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05 Dec 2019

International Composition Competition Citta’ di Udine – 13th edition (2020)

The Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) has received a call for scores by TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali in Italy.

There are 3 categories for this competition as follows:

  • compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
  • electroacoustic music
  • audio visual projects

Entry Fee: EUR35 per work submitted
Submission Deadline: 31 Mar 2020 (Tu)
Jury Decision: 31 Aug 2020 (M)

Compositions for Chamber Instrumental Group or Solo Instrument

For the first category, pieces should not last longer than eight minutes. However, consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the Jury, they are of particular artistic merit. The Jury’s decision on this matter is final.

The chamber instrumental group is made up of:

  • a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello)
  • piano / one performer
  • flute (piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) / one performer
  • clarinet (clarinet in E flat, clarinet in B flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet) / one performer
  • percussion instruments from the following list: vibraphone, glockenspiel, tom toms (max 5 pieces), suspended cymbals, tam tam,
    templeblocks, small percussion instruments such as triangle, wood blocks, maracas ecc… / one performer
  • instruments listed above may be used in any combination
  • if desired, just one instrument may be used
  • it is possible to use a stereo audio track on CD or digital file of similar quality (or better), to accompany the performance of the chamber
    instrumental group or solo instrument.

The score in paper format or the corresponding PDF file must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer (i.e. anonymous). This also applies to any documents or short presentation about the composition.

Notation-wise, if your work contain unknown symbols or marks, you must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly

Electroacoustic Music

For the second category (electroacoustic music), the music must last up to ten minutes and be presented in CD digital file quality (min. 44.1 kHz sampling rate in .wav or .aiff).

Recording formats:

  • Stereo format (2-chnl)
  • Quadraphonic format (4-chnl)
  • Hexaphonic format (6-chnl)
  • Octophonic format (8-chnl)

Is your music multichannel (i.e. not stereo)? Then you must also submit a stereo mixdown of your music in CD quality.

The work sent on CD / DVD / USB memory format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer (i.e. anonymous). This also applies to any document or short presentation about the work.

Audiovisual Project

Audiovisual works must have a duration of less than ten minutes and be in HD digital file quality (or better).

The work sent on CD / DVD / USB memory format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer (i.e. anonymous). This also applies to any document or short presentation about the work.

Submission and Payment Details

Please refer to the document (link below) by the organisers about submission and payment details.