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a month of tuesdays: Quatuor Bozzini

a month of tuesdays: Quatuor Bozzini

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ Doors open at 6:30 pm, Music starts around 8:00 pm
Where: Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club, (3611 West Broadway, at Alma)
Cost: $20.  All ages welcome.


Quatuor Bozzini
Montreal’s Quatuor Bozzini

What’s new for string quartet?
Just ask Montreal’s Quatuor Bozzini.

With its irresistible passion for music, the quartet has premiered more than 100 new pieces, and has distinguished itself with performances ranging from traditional concert formats to avant-garde events.

Risk-taking, and resistant to clichés, the quartet is a musical force heard around the world.  Music on Main welcomes these four exceptional musicians back to Vancouver for a rare and remarkable programme at the Cellar on Tuesday, March 15, 2011:

James Tenney
Arbor Vitæ

Walter Zimmermann
10 Fränkische Tänze (sublimiert für Streichquartett)
Walter Zimmermann Keuper
Christian Wolff
For 2 Violinists, Violist and Cellist
John Cage String Quartet in Four Parts0

Order your tickets in advance and receive complimentary reserved seating!
Click on or call Tickets Tonight at 604.684.2787. Also available at the door.

March 15, 2011
8:00 pm



Vancouver Phoenix Chamber Choir presents

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 8:00 PM
Where: Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W. 33rd (one block west of Granville, Vancouver)
(This performance is included in the subscription package)
Cost: Adults: $25 | Students & Seniors (60+): $20, Secondary School Students: $10

Revelations III will indeed be a concert of truly astonishing disclosures — and one not to be missed! Experience the thrill of hearing music literally hot off the press as Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir premières new works by the talented participants of its biennial Young Choral Composers Development Programme. Come cheer on the new generation of composers and vote for the first ever “Audience Favourite”!

And how will these student composers stack up against more established ones, such as Urmas Sisask, Eric Whitacre, Pawel Lukaszewski, Valentin Silvestrov and Canadians Jacques Hétu, Mark Sirett and Don MacDonald Place your bets — we’ll see you at the concert!

April 30, 2011
8:00 pm

soundwalks: Spring Soundwalks

soundwalks: Spring Soundwalks

Vancouver New Music is pleased to present five free Soundwalks in April and May!

A Soundwalk is a silent group walk led along a planned route to experience a location’s ambiance and underlying rhythms. All too often the sounds of the environment pass by unnoticed because of our uncanny ability to shut them out. A Soundwalk enables its participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is a musical-sonic adventure that reveals the banal to be extraordinary!

Soundwalks are FREE and open to the public. Soundwalks happen rain or shine, so participants should be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for any weather condition.

The Audible vs. Inaudible Spectrum
Sunday, April 10, 2011; 2-3:30PM
Led by Janine Island
Meeting Location: in front of the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park [map]
This soundwalk will explore the sonic terrain in the gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park. Participants will be encouraged to think about the audible and inaudible frequencies that exist in the environment around us. A live improvised performance will convert the inaudible frequencies to crackles, pops, and whirs. Dress appropriately for the outdoors.


Soundtrip with RjDj
Sunday, April 17, 2011; 2-3:30PM
Led by Milena Droumeva
Meeting Location: Waterfront Skytrain Station rotunda building (inside) [map]
Carrying an iPod and a pair of headphones may seem like the opposite of a soundwalk experience, right? In this slightly technologically-mediated walk, you’ll discover a world of experience that draws the outside in, rather than keeping it out. Using RjDj’s Soundtrips applications for the iPod, we will embark on a soundwalking experience that hopefully subverts the acoustic ecologist’s most dreaded practice – iPod culture.  Four iPods will be made available, to be shared among the members during the walk.


