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January 01, 2020 12:00 — December 31, 2021 12:00   ·   various

SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra

Opportunity

SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra | Te Tono Mahinga a SOUNZ mā te Rāngai Puoro me te Rāngai Puoro Taiohi a Sistema

A collaboration between SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings – Sistema.

In October 2021 Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings will be performing together at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. This commission is an opportunity for a composer to create a work of 4–5 minutes featuring the combined forces of Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings. The resulting work will need to have separate parts at an appropriate level for Arohanui Strings.

Arohanui Strings is a Sistema-inspired music education programme based in Lower Hutt. The selected composer is expected to work closely with the group throughout the rehearsal process.

Call for proposals

Proposals for the commission from New Zealand composers should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 25 January 2021. All applications will be forwarded to a panel facilitated by SOUNZ, and the winning proposal will be announced in the week beginning Monday 1 February 2021. Download the project guidelines and submission form here.

The composer will receive a commission fee of $2,000 and this will be split into two payments of $1,000 each – the first of which will be paid upon the awarding of the commission, and the final payment of $1,000 will be paid upon successful completion of the commission and delivery of all scores and parts by the due date. The composer will also receive one return airfare to Wellington from within New Zealand to attend a workshop with Arohanui Strings.

NB. There will be no additional reimbursement for travel and/or accommodation expenses.

Composers are welcome to contact SOUNZ for further information in relation to this project at info@sounz.org.nz.

SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra | Te Tono Mahinga a SOUNZ mā te Rāngai Puoro me te Rāngai Puoro Taiohi a Sistema

A collaboration between SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings – Sistema.

In October 2021 Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings will be performing together at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. This commission is an opportunity for a composer to create a work of 4–5 minutes featuring the combined forces of Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings. The resulting work will need to have separate parts at an appropriate level for Arohanui Strings.

Arohanui Strings is a Sistema-inspired music education programme based in Lower Hutt. The selected composer is expected to work closely with the group throughout the rehearsal process.

Call for proposals

Proposals for the commission from New Zealand composers should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 25 January 2021. All applications will be forwarded to a panel facilitated by SOUNZ, and the winning proposal will be announced in the week beginning Monday 1 February 2021. Download the project guidelines and submission form here.

The composer will receive a commission fee of $2,000 and this will be split into two payments of $1,000 each – the first of which will be paid upon the awarding of the commission, and the final payment of $1,000 will be paid upon successful completion of the commission and delivery of all scores and parts by the due date. The composer will also receive one return airfare to Wellington from within New Zealand to attend a workshop with Arohanui Strings.

NB. There will be no additional reimbursement for travel and/or accommodation expenses.

Composers are welcome to contact SOUNZ for further information in relation to this project at info@sounz.org.nz.

SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra | Te Tono Mahinga a SOUNZ mā te Rāngai Puoro me te Rāngai Puoro Taiohi a Sistema

A collaboration between SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings – Sistema.

In October 2021 Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings will be performing together at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. This commission is an opportunity for a composer to create a work of 4–5 minutes featuring the combined forces of Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings. The resulting work will need to have separate parts at an appropriate level for Arohanui Strings.

Arohanui Strings is a Sistema-inspired music education programme based in Lower Hutt. The selected composer is expected to work closely with the group throughout the rehearsal process.

Call for proposals

Proposals for the commission from New Zealand composers should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 25 January 2021. All applications will be forwarded to a panel facilitated by SOUNZ, and the winning proposal will be announced in the week beginning Monday 1 February 2021. Download the project guidelines and submission form here.

The composer will receive a commission fee of $2,000 and this will be split into two payments of $1,000 each – the first of which will be paid upon the awarding of the commission, and the final payment of $1,000 will be paid upon successful completion of the commission and delivery of all scores and parts by the due date. The composer will also receive one return airfare to Wellington from within New Zealand to attend a workshop with Arohanui Strings.

NB. There will be no additional reimbursement for travel and/or accommodation expenses.

Composers are welcome to contact SOUNZ for further information in relation to this project at info@sounz.org.nz.

October 01, 2020 09:00 — January 25, 2021 17:00

CMNZ Commissioning Prize

Opportunity

Chamber Music New Zealand invites entries for the inaugural CMNZ Commissioning Prize.

CMNZ is looking to commission a New Zealand composer who has not been commissioned by CMNZ before to write a new piece to be toured by a group in the 2022 Regional Series. CMNZ will work with the successful composer and the ensembles on the 2022 roster to find a collaboration that is pleasurable and beneficial to all.

