Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo

Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo
Bourges 23 - 29 June 2018

Musinfo is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative Musinfo supports the work of contemporary composers in the field of live-electronic. The residency will take place during the 2018 Art & Science Days in Bourges.

The winning composers will receive a commission from Musinfo to compose a new work for an acoustic instrument and Sampo. The writing of the new composition will include two phases:

• First, the winners will work with the P-Soft software which emulates Sampo. They will exchange with the performers of OpusCentrum ensemble, who will prepare the works on their Sampos.

• The winners will then be invited to carry out their residency in Bourges for one week to finalize their compositions and prepare the closing concert of the 2018 Art & Science Days together with the performers. Sampos will be made available to composers during the residency.

Rules of participation:

  1. Deadline for sending files: January 31, 2018.
  2. The competition is open to composers of all ages.
  3. Winners of previous editions of the Contest cannot apply.
  4. The P-Soft software emulating Sampo is available for download here: http://www.sampo.fr
  5. The writing examples for the device and help can be found at: Software and Manual
  6. An international jury will nominate the winners of the contest during February 2018.
  7. The attendance of the laureates during the residency is compulsory.
  8. The jury may decide not to nominate any winners.

Financial conditions:

  1. Registration is free of charge.
  2. Musinfo will support meals, accommodation and domestic travel to and from Bourges.
  3. International travel costs will be borne by the winners.

Prize:

  1. The winners will receive a commission to write a new composition.
  2. The winners will carry out a residency of one week, from 23 to 29 June 2018 in Bourges.
  3. The new composition will be premiered at the end of the residency during the Art & Science Days 2018 by Opus Centrum ensemble.

contact:
e-mail: concours-bourges2018[at]musinfo.fr
Web site: http://www.musinfo.fr/index.php/en/creation/contest/2018-contest

Past winners:
Contest 2014

  1. Arturo Gervasoni (Argentina)
  2. Alessandro Perini (Italy)
  3. Núria Gimenez-Comas (Spain)

Contest 2015

  1. Arturo Gervasoni (Argentina)
  2. Alessandro Perini (Italy)
  3. Núria Gimenez-Comas (Spain)

Contest 2016

  1. Arturo Gervasoni (Argentina)
  2. Alessandro Perini (Italy)
  3. Núria Gimenez-Comas (Spain)

Contest 2017

  1. Arturo Gervasoni (Argentina)
  2. Alessandro Perini (Italy)
  3. Núria Gimenez-Comas (Spain)
31 Jan 2018