics label. At the discretion of ALSQ, second and third prize compositions may be included on the recording. The CD insert will include a brief biography of the composer(s).
The program proposed for the Flutes on Fire U.S. tour will feature new waves in contemporary repertoire for the recorder. The winning pieces from the competition will join works by American composer Kenji Bunch, Great BritainÂ’s rising star Graham Fitkin, Russian Hindemith award winner Lara Auerbach and Dutch enfant terrible Jacob ter Veldhuis.
Compositions may include any sizes of recorder, and may require that players switch between sizes, as long as there is sufficient time to do so. Composers may explore avant-garde techniques such as blowing across the mouthpiece, flutter tonguing, etc. Descriptions of sizes and ranges of the recorder will be available on the ARS web site: http://www.americanrecorder.org. Further information on ALSQ is available on their web site: http://www.loekistardust.nl/html_en/index.html.
Composition Criteria: Quartet with any size, combination of recorders.
Composer residency: United States or Canada; no age limits
Time duration: 7-10 minutes
Level: For Professional Recorder Players
Judges: ALSQ members and one European composer
Prizes: $1500 First Prize, $750 Second Prize, $500 Third Prize
Entry fee: $75 for the first score, $30 thereafter for each successive score
Important dates: September 10, 2007 Deadline for entries
January 2008 Winner announced
February 2008 Composition performed on US tour of ALSQ
2008 Composition recorded by ALSQ
For more information on the competition, please contact Sue Roessel at email@example.com.
Sue Roessel, Telephone: (800) 491-9588
1129 Ruth Drive
St. Louis, MO 63122-1019
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