Concours de Bourges
The 3rd International Composition Contest for Acoustic Instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo
MusInfo is pleased to announce the second edition of the International composition contest for acoustic instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo. With this initiative MusInfo proposes to open a new space intended to uphold the work of contemporary composers and sound artists in the field of « live-electronic » music.
Composers are invited to write a short study of 2 to 4 minutes maximum. The electroacoustic device is represented by the software P-Soft supplied by MusInfo. The composers whose studies are chosen will receive a commission from the Opus Centrum ensemble who collaborates with MusInfo. They will be invited to write a full length composition that will be played and recorded next year.
The electroacoustic device will be supplied to composers by MusInfo for the period of composition. This year the studies may be written for the following instruments: violin or clarinet.
The contest is open from March 1st until April 3rd 2016.
The call is open to composers of any age.
There are no fees for inscription.
The contest is open to any short study (from 2 to 4 min long) written for P-Soft and an acoustic solo instrument (violin or clarinet). No other software or audio files may be used.
The software needed to participate in the contest is available for download at the following address: http://www.sampo.fr
Examples of scores for the device and help concerning the composing process are available at the address: Software and Manual
The composers should send
• the software « bank » file
• the instrument score in PDF format
• the participant information (name & address)
to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The files must be marked with the title of the work and the name of the author.
The works will be presented to the jury anonymously.
If the composer wishes to send a recording of his work, he should do it by using WeTransfer: https://www.wetransfer.com/
The international jury will nominate the winners of the contest during the Art & Science Days 2016 in Bourges.
The jury can decide not to nominate any winner.
The winners’ studies will be interpreted during the Art & Science Days 2016 in Bourges.
The winners will receive the electroacoustic device conceived by MusInfo at their home for a period of 2 to 3 months in order to write their new composition.
The new composition will be created during the Art & Science Days 2017 by the Opus Centrum ensemble.