Heriot-Watt University Composer Competition
Oct 23, 2011
An invitation to write an ensemble piece open to all unpublished composers in SCOTLAND. No age limit.
The piece is to be written for the group, ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The INME has a policy of commissioning composers to write for a flexible ensemble.
The composition starting point shall be the magnificent Celtic plainchant composed and sung on Inchcolm, an Island in the river Forth near Edinburgh where hundreds of years ago, Augustinian monks lived and worshiped in the Abbey.
The composition should have a maximum duration of ten minutes, and be written for voices and any combination of orchestral instruments [not keyboard]. Pieces must be written with flexibility of voicing and/or instrumentation in mind as the group that will perform the piece could be formed of any combination of voices and instruments.
Please take into consideration that the standard of the ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, although amateur, is high.
1st Prize £400
Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2012.
For further information and sample plainchant music, please contact:
Steve King D.Litt MBE
Director of Music
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
or send Steve an email.
Please note the deadline is Wednesday 1 February 2012