HARVARD LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPETITION 2006


Subject: HARVARD LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPETITION 2006
From: Composition Competition (compcomp@fas.harvard.edu)
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 16:25:43 EST


  COMPOSITION COMPETITION
                
Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition
LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPETITION 2006

The Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition is proud
to present its first INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION FOR LIVE
ELECTRONIC MUSIC.

An international jury will evaluate all works that arrive before the
deadline (September 15th, 2005) and will select up to six works to be
performed during the Fromm Players at Harvard Concerts, March 6 through
March 12, 2006. The six finalists will participate in a week-long
festival, work with the performers, attend workshops on all six pieces
and participate in several pedagogical events along with the
composition students at Harvard University and the jury members. The
final concert will be on March 12th, at which time the jury will award
one grand prize. The competition will cover flight and hotel expenses
for the six finalists.

WORKS

We invite submissions of new works (written after January 1, 2004)
incorporating two to four live performers and live-electronics by
composers born after January 1, 1965. The live performers should be
drawn from the following list: soprano (voice), flute, clarinet,
violin, violoncello, piano.

Although there is no strict limit to duration, pieces between ten and
fifteen minutes are encouraged. The work submitted may have been
performed in concert. However, it must not have been released in
recorded form and must not have been awarded a prize before September
15, 2005. If a recording exists, it may be sent along with other
materials, but recordings are not required.

LIVE ELECTRONICS

This year, the live electronics focus is on the creative use of Max/MSP
or PureData. The composition may make use of sixteen output channels
and will be diffused during the concert on the Hydra Diffusion System
(24 loudspeakers). A complete, functioning patch containing all
necessary elements and an explanatory note for its use should be
included in the application together with the score.

WORKSHOP

The workshop will be an open platform for the exchange of ideas between
composers and performers, emphasizing the practical issues raised by
performance of live-electronic music. The six selected compositions
will be rehearsed as a part of this workshop. There will also be
lectures given by the jury members.

SUBMISSIONS

Applicants are invited to submit one composition. There is no entry
fee. Student works are highly encouraged.

Selected works will be announced by November 1, 2005. Composers whose
works are selected for the final workshop and concert are required to
attend the entire week of March 6 through March 12, 2006. Should a
composer be unable to attend, their work will not be presented.
Selected composers must send parts by January 3, 2006 and a photo (free
of copyright). The decisions of the jury are final.

     * Submissions must arrive before September 15, 2005.
     * Include THREE COPIES of the score, the materials for the
live-electronic part, and any further documents pertaining to the
submitted piece.
     * Include a completed entry form (available for download at
http://huseac.fas.harvard.edu/).
     * Include a program note and a biography of the composer.
     * Materials will not be returned and will become the property of
the HUSEAC archive.
     * The competition will not pay for any postage fees or customs
duties.

Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition
LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPETITION
Department of Music
Music Building, North Yard
Cambridge, MA 021382001
USA

For more information email compcomp@fas.harvard.edu.

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM (PDF) from the website
http://huseac.fas.harvard.edu/

____________________________________________
Hans Tutschku
Associate Professor of Music and
Director of the Harvard University
Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC)
Harvard University
Department of Music
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA



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