Soundhike at Whyte Lake
Sunday, May 1, 2011; 1:30-4:30PM
Led by Jenni Schine
Meeting Location: Whyte Lake Trailhead. If you have car access, take Exit 4 from the Upper Levels Highway and follow Westport Road a short distance west to the trail-head parking lot. See map at
For those without vehicles, a shuttle service will pick up participants at 1:15pm at the bus stop at Marine Drive and Gallagher Place (Bus route: 250), located in West Vancouver. Shuttle space is limited, so please make reservations by emailing
This soundwalk is a moderate 3-hour hike through old growth forest to Whyte Lake. Note that the trail may be muddy and slippery so make sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Light hikers or running shoes are fine. Bring raingear, water and a snack or lunch. For further logistical information about the hike, please see:


Sonik Youth Soundwalk
Sunday, May 8, 2011; 2-3:30PM
Led by Kristen Roos
Meeting Location: Meet in front of Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way) at the entrance facing False Creek. [map]
This youth-oriented soundwalk focuses on interactivity, introducing key concepts of acoustic ecology, and discussing ways in which to listen. The participants will also be given the chance to use contact microphones to listen to the interior sounds of street furniture (benches, seats etc). The walk is designed for youth to participate, but everyone is encouraged to come out! More info Kristen Roos’ work can be found at


Holy Rosary Bells: Sacred Sounds in the Urban Soundscape
Sunday May 15, 2-3:30PM
Led by Tyler Kinnear
Meeting Location: 646 Richards (front stairs to Holy Rosary Cathedral) [map]
This soundwalk will explore the sonic space of the Holy Rosary Cathedral Bells.  As bell ringers ring methods from the tower, participants will engage the acoustic properties of the bells (a Vancouver soundmark since 1907) and their downtown environment. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for any kind of weather.


April 10, 2011
2:00 pmto3:30 pm
April 17, 2011
2:00 pmto3:30 pm
May 1, 2011
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 8, 2011
2:00 pmto3:30 pm
May 15, 2011
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

IX Annual Symphony Composition Contest for Bands: CITY OF TORREVIEJA

IX Annual Symphony Composition Contest for Bands “CITY OF TORREVIEJA”

The municipal cultural institute, ‘Joaquin Chapaprieta’ has organised the (ninth) annual ‘SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST – CITY OF TORREVIEJA’ which will take place under the following rules:


1. All those composers who wish to participate may do so.

2. The compositions should be original and unedited an-d not be a copy, modification or a version of any existing composition nor have been previously published through any media. Any entry which has been, or appears to have been previously presented to the public or received its ‘premier’ outside of this competition may be disqualified by the decision of the jury. The composition should have a duration of more than fifteen minutes and less than twenty minutes.

3. The content of the work, as well as its form, shall be of ‘free choice’ and arranged for the instruments detailed in the attached annex. It should be noted that the jury will expect the use of ALL of the instruments listed in the annex except those which are indicated as optional. Failure to comply with this rule could result in the disqualification of the entry.

4. Works should be submitted in quintipulate “printed” on paper size DIN A3 (297mmx420mm), and accompanied by the individual material (partichelas) of the corresponding part for each of the instruments as detailed in the annex.

The individual material (or partichelas) of the work may be sent optionally on a CD (in PDF archives), in order to reduce the cost of shipping by the composer.

Together with the work and the individual material submitted, which should not bear either the name nor known pseudonym of the composer but merely a chosen title, should be enclosed a separate, sealed envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title of the work. Within this envelope should be enclosed details of the composer: name, surnames, address, copy of national identity document or passport, telephone number and electronic mail address if applicable. Any non-compliance of this rule may lead to disqualification.

5. All entries must be received by 31st October 2011 and the jury’s decision will be announced before the end of the year 2011.

6. Entries should be sent, within the specified time, to:


7.1. A single prize of fifteen thousand euros (15,000€) will be offered to the winner.

7.2. The prize will be subject to taxes according to law. This will apply both to Spanish nationals as well as non Spanish competitors regardless of their place of residence.

8. The jury which will decide the winning entry will be composed of five members, all recognised within the world of music and nominated by the Ayuntamiento de Torrevieja (Town Council).

9. The prize-winning composition will receive its “PREMIER” during a special concert by the “UNION MUSICAL TORREVEJENSE” ( sometime during the first semester of 2012.

