Null-state 2019 Chaosflöte Commission Competition Call for Works

Null-state is looking for composers who would like to create a work for the Chaosflöte. Selected candidates will receive up to a $1000 commission prize, as well as a premiere of the composition.


- Each participant is allowed to submit up to two (2) pieces. These compositions can be for any instrument(s), but they must also include electronics.
- There is a US$15.00 entry fee for each submitted piece.
- The submitted piece(s) must have been written within the past seven (7) years.
- Each submitted piece must not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in length.
- There are no restrictions placed on the performance or award history of submitted pieces, nor on the nationality, age, gender identification, and/or experience level of composers.
- Only compositions for instrument(s) with electronics will be considered. Fixed media compositions or works for acoustic instruments alone will not be considered.
- The accompanying electronics may be live, fixed, or some mixture of the two.


- Every submitted piece must include the following within a ZIP/RAR/7z file or tarball:
- A studio or live stereo recording of the piece in MP3 format.
- A score of the piece or synopsis if the piece does not have a traditionally-notated score.
- A tech rider detailing requirements for performance, including those pertaining to equipment and type of venue.
- The pieces MUST BE ANONYMOUSLY SUBMITTED. Nothing that can identify the composer may be visible on any submitted material.
- Any piece found in violation of the rules may be disqualified with no refund of their entry fee.


The selected composer will receive a US$1000.00 commission to write a piece for Chaosflöte. Additional prizes may be awarded, dependent on the securing of additional funding.

For more information on the competition and the sensor-augmented Chaosflöte, and to apply, please visit

15 Jan 2019
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