• Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to Bach - Maksim Velichkin - solo cello

    Deadline: April 19, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to Bach is to be premiered by Maksim Velichkin on the Music@Mimoda series in Los Angeles. The one-minute works for this call are to be written for solo cello. The theme of this Fifteen Minutes of Fame is an Homage to Bach; works submitted should be based on, developed from, and otherwise related to the pitches BACH. This shall serve as a uniting factor for all the compositions. The pieces should employ traditional means of extracting sound from the cello.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline April 19 , 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works are to be written for solo cello.
    -Works should be inspired traditional methods using a theme from BACH.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read: 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to Bach - Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Maksim Velichkin on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Maksim Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician, both locally and throughout the world. Mr.Velichkin has appeared as a soloist with Uzbekistan National Symphony, Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, American Youth Symphony, as well as Torrance, Westchester, Southeast and Bellflower orchestras. He has toured extensively to Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia with the prestigious Verbier Chamber and Verbier Festival Symphony Orchestras.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Pedro Dias, Portuguese guitar

    Deadline: April 21, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Pedro Dias to be premiered on June 21, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice collaboration with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal Portuguese Guitar

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline April 21, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Pedro Dias-Composer’s Name-Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.

    Pedro will be using a Lisbon guitar with the appropriate tuning: D3D4 - A3A4 - B3B4 - E4E4 – A4A4 – B4B4. (Three of the strings are in fact tuned in pairs) About the Portuguese guitar: http://nfist.pt/sf/sf3/musica/guitarra.htm

    An extraction/translation for this link:
    "The Portuguese guitar is very widespread in Portugal being the closest to the feeling of the Portuguese Lusitano.

    The Portuguese guitar has an unmistakable timbre so that wherever you are, any Portuguese recognizes the first chords. It is a musical instrument loaded with symbolism and, at the mercy of its long alliance with Fado, is connoted with the "way of being" Portuguese. Destiny, fate and longing are words that naturally associate the trilling of the Portuguese guitar.

    The origins of the Portuguese guitar date back to the Middle Ages, an instrument called cítula. This has evolved over time, through sitar, culminating in the Portuguese guitar.

    Originally the usual instrument in the salons of the haute bourgeoisie survived and became in the hands of the people, a popular instrument.

    The Portuguese guitar is, in technical language, one chordophone compound, whose harmonic box is pear-shaped. It consists of six pairs of strings and has had several tunings.

    There are three types of Portuguese guitar: that of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra, with different traditions of manufacture. The Lisbon is the smallest of the three, with rounded lower case and is the one that has the sound "brighter".”

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    About the performer: Pedro Dias has been studying and performing the Portuguese guitar since his childhood. “Para mim a guitarra portuguesa é a melhor de me exprimir. (For me the Portuguese Guitar is the best way of expressing myself.)” Pedro Dias has performed throughout Portugal, performing primarily Fado; but has also collaborated in other genres. Pedro Dias is currently living in Lisbon and studying at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

    Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Pedro Dias, guitarrista português

    Prazo: 21 de Abril de 2014

    Vox Novus está a solicitar obras musicais de um minuto de duração compostas para Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Pedro Dias vai estrear-se dia 21 de Junho de 2014, na colaboração do Composer’s Voice com a Universidade Nova de Lisboa, em Portugal Guitarra Portuguesa

    Directrizes de Envio:
    -Prazo de Entrega 21 de Abril de 2014
    -Todos as obras têm de ter até 60 segundos de duração -Este convite está aberto a todos os compositores.
    -Não requer pagamento de qualquer taxa.
    -As obras devem ser compostas especificamente para este projecto e interprete.
    -Todas as peças musicais devem ser estreias e não devem ter sido escritas nem interpretadas anteriormente.
    -Nenhuma obra com duração superior a um minuto será avaliada.
    -Entregas múltiplas não serão aceites. Envie o seu melhor trabalho!
    -As obras devem ser enviadas via email para: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -O assunto deve conter 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Pedro Dias-Nome do Compositor – Título
    -O email deve incluir a fotografia do compositor em ficheiro jpg, em anexo.
    -A partitura deve ser submetida em ficheiro PDF, em anexo. Envie a partitura e partes junto s num único ficheiro. (As notas de interpretação devem estar incluídas junto com a partitura.)
    -Inclua a dedicação a na partitura
    -Inclua uma biografia de 50-palavras e uma nota de programa de 50 palavras, em texto, no corpo do email. NÂO envie estas em anexo.