9.1. Regardless that the rights of ownership of the entry will remain with the author, he / she, in accordance with the rules of this competition, will be obliged to ensure that, in any future publication of the composition, the winning entry will be publicised with the following annex: “PRIZEWINNER OF THE IX ANNUAL SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST “CIUDAD DE TORREVIEJA”. 2011.

10. All other works submitted and not deemed to be the winner will be kept by the ‘Ayuntamiento’ of Torrevieja for a period of three months from the date of the publication of jury’s decision, after which the composers may collect their entries in person or by sending an authorised representative.

11. The competition shall be declared void if the jury should decide that the standard required has not been reached.

12. The submission of any entry to this competition shall be considered as a full acceptance by the competitor of these rules. Any decision by the jury, with regards to the winning entry or any other matter relatining to this competition, shall be considered as final.


Flute 1,2
Oboes 1,2,
English Horn
Bassoons 1,2,
Clarinet E Bemol
Clarinet B Bemol Solo and 1º
Clarinet B Bemol 2º 3º
Bass Clarinet
Sax Sopr B Bemol
Alt Sax E Bemol 1,2
Tenor Sax B Bemol 1,2
Bariton Sax E Bemol
Bass Sax (Opcional)
Horn F 1,2,3,4
Trumpets B Bemol 1,2,3,4
Trombone 1,2,3 y 4 (Trombone 4º may be replaced by Bass Trombone)
Flügelhorn B Bemol 1, 2 (Fliscorno)
Euphonium B bemol 1, 2 (Bombardino)
Tubas in C
Double Bass
Piano (Opcional)
Arpa (Opcional)


The spirit and intention of this competition is that the entries should be suitable for playing by musician members of a “Banda Sinfónica”, (as understood in Spain). Works which do not strictly meet this criteria may be disqualified.



1st Edition: “SINFONIA HAMLET” by D. Santiago Quinto Serna (Spain) (2003).
2nd Edition: “CUMBRE DE MASADA” by D. José Miguel Fayós Jordán (Spain) (2004).
3rd Edition: “VENTS DEL GARBI” by D. José Miguel  Martínez Giménez (Spain) (2005).
4th Edition: “FANTASIA PER LA VITA E LA MORTA” by D. Bert Apermont (Belguim) (2006).
5th Edition: PRIZE NOT AWARDED (2007).
6th Edition: “ELEMENTS” by Pablo Anglés Galindo (Spain) (2008).
7th Edition: “CASTELO DO INFERNO” by Ferrer Ferran (Spain) (2009).
8th Edition: “THE SECRET OF THE HILLS” by Andre Waignein (2010).




October 31, 2011

The 2011 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

The 2011 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Deadline: 14 March 2011

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble in November of 2011 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the award concert/reception and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide a stipend for lodging). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for one to fifteen performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for tape, electronics and/or mixed media with or without instruments/voices are eligible.
2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum
3. Limit: One entry per composer
4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of fifteen U.S. dollars ($15.00) must be included with each submission. Payment must be in US Dollars in the form of a check, international money order or credit card (preferable). All checks and money orders must be payable to the University of Illinois, and must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Please make sure to print the credit card authorization form (click here for form) and sign authorizing the use of the card for the amount specified, the type of card, card number, and expiration date (incomplete authorizations will be rejected).
5. Anonymous Submission: The composer’s name must not appear on the score itself or on any item (tape, CD, etc.) submitted in supplement to the application. A sealed envelope must accompany the score and contain the composer’s name, address, telephone number/e-mail (if applicable) and a brief biographical sketch. If a recording of the work is available, it should accompany the score and be identified only by the title of the composition.
6. Return of Materials: Scores will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the proper size is enclosed.
7. Previous winners and faculty and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Send submissions to:
2011 Martirano Composition Award
Attn: Zack Browning, Director, Martirano Award
2136 Music Building
University of Illinois
1114 West Nevada
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
All submissions must be postmarked by March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011