Call for Scores - Estovest Festival 2017

CALL FOR SCORES - ESTOVEST FESTIVAL 2017
“Spiriti musicali” (Spirit in music)

Association Ensemble Xenia (Turin, Italy) is happy to announce Call for Scores of the 16th EstOvest Festival, open to candidates born after January 1st 1982 from all over the world.

The winning composer will be required to write a piece for string quintet (string quartet plus cello). The composer is invited to consider this formation in the schubertian manner, with the addition of a second cello rather than a double bass. The work will be performed in the opening concert of the Festival by Ensemble Xenia and Rohan De Saram (ex Arditti quartet member).

The work should be in line with the Festival theme “Spiriti Musicali / Spirit in Music”, and be marked by an interest in intimate research, highlighted in idealistic and spiritual purposes.

CALL FOR SCORES - ESTOVEST FESTIVAL 2017
“Spiriti musicali” (Spirit in music)

Association Ensemble Xenia (Turin, Italy) is happy to announce Call for Scores of the 16th EstOvest Festival, open to candidates born after January 1st 1982 from all over the world.

ESTOVEST FESTIVAL: A JOURNEY IN TODAY’S MUSIC
The aim of the EstOvest Festival is exchange between different cultures : on the one hand the Festival encourage integration and comparison of ancient musical traditions with contemporary expression; on the other hand the artistic journey revisits the western avant-garde compositions, in a spirit of creative research.
The EstOvest 2017 Festival theme “Spiriti Musicali /Spirit in Music”, will endeavor to shed light on the profound and fundamental link between interiority and Sharing, between Music and Spirituality.

REQUIREMENTS
The winning composer will be required to write a piece for string quintet (string quartet plus cello). The composer is
invited to consider this formation in the schubertian manner, with the addition of a second cello rather than a double bass. The work will be performed in the opening concert of the Festival by Ensemble Xenia and Rohan De Saram (ex Arditti quartet member).

The work should be in line with the Festival theme “Spiriti Musicali / Spirit in Music”, and be marked by an interest in intimate research, highlighted in idealistic and spiritual purposes.

The duration of the piece should be between 5 - 8 minutes.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The competition is for young composers born after 1st January 1982.
Candidates are required to send the following :
- a short written project in English (or Italian) about the piece they intend to compose - CV
- 2 existing scores , of which 1 for chamber formation (with preference for string quartet)
- audio files, if possible, and web references.
- a letter of reference if so desired

For further information: http://www.estovestfestival.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EO_Callforscor...

All material should be sent electronically with PDF attachments to the following address info@estovestfestival.it
All emails must be marked “Subject: Call for Scores – EstOvest 2017”.

The deadline is July 10th 2017.
All emails will be duly acknowledged.

The result will be announced online not later than July 17th. The selected composer will be informed by email as soon as the decision has been reached and will be asked to compose the new piece and to deliver it by email in PDF format to the same address not later than 1st September 2017.

The jury comprises
Giulio Castagnoli, composer, professor at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatoire , Turin
Eilis Cranitch, violinist, member ot the Xenia Ensemble, president Associazione Ensemble Xenia
Rohan De Saram, cellist, ex member of the Arditti Quartet
Claudio Pasceri, cellist, member of the Xenia Ensemble, Artistic Coordinator of the EstOvest Festival

A registration fee is not required and the winner will not receive any monetary award but EstOvest Festival guarantees full coverage on all publicity material related to the Festival as well as on our web site and social network.

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Associazione Ensemble Xenia
info@estovestfestival.it - www.estovestfestival.it

10 Jul 2017