    O Pedro vai usar uma guitarra lisboeta com a afinação adequada: D3D4 - A3A4 - B3B4 - E4E4 – A4A4 – B4B4. (Três das cordas estão, de facto, afinadas aos pares) Acerca da guitarra portuguesa: http://nfist.pt/sf/sf3/musica/guitarra.htm

    Um excerto deste link: "A guitarra portuguesa é um instrumento muito difundido em Portugal sendo o que mais se aproxima do sentimento Lusitano do povo português.

    A guitarra portuguesa tem um timbre de tal modo inconfundível que, onde quer que esteja, qualquer português a reconhece aos primeiros acordes. É um instrumento musical carregado de simbolismo e, à mercê da sua longa aliança com o Fado, é conotado com o "modo de ser" português. Destino, fado e saudade são palavras que naturalmente se associam ao trinado da guitarra portuguesa.

    As origens da guitarra portuguesa remontam à Idade Média, a um instrumento chamado cítula. Esta evoluiu ao longo dos tempos, passando pela cítara, culminando na guitarra portuguesa.

    Começando por ser instrumento habitual nos salões da alta burguesia, sobreviveu e transformou-se nas mãos do povo, para se tornar, actualmente, num instrumento popular.

    A guitarra portuguesa é, em linguagem técnica, um cordofone composto, cuja caixa harmónica é periforme, ou seja, tem forma de pêra. É constituído por seis pares de cordas e já teve diversas afinações.

    Existem três tipos de guitarra portuguesa: a de Lisboa, a do Porto e a de Coimbra, com diferentes tradições de fabrico. A de Lisboa é a mais pequena das três, com caixa baixa arredondada e é a que possui o som mais "brilhante".”

    Os compositores seleccionados receberão um email e os resultados serão anunciados na página do Fifteen Minutes of Fame E na Newsletter: NM421 Mais informação em: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Pedro Dias tem estudado e tocado guitarra portuguesa desde a sua infância. “Para mim a guitarra portuguesa é a melhor forma de me exprimir.” Pedro Dias tem tocado por Portugal inteiro, interpretando principalmente Fado; tendo igualmente colaborado noutros géneros musicais. Pedro Dias reside actualmente em Lisboa e estuda na Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Pamela Sklar, bass flute & Suzanne Mueller, cello

    Deadline: May 9, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute duets composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Pamela Sklar, bass flute, & Suzanne Mueller, cello to be premiered on November 9, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. Pieces should be for bass flute & cello duet only. No solos. The call 'theme' is meditative, peaceful, soulful and magical music inspired by Native American cultures. Some ideas: vision quest, peace meeting, animal souls, the glory and majesty of open outdoor natural spaces- mountains, forests, plains, etc.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline: May 9, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Extended technique are welcome

    Bass Flute technique notes:
    -Bass flute uses the same fingerings as concert flute.
    -Pitched in C and written in treble clef, the bass flute sounds an 8ve lower than written.
    -The range, an octave lower than concert flute, is C3 (8ve below middle C) to C7 (2 8ves above treble staff). The highest notes-F# (3rd line above treble staff) to C7 tend to be sharp especially if played loud. My preference is the lower range up into mid-range, with occasional use of highest notes.
    -Encouraged: flutter tonguing, trills, overtones & undertones, bending notes, tongue thrusts/tongue rams, humming while playing, different vibrato speeds and dynamic contrasts.
    -Some use of extended techniques is welcome.

    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Pamela Sklar– Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Pamela Sklar on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email:
    your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code(zip code), country, your email, and phone number.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    A published composer of chamber music, Pamela Sklar plays many styles of music and enjoys collaborating as a flutist and composer. Her duo for violin/bongos and cello was co-featured at Composers Concordance's Festival II, and her Spell 166 for five flutes & organ is included in Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts's special collection. Her performance credits include numerous tours as soloist with Claude Bolling, concerts with Dave Brubeck, TV performances with tenor Andrea Bocelli, orchestras for the GRAMMY Awards, recordings for jingles, major films and many artists including Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin. Her 2nd original cd Silver Pharaoh will be released by MSR Music in November. "The listener is transported to another time and place...hauntingly beautiful...full of colors...excellent...mastery." The National Flute Association; THE FLUTIST QUARTERLY (review of Pam's debut cd A Native American-Jazz Tribute cd). www.pamelasklar.com

