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© 2019 Southland Ensemble

all photos by Eron Rauch

CALL FOR SCORES

IS NOW CLOSED


THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT PARTICIPATED! WE ARE BEYOND EXCITED TO LOOK AT ALL OF THE SCORES THAT WE RECEIVED AND WILL BE IN TOUCH IN EARLY 2019.

General Description

Southland Ensemble is excited to announce a Call for Scores for our 2018/2019 concert season. On February 9, 2019 we will perform a full concert from this call including up to 10 scores depending on length. Scores will be selected based on their suitability for the group and overall cohesiveness as a concert. All other scores will be kept for consideration in future seasons.

 

Southland Ensemble is particularly interested in open, text and graphic scores and has performed alternative scores such as those of Fluxus, Cornelius Cardew, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton and Christian Wolff. We encourage applicants to explore repertoire from our past seasons to learn more about the kinds of scores in which Southland Ensemble specializes. Composers are also encouraged to submit works that have already been written, and Southland Ensemble in no way requires performance exclusivity for any submitted works. We are not asking for premieres or new commissions, but are hoping to meet composers and pieces we might not have heard of otherwise!

Deadline

December 7th, 2018, 11:59PM Pacific

Eligibility
  • Open to composers of any age or nationality.
     

  • Submitted works should fit the instrumentation of the ensemble (please see below).
     

  • Works can be of any duration, though works that allow for interpretations under 7 minutes may have a higher probability of being chosen.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the following form and upload all application materials listed below. Materials should be sent in the formats listed. There is no fee to apply.

Apply Here

  • Score and Parts in PDF format (if your score requires alternate formats, eg a video score, please contact info@southlandensemble.com for assistance)
     

  • Optional: a recording of your composition
     

  • Optional: for submitted works that include electronics, please include a comprehensive description of technical requirements in PDF format.

Core Instrumentation
 

Southland Ensemble members perform on the following instruments, but also regularly perform with objects, speaking, electronics, and untrained singing. If your score includes instrument preparation (including alternate tunings), objects, or electronics, please contact info@southlandensemble.com to see if we can accommodate your requirements. Submitted compositions do not need to include all instruments/performers.
 

  • Violin (2)

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Bass

  • Flute (including C flute, bass flute, piccolo and recorder)

  • Bassoon (may also double contrabassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone and recorder)

  • Saxophone (alto or soprano)

Selection Process

There is no submission fee. Each composer may submit a maximum of 3 scores.

 

The score review process will take place in two rounds. In the first round, all scores will be reviewed by Southland Ensemble’s Executive Directors. In the second round, all members of Southland Ensemble will review and choose final works for performance. All scores that meet the performance instrumentation abilities of the ensemble will be kept and considered for future performance. Composers will be notified of selections in writing by January 11th.

What Will Happen If Chosen

Chosen scores will be featured on Southland Ensemble’s February 9, 2019 Call for Scores concert at Automata Arts in Los Angeles. Composers will receive an archival video recording of this performance. Composers are invited to attend one rehearsal before the concert (whether in person or via remote access) Southland Ensemble can not provide travel reimbursement at this time.. Southland Ensemble reserves the right not to choose any scores for performance.

Southland Ensemble does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our ensemble, community and audience members.