Nebula Ensemble, Colorado’s adventurous young chamber ensemble, is seeking new works for its inaugural Nebula New Music Festival. With an emphasis on visually striking performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations, Nebula presents innovative programs at a variety of Front Range venues, and builds thriving collaborative relationships with local and international creatives.
Nebula Ensemble is committed to building the chamber repertoire through premiering new works. As such, all submissions must be previously unperformed publicly.
Submissions will be reviewed by Nebula’s music director, Kornel Thomas. At least two works will be selected for performances in Denver during the Nebula New Music Festival in spring 2018 and potentially other Colorado cities during the 2017-18 season. No monetary awards will be offered, but selected composers will receive a professional-quality audio and video recording and promotion on Nebula’s website and social media.
Nebula Ensemble is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and is planning collaborative programs with various other art forms. Therefore, works that fit interdisciplinary themes, such as the following, will be given special consideration:
Works with narrator or works accompanied by a poem.
Works inspired by a work of visual art to be displayed during the performance.
Works inspired by the landscapes or history of the Rocky Mountain region.
Works that can be choreographed for dance.
Works should be 5-10 minutes in length, scored for a chamber ensemble of 5-8 performers, with conductor, drawn from the following instrumentation: flute (piccolo), clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, violin, cello, percussion, electronics. (The following percussion instruments are available: xylophone, drum set, tambourine, triangle, sleigh bells, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, likimba.) Works incorporating electronics should be formatted for stereo diffusion only. Works requiring special equipment or software should be approved by email@example.com before submitting.
Submissions should include:
Score, computer engraved, in PDF format.
Audio recording or MIDI realization is encouraged but not required.
Brief composer bio (max. 300 words)
Brief program note or background on the piece (max. 300 words)
Send all materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ‘Call for Scores (Name of Composer)’. e.g.: Call for Scores (John Smith)
Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. Results will be announced by September 1, 2017.