Call For Composers: 11th International Forum for Young Composers
CANADA & SCANDINAVIA
November 5 to 29, 2012
Deadline: October 31, 2011
The Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), directed by Lorraine Vaillancourt, is pleased to announce its 11th International Forum for young composers devoted for the first time to music from Canada and Scandinavia. Forum 2012 will take place from November 5 to 29, 2012 in Montreal in collaboration with the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music.
All composers under the age of 30 born in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden are invited to submit before October 31, 2011:
> a work for chamber orchestra or small ensemble
> a work of their own choice
Submit one copy of the score of each work you would like to be considered and a recording if available.
You may submit up to 2 works for consideration.
> the filled application form Download here
> a copy of ID as proof of age and nationality(passport)
> a self-addressed stamped-envelope (SASE) for the return of materials (optional)
Submit the scores, recording, application form and copy of ID in a single package postmarked on or before October 31, 2011 to:
a/s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne
200, avenue Vincent-d’Indy, B-386
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2T2
Material sent by email will not be considered
The 2012 Forum international jury will meet in December 2011 to select four composers from Canada and four from Scandinavia who will attend the Forum.
The selected composers commit themselves to:
> write a 15 to 20 minutes new piece for the 15 musicians of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) (fl , ob, cl1, cl2, bs, tp, horn, tb, vl1, vl2, vla, cello, db, pn, pc). The conductor score and individual parts of this new work must be sent by August 31, 2012
> provide a short introduction to the composition, biography and photo by August 31, 2012
> allow the NEM to perform the composition at the concert and to record the performance
> take part in all activities for the duration of Forum and attend both concerts on November 28 and 29, 2012.
During the Forum 2012
The selected composers will take part in Forum from November 5 to 29, 2012 at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music. This workshop will lead the composers to work directly and daily with the orchestra and its conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt (rehearsals, recording, preparation of both concerts and other activities of the Forum). Forum 2012 will cover the accomodation costs. Composers will assume travel costs from their countries of residence. (Forum 2012 will endorse any requests for travel grants to the country of residence). The international jury will attend both concerts in Montreal on November 28 and 29, 2012.
Founded in 1989 by pianist and conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) is one of the most talented defenders of contemporary music on both the Montreal and international stage. First permanent chamber orchestra devoted to contemporary music in Canada, The NEM delivers a convincing interpretation of today’s musics, by granting them the time and attention they deserve. Reflecting a variety of aesthetics, its repertoire, is open to the music from all continents and leaves a large amount of room to premieres. Its concerts, public rehearsals and meetings with the composers are all privileged moments of exchange and reflection.
Composed of 15 musicians, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) also devotes an importance place to the creation. Over 130 works were composed for the ensemble since its foundation. Ensemble in residence at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of music, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne has performed concerts in Canada, United States, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Singapore and 7 European countries (Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands). The NEM is going for the first time to China to take part in the New Music Week ofShanghaiin September 2011. Furthermore, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne released 25 CDs.
Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) also organizes events promoting the training of composers and performers of the next generation, such as the International Forum for Young Composers (every 2 years old), on Rencontres de musique nouvelleat Domaine Forget (every year) or various workshops at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music.
|October 31, 2011|