Ablaze Records PIERROT ENSEMBLE Series

APPLY HERE: http://www.ablazerecords.net/submissions/

If selected, we will record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering teams in Cincinnati, LA and New York. For this series we are partnering with an energetic and meticulously prepared young ensemble—ALL OF THE ABOVE—fresh from their acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut last year. The submitter retains all ownership of the recorded master and underlying composition. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.
Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 4 Recordings. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Fourth Pierrot Ensemble Series Recordings. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.
1. The works can be for the classic Pierrot Ensemble as established by Schoenberg, namely: Flute (doubling Piccolo/Alto Flute), Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Piano, Violin (doubling Viola) and Cello. Unlike the classic Schoenberg work this call does not include voice in the ensemble. The ensemble may include one percussionist and/or two channel fixed format electronics. Works that do not conform to these specific instrumentation possibilities are not eligible.
2. The works can be of any duration.
3. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.
4. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.
5. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.
6. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.
7. If electronics are included they must be supplied as a WAV/BWAV file at the original recorded sample rate (please do not 'upsample' or 'downsample' your electronics) and at 24bit resolution (you may change the bit depth, but please do not change the sample rate).
What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines
Who is Eligible: Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.
Submission Deadline APRIL 1, 2019
About ABLAZE Records
ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.
About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.
ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover chamber works for the above outlined 'Pierrot' Ensemble of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:
Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
Produce an edited final version of the work
Have the work/disc professionally mastered
Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
Manufacture the disc run
Distribute hard copies to Super D Onestop and Amazon.com
Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Deezer, and other digital outlets
Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

1 Apr 2019
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