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Domino Ensemble call for scores for viola and clarinet

Domino Ensemble – Call for scores In our first call for scores we want to encourage the creation of new works of any aesthetic for viola and clarinet (including bass clarinet or soprano saxophone). Guidelines: 1- Instrumentation: Duo. The available instruments are viola (one performer) and clarinet, bass clarinet, or soprano saxophone (one performer). Electronic sounds can be used in addition to the acoustic instruments. Multimedia works with video will also be considered. 2- Solo works will not be accepted. 3- Max duration: 8’ 4- Deadline: December 20th 2020 5- The call is open to ALL composers worldwide. 6- You can submit pieces that have been previously performed but not professionally recorded and released. 7- Single movements of larger works will be considered. 8- The work can include improvisation. Send us an email if you have questions about this particular point. What to submit: 1- Complete the Google Form with a link to the music score (and recording if available), short bio, program note, and contact information. 2- Link https://forms.gle/QNW1XvoUuQDnba4y5 3- Fee: $20 for the first submission, $10 for every subsequent piece submitted. There is no limit of submissions per composer. Payment via PayPal (add the confirmation to the Google form). Prize: 1- The selected works will be included in the next album of the ensemble. This release will be in 2021 and will include a worldwide distribution. 2- 10 CDs free of charge to each of the selected composers. 3- At least one professional review of the album. 4- Live performance as soon as we can get back onstage! 5- Results of the selected works will be announced at the end of February 2021 About the performers: Hillary Herndon (viola) Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, “sweetly soaring tone” (Time Out New York), and insightful teaching. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost artists, including Itzhak Perlman, who described Hillary as “having it all… a gifted teacher and an excellent musician.” Ms. Herndon teaches at the University of Tennessee, the Viola Winter Intensive and is the director of Daraja Strings in Moshi, Tanzania. Her recordings are available on MSR Classics. Herndon holds degrees from Eastman and Juilliard and serves as President for the American Viola Society. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpMzT1YffYAMaRH9omLgcQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC21eYQPes7GMWkQnbT6jKHQ Jorge Variego (clarinets, saxophone) Jorge Variego was born in Rosario, Argentina. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and is currently on the Music Theory/Composition faculty at the University of Tennessee. His book publications include “Algorithmic Composition” with the National University of Quilmes (2018) and the upcoming “Composing with Constraints” with Oxford University Press. His recordings as composer and performer are available on Albany Records, Naxos, Centaur and Parma Records. Recent releases with the Domino Ensemble https://open.spotify.com/album/60MpP4qvusFi1x65JCKyVO?si=QETEXEbbSFeUtYevRbfQeQ https://open.spotify.com/album/5BhLJHlBzn0ovFEZ7yIb6U?si=uw33WKiTT7uHP6-b8iuAdQ For questions please send us an email to: info@dominoensemble.com

 

 

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