Award: An 8-10 minute commission premiered and toured by a group in the CMNZ 2022 Regional Series. The fee will align with CANZ guidelines.

Eligibility: The prize will be awarded to a composer who has not been commissioned by CMNZ before. New Zealand composers, including NZ-born composers now based overseas and composers born overseas now living in Aotearoa will be considered.

Access the entry form here

Deadline: Sunday 21 February, 2021

Please share this invitation widely!

If you have any questions please contact Elliot Vaughan — artistic.admin@chambermusic.co.nz.


Chamber Music New Zealand invites entries for the inaugural CMNZ Commissioning Prize.

CMNZ is looking to commission a New Zealand composer who has not been commissioned by CMNZ before to write a new piece to be toured by a group in the 2022 Regional Series. CMNZ will work with the successful composer and the ensembles on the 2022 roster to find a collaboration that is pleasurable and beneficial to all.

Award: An 8-10 minute commission premiered and toured by a group in the CMNZ 2022 Regional Series. The fee will align with CANZ guidelines.

Eligibility: The prize will be awarded to a composer who has not been commissioned by CMNZ before. New Zealand composers, including NZ-born composers now based overseas and composers born overseas now living in Aotearoa will be considered.

Access the entry form here

Deadline: Sunday 21 February, 2021

Please share this invitation widely!

If you have any questions please contact Elliot Vaughan — artistic.admin@chambermusic.co.nz.


October 02, 2020 12:00 — February 21, 2021 23:59   ·   Online submission

NZ Composer Sessions 2021 | APPLY NOW

Opportunity

The applications are now open for the NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa 2021, closing on 22 February 2021.

The NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa is a collaboration between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, RNZ Concert and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

The aim is to create high-quality NZ orchestral recordings and to promote the works to a range of orchestras and broadcasters.

Following the concert and the final editing process, the recordings will be available as audio on SOUNZ’s and RNZ Concert’s websites.

The 2021 recordings will take place over four days (28 Sep – 1 Oct) at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

Download more information and the application form here.

Download the NZSO Score and Parts Preparation Guidelines here.

This key SOUNZ project, delivered in partnership with the NZSO and RNZ Concert, was established in 1998 and was rebranded as NZ Composer Sessions in 2016. It produces new recordings of orchestral music for public broadcast and online streaming. 



Read more about the past recordings on SOUNZ online, where you can also find links to previous recordings and background information about composers whose works have been selected for the project.

The applications are now open for the NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa 2021, closing on 22 February 2021.

The NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa is a collaboration between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, RNZ Concert and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

The aim is to create high-quality NZ orchestral recordings and to promote the works to a range of orchestras and broadcasters.

Following the concert and the final editing process, the recordings will be available as audio on SOUNZ’s and RNZ Concert’s websites.

The 2021 recordings will take place over four days (28 Sep – 1 Oct) at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

Download more information and the application form here.

Download the NZSO Score and Parts Preparation Guidelines here.

This key SOUNZ project, delivered in partnership with the NZSO and RNZ Concert, was established in 1998 and was rebranded as NZ Composer Sessions in 2016. It produces new recordings of orchestral music for public broadcast and online streaming. 



Read more about the past recordings on SOUNZ online, where you can also find links to previous recordings and background information about composers whose works have been selected for the project.

The applications are now open for the NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa 2021, closing on 22 February 2021.

The NZ Composer Sessions | Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa is a collaboration between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, RNZ Concert and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

The aim is to create high-quality NZ orchestral recordings and to promote the works to a range of orchestras and broadcasters.

Following the concert and the final editing process, the recordings will be available as audio on SOUNZ’s and RNZ Concert’s websites.

The 2021 recordings will take place over four days (28 Sep – 1 Oct) at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

Download more information and the application form here.

Download the NZSO Score and Parts Preparation Guidelines here.

This key SOUNZ project, delivered in partnership with the NZSO and RNZ Concert, was established in 1998 and was rebranded as NZ Composer Sessions in 2016. It produces new recordings of orchestral music for public broadcast and online streaming. 



Read more about the past recordings on SOUNZ online, where you can also find links to previous recordings and background information about composers whose works have been selected for the project.

