Call for Works for Guitar for Bloomsday in Budapest Project

Deadline: 30 March 2020 17:00

The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland is delighted to partner with the Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai the Budapest Music Center and the Embassy of Ireland, Hungary for the Bloomsday in Budapest Project. 

This project follows from Katalin Koltai’s visit to Ireland in March 2019 to present at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music & Drama Dublin Guitar Symposium and her performance at the Embassy of Hungary in Ireland.

The Bloomsday in Budapest Project includes a call for new or existing works for guitar by Irish and Hungarian composers, with performances of these works by Katalin Koltai to take place in Hungary and Ireland across 2020/2021. The aim of this call is to present international performances of works that stretch the idiomatic boundaries of the classical guitar, interrogating stereotypes of the instrument and enriching the canon of works for 6 and 8 string guitar. 

Basic Criteria for Submission:

  • Composers born or residing in Hungary
  • Composers born or residing on the island of Ireland
  • All applicants will receive equal opportunity irrespective of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the traveller community

Details of Works for Submission:

  • This call is for new or existing original compositions for 6 or 8 string guitar of up to a maximum of 15 minutes duration
  • The aim of this call is to present international performances of works that stretch the idiomatic boundaries of the classical guitar, interrogating stereotypes of the instrument and highlighting the canon of works for 6 and 8 string guitar
  • In the selection of works, priority will be given to works that include the use of unusual scordaturas and/or capodasters (*see notes below)
  • Works using standard tuning are also welcome

Notes for Composers:

  • Deadline for submission: Monday, 30 March 2020
  • Duration of works for submission: up to a maximum of 15 minutes per work
  • Up to a maximum of 5 works by composers from Ireland will be selected by a panel, and the composers will be informed by email
  • Up to a maximum of 5 works by composers from Hungary will be selected by a panel, and the composers will be informed by email

Submission:

To submit a work for consideration for the Bloomsday in Budapest project, composers must submit scores in pdf format by email to submissions@cmc.ie on or before Monday, 30 March 2020, with the subject heading Bloomsday in BudapestComposers from the island of Ireland seeking further information, please contact: Evonne Ferguson, Director of the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland at eferguson@cmc.ie

For further details please see the attached pdf PDF iconcall_for_scores_-_bloomsday_in_budapest.pdf