International Percussion Premiere Night

The “Casa della Musica” of Trieste and artistic directors Gabriele Petracco and Marko Jugovic present the first edition of the “International Percussion Premiere Night”.

Composers from around the world are invited to write new music for percussion duo.

A committee formed of three internationally renowned musicians and professors will select four compositions which will be premiered and recorded by the Popocatepetl Percussion Duo on the September 8th 2018 in the “Casa della Musica” of Trieste, Italy.

For more information and to download the application form please visit our website.

International Percussion Premiere Night
1st edition – percussion duo
call 4 scores
The “Casa della Musica” of Trieste
and artistic directors Gabriele
Petracco and Marko Jugovic
present the first edition
of the “International Percussion
Premiere Night”.
Composers from around the world are invited to
write new music for percussion duo. A committee
of experts will select four compositions
which will be premiered and recorded by the
Popocatepetl Percussion Duo on the September
8th 2018 in the “Casa della Musica” of Trieste,
Italy.
Aim
To broaden the repertoire for percussion
ensemble
To stimulate composers to explore this field
To give composers an opportunity to get their
works professionally performed and recorded
To expand the network of participants for
further collaborations
The works
Each work should last between five and twelve
minutes.
The use of audio and/or video tapes is allowed,
but NOT live electronics.
Composers may submit multiple works.
Composers can choose instruments from the
following list:
• 2 marimbas 5 octaves
• 2 vibraphones
• 1 xylophone
• 2 timpani
• 2 kick drums (it is possible to play them with
drum sticks as well)
• various snare drums
• various tom-toms
• various cymbals
• 2 sets of temple blocks
• 1 tam-tam
• 6 small thai gongs (EU notation: c#’, e’, f’, c#”,
e”, f”)
• 1 octave crotales
• 1 wind chimes
• 1 triangle
• junk percussion
Only works for percussion duo that haven’t been
performed professionally and/or published as of
July 6th 2018 will be accepted.
For any questions about instrumentation please
contact us at percussionpremiere@gmail.com

Jury
The Jury is formed of three internationally
renowned musicians who will meet, discuss,
and then select the four works which will be
performed.
You can find their biographies on the website
www.percussionpremiere.com
• Fabio Nieder (IT - pianist, composer)
• Fabiàn Pèrez Tedesco
(RA - percussionist, composer)
• Hans Leenders (NL - percussionist, conductor)
Application form
The application is open to composers of all
nationalities with no age limit and with no
limit on composition style. Composers whose
works are selected will be invited to the concert
and hosted for the day of the performance, but
they must pay their own travel expenses. A non
refundable application fee of 35€ is required.
For each additional composition there is an
additional fee of 10€.
Payments should be made
to the following account:
CINQUANTACINQUE COOP. SOCIALE
UNICREDIT BANCA SPA
ABI: 02008   CAB: 02210   CIN: D
IBAN: IT 28 D 02008 02210 000003514273
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM10NA
The application should include:
• The completed application form,
which you can download from the website
www.percussionpremiere.com
• A curriculum vitae with optional catalogue
of works
• The scores of all compositions
with program notes in PDF format
• The confirmation of payment
Deadlines
• Application forms July 6th 2018
• Arrival of scores July 6th 2018
• Announcement of successful works
July 10th 2018
Applications will not be considered until all the
materials has been received, and no incomplete
applications will be considered after July 6th
2018.
Please send scores and completed forms
to this address: percussionpremiere@gmail.com
Popocatepetl Percussion Duo makes no claims
on any of the entered compositions beyond the
right to premiere the winning compositions, and
to make non-commercial audio recordings for
archival and publicity purposes. Submission of
an application to participate in the competition
confirms that the contestants unconditionally
accept all the rules as established in this
announcement.
Popocatepetl
Percussion Duo
Since 2013 percussionists Gabriele Petracco and
Marko Jugovic have shared an ambitious project
aimed at transforming the global percussion
scene. Besides the usual duo repertoire,
they perform their own compositions and
arrangements for two marimbas and for multipercussion
and animation.
Marko’s creativity and his skills in music
composition combine with Gabriele’s orchestral
experience to create a mix of great artistic
relevance.
They regularly perform in Italy and the
Netherlands including at the Conservatory
“G. Tartini” in Trieste, the Assicurazioni
Generali of Trieste, the Mozart Association
Italy, the Open Podium Rotterdam, the “Made
in Rotterdam” concert season of the Doelen
Philharmonic Hall in Rotterdam and the “Trieste
Estate 2017”concert season. They were recently
invited at Conservatory “G.Rossini” in Pesaro
(IT) to give a Masterclass on ensemble, solo and
orchestral repertoire.
The Casa della Musica
and its Recording Studio
The “Casa della Musica” is a music service centre
located in the heart of Trieste, Italy. Its multiple
activities are managed by the Soc. Cooperativa
Cinquantacinque and entails the organisation of
music courses, studio productions, concerts and
events. It is a meeting point for young people,
schools, associations, companies and whoever
else is interested in arts, culture, didactics and
communication.  
The “Urban Recording Studio” measures 200 sq.
m on the second floor of the music production
centre “Casa della Musica”. It consists of three
isolation booths, a 100 sq. m live area and an
ample control room (40 sq m.). The acoustic
planning has been carefully studied and realized
by professionals of this particular field, using
the different features of the rooms, in order
to obtain a sound well-adapted to the various
musical and production requirements.
Important artists who have recorded here,
among others, are Ennio Morricone, Markus
Stockhausen, Bill Molenhof, Coolio, Snoop Dogg,
Airto Moreira, Lenny White, Herb Geller and
Omar Hakim.

6 Jul 2018
35.00
Euro (EUR)