CALL FOR SCORES!
TACTUS YOUNG COMPOSERS' FORUM 2017
writing for orchestra
The seventh edition of the Young Composers' Forum - September 2017
The seventh edition of ['tactus], Young Composers' Forum, will take place in Brussels and Mons, Belgium, from September 25th to 29th, 2017 under the presence of maestri Ann McKay, Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Claude Ledoux, and others to be confirmed.
The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium from September 25th to 27th (orchestral session with the Brussels Philharmonic) and in Mons, Belgium from September 27th to 29th (chamber music session with Musiques Nouvelles).
Applications can be submitted exclusively online via the Ulysses platform from December 12th, 2016.
Deadline for submission: June 1st 2017
REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTED CANDIDATES
Composers 35 years and younger of all nationalities are invited to apply for one or both sessions submitting works as indicated in the application requirements found below.
Applications must be submitted exclusively online via the Ulysses platform: http://ulysses-network.eu/web/competitions/. You will be asked to submit scores and audio files. Handwritten scores will not be accepted.
The application deadline is June 1st, 2017.
The first session, held in Brussels, Belgium from September 25th to 27th and with the collaboration of the Brussels Philharmonic, will feature writing for orchestra. Candidates are asked to submit a piece or part of a piece (movement) for symphony orchestra approximately 10 minutes in duration.
Orchestral accompaniment cannot exceed the following instrumentation:
Woodwinds in groups of 3: 3 flutes [including piccolo] - 3 oboes [including English horn] - 3 clarinets [including bass clarinet or soprano clarinet] - 3 bassoons [including contrabassoon]
Brass: 4 horns - 3 trumpets - 3 trombones – 1 tuba
Percussion: 3 players [1 timpanist and 2 percussionists]
Harp: 1 player
Strings: 14 – 12 – 9 – 8 – 6
The second session, held in Mons, Belgium from September 27th to 29th, 2017 and with the collaboration of the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, will feature writing for chamber ensemble. Candidates are asked to submit a piece for chamber ensemble approximately 10 minutes in duration. Applicants are encouraged to submit a work with particular emphasis on either the piano and / or marimba part/s.
Instrumentation for the chamber ensemble work should not exceed the following (9 musicians):
1 flute (including piccolo, alto flute and bass flute) - 1 clarinet (including bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet) – 1 trombone – 1 guitar (including electric guitar) – percussion* – 1 piano – 1 violin – 1 viola – 1 cello.
* Accepted percussion instruments:
• 1 * timpani 20 inches
• 1 * timpani 26 inches
• 1 * timpani 29 inches
• 1 * timpani 32 inches
• 1 * concert bass drum
• 1 * tubulars bells
• 1 * concert tam tam
• 1 * gong tuned . C .
• 1 * gong tuned . B .
• 1 * marimba
• 1 * vibraphone
• 3 * conga
• 3 * bongo paired 7 inches . and 8 inches 5/8
• 1 * complete drum set with 2 snares
• 1 * glockenspiel
• 1 * octave of crotales C6 – C7
• 1 * xylophone
• 2 * bar chimes
• 5 * cow bell
• a set of suspended cymbals