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14.04.2019

ECCO - Call for Works - Stockholm Saxophone Quartet - Stockholm 2019

ECCO - Call for Works - Stockholm Saxophone Quartet - Stockholm 2019

The

European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is pleased to launch a call
for works to be considered for its twelfth European Contemporary Composers
Orchestra (ECCO) Concert which will be
performed during the ECSA General Assembly in Stockholm.

ECCO
is an initiative of the contemporary music committee of ECSA (known as the ECF committee).
It aims to establish a Europe-wide network dedicated to the performance,
distribution and promotion of contemporary art music. It operates as a network
of active ensembles, orchestras and young professionals, supporting creative
dialogue between composers and performers and offering young professionals the
opportunity to develop their skills on international level with ensembles
experienced in contemporary music.

ECSA is pleased to announce that the ECCO concert will be
performed by the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet. The concert will take place on 8th
October 2019 in Stockholm.

1/ The specifications for the concert are:

·
For
the ECCO call for Stockholm, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet makes available
the following instrumentation:

o Soprano saxophone

o Alto saxophone

o Tenor saxophone

o
Baritone saxophone

o
Electronics (only
pre-recorded)

· Pieces for saxophone
quartet and pieces of mixed music (saxophone quartet and electronics) are
eligible for this call

·
Electronic
parts can only be submitted as sound files or max patches

·
We
encourage pieces of all lengths but ask that the piece does not exceed 15
minutes

·
Works
composed in movements cannot exceed 15 minutes in total. Separate movements
will not be accepted

·
Works
must have been written within the last twenty years and have already received a
performance

2/ Submission requirements:

Submission must be made online via a PDF of the score. The
score should preferably be type-set, but PDFs of legible hand-written score and
parts are allowed. Submissions must include an audio recording in MP3 format of
a live performance. No submissions will be considered without it.

Submissions
should be made and co-ordinated via ECSA member societies. There is a maximum of three per country - chosen
by the country. If there are more member
societies within one country, then they have to coordinate their entries
amongst each other. ECSA members that are international networks are allowed to
submit six pieces.

Submissions
from both individuals and publishers are welcome as long as they are made via
member societies.

ECSA
would like to encourage member societies to take gender balance into
consideration for the selection.

Compositions
by members of the ECCO Working Group and Artistic Committee, ECSA board and/ or
ECF official delegation (i.e. representatives of the composers’ societies
within the ECF committee) will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is Friday 14th June 2019
– 12:00pm (CEST).

The jury will consist of members of the ECCO Artistic
Committee who will select a programme of works of about 60 minutes. The aim is
to have a broad selection of works which represent both the quality and
diversity of the contemporary European repertoire within the ECSA members’
network.

3/ Contribution from Composer
Societies:

If successful, composer societies who will have presented
the selected pieces will be expected to cover the costs of hire of material/parts.

Composer societies are kindly asked to indicate if they
plan to finance the travel of the composer to the ECCO concert.

Composer societies whose submissions have been selected for
performance will be notified via e-mail after 15th July 2019.

ECCO - Call for Works - Stockholm Saxophone Quartet - Stockholm 2019
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