    Cellist Suzanne Mueller has been Summer Concert Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens in New York since 2003, presenting an eclectic series of concerts with various partners. She is a graduate of both the Pre-College and College of The Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Marion Feldman, Alexander Kouguell, Lorne Munroe, Leslie Parnas, Channing Robbins, and Harvey Shapiro, and she has coached with artists including Joseph Fuchs, Margot Garrett, William Lincer, and, for non-classical cello and perspective, Eugene Friesen. She made her New York recital debut under the auspices of Artists International, as a member of the piano/cello Elysian Duo, and went on to perform as half of its successor, Elysian II, for ten years, before forming CROSS ISLAND with pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas. She also performs with clarinetist Thomas Piercy as CROSS ISLAND~Cello & Reed and with flutist Pamela Sklar as Cambiata Flute & Cello Duo. Another combination she enjoys is guitar and cello, and she was half of the guitar/cello duo, McCarron and Mueller, with Mark McCarron, for a decade. She enjoys collaboration with composers, which has led to her being a frequent performer on the Composer’s Voice concert series, presenting new music by living composers. Suzanne is a member of the New Directions Cello Association, the International Alliance for Women in Music and Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity. She performs and records with the folk duo Hungrytown, and has also appeared and recorded with singer/songwriter Terry Winchell, and in the jazz-inflected pop ensemble of Dave Rave & Mark McCarron. She can be heard on CDs by CROSS ISLAND, HUNGRYTOWN, Robin Eve Terry Winchell, Dave Rave and Mark McCarron, Alli Collis, Lauren Agnelli, and the Cave Dogs. For more information about Suzanne, please see her website, http://suzannemuellercellist.com.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Karen Phenpimon-Zehavi for percussion

    Deadline: May 16, 2014

    The 15 pieces will receive a studio recording by Karen Phenpimon-Zehavi accompanied by video and published on the Internet by Vox Novus.

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Karen Phenpimon-Zehavi for percussion. Instrumentation available include: small bass drum, conga, two tom-toms, bongos and 5 temple blocks, as in Xenakis setup for 'Rebonds'

    The instrumentation is taken from 'Rebonds', but compositions shouldn't be limited to conceptual gestures in that particular piece's style. The dry and sharp orchestration suggests music of landscapes: some images could be lunar, Dead Sea, arid, sparse, waves of water or sound, bright light. Process or journey through a space, as well as an economy of musical intention are additional elements worthy of exploration.

    This call is open to all composers.
    There is no submission fee.

    Submission guidelines:
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less. No works over a minute will be reviewed
    -Submission Deadline May 16, 2014
    -Works written for small bass drum, conga, two tom-toms, bongos and 5 temple blocks
    -Works must be submitted as a PDF file.
    -Include the dedication to Karen Phenpimon-Zehavi on the score.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Karen Phenpimon-Zehavi -Composer's Name - Title
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. (Please do not send these as attachments.)
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email: your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code(zip code), country, your email, and phone number
    The email must include the following attachments:
    -The composer's picture as a jpg file.
    -The score in pdf format (performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -DO NOT send soundfiles

    No works over a minute will be reviewed. Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!

    The results will be announced via the Vox Novus webpage and Vox Novus Newsletter: NM421 More information can be found at:
    http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame/

    Percussionist, timpanist and drummer Karen Phenpimon is an honors graduate of the University of California and the State University of New York, where she studied with renowned new music percussionists William Winant and Raymond DesRoches.

    She has appeared as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Michel Corboz, Kryzsztof Penderecki, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Robertson, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Dudamel and Andrew Parrott.

    Since moving to Tel Aviv in 1993, Karen has been active as one of Israel's top freelance percussionists, performing as a guest musician with all of the major Israeli orchestras and chamber music groups, including the Israel Philharmonic, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Jerusalem Symphony, Tel Aviv Soloists, Barrocade Israeli Baroque Collective, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Musica Nova and 21st Century Ensemble. She has given Israeli premieres of works by Messaien, Xenakis, Boulez, Eotvos, Feldman, Kurtag, Benjamin and Reich, among others.

