spnm and Concorde Ensemble : Call for Participants
In early June 2005 and as part of Deirdre Gribbin's second Season of Events
as Artistic Director of spnm, Concorde Ensemble will perform a concert
of new works in Dublin. spnm [The Society for the Promotion
of New Music] announces a call for proposals.
spnm - promoting new music exists to serve, inspire, educate
and bring together composers, performers and audiences. It promotes
the creation, performance and appreciation of new music through a range
of unique opportunities and services.
Concorde was established in Dublin in 1976 to promote
new music on a regular basis. The group continues to nurture the
creation and performance of contemporary music and to provide opportunities
for listeners to engage with a range of music from recent times. Concorde
commission both Irish and international composers, perform throughout
Ireland and at international
festivals and work with distinguished guest soloists in the field.
This is an opportunity to write a new piece for Concorde with workshops
in advance of submission of the score and parts. Composers will
be selected for the project by Jane O'Leary, Director of Concorde Ensemble,
and Deirdre Gribbin, spnm Artistic Director. The project will be structured
1 Open workshop 20th November 2004
Chance to hear the instruments, work with the players on sketches and
2 Closed workshop 14th April 2005
Rehearsal of first draft of new pieces. Following this workshop, there
will be the chance to complete the piece for final submission by 13th
3 Performance 12th June 2005
Public performance of the new works in the National Gallery of Ireland
The workshops, rehearsals and concert will take place in Ireland and a
bursary fund will be available for those selected to cover travel and
You must be Irish, Northern Irish or resident in Ireland currently.
Your piece must be for three to six players from the following ensemble:
flute (doubling alto flute and piccolo), clarinet, (doubling bass clarinet),
violin, cello, piano, accordion, soprano voice.
Your final piece should be 6-8 minutes in duration.
You must be available to attend the workshop, rehearsal and performance
dates in Dublin.
[Open Workshop - 20th November 2004]
[Closed workshop - 14th April 2005]
[Concert - 12th June 2005]
How to Apply :
€ Please send the following:
o 100 words saying why you would like to participate in the project, your
proposed choice of instruments and ideas or outline for the new work.
o Some sketches for the piece you would write (maximum two sides of manuscript)
o A recent work (if you already have a work on the spnm shortlist and
wish this to be considered, you do not need to resend it.) Please note
that this work will be to give an indication of your music - it will not
be used in this project.
o A cv
If you would like any of the materials that you submit for the call returned
please enclose a postal order, cheque or draft for £2.50 payable
The deadline for submissions is 29th October 2004.
Please mark the envelope containing your submission "Concorde"
If you would like more information relating to spnm or Concorde then please
visit our web sites at
If you have any queries regarding this call then please do not hesitate
to contact Tina Speed at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7407 1640.
Otherwise please send your submission to:
St Margaret's House
18-20 Southwark Street