Application Deadline: October 15th, 2017.

Ensemble Ipse is pleased to announce its 2018 Call for Scores.  

Ensemble Ipse is a dynamic contemporary music sextet dedicated to presenting recent music that transcends aesthetic categorization while striving to create a forum for composers on the edges of the mainstream.

We are seeking pieces for two performance opportunities – please read the guidelines listed separately for each opportunity:

 

-Latin American Composers Exhibition Concert – Spring 2018

We are seeking recent pieces composed for flute(s), clarinet(s), violin, cello, piano, and percussion, or any subset, by composers of any age and at the early stages of their career, and who are of Latin-American heritage. The selected work will appear on a concert of Latin American music that highlights the vibrant diversity of the Latin American influence.

We will choose one piece to perform on our concert of Latin American Composers in New York City in the Spring of 2018, and will continue to review submissions for future concerts.

Eligibility:

  • Any composer of Latin American Heritage is eligible regardless of age, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

  • Pieces should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of flute(s), clarinet(s), violin, cello, piano, and percussion (up to 6 players).  Pieces featuring electronics are welcome.  Pieces may have not been performed in New York City or recorded professionally.

  • Although it is not required, we strongly encourage the chosen composer, (if not local) to travel to New York City for the concert, date to be announced shortly.  Ipse cannot provide travel or housing accommodations.

  • Composers may submit up to three pieces for consideration.

-Performer Portrait Series Concert – Spring 2018

We are seeking recent pieces composed for violin and/or piano (solos or duets), with or without electronics.  This concert will feature renowned performers Esther Noh (violin) and Geoff Burleson (piano).  We will choose one piece to perform on our Performer Portrait Concert in New York City in 2018, and will continue to review submissions for future concerts.  Applicants for our Performer Portrait Concert do NOT need to be of Latin American Heritage.

Eligibility:

  • Any composer of is eligible regardless of age, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, disability or veteran status.

  • Pieces should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration and must be composed for violin and/or piano (solos or duets).  Pieces featuring electronics are welcome.  Pieces may have not been performed in New York City or recorded professionally.

  • Although it is not required, we strongly encourage the chosen composer, (if not local) to travel to New York City for the concert, date to be announced shortly.  Ipse cannot provide travel or housing accommodations.

  • Composers may submit up to three pieces for consideration.

Application Process for both opportunities:

All submission materials must be emailed to ipsemusic@gmail.com.  No paper submissions will be accepted.  In addition, you must fill out this web form for EACH piece submitted.  You may submit a piece for consideration for the Latin American concert AND the Portrait Concert (assuming you are of Latin American Heritage), and will be able to indicate this on the web form.

  • Email a score in PDF format for your piece(s)

  • Fill in the web form here for EACH piece submitted.

  • Provide a web link where a recording/video of your piece can be reviewed.  Live recordings are strongly suggested, although MIDI will be accepted.  Please do not email MP3 files.

  • Email a biography and resume

  • Make a payment of $10 on PayPal for each piece submitted.  Please see our page here to process the PayPal payment: http://www.ipsemusic.com/call-for-scores/

Deadline:

All submissions must be received by October 15th, 2017. Selected composers will be notified by November 1st, 2017.

Contact:

For questions, contact Max Giteck Duykers at ipsemusic@gmail.com.  For more information on Ensemble Ipse, visit http://www.ipsemusic.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/EnsembleIpse/

 

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