International Competition “Composition for Electric Guitar”

International Competition “Composition for Electric Guitar”

Sunday, 29 July 2018 (All day)


Launched in collaboration with Award Winning performer and composer Sergio Sorrentino, in connection with the production of the new album Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar and linked with the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino, this competition has been developed to stimulate and promote the creation of new contemporary and experimental works for electric guitar as well as discover emerging composers and more established ones.


RMN Classical will produce an album that will focus on the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar and will see Award Winning guitarist Sergio Sorrentino at the instrument. This will be RMN Classical second release devoted to the repertoire for solo instrument. The music album will be scheduled to be released autumn/winter 2018

In connection with the project is the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino. With this book the author aims to promote such repertoire on a large-scale and includes exclusive interviews with iconic composers and hands-on views on their way of composing music for electric guitar. Among the many composers featured in the book we can find Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Bryce Dessner – to name just a few.

The same composers have been considered for inclusion in the tracklist of the album release, and RMN Music will also focus on works by living composers.

Therefore we hope to enrich the release including a worldwide premiere of a work by a talented composer selected through this competition and we look forward to receiving new works.


The winning composer will receive official diploma and the work will be recorded by Sergio Sorrentino. The recording will be featured in the upcoming album release “Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar” (final title may be different) which will be produced and published by RMN Classical (including high-quality design of the artwork, booklet + mastering) and distributed worldwide through RMN Music (all costs covered). The work will be added to Sergio Sorrentino's repertoire and scheduled for live concerts, and more performances will soon be announced. It will also be considered the opportunity to mention the winning work in S. Sorrentino’s upcoming book and the final album containing the winning work will be added to the prestigious British Library Sound and Music Archive.

Among the prize RMN Music will be happy to include:
Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand).
Licensing and Copyright Clearance.
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers and artists.
Barcodes and ISRC codes.
Chart registration (USA, UK, Canada).
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage.

Attention: Deadline JULY 29, 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

For more details about the prize, guidelines, how to participate and application form please visit


Published on 28 May 2018

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