    As an avid supporter and performer of indie rock, punk and improvised music, Karen has been a member of a number of bands over the years spanning various genres of popular music, jazz, cabaret, experimental, theater and dance. She has recorded for American, German and Israeli Radio as well as for CD, feature film and documentaries, most notably CRI (New York) and Canal Plus (France).

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: New Thread Quartet, saxophone quartet

    Deadline: June 11, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: New Thread Quartet, saxophone quartet to be premiered on January 11, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. solo double-bell trumpet Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline June 11, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -For saxophone quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones
    -For quartet only: no solos, duets, or trios
    -Extended technique is welcome.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: NEW THREAD– Composer’s Name – Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -The score, parts and performance notes should be submitted as a single pdf file. No zip files are accepted.
    -Include the dedication to New Thread Quartet on the score
    -Do not send mp3 or any other kind of sound file
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50-word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Founded in 2011, New Thread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene. Members of the ensemble are active as composers, performers, educators and industry professionals within the five boroughs, and share the goal of commissioning, and working closely with, New York City composers to develop impactful new works for the saxophone.

    Now in its fourth season, New Thread has performed for a wide range of audiences and venues within the five boroughs, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bronx Community College, D’Addario Chelsea/Collective School, Dimmena Center's NYsoundCircuit, Con Vivo’s Mercado Park Concert Series (Jersey City), South Oxford Space, Firehouse Space, JACK (Brooklyn), and Flushing Library in Queens.

    The quartet has toured widely in the US and abroad, performing at the 2012 NAVY Band Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia, the NASA Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and internationally at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. This spring, New Thread will perform at the University of Illinois and will premiere Erin Rogers' piece Mother Earth for flute and saxophone quartet, at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, with support from a JFund grant.

    Nearly all works programmed by New Thread have been written for the group by New York-based composers. Commissions and collaborations include composers Richard Carrick, Anthony Gatto, Gilbert Galindo, Miguel Bolivar, Kati Agocs, Roberto Kalb, Marcelo Lazcano, Michael Djupstrom, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Ben Hjertmann, Pat Muchmore and Luke Schwartz.

    Geoffrey Landman is a New York City based performer, teacher, and advocate of the saxophone and new music. He has collaborated with ensembles such as Either/Or, Talea Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Argento New Music Project, and is a founding member and soprano chair of the New Thread Quartet.

    Geoffrey has worked with composers such as Bernhard Lang, Christian Lauba, and Philippe Leroux among others. Geoffrey holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), Post-graduate work at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel in Switzerland, and is currently working toward his Doctoral degree at the New England Conservatory as the first DMA candidate for saxophone performance in the school’s history.

    Currently residing in NYC, saxophonist, Kristen McKeon, is thrilled to be a member of the D’Addario & Company’s Woodwind Division—working as a Woodwind Product Specialist, Artist Relations Manager, and Product Development Advisor. Appearances include performances at the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, several North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences, and the 2012 World Saxophone Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland. Kristen has enjoyed opportunities to be billed on several concert series and festivals including Carmel Music Society's Summer Subscription Series, thingNY’s Seven Immediacies Series, the New England Conservatory Composers' Series, and the Composers Now Festival in NYC.

    An experienced clinician, Kristen travels throughout the U.S. giving talks on instrument accessories manufacturing for D’Addario Woodwinds, careers in music, and effective methods for collaboration with the music industry. Kristen is also a founding member of New Thread Quartet (New York, NY). New Thread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of new music.

    Erin Rogers is a Canadian saxophonist and composer based in New York City. Her works have been premiered by performers such as the Gotham Ensemble, Colin Davin, Miranda Cuckson, and the Warszynski Trio, as well as Chicago’s Anubis Quartet and Madrid’s Tribuna Sax-Ensemble. She has performed with ensembles such as IKTUS, Lost Dog Ensemble and Fireworks and is a founding member of performance groups thingNY and the New Thread Quartet. Erin completed undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta and received Masters Degrees in composition and performance from Bowling Green State University. Visit www.erinmrogers.com for more information.

