The Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, the Irish embassy (Beijing) as well as Timi Modern Music ensemble (timiMME - pictured) are behind the second Irish Modern Music festival, which will take place in Beijing from 12-18 March 2012.
The festival commemorates Saint Patrick festivities by bringing new and traditional Irish Music to a Chinese audience. Successful composers will be able to take part in the symposium and discuss their approach to tradition, culture and music with American and Chinese composers, as well as premiering their work at the recital hall of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.
Proposals can take the form of a concert piece and/or lecture demonstration focusing on composition techniques related to the notation of music, culture and tradition. The call for scores is open to all Irish composers, irrespective of age.
Submitted works should be suitable for performance by the Timi Modern Music ensemble (erhu, pipa, guzheng, dizi (also playing xiao), two violins, saxophone, traditional Irish trio (accordion, Irish pipe, fiddle), with or without electronics and with a duration of 5 - 15 minutes.
Send applications to: bimmfestival [at] gmail [dot] com" rel="nofollow">bimmfestival [at] gmail [dot] com
Applications should include a score (with parts), a short biography, program note and a picture of the composer.
Deadline for submissions: 7th January 2012
For further information on this call for works, or for specific questions regarding instrumentation or notation, contact Dr. Benoit Granier at info [dot] timimme [at] gmail [dot] com
For more information about Timi Modern Music ensemble (TimiMME), visit http://www.granierb.net/timi
Published on 15 December 2011