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CFP: Open Ears Festival 2018 composition competition for emerging composers

March 1, 2018

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The Open Ears Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 composition competition for emerging composers! The festival is seeking proposals for the premiere of a piece that is to take place at Victoria Park (Kitchener, ON) during the festival (May 30-June 3, 2018). The festival is seeking works that demonstrate elements and awareness of soundscape, the environment, improvisation, play with the space available, and are suitable for a non-traditional performance environment in which audience members can move about freely.

Eligibility & Requirements

· Composers must be Canadian citizens or permanent Canadian residents.
· Composers must be between the ages of 18-30.
· Works proposed must be suitable for open instrumentation, up to 99 players and to take place outdoors in a park.
· Works must be between 20-60 minutes in length.
· Proposals must be for acoustic composition, there will be no accommodation for compositions involving technology.
· Entrants must submit a proposal of approximately 400-500 words detailing the work.
· Entrants must submit 3 samples of work from no earlier than 2013 that vary in instrumentation.
· Submissions should include 1 proposal, 3 samples of previous works from no earlier than 2013 (including scores and audio/video if necessary), and brief biography of the composer. Please forward to “[email protected]” 
· Composers may submit multiple entries.
· *All submissions must be received by March 1st, 2018

Visit the Open Ears website for full details.

Details

Date:
March 1, 2018
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Website:
http://openears.ca/competition

Organizer

Open Ears
Website:
http://openears.ca

Venue

Open Ears – multiple venues
250 King Street West
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B0 Canada
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Website:
http://openears.ca
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