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Current CoMA Calls for Music

There are no calls for music open at present, but we continue to provide details of the 2014 Calls for Music to give you an idea what to expect in the next round.

2014 Calls for Music

Mini Concerto for piano and flexible ensemble - Artistic Director and soloist: Rolf Hind (closed)

CoMA secured a fantastic opportunity for composers to write a work for solo piano and ensemble and to have their pieces workshopped and performed by the internationally acclaimed pianist Rolf Hind. Short-listed works and works submitted by composers attending this year's Summer School were workshopped and recorded by the Open Score Ensemble at the CoMA Summer School 2014, and at least one selected work will receive a further public performance, with Rolf Hind as soloist. All composers received feedback on their pieces from the selection panel, and all works submitted will be considered for inclusion in the CoMA Repertoire Library. CoMA intends to promote successful pieces with a view to further performances by other pianists and other ensembles.

CoMA Partsong Book project - Artistic Director James Weeks (closed)

We looked for new pieces for 3-5 voices for a CoMA Partsongs collection, preferably using Open Scoring (i.e. not strictly SATB) and lasting no more than 3 minutes each. We were particularly interested in fresh approaches to the vocal ensemble medium (notwithstanding the old-fashioned expression 'partsong') and welcomed non-conventional notation and vocal technique, a capella or with auxiliary instruments, etc.

Selected submissions will form the core of the CoMA Partsong Collection. Works submitted by composers attending CoMA Summer School 2014 and other selected works (subject to time) were workshopped and recorded under the direction of James Weeks. We anticipate further siimilar calls as part of this project.

Works for Summer School 2014

Additional calls were restricted to those attending CoMA Summer School 2014. All works submitted were workshopped, recorded and given feedback by professional performers and conductors. Suitable pieces will also be added to the CoMA music library and promoted through CoMA network ensembles.

Cello ensemble - Directed by Robin Michael

Works for three, four or more cellos with varying grades for each of players, approximately from grade 2/3 to grade 6/7. Composers could optionally include a more difficult cello part as long as the musical interest is maintained in all the other parts.

Virtuoso violin - Performed by Darragh Morgan

Works for solo violin of approximately 3-4 minutes exploring the dazzling array of classical and extended techniques available to this instrument. An electronic component is optional. Scores are open to all manner of notation, including graphic. Works will be performed and commented on by Darragh Morgan who will also demonstrate techniques and ideas employed in works by Sciarrano, Xenakis and Lachenmann.

See the main Open Score page for more information about the CoMA approach.

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