Duoctane 2020 Call for Proposals


As composer/performers ourselves, we have been in the position of applying to some fairly ludicrous calls that asked for a fully formed piece for a very unique instrumentation, and then asked you to pay to submit your work. We think a better way to make use of everyone’s time is for us to open up a dialogue with composers before we ask them to create something new. No need to write a brand-new piece just to pay a fee and never get a response, let alone a performance. Instead, we want to know a little about you, hear what you have been up to recently, and see what you might want to write for us in the future.

Submission deadline – April 15, 2020
3 Winners decided – May 1, 2020
New piece delivered – September 1, 2020
Duoctane recordings delivered – January 1, 2021

Duration: 6-10 minutes
Instrumentation: Must use both performers
Instrumentation List: https://tinyurl.com/DuoctaneInstrumentList

Required Materials
Short Biography (250 word max)
Proposal (1-page)
3 Scores with Corresponding Recordings (MIDI acceptable)

1st Place: $200, a live performance, and a recording
2nd Place: $100, a live performance, and a recording
3rd Place: A live performance, and a recording

Start your application: https://www.duoctane.com/call-for-proposals

15 Apr 2020