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02 Sep 2021

2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival “RE-CREATE” | Neue Musik aus KOREA

Submission deadline: 15 Oct 2021 (F), 11:59PM (GMT+9)

NMK – Neue Musik aus KOREA hosts 2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival “RE-CREATE” with the support of the Seoul Metropolitan Government for the worldwide spread of World-Korean new music and the international exchange of composers from around the world.

The theme of the 2021 festival is Re-Create. We actively encourage compositions in which pieces are re-interpreted by composers’ new idea of traditional music from around the world, classical music, or folk songs from each country.

Guideline for Submission

  • Eligibility: Composers from all over the world, regardless of age or nationality
  • Theme: “Re-Create”; Re-interpreted traditional music (folk songs, classical music, etc.)
  • Submission could be both new work or previous performed work
  • One score per each composer allowed to submit
  • Length of work: 8 to 12 minutes

Submission Categories

Category 1 : Chamber Orchestra

  • Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Strings (5-4-3-2-1)
  • Orchestration min.20 to max.25 players in above instruments
  • Concerto for solo instrument(in category 1,2) is possible

Category 2 : Chamber Music

  • Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Double Bass, 1 Piano, 1 Daegeum, 1 Piri/Taepyeongso, 1 Haegeum, 1 Gayageum, 1 Korean-Percussion
  • No more than 8 players in above instruments (solo is allowed)


  • Application form
  • Score (PDF-format)
  • Recording of the submitted work (if available)
    • Audio (mp3 file)
    • Video (YouTube, Vimeo, Link of URL)

Send to E-mail: neue.musik.korea@gmail.com

  • Performer: Orchestra NMK
  • Performance (filming) location: Traditional venues in Seoul (hanok, etc.) and studio hall
  • Festival schedule: 2021.12.17.- 12.19.
  • Broadcast on NMK YouTube Channel

Benefit for selected works

  1. Performance at the 2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival
  2. Production of high-quality video/audio recording
  3. Opportunity to commission for NMK 2022-23 season of excellent composer
  4. Provide to work-fee and festival package ticket