Commission Opportunities: Contemporary Music Centre,
Opportunity: James Joyce's Ulysses Exhibition, Ireland
Deadline: 23 October 2003
Office of Public Works in conjunction with Orna Hanly Architect announces two
music commissions as part of the James Joyce Ulysses/Bloomsday centenary celebrations
in June 2004.
major exhibition on Ulysses is being designed and will be shown in the National
Library of Ireland for at least a year from April 2004. A number of artworks
(including music) are being commissioned as part of the exhibition (further
details on the attached briefing document).
of interest are sought from Irish-born or domiciled composers in relation to
sound installations, electro-acoustic or acoustic works to act as integrated
sound components for two sections of the exhibition: the 'Sirens' episode and
the 'Molly and Bloom' section. The possibility of collaboration between artists
commissioned for the project from other disciplines, eg photography, will be
considered. Each work is likely to be in the region of ten minutes duration
and will be used in recorded form. Fees will be negotiated in accordance with
CMC/AIC Commission Guidelines and any expenses in relation to studio time, copying
etc. will be covered.
commissioned composers will be chosen by a panel of experts representing Orna
Hanly Architect/OPW and the Contemporary Music Centre, together with an independent
expert of stature. The panel's decision is final.
short outline of initial ideas as expression of interest (max. 300 words);
indication of which section of the exhibition you are interested in writing
CV and complete work list;
list of five recent compositions and/or recordings to be used as an indication
of your style and level of attainment (submit scores and recordings only if
they are NOT already in the CMC library).
by post or by email must reach The Director, Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble
Street, Dublin 8, by 5.00 pm on Thursday, 23 October 2003. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
information from Martin Spillane, Orna Hanly Architects. Email:email@example.com
or tel. 01-872 7766.
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne 7th International Forum of
Young Composers, Canada
Deadline: 31 October 2003
Open to composers aged 30 and under on 31 October 2003. Works for chamber orchestra
or large ensemble, duration approx 15 mins. Prize: One-month workshop in Canada
Concorde in association with SPNM, Ireland
Deadline: 31 October 2003
Workshop day with Concorde ensemble in association with the Society for the Promotion
of New Music (SPNM), UK. Open to Irish or Northern Irish composers, or composers
currently based in Ireland. Works for 1-6 players from the following: flute (doubling
alto flute and piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano,
accordion, soprano voice, duration 10 mins max. The works selected will be performed
and recorded at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, on 22 January 2004. Recordings
will be made available to the composers.
Sligo New Music Festival, Ireland
Deadline: 23 January 2004
Open to composers of any age and nationality living in Ireland or the UK. Unperformed,
unpublished works for any two, three or all four of the following instruments:
flute, B flat clarinet, viola, cello (no doublings). Duration 10 mins max. Three
works will be chosen by a jury to be workshopped by Rebecca Saunders and performed
by musikFabrik on Sunday 28 March. Entry fee 10.
Sligo New Music Festival/Workshop
Model Arts and Niland Gallery
Crash Ensemble's Maternity Hospital
Following the success of last December's Up North! festival, Ireland's Crash Ensemble>
is putting plans in place for another contemporary music festival to be held in
the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in late November/early December 2003.
year's event saw the performance of thirteen world premieres over four days
and to continue this focus on new work, Crash will transform one of Project's
performing spaces, the Cube, into a 'maternity hospital' where new works will
be brought into the world over the course of the festival. Crash Ensemble will
perform a number of premieres, notably new works by Kevin
O'Connell and Andrew
Hamilton, and visiting group Bradyworks from Montréal will also perform
and composers who would like to propose world and Irish premieres for Maternity
Hospital are invited to contact Fergus Sheil, Crash Ensemble director, with details.