Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project and Vox Novus are calling for solo clavichord piece

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Sat, 2017-09-30

Call for Solo Clavichord Pieces

Submission Guidelines

The Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project and Vox Novus are calling for solo clavichord pieces. The works should contain 100 notes or less and be specifically written for this project. Due to the nature of the instrument a recording will be made for the selected composers opposed to a public performance.

A native of Wisconsin, David Bohn received degrees in composition from the University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois. His primary composition teachers were Joel Naumann, Yehuda Yannay, and William Brooks. He currently resides in West Allis, Wisconsin, and is organist and choir director St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Milwaukee. His works were heard across the United States, in nine European countries, Israel, Brazil, and Australia. He is President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Vice President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, and on the board for the Milwaukee Chapter of the Organ Historical Society; he also edits the newsletter for the Wisconsin OHS. Dr. Bohn has previously premiered three different Fifteen Minutes of Fame sets from two different calls.

In January 2017, I was given a clavichord my mother’s cousin, Daniel Blitz, built in the 1960's from a kit purchased from Zuckermann Harpischords. Daniel passed away on March 1st of 2017, seven weeks short of his 94th birthday. In his honor, I am posting a call for solo clavichord pieces. Given the retiring nature of the clavichord, a public performance is not planned. Rather, the pieces will be recorded and made available on Youtube.

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2017
Works should be for solo clavichord (unfretted, range of four octaves and a fourth, C-f)
Electronics/tape accompaniment will not be considered.
The works should consist of a maximum of 100 notes; the definition of a note is left to the composer.
Works should be composed specifically for this project.
All pieces must be premieres and not previously performed.
Multiple submissions are not accepted; send your best work!
Works need to be submitted online at http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/Call-for-Solo-Clavichord-Pieces/in...
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After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Call for Solo Clavichord Pieces" to submit work.
You will need to provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes.
You need to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
Works should be inscribed “For the Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project”.
Selected compositions will be recorded early in 2018, and will be posted on youtube beginning on March 1st of 2018, the first anniversary of his passing.
Vox Novus is organization with bold ideas and several initiatives that it proliferates throughout the globe. Keeping with it mission to empower the new music community, Vox Novus has founded, produced, and presented several creative projects to accomplish its goal. Vox Novus collaborates and fosters endeavors with other new music organizations in order to strengthen the community.

Published date: 
30 Mar 2017