BEAMS Marathon Weekend Festival - Call for Scores

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Tue, 2017-10-31

2017 BEAMS Marathon Weekend Festival

March 15th - 17th, 2018 - Brandeis University

The Brandeis University Music Department, in conjunction with New Music Brandeis, are pleased to announce the 2017 BEAMS (Brandeis Electro Acoustic Music Studio) Marathon Weekend Festival. This festival will bring together composers, performers, and artists working with electronics and/or video from all corners of New England for a weekend full of concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and panels.

Call for Scores

We are currently accepting submissions from student composers studying in the New England area (MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, CT) for pieces that include electronics or video in some way. You must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an institution in one of the above states, and must plan on attending the festival. If you do not attend the festival, your work will not be performed. We have four categories that you can submit to.

Category I: Music for the SPLICE Ensemble (Piano, Trumpet, Percussion)

We are accepting submissions for one piece that will be performed by the SPLICE Ensemble. Any subset of the ensemble will be considered, but preference will be given to works that include all three performers (and electronics or video).

Category II: Music for Transient Canvas (Bass Clarinet, Marimba)

We are accepting submissions for one piece that will be performed by Transient Canvas. Any subset of the ensemble will be considered, but preference will be given to works that include both performers (and electronics or video).

Category III: Works for Fixed Media

We are accepting submissions for pieces for fixed media (up to 8 channels, double diamond). These pieces may also include video.

Category IV: Pieces for Instrument and Electronics

We are accepting submissions for pieces for instruments and electronics. These can be for any instrument. For this category the composer will be responsible for bringing his or her own performers. These pieces may also include video.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

- Please send us the following through the form at the link below:

- Name, email address, and affiliated institution

- Title, instrumentation, and length of piece you are submitting

- Detailed technical requirements

- Link to a score of your piece (if applicable)

- Link to a recording of your piece

- Please direct all questions to Brian Sears at bsears@brandeis.edu

**Deadline for submission is October 31st 2017**
Submit at this link! ­ https://goo.gl/forms/kSrx8YafuQi7GhM02

Published date: 
29 Jul 2017