Tribute to Bruno Maderna

The Italian Contemporary Music Society (SIMC), on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Bruno Maderna (1920 - 1973), promotes a Call in order to define a program of executive activities, conferences, record and publishing for 2020. The initiatives will develop in agreement with SIMC partner organizations and associations on the national territory


Composers can participate without limits of age and nationality, members and non-members of SIMC.

Each composer can send one or more works of a maximum duration of 7 minutes.

Works may be presented in the following categories:


A) Aria for female Voice with free choice text
B) Tribute to " Musica su due dimensioni, per flauto e registrazione stereofonica " by Maderna: composition for the same staff, with audio file produced by the composer
C) Divertimento for harp and / or small percussion (1 performer): Tibetan bells, small bass drum, hanging plate, cymbals, 4 toms, gong, Glockenspiel, triangle, melodic, suspended plate, bell tree, maracas and similar easy to find and transportability
D) Serenata for instrumental ensemble from three to six instruments chosen from the following: flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, cello and piano
E) Madrigale to three female voices (soprano, mezzosoprano and contralto) or four mixed voices (soprano, contralto, tenor and bass) with free choice text. There are no subdivisions.


F) Special section reserved for students of Composition and Electronic Music of Italian Conservatories for a Radiodramma on free text and subject of the maximum duration of 15 minutes (electronic support by the candidates).



G) An essay proposal on the experience of Bruno Maderna, both of a general nature and with reference to specific aspects of its multiple activities, to be proposed for participation in the Study and / or publication Conference

Applicants must submit an application to the email address: attaching:

• the score (or the scores if you send more than one) in PDF format with any audio file for the electronic realization
• registration form duly completed
• brief personal curriculum
• receipt of the participation fee
• the candidate for section G (Musicology) must first present an abstract of his / her work with the title and project guidelines guiding the themes that are to be addressed. The application will be considered for one proposal only.

The participation fee for composers and musicologists not enrolled in SIMC is € 40 while for SIMC members regularly registered the fee is € 20. For each additional work submitted, the non-registered SIMC candidate must complete the registration fee of € 20, while for the Candidate Members of € 10.
Participation in the F section is free.


The scores (sections A to F) must be received no later than December 31th 2019.

For the Musicology section (section G) the preliminary abstract, of the maximum length of two typewritten pages (maximum 4000 characters) must be sent to SIMC by December 31th 2019.
The selected candidates will be announced by January 15th 2020.
The subsequent delivery of the essays, which must not exceed 10 typewritten pages (including any examples and photos), must take place by February 28th 2020. For participation in Study Conferences the conditions for all the other speakers included in the program will be valid.

SIMC will subsequently communicate the selected works that will be performed during the year 2020 with the possibility of further subsequent executions, also in concert form.

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31 Dec 2019
Euro (EUR)