Keep Composers Weird 2018 (Austin TX)

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD 2018 will take place between January 14th and January 22nd in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities.  Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches

Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day):  $1,500 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to by December 1st 2017
1) Please send the following information:
a.  Name
b.  Birth date
c.  Nationality
d.  CV
e.  Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e - interests, goals, etc)
f.  One letter of recommendation (if possible)

2) PDF files of one - two of your works with recordings or midi (if available)

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to

Dec.1.2017: Application deadline
Dec.10. 2017: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2017:  Notification to reserve spot in program
Dec.20. 2017: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.10.2018: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.14. 2017 - arrival and accommodation in Austin 
Jan.21/22.2017 - departure from Austin

2 Dec 2017
U.S. Dollar (USD)