GroundSwell Inc.: 2020 Emerging Composers Competition

GroundSwell is pleased to announce its biennial Emerging Composers Competition. The competition is open to Canadian composers under 30 years of age and is for electroacoustic pieces composed between 2015 and 2020.

Summary:

· Deadline date—October 15, 2020.

· Five finalists will be featured on GroundSwell—Linked, our new online series. Finalists will be chosen and adjudicated by an international panel of judges to determine 1st and 2nd place; the Special Audience Prize will be determined by online voting following the broadcast. One of the finalists will be a Manitoba composer.

· 1st Prize—$1,000; 2nd Prize—$750; Special Audience Prize—$250.
GroundSwell is pleased to announce its biennial Emerging Composers Competition. The competition is open to Canadian composers under 30 years of age and is for electroacoustic pieces composed between 2015 and 2020.

Timelines:

Deadline date—October 15, 2020 (11:59PM)
Announcement of five finalists—November 15, 2020
GroundSwell—Linked online concert event—time, date & platform to be announced
Composers must be:

30 years old or younger by the deadline date
Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
OR, foreign students enrolled in a post-secondary music program in Canada
Application process:

Submit one electroacoustic composition to a maximum duration of 15 minutes. Works must have been written between 2015 and 2020. Only one application per composer will be accepted.
Works must be: 1) wav files; 2) two-channel stereo; 3) labelled as follows <>. No other formats will be accepted.
Applications will only be accepted by email sent to info@gswell.ca with <> as the subject heading. Applicants will submit works using a Dropbox link or WeTransfer. Include a brief biography (250 words).
Adjudication process:

Works will be adjudicated by an international panel of judges
Five works will be selected for online broadcast. One will be by a Manitoba composer
First and second prizes will be determined by the jury as follows: 1st prize = $1,000; 2nd prize = $750
One additional prize will be determined by online audience vote following the broadcast: Special Audience Prize = $250
All decisions of both the jury and audience will be final.
For more information, contact David R. Scott, Executive Director & Artistic Coordinator, GroundSwell, Inc. , 204-943-5770

15 Oct 2020