FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION OF PARAGUAY

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Fri, 2017-07-28

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION OF PARAGUAY

The Orquesta Sinfónica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay- OSIC, the Centro Cultural de la República "El Cabildo" and the Instituto Paraguayo de Musicología dependent on the Casa Bicentenario de la Música "Agustín Barrios", organizes the First International Competition of Symphonic Composition, in homage to the Centennial of the birth of the writer Augusto Roa Bastos and 30 years anniversary of the death of the composer Carlos Lara Bareiro, which will be governed by the followings rules:

1- Paraguayan and foreign composers will be able to participate, without limit of age.

2- The competition will have two categories:
A - Composition category for tenor and orchestra, which should be written on a text by Augusto Roa Bastos.
B - Orchestral composition category.

3- The works presented, in both categories, should not have been performed in public audition nor registered by some media of mechanical reproduction before the jury's decision.

4- Only one composition per participant will be admitted. The same candidate may not participate in both categories. The composition must be presented under a pseudonym that does not allow the identification of the author.

5- At most, the work must be written to the OSIC orchestral workforce for: 3 flutes (1 changes as a piccolo), 3 oboes (one changes as English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 Trombone Tenor, Harp, Timpani (1 timpanist), 4 stands of first violins, 3 stands of second violins, 2 stand of violas, 2 stands of cello, 2 stands of double basses, besides the solo tenor for category A.

6- At least, the work must have an orchestral workforce of 30 musicians.

7- The work must have between 15 and 20 minutes in total duration.

8- Candidates can send the scores by postal mail, by courier or deliver by the candidate during business days from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to the following address: Primer Concurso Internacional de Composición Sinfónica del Paraguay. Centro Cultural de la República “El Cabildo”. Avda. República y Chile. Asunción, Paraguay.

9- The jury will be integrated by 5 musicians of national and international recognition and its decision will be indisputable.

COMPETITION PROCESS

10- The period of admission of the compositions will ends on Friday, July 28, 2017.

11- If the composition is sent by mailed the date taken will be the one of postmark, which shall not be after the July 28, 2017.

12- The work must be sent in an envelope labeled with the name of the contest: Primer Concurso Internacional de Composición Sinfónica del Paraguay, with the name of the Composition and with the pseudonym chosen by the candidate. The pseudonym itself must serve as the sender. The envelope must contain the following:
1. A printed copy of the complete score with excellent graphic quality. Such copy will bear the title of the composition and the pseudonym (do not include the name of the composer). In the case of category A, the printed copy of the score must have the full text on the first page.
2. Five compact discs labeled with the title of the composition, with the pseudonym and containing the score of a finished music transcription in a software file in letter-size PDF format.
3. Five compact discs labeled with the title of the composition, with the pseudonym and containing the recording of the audio sequence of it from the musical software with which the score was written.
4. A sealed envelope containing: A. The name, address, telephone numbers, email and copy of the identity document of the candidate. B. Note describing, in a single sheet, the author's technical procedures. C. A written statement, that the information provided is true, that the work is legitimate, of its authorship and unpublished; exempting the organizing institutions of any liability; And expressing that, if it is the winner, it grants its authorization for a non- profit diffusion and recording of the composition which will be made public in accordance with the Copyright Law.
5. Another compact disc labeled with the name of the composition and the pseudonym and containing the score and the orchestral parts in letter-size PDF format.

13- The organizing institutions will not be responsible, in any case, for the loss of the works sent or any damage that they might suffer derived from sending them.

14- The competition will award the following prizes:
- "Augusto Roa Bastos" Prize for composition for tenor and symphony orchestra: 8,000,000 (eight million) guaraníes in cash, world premiere of the composition in the 2017 Season of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay, publication of the score of the composition by the Instituto Paraguayo de Musicología, and commemorative diploma.
- "Carlos Lara Bareiro" Prize for the instrumental composition: 8,000,000 (eight million) guaraníes in cash, world premiere of the work in the 2017 Season of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay, publication of the score of the composition by the Instituto Paraguayo de Musicología, and commemorative diploma.

15- The copyright will remain in the possession of the author of the work, although it will authorize make public the work

16- Each time the composition is played, the following text must be included in the hand program: “Winning composition of the First International Symphonic Composition Competition of Paraguay”.

17- The verdict of the jury will be announced in August 2017 and will be published on the website of the Centro Cultural de la República "El Cabildo", social networks and national media.

18- Contestants may withdraw the material sent up to two months after the results are published; otherwise, they will be destroyed. The return will be done to the contestants personally.

19- Participation in this competition implies the total acceptance of the terms of this rules by the candidates. Any case not contemplated in the same, will be solved by the direction of the OSIC and the general direction of the CCR "El Cabildo".

Published date: 
15 May 2017