Call for Scores 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

CROSSROADS aims to promote international cooperation between composition, and contemporary music performance students from different countries. Its main goal is to create an opportunity for young artists to learn from each other, to get to know different cultures and to build international relationships.

The Festival will invite 15 young student composers from all around Europe to be performed by 4 ensembles in the concerts, held during the Festival! The residing ensembles of 2019 are:

  • Schallfeld Ensemble (Graz, Austria)

  • Ensemble for New Music Tallinn (Tallinn, Estonia)

  • The Interstring Project (Trossingen, Germany)

  • Ensemble NAMES (Salzburg, Austria)

If you are studying composition in Europe and want to be a part of our adventure in Salzburg during the 7-9th of November 2019, APPLY NOW!

All you need to do is send us some information about yourself (please check the application requirements below) before the 1st of May, 2019 and after the selection is finished, 15 of the most interesting candidates will be invited to compose new pieces for the chosen ensembles and to participate in the Festival.

The selected students will be provided with the accommodation in Salzburg for the time of the Festival, as well as will receive a refund of 150 eur for the travel costs.

Application Requirements

Who can apply?

Composers of any age and nationality, studying in the EU.

How?

Send us the following:

  • Short biography in English or German

  • Link(s) to (a) recording(s) of any of your recent works

  • Copy of the document, proving your current studies

  • Short motivational letter

  • Preference of the ensemble you want to compose for (information below). Please choose only 1 ensemble!

Applications have to be sent by e-mail to the crossroads@moz.ac.at

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1st of May, 2019

(For your information: deadline for complete scores and parts: 15th of September 2019)

Please note: applications, received after the deadline or missing any of the required files will not be considered!

All applicants will be informed about their participation within 3 weeks after the application deadline. The selected composers will be given more detailed information about the composition requirements then.

Additional Information:

15 selected composers will be invited to compose for and participate in the Crossroads Festival and its events, held at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg on 7-9th of November, 2019

The selection of the students will be made by the ensemble members, the main criteria being originality, quality and style of the recent pieces, provided in the recordings of the application.

SCHALLFELD ENSEMBLE (Graz, Austria)

https://www.schallfeldensemble.com

Concert: 08.11.2019, 17:00 Kleines Studio

Piano

Doublebass (5 String)

Accordion

Flute (+ piccolo, alto, bass)

Clarinet (Bb + bass)

Electronics

ENSEMBLE FOR NEW MUSIC TALLINN (Tallinn, Estonia)

https://enmtallinn.com

Concert: 08.11.2019, 20:00 Solitär

Flute (+ piccolo, alto)

Clarinet (Bb + bass)

Violin

Viola

Violoncello

Conductor

Electronics

THE INTERSTRING PROJECT (Trossingen, Germany)

https://theinterstringproject.com/

Concert: 09.11.2019, 17:00 Kleines Studio

5 experimental guitarists (acoustic and electric)

NAMES (Salzburg, Austria)

https://www.names-ensemble.com

Concert: 09.11.2019, 20:00 Solitär

Voice (Soprano)

Violin

Cello

Flute (+ piccolo, alto, bass)

Bb clarinet (+ A clarinet, bass, contrabass)

Piano

Organ (or keyboard, sampler, synthesizer on demand, performed whether by pianist or organist)

Percussion

Conductor

Electronics

Please note:

  • The larger ensembles can also perform pieces for a semi-full instrumentation, but we encourage you to consider all the instruments as equals and not to exclude any of them!

  • If you have a composition, which is already written and matches all of the requirements, you can still apply!

  • all of the ensembles may include the use of electronics (please contact the ensembles regarding the use of electronics)

More details about the composition requirements will be given to the selected composers after the selection is over.

 

All questions welcome: crossroads@moz.ac.at