Music commission is announced for the Voicings conference in June

Expressions of interest are invited from Irish Composers to design a ‘music happening’ to be performed by participants at the Voicing Conference on Thursday June 2nd 2011. It is envisaged that the ‘music happening ‘ will be in the tradition of Cardew’s the Great Learning or Reily’s in C and will be performed by those attending the conference following a short workshop. The performance should be around 10 minutes in length and performable by a group with a mixed musical experience and expertise. A small group of conference participants will have orchestral instruments.
The conference is organised by IrishMusicEducation a new resource for music education in Ireland. Information about this resource can be found on its website. http://www.IrishMusicEducation.ie The intention of the conference is to bring music education practice and music education research together in the one space for an expo style conference.
The fee for the commission, to include leading the workshop and performance on the day is €1,000. This fee includes all expenses of the composer incurred in the course of the commission.

Application method:
Interested composers should submit a detailed outline of the idea with a CV, including examples of relevant previous work for consideration of the commissioning panel.
Proposals and CV’s may be submitted by post to the Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Dublin 8 or by email to submissions@cmc.ie by 5pm on 3rd of May.
Notification of the commission will be given by the 6th of May.
Examples of previous work may be submitted on CD or by providing links to digital audio files online (on soundcloud/personal websites etc).
Informal enquiries may be made to Patricia Flynn patricia.flynn@spd.dcu.ie 01-8842152/2064

This commission is supported by the Research Committee of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra

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