Concept:Collaboration - A call for scores

As individual performers, we have experienced a lack of opportunity for young composers and musicians to collaborate. In order to continue creating new innovative music, there needs to be a platform for emerging artists to explore ideas, learn from one another and develop their craft. Concept sextet has started a call for scores project that seeks to extend our existing vision, promote professional practice and to invite composers to share and develop their ideas.

Concept:Collaboration is about giving all composers and artists an opportunity to put their works forward to receive quality recordings, feedback and experience. As such we have no age limit, no restrictions on experience or nationality and no limits on the number of pieces you can enter.

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019
Submit via our website

Length is to be between 4 and 15 minutes
A combination or subset of the following performers (All instruments played by single performers. Doubling is permitted eg. swapping between Bass and Bb clarinet)

  • Clarinet (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass, Contra) or saxophone (Bari, Bass)
  • Cello
  • Electric guitar
  • Double bass (or electric)
  • Piano
  • Percussion

Works may involve electronics (tape), projection, gesture/theatre, amplification or speech.
Chamber works take precedence but solo works will also be considered

Excerpts or ideas for works are also encouraged. If selected for further workshop and recording/performance, the composer will be contacted and can produce the full-length work by a designated workshop day (please refer to our projected timeline).
To be considered for in-person workshops, professionally mastered recordings or live performances, applicants must be residing within Australia during the months of these processes (please refer to our projected timeline).

International submissions are welcomed, however, Concept currently does not have the capacity to accommodate international travel. Unless entrants are able to finance their own travel they will be unable to participate in live workshops. Contact us at for more details.

12 May 2019