    Saxophonist Zach Herchen performs music ranging from classical trios to jazz tone poems, multimedia works, afrobeat, and beyond. He is a 2013 Bang on a Can Summer Festival Fellow, has worked on staff at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, and has performed as a soloist in Italy, Sweden, Germany, and at various American institutions. Zach holds M.M. and B.M. degrees from The Peabody Conservatory.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Clarinet & Dance for Diego Vásquez & Andrea Skurr

    Deadline: June 14, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Clarinet & Dance for Diego Vásquez & Andrea Skurr to be performed at the December 14, 2014 Composer's Voice concert in New York City. This call is open to all composers. The one-minute clarinet pieces will be performed by Diego Vásquez (Bb clarinet) with choreography and dance by Andrea Skurr. All works must be 60 seconds or less.

    Composition guidelines: This call is for music that will be integrated with dance in a live performance. The music does not need to be in specific dance form or style (waltz, tango, etc). Composers are encouraged to provide a simple programmatic statement with their submission that can be used to guide the choreography. Specific staging instructions and choreographic suggestions are okay, but will not necessarily be integrated into the performance. Any staging instructions should be indicated in the score.

    Clarinet Diego is classically trained in clarinet and has played a wide array of contemporary music. The music may be complex and challenging but a keen sense of rhythm and expression would be helpful in translating it to movement.

    Dance Andrea's Ruah, Inc is a dance group who collaboratively creates kinesthetic experiences that engage the senses and encourage connectedness. Our aim is to reunite arts & humanity by honoring the human spirit throughout the creative process, on the stage and in the world. Our company style joins modern dance with pedestrian, gymnastics and partnering. We approach projects collaboratively being both inspired by the music as well as each others' improvisations. We tend to create loose narratives and/or stage relationships distinct yet abstract enough to conjure varying audience interpretations.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline June 14, 2014
    -Works written for solo clarinet that include a short programmatic statement.
    -Works must be one minute in length. No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Works must be submitted as a PDF file with a picture of the composer, 50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece.
    -Include the dedication to Diego Vásquez & Andrea Skurr on the score.
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Vasquez-Skurr Composer Name Composition Title
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Please do not send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email:
    your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code (zip code), country, your email, and phone number.
    The email must include the following attachments:
    -The composer's picture as a jpg file.
    -The score in pdf format (performance notes including staging instructions should be included with the score.)
    -Do Not send soundfiles

    No works over a minute will be reviewed. Multiple submission are not accepted. Send your best work!

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Diego is currently in his final year as a graduate student in clarinet performance at Mannes College The New School for Music. He received his Bachelor’s of Music from Ithaca College, with a minor in dance. He has studied clarinet with Edward Cabarga, Richard Faria, Janet Hilton, Thomas Piercy, and Charles Neidich. Diego is currently a member of the Mannes American Contemporary Ensemble, under the direction of composer Lowell Lieberman, and performs regularly with Ensemble Mise-en, a downtown contemporary music ensemble. He has performed at venus such as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Dance performances with Pearson Widrig Dance Theater, Peter Kyle, and sculptor Roland Gebhardt.

    Daydreamer and visionary at heart, Andrea Skurr has ushered dance into sacred spaces and ordinary places since 2003. A childhood of gymnastics and piano lessons paved the way for earning her BA in Dance and Music from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. There she discovered movement as her best medium through which to communicate, express, and inspire. She has enjoyed working with several modern/aerial dance companies including MeCo, Time Lapse Dance, General Mischief and Above & Beyond Dance. She has performed at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Streb’s SLAM, the JCC and Zipper Theater and across the country. In 2012, she was blessed to engage with Vertigo Dance Company's first international training program in Israel and afterwards traveled around the world researching the arts and connecting with people.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Robert Botti, solo oboe

