Petrichor Records international call for solo piano recordings for the upcoming album series “New Music by Living Composers”

Petrichor Records international Call for Recordings for the upcoming album series “New Music by Living Composers” Vol.

Petrichor Records is a US based independent record label specializing in contemporary classical music by living composers.
Petrichor Records aims to discover, promote and nurture the new wave of contemporary composers and performers who are going to forge tomorrow’s music world. We are very excited to announce our new international Call for Recordings to be released under the title of New Music by Living Composers.

The Call for Recordings is divided into six categories with different submission deadlines:
Category A – Call for solo piano recordings. This includes prepared piano, fixed or live electronic parts, i.e. a piece for prepared piano and live electronics is welcome as well as a traditionally notated piano piece). The solo piano pieces can also be played by more than one performer, i.e. pieces for four or eight hands piano, or performers playing inside a piano are welcome.
Category B – Call for solo instruments recordings. All solo instruments except piano are welcome, this includes western classical, traditional, folk, self-made instruments. This could also include fixed or live electronics parts). For this category, the number of performers does not matter as long as they are playing one/the same instrument.
Category C – Call for chamber ensemble recordings (2-9 performers, could include fixed or live electronics parts)
Category D – Call for chamber orchestra recordings (10-20 performers, could include fixed or live electronics parts)
Category E – Call for orchestral recordings (more than 20 performers, could include fixed or live electronics parts)
Category F – Call for solely electronic music (either fixed media or a recording of live electronic music).

Who is eligible?
All composers, including established and emerging artists are welcome to submit their works. Petrichor Records Artistic Panel will carefully review submissions individually and regardless of age, nationality, aesthetics, or composers' genders.

The Prize:
The winners will be featured in an album produced by Petrichor Records and released worldwide (all costs covered). This release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on various platforms (including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music.), and many other stores and digital distributors and satellite radio (Pandora). There is also an opportunity of digital publishing of the winning scores.

What to submit:
Send the following materials to
1- High quality recordings of the submitted pieces, preferably WAV, AIFF, or FLAC (up to six pieces per category per composer).
Note: DO NOT attach recordings to the email. Please upload recordings through cloud storage websites such as Google Drive, DropBox, etc. The links must not expire until three months after the submission. If the high quality recording files are too big, composers can submit an MP3 file for the selection process. Of course, if selected, they need to send the high quality files.
2- CV or resume
3- Submission fee payment receipt, read more below.
4- Short description of the submitted work. (Optional)
The subject of the email should be “PR Call for Recordings – First and last name – Category name”
If submitting multiple pieces in one category, please pay the fee for the number of submissions and send all materials in one email.

Submission requirement:
1- The submitted pieces could be of any duration and length. Could be part of a bigger work, or a set of short pieces, as the composer wishes.
2- Submissions should be recordings of original compositions. The score of the piece may be requested.
3- Pieces may have been performed or awarded elsewhere. But the recording version of the submitted pieces for the call must have not been released commercially before.
4- All aesthetics are welcome, there is no inspiration limit. The submitted pieces could range from spectral and concrete music to jazz, romantic etc.
5- No need for anonymous submissions.
6- Arrangements of other composers’ music are not accepted.
7- The quality of the audio file will be an important evaluation parameter for the final choice of the winning compositions.
8- Recordings may have be done in a studio or a live performance, as long as the recordings are high quality and good for a CD release, they are acceptable.

Submission fee:
For each category, composers can submit up to six pieces. Each piece will be carefully reviewed and selected. Therefore there is no limit on the number of selected pieces per composer. However, the submission fee should be paid separately for each piece. The submission fee for the pieces is as follows:
First piece: $35
Second piece: $30
Third piece: $25
Fourth piece: $20
Fifth piece: $15
Sixth piece: $10
For instance, if a composer is submitting three pieces for a specific category, she/he needs to make a payment of $90 ($35+$30+$25).
Application fee should be paid through PayPal to this address:
Do not hesitate to contact us regarding any payment-related questions or if you need another way for making payment.

Category A – solo piano: May 30th
Category B – solo instruments except piano: June 13th
Category C – chamber ensemble (1-9 performers): June 28th
Category D – chamber orchestra (10-20 performers): July 13th
Category E – orchestra (+20 performers): July 28th
Category F – solely electronics: August 10th

The application for taking part in the competition as well as the submission of the works involves the composers accepting the above-mentioned rules. Failure to comply with the rules as referred to, will disqualify the submission from reviewing panel.

Contact details:
For more information about the call, please contact

30 May 2019
U.S. Dollar (USD)