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Call for Proposals: “Resonates With” at NGS

The Composers Society of Singapore (“CSS”) is hosting a call for proposals for “Resonates With”, a series of performances of music by living Singaporean or Singapore-based composers, held at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS).

Important Details

  • We are curating programs for the events as below:

    • Rooftop Commission: Cao Fei: 26 July 2020 (Su) More information about the work, 浮槎 Fú Chá can be found in the link below.

    • Each program will be performed three times that day at the following times:

      • 2 PM – 2.30 PM

      • 3 PM – 3.30 PM

      • 4 PM – 4.30 PM

  • Selected proposals will receive a modest fee to aid in production/musician/composer etc. costs

  • You may propose programs that last approximately 30 min in length, and each program must include at least one work by a living Singaporean or Singapore-based composer

  • Backup plans in case the Gallery is closed to the public:

    • Should we all be able to physically enter the Gallery, the event will take place at the roof garden and will be live-streamed. If so, there only needs to be performed once.

    • Should we not be able to physically enter the Gallery, the team should perform and live-stream the program from their homes/studios. The Gallery will make the necessary arrangements to host this on one of their social media platforms.

  • Applications will be considered from any composer, performer or creative collaborator, as long as at least one person on the project team is a CSS full member, student member or associate member.

Please submit:

  • A proposal (no more than 1 page) should include:

    • How the program relates to the program’s theme/artwork

    • The approximate duration of your proposed program

      • Programs should be approximately 30 min in length

  • The composers, works and performers for the program

    • Each program must include at least one work by a living Singaporean or Singapore-based composer

  • Links to audio samples (if any)

  • Supplementary materials

    • 50-word biographies for each program personnel (or ensemble biography where appropriate)

    • High resolution headshots for each program personnel (or ensemble photograph where appropriate)

Send your proposal and supplementary materials in PDF format to:

composerssocietyofsingapore [at] gmail [dot] com

by 30 May 2020 (Sa). Your email title should be “Call for Proposals: 26 July 2020 at NGS”.

Banner photo taken from National Gallery Singapore’s website.



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