    Deadline: June 30, 2013

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: New York City-Robert Botti, solo oboe to be premiered on August 5-9, 2014 at the International Double Reed Society 2014 Conference in New York City.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline June 30, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Submission to this call are for solo oboe
    -Theme: New York City -- Pieces should be composed with the theme of New York City: its history; culture; people; landmarks; and anything else that inspires the composers on the theme of New York City.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Robert Botti- Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file.(Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Robert Botti on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email: your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code(zip code), country, your email, and phone number
    -Do not send sound files.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Oboist Robert Botti (The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Chair) joined the New York Philharmonic in 1992, having been principal oboe of the New York City Opera Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and performed in the Grand Teton, Bach Stony Brook, and Music from Colorado festivals. He has collaborated and recorded with Gunther Schuller and Wynton Marsalis as a guest artist with Jazz at Lincoln Center, and is a member of the Sylvan Winds, with whom he has given many premieres. He can be heard on recordings with the Philharmonic’s Principal Bassoon Judith LeClair, Sylvan Winds, Philharmonia Virtuosi, New York Kammermusiker, Amadeus Ensemble, and Harmonie Ensemble; he is featured on the premiere recording of Arnold Sturm’s Suite for Oboe and Piano. Mr. Botti holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and SUNY–Purchase, and has given master classes at Yale, Princeton, and Indiana universities.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Andrew White, baritone

    Deadline: July 8 , 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Solo unaccompanied baritone voice for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Andrew White to be premiered on February 8, 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. Solo unaccompanied baritone voice

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 8, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -The pieces are to be for unaccompanied baritone. They can involve playing simple things on simple instruments, clapping, stomping, or otherwise making noises a singer can make and still sing, but the main thematic idea is that these should be pieces a baritone can perform alone
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Andrew White-Composer’s first and last Name - title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Include the dedication to Andrew White on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email: 
your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code (zip code), country, your email, and phone number.
    -Do NOT send sound files.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Dr. Andrew White currently serves on the voice faculty of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree, as well as an Artist Diploma and Doctorate from The Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University. Previous faculty positions include Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The University of Akron, Hiram College, Lake Erie College, Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, and Ashland University. In 1995 he made his New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in a program devoted to the songs of Frederick Koch with the composer at the piano. Ken Smith of New York Concert Review hailed Andrew White as "…a formidable interpreter… Every song composer should be so lucky with collaborators."

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Joe Drew, solo double bell trumpet

    Deadline: July 12, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Joe Drew, solo double bell trumpet to be premiered on October 12, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 12, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -For solo double bell trumpet
    -Available mutes: Straight, Cup, Wawa with or without stem, Pixie, Melowah, Plunger, Practice
    -Range: C2-G6
    Extended technique is welcome. Pedal tones, subtones, and split tones encouraged.
    -A guide to the double bell trumpet, with recordings and notation examples is available online at http://www.analogarts.org/doublebell/
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Joe Drew– Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Joe Drew on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50-word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the
    Fifteen Minutes of Fame
    webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Joe Drew is a veteran of the new music & experimental concert scene, as well as New York’s downtown rock clubs. He has toured with musikFabrik, Cursive, and an eclectic roster of independent acts. He specializes in the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

    As a founding director of Analog Arts, Joe created a new music festival where he curated a program of Samuel Beckett’s short plays, arranged a Rameau ballet-opera, and conducted Ballet Mécanique. He projected the US & NY premieres of Stockhausen’s last electronic piece Cosmic Pulses. He is also the director of theIron Composer competition, which he created in 2007.

    Joe moved to New York City after receiving his masters degree from the Yale School of Music. He frequently performs as a keyboardist in bands or on his recitals. He has given 9, 12 & 24-hour solo performances of John Cage’s ASLSP, and is currently working on a 48-hour version. His latest performance project is called dung.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Aurae – the Belle Époque

    Deadline: July 23, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Aurae – the Belle Époque to be performed at the November 23, 2014 Composer's Voice concert in New York City. This call is open to all composers. These one-minute pieces will be performed by Mary Hubbell (soprano) and Alice Jones (flute) All works must be 60 seconds or less.

    Theme: The music composed for Aurae should be inspired by the Belle Époque and should reflect that period (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_%C3%89poque).

    The Belle Époque was a period in French and Belgian history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1871 and ending when World War I began in 1914. Occurring during the era of the Third French Republic (beginning 1870), it was a period characterized by optimism, peace at home and in Europe, new technology and scientific discoveries. The peace and prosperity in Paris allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" in contrast to the horrors of World War I. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, the Belle Époque overlapped with the late Victorian era and the Edwardian era. In Germany, the Belle Époque coincided with the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II and in Russia with the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 23, 2014
    -Works written for soprano and flute.
    -Works must be submitted as a PDF file with a picture of the composer.
    50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece.
    -Works must be one minute in length. No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Include the dedication to Aurae (Mary Hubbell and Alice Jones)
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer. All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line of the email should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Aurae-Composer Name-Composition Title
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Please do not send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email:
    your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code (zip code), country, your email, and phone number.
    The email must include the following attachments:
    -The composer's picture as a jpg file.
    -The score in pdf format (performance notes including staging instructions should be included with the score.)
    -Do Not send soundfiles
    No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    Multiple submission are not accepted. Send your best work!