October 19, 2020 09:00 — February 22, 2021 09:00

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society | 2021 Composition Competition

Opportunity

"Once you become a viola-player, one of your most important duties is to strive to enlarge the library of solo viola music"

— Lionel Tertis —


Writing new music for viola?

After three previous successful Viola Composition Competitions run by ANZVS, another one will be held in Winter 2021.

There is now a new category in the competition this year: compositions will be accepted for viola plus voice or viola plus one other instrument, for the first time.


Click here for the entry form and Conditions of Entry.

For further enquiries about the competition or the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, contact secretary@anzvs.com.


"Once you become a viola-player, one of your most important duties is to strive to enlarge the library of solo viola music"

— Lionel Tertis —


Writing new music for viola?

After three previous successful Viola Composition Competitions run by ANZVS, another one will be held in Winter 2021.

There is now a new category in the competition this year: compositions will be accepted for viola plus voice or viola plus one other instrument, for the first time.


Click here for the entry form and Conditions of Entry.

For further enquiries about the competition or the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, contact secretary@anzvs.com.


October 27, 2020 09:00 — May 01, 2021 17:00

Marcus Jackson | Slime Inheritance

Exhibition or installation

Marcus Jackson is an artist, composer and writer based in Pōneke. He creates work that interrogates the links between physical gesture and sound production, often with uncanny results. In Slime Inheritance he installs a system of valves and pipes into the gallery. At various points in the system, air escapes to activate sound objects, creating a sonified installation.

Marcus Jackson is an artist, composer and writer based in Pōneke. He creates work that interrogates the links between physical gesture and sound production, often with uncanny results. In Slime Inheritance he installs a system of valves and pipes into the gallery. At various points in the system, air escapes to activate sound objects, creating a sonified installation.

Marcus Jackson is an artist, composer and writer based in Pōneke. He creates work that interrogates the links between physical gesture and sound production, often with uncanny results. In Slime Inheritance he installs a system of valves and pipes into the gallery. At various points in the system, air escapes to activate sound objects, creating a sonified installation.

January 16, 2021 17:00 — February 05, 2021 18:00   ·   Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Tūmahana: Exchange

Concert

Juanita Hepi | artistic director
Danny Syme | co-director/head trainer
Hamish Oliver | composer


Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

This all ages performance weaves theatre, aerial and visual arts, acrobatics, Toi Māori and Tāonga Pūoro with orchestral music in collaboration with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Christchurch Circus Collective and CSO.


Juanita Hepi | artistic director
Danny Syme | co-director/head trainer
Hamish Oliver | composer


Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

This all ages performance weaves theatre, aerial and visual arts, acrobatics, Toi Māori and Tāonga Pūoro with orchestral music in collaboration with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Christchurch Circus Collective and CSO.


Juanita Hepi | artistic director
Danny Syme | co-director/head trainer
Hamish Oliver | composer


Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

This all ages performance weaves theatre, aerial and visual arts, acrobatics, Toi Māori and Tāonga Pūoro with orchestral music in collaboration with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Christchurch Circus Collective and CSO.


March 27, 2021 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Ensemble Offspring | Avant Gardens 4: Naturale

Concert

Programme:
Luciano Berio – Naturale
Maria Grenfell – New Work (World Premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe – Sonata for Viola and Percussion
Karlo Margetic – Bricks and Mortar (World Premiere)

Claire Edwardes | percussion
James Wannan | viola/violin
Jason Noble | clarinet
Robin Janus | sound

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

Concert 1 at 5 pm
Concert 2 at 7 pm

Programme:
Luciano Berio – Naturale
Maria Grenfell – New Work (World Premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe – Sonata for Viola and Percussion
Karlo Margetic – Bricks and Mortar (World Premiere)

Claire Edwardes | percussion
James Wannan | viola/violin
Jason Noble | clarinet
Robin Janus | sound

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

Concert 1 at 5 pm
Concert 2 at 7 pm

Programme:
Luciano Berio – Naturale
Maria Grenfell – New Work (World Premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe – Sonata for Viola and Percussion
Karlo Margetic – Bricks and Mortar (World Premiere)

Claire Edwardes | percussion
James Wannan | viola/violin
Jason Noble | clarinet
Robin Janus | sound

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

Concert 1 at 5 pm
Concert 2 at 7 pm

March 28, 2021 17:00

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

Concert

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


June 14, 2021 20:00 — June 14, 2021 22:00   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

Concert

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.

June 20, 2021 19:00 — June 20, 2021 21:00   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
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