August Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

Welcome to our August Newsletter. In this issue, we have general news items, including news from ISCM; further news of our YouTube video channel; a new composer opportunity; centenary of Arnold van Dyk celebration; reminder of members’ news as well as the usual reminders of calls for scores.

As always, do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events in or after September. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com.



Please see attached for details of next year’s ISCM World Music Days: Call for Scores. Please note that NMSA members will have the opportunity to submit a composition for free, provide we receive 6 submissions. Details will follow shortly.


Performance Video on YouTube

The latest video to appear on our YouTube video channel, since the last newsletter was issued, is: Meditation No. 1, performed by Antoni Schonken, Arthur Feder and Lise Morrison.

Thanks to Douglas Scott for uploading these videos. Do visit this site and enjoy!


Composer Opportunity

Risuonanze 2017 Call for Scores

Associazione Culturale TKE is announcing a Call for Scores ‘Risuonanze 2017’.

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age; its deadline is February 27, 2017.

Please download here for detailed information.


Celebration of the Centenary of Arnold van Wyk

Benjamin Fourie is giving a recital in Bloemfontein of the music of Arnold van Wyk and Henri Dutilleux, whose centenaries both fall during this year. Please see poster for details.


Reminder of Member's News

Performance News from Géza Kayser

16 September 2016: The String Quartet No. 2, Rosendorf of 1996, by Noam Sheriff will be performed by the Kayser Quartet at the Howard College Theatre, Howard College Campus, UKZN, Durban.


Reminders of Calls for Scores

1.    Piano Scores wanted

Dr Liezl-Marét Jacobs would like to see piano scores suitable for eisteddfods and competitions. Please see her letter to composers for more information.

I apologise for not including Dr Jacob’s email address in the last newsletter, so please send scores to her at liezlmaret [dot] jacobs [at] gmail [dot] com.

2.    Composers’ Association of Serbia

The Composers’ Association of Serbia is organising a Call for Scores, deadline 20 October. Submission is free and anonymity is not required. Please download here for full details.

3.    Call for Scores: ViolOpera

ViolOpera has an ongoing Call for Scores for new compositions to be performed during the 2nd event of INTRECCI DI ‘900: 23TH SEPTEMBER 2016, “L. BAILO MUSEUM” OF TREVISO.

There are no restrictions of age or nationality. Please visit their website for more information and entry, and download here for regulations.

4.    Call for Scores - Mise-En Music Festival 2017

The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 20-25, 2017) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.

CATEGORIES (Click one to apply)

1. Mixed ensemble (2-18 instruments with/without electronics/tape)
2. Solo instrument (with/without electronics/tape)
3. Tape/electronics/computer music
4. Miniatures (less than 3 minutes) for solo or mixed ensemble (1-18 musicians)

Deadline: September 15, 2016 (EST 11:59PM)

Visit ensemble mise-en for further information.

5.    8th International Henri Dutilleux Composition Contest.

The finale of the 8th Dutilleux Contest will close the centennial-year of Henri Dutilleux's birth.

This great composer accompanied this contest’s activity over 20 years. He devoted his life to composing masterful works which now take part in the music legacy but also worked on promoting other composers’ works. This tremendous generosity is a wonderful heritage. We want to “keep promoting modern music” as wished by Henri Dutilleux!

935 composers competing from 58 countries, 7 finales. Over 100 creations from opera to piano thanks to numerous orders.
More than 250 concerts or performances. 550 spectators for the 7th contest finale. Over 100 000 € of works orders.
Over 80 000 € of prizes awarded.

You will find every piece of information you may need on the Dutilleux Contest website. Note that students can enter at a reduced fee.

Note that there is a no-age-limit policy for this contest. Also, submissions must be sent by 15 November 2016, latest.


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