Gairm Oscailte do shaothair úra / Open Call for new works.

Gairm Oscailte do shaothair úra / Open Call for new works.

Friday, 4 December 2020, 3.40pm

An Droichead is inviting composers working within the traditional music genre to create new works in 2020/21. We will select 3 composers, who, following an application process, will each be awarded £2500 to write a new traditional work for solo instrument, duo or trio ensemble. Pieces should be a minimum of 6-8 minutes in duration.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. In line with An Droichead’s organisational aims we in particular would like to encourage applications from Irish speakers and artists who can demonstrate Irish language themes as inspiration or influence for their planned work.

These new works will be premiered both digitally and in venue in spring/summer 2021 subject to restrictions.

To apply please forward a proposal (which should comprise of no more than one A4 sheet) along with a current CV and two examples of your work (composition or performance) in digital form to [email protected]. Proposals should include title of work, proposed instrument(s) and an outline of the thematic elements within the work along with any aspirations for performance and any artists in mind for performance. Applications will be scored on artistic quality, feasibility and strength of idea.

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel. Closing date for applications is Friday 4th December at 12pm. Successful applicants will be notified in December 2020 and will have until April 2021 to submit final composition and accompanying score.

Applicants must be aged 18+

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