St Andrews Call for Scores – two prizes of £500

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, the European Chemical Society has developed a new version of the Periodic Table. The St Andrews New Music Ensemble in collaboration with Emeritus Professor David Cole-Hamilton are offering two prizes of £500 each to commission two composers to write a 5-6 minute work, or several shorter pieces totalling 5-6 mins based on one or more of the key messages of the new periodic table. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to apply to receive one of the two commissions.

Instrumentation: flute, violin, trumpet, horn, bassoon and electronics (optional). Composers may use all five instruments, but no fewer than three. Any electronic parts should have patches provided.

Closing date: 14 June, 2019

Winning composers announced and commissioned: 28 June, 2019

Performance of new compositions: 5 October, 2019 (Byre Theatre, St Andrews). The performance will be integrated into a lecture by David Cole-Hamilton about the new Periodic Table.

Application requirements:

– CV and biography

– A score and recording of an existing composition

– A 150-200 word description of how you plan to musically elucidate or illustrate one or more of the key messages (see website) from Professor David Cole-Hamilton in the commission.

Applicants should send the above to

For full details please see:

14 Jun 2019