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Mary Hubbell, described in the New York Times as “a soprano with a sweetly focused tone,” holds degrees from Boston College; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She is active in a wide range of music, from early music to contemporary repertoire. In the Netherlands, she was a frequent soloist with La Prunelle Ensemble, Praetorius Blokfluit Ensemble, and the Netherland Vocal Laboratory. She also participated in the Steve Reich Festival at the Royal Conservatory, the Young Composer’s Festival in Apeldoorn, the Chamber Opera Festival in Zwolle, and the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam. Orchestral engagements have included Louis Andriessen’s Tao with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Robert Kapilow’s Green Eggs and Ham with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Beatus vir with the Chorale Society of the Hamptons, and Schubert’s Mass in G with Musica Viva of New York. As a recitalist, she has concertized in Boston, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, including Piccolo Spoleto’s Spotlight Series in Charleston. In New York, she has appeared as a soloist with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Transfiguration Early Instrument Ensemble, Alphabet Soup Productions, The Remarkable Theatre Brigade, and Dr. Faustus. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a faculty member of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Smith College. Further information can be found at maryhubbell.com.

    Raised in Austin, TX, flutist Alice Jones is known for giving performances that are “lively” (New York Times), “delicate and passionate with beautiful articulation and dynamics” (Eleanor Cory, composer). An avid symphonic, chamber, theater, and contemporary musician, with performances ranging from the Brandenburg Concerti to New York City’s Look and Listen Festival, Alice was praised by Mario Davidovsky as “the flute player who could really play.” She has been featured as both a soloist and as a chamber musician at the Composers Now! Festival at Symphony Space (2010 and 2011), the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (2010), and Chamber Music Campania in Italy (2013). She toured China and Hong Kong (2007 and 2008) as a performer and director of chamber music and outreach programs for the Yale-China Music Exchange.

    Alice is committed to premiering new chamber music repertoire and has received commissions from the Long Island Composers Alliance with percussionist Cesare Papetti and premiered works by Gregory Brown, Eric Nathan, and Inés Thiebaut with soprano Mary Hubbell.

    Demonstrating her equal passion towards performing, research, and teaching, Alice won the baroque concerto competition at SUNY Purchase, was an invited participant in the 2012 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, received the Brookshire award for musicological research and writing at SUNY Purchase, and received the Associated Music Teachers League Award at CUNY Queens.

    Alice graduated from Yale University and SUNY Purchase and is currently a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center. She maintains a private studio in New York and joined the faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in 2010.

  • Fifteen Minutes of "Infamy" - Robert Dick - extended flute

    Deadline: July 25, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces for the flutist Robert Dick utilizing extended flute technique from Robert Dick's book the "Other flute". http://www.robertdick.net/products/The_Other_Flute-4-3.html The 15 selected works will be presented on the Composer's Voice concert series January 25, 2015 in New York City. The one-minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project, which will be premiered by Robert Dick.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 25, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Works must contain extended flute techniques as seen in Robert Dick's "Other Flute"
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read: Fifteen Minutes of Infamy - Composer's Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Multiple pages are acceptable. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Robert Dick on the score -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email: your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code (zip code), country, your email, and phone number

    "Dick held the audience in rapt attention with his spellbinding virtuosity" - Washington Post

    "There are few musicians that are truly revolutionary. Robert Dick is one of them." - Bill Shoemaker, JazzTimes

    "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...................." - Dizzy Gillespie

    With equally deep roots in classical music old and new and in free improvisation and new jazz, Robert Dick has established himself as an artist who has not only mastered, but redefined the flute. Known worldwide for creating revolutionary visions of the flute's musical role, listening to Robert Dick play solo has been likened to the experience of hearing a full orchestra. His performances typically include flute (with his invention, the Glissando HeadjointR)piccolo, alto flute, and bass flutes in C and F. On special occasions, he'll bring out the giant, stand-up contrabass flute. http://www.robertdick.net

