Discovering Young Composers of Europe > Call for scores (Italy, Norway, Spain and Estonia)

The Call for Scores is open to students and alumni from all European Universities, Academies, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music Schools that issue an academic qualification. The students must be enrolled in one of the European institutions for Composition or Electroacoustic Composition. The Alumni must have graduated in the last two years, i.e. not before 15th October 2016. Applicants will have to prove their enrollment or degree through a document issued by the institution.

Composition students and alumni of all nationalities, from all European Universities, Academies, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music Schools that issue an academic qualification are eligible to participate in the selection by submitting one score for an ensemble of four to six musicians from among the following instruments: flute (also piccolo, flute in G and bass flute), clarinet (also clarinet in E flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, percussion. Maximum duration of the compositions: 20 minutes.

Electronics (not live electronics) is permitted.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Composition or Electroacoustic Composition course of a European public or private Institution, or must have graduated not before 15 October 2016. A document issued (or translated) in English by the educational institution, proving their current enrolment in the school, or the date of their degree (for the Alumni), is required.

The four selected composers will be commissioned to compose one new 12-15 minutes piece each, for the same instruments of the Call for Scores (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion). Electronics (not live electronics) is permitted. Each composer will receive an amount of € 5000 gross for the commission. The amount will be paid by Divertimento Ensemble, according to the Italian laws.
The scores and the parts of the new pieces will have to be uploaded on the DYCE website by the 15th of January 2020.

The four commissioned pieces will be performed by the four ensembles in their towns, on different dates in April 2020. The four composers will be invited to Milan, Oslo, Seville and Tallinn and will attend the rehearsals and the concerts, working closely with the ensembles and the conductors. The composers’ expenses for travel, board and accommodation in Milan, Oslo, Seville and Tallinn will be charged to DYCE.

A final convention in Milan, in June 2020, will publicize the DYCE project. It will focus on many aspects of New Music in Europe and will present the CD with the four commissioned compositions. The four commissioned composers must participate in the convention and describe their DYCE experience to participants.

Deadline: 15 January 2019.

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