MEME’s International Experimental Music Composition Competition

***MEME’s International Experimental Music Composition Competition***

BASICS
• Open to everyone (regardless of age or nationality).
• No entry cost; completely free and easy.
• Submit as many pieces as you like.
• Any experimental work (very broadly defined).
• Any duration. Any instrumentation. Any number of performers.
• Deadline: July 31.
• Any format is allowed: PDFs, mp3s, links to videos, links to Dropbox or Google Drive, etc.
• One $100 prize will be awarded, but several pieces may be selected for performance in MEME’s 2018-2019 concert season.

SUBMITTED MATERIALS
• Please send all submission materials to MEME@millsaps.edu.
• Include: scores, recordings (if available), contact info, short bio.
• Links to Dropbox or Google Drive are also fine.
• Links to videos are especially welcome.
• Please be sure all materials are clearly labeled.
• Any experimental style is permitted. If in doubt, send the piece! [Why not? It’s free.]
• MEME is interested in engaging with topical events and issues. Thus, pieces with themes of social justice or civil liberties are especially welcome. However, having such themes is not necessary.
• MEME has a mix of trained and non-trained performers. Thus, we are always seeking creative pieces that do not require a high degree of formal musical training. However, there are professional musicians in the group and you may submit pieces with any instrumentation, skill level, number of performers, or duration.
• Electronics and mixed media works are also welcome.
• Any experimental work, as many as you’d like, performed or unperformed, serious or silly, virtuosic or easy, technologically innovative or traditional … send them our way!

WINNERS
• One winner will receive a small prize of $100 and at least one performance in MEME’s 2018-2019 concert season.
• 1-4 additional winners will receive performance(s) in MEME’s 2018-2019 concert season, but no cash prize.
• Audio/video recordings of the concert.
• We cannot offer travel money to attend the performances. However, you do not need to attend to be eligible to be selected as a winner.
• Winners will be announced by August 31, 2018.

MEME (the Mississippi Experimental Music Ensemble) engages with local and topical issues through performance and composition. All musicianship levels are invited to participate in the ensemble, including non-musicians. Members of MEME not only perform preexisting works by prominent composers and artists, they also create and workshop their own new compositions that relate to a particular theme. The theme or topic will vary each concert season, but will often explore social theory and community impact. Dr. Jason Carl Rosenberg is the founder and Artistic Director.

Questions? Contact MEME@millsaps.edu

31 Jul 2018