SCREAM 2008 Looking for Submissions

The Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music (SCREAM) is sending out a call for composition submissions for this year’s edition of their annual festival, SCREAM 2008.

SCREAM 2008 will be based around the theme of combined works for piano and electroacoustic works, allowing for various performance techniques, approaches and visual elements. One select piece from the entries will be awarded a prize of $500 and receive a performance from the hands of well respected Pianist Vicki Ray.

Despite the diverse forms the winning composition may take on, one thing’s for sure: Since all submissions must be new and previously unperformed, the concert, which will take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in Los Angeles (pictured) in late 2008, will be a world premiere.

Here are the guidelines for submissions at SCREAM 2008:

Length: Works must be between 10 and 20 minutes in duration.

Works for Fixed-Media: The electro-acoustic music portion of the work should be recorded on a standard CD, or, if there is a visual element, on a standard DVD (region-free). Works requiring a click track for the pianist are permissible, and should be submitted as both a stereo audio CD (containing the electro-acoustic music) and as AIFF files (containing all tracks) on a data CD or DVD.

Works for Live/Electro-Acoustic Music: Since there are so may possibilities with regards to live/eam, the materials submitted will depend upon the nature of the work. However, all live/eam works must have a detailed description of the work, a list of all equipment necessary to perform the work, and, if possible, a recorded realization of a hypothetical performance of the piece.

Scores: The notation for the piano may be traditional or graphic, but the score must be either printed by means of a notation program or, if in autograph form, clearly legible. Illegible or poorly-notated scores will be disqualified.

Age & Nationality Qualifications: There are no qualifications as to the age or nationality of the composer.

Submission Fee: There is no fee for submitting a work.

Submission Limitations: A composer may submit only one work.

Required Documentation: Each work must be accompanied by a printed information sheet including the composer’s full name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the full title and duration of the piece, a short biographical sketch and brief program notes.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by April 14, 2008. This deadline is firm. Submissions received after that date, regardless of postmark date, will not be considered. Early submission is encouraged.

Return of Materials: If you wish to have submitted materials returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission. All unused materials without an SASE will be destroyed at the end of the selection process.

Notification: All composers who have submitted works for this event will be notified by e-mail by the end of May, 2008.

Send submissions to:

Vicki Ray
CalArts School of Music
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2397

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