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee

    Deadline: August 8, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Solo violin with a theme of Taiwanese Folk Music. This Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame for Tzu-En Lee is to be premiered on March 8, 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. The theme “Taiwanese Folk Music” should serve as an inspiration for the composers. Ms. Lee is not looking for arrangements; she wishes to inspire the composers to write original music to exemplify her love for Taiwanese music.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline August 8, 2014
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Works must be for Solo violin only
    -All aesthetics, styles and techniques will be considered. Please provide detailed instructions for extended techniques
    -The theme “Taiwanese Folk Music” should serve as an inspiration for the composers. Ms. Lee is not looking for arrangements.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee – Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and performance notes as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Tzu-En Lee on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email:
    your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code(zip code), country, your email, and phone number.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Violinist Tzu-En Lee has began studying violin at the age of five. Since then, she has performed extensively in her native Taiwan and has won numerous competitions, including Taiwan National Violin Competition.

    Since coming to the United States, Tzu-En Lee studied violin performance at Mannes College of Music. She graduated with a diploma in the Spring of 2012 and is currently pursuing further studies in the graduate program at Mannes under the tutelage of violinist Yuri Vodovoz. In addition to her studies, Ms. Lee has enjoyed taking part in the musical life of NYC as a free-lance musician. Since 2009 she has performed with the Pocket Opera of NY. Tzu-En Lee has also sought out opportunities to perform the music of contemporary composers. She has participated in the Second and Third Annual Social Networking Concerts, produced by composer Douglas Townsend at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan, where she has performed a world premiere of the work by Australian composer Houston Dunleavy. Ms. Lee performed in New York as a soloist, alongside violinists Muneyoshi Takahashi and Kinga Augustyn, with the Broadway Bach Ensemble, conducted by Arkady Leytush, in the New York premiere of Douglas Townsend's Concerto "in the old style" for Three Solo Violins and String Orchestra (1994)."

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra

    Deadline: September 26, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra to be premiered March 2015 in Austin Texas for the Composer’s Voice concert Series and a second performance in the October 2015 at the convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

    Instrumentation: Mandolin I, Mandolin II, Mandola (tuned, like viola, CGDA) Mandocello (tuned, like cello, CGDA), Classical Guitar, Double Bass. There will be two or more performers on each part, except guitar and bass.

    Score and parts required: Please include a conductor's score and individual parts. For Mandola, please format the part in octave treble clef (rather than alto clef).

    Theme: Our theme for this call is the wildflowers of Texas. From AngelTrumpets to Zephyrlilies, Texas offers diverse habitats to a kaleidoscopic assortment of flora. As our landscape reawakens, we will celebrate the promise of spring with vibrant new music.

    More information:
    inspiration about the wildflowers of Texas
    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?distribution=TX&habit=&duration=

    how to compose for mandolins and mandolin orchestra
    http://www.joelhobbs.com/mandolin-tips-for-players-and-composers/>

    Other considerations: All aesthetics, styles and techniques will be considered. If special techniques are required, please describe your expectations fully. As the AMO offers opportunities for players of all skill levels, successful pieces will be written from easy to moderate difficultly.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline September 26, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra– Composer’s First & Last Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Austin Mandolin Orchestra on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    The Austin Mandolin Orchestra is a community mandolin orchestra based in Austin Texas. Formed in 2004, the orchestra now includes over performing 20 members. Known for it's adventurous programming, in June 2013 the AMO performed Opus Twelve , a recital of eighteen new works composed by founder and director, Joel R Hobbs. Also in 2015, the Austin Mandolin Orchestra plans to host the Fall 2015 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America. about the Austin Mandolin Orchestra http://www.amandolinorchestra.com



  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sichuan Percussion Ensemble

    Deadline: September 30, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sichuan Percussion Ensemble to be premiered March 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Concert Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, No. 6 Xinsheng Rd, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


    This call is for percussion ensemble with 3-5 percussionists
    The following percussion instruments are available.
    Only the percussion instruments on this list are available:
    1.Timpani
    2.Glockenspiel
    3.Xylophone
    4.Vibraphone
    5.Marimba
    6.Bass Marimba
    7.Tubular Bells
    8.Wind Chimes / Bambo
    9.Triangle
    10.Bass Drum
    11.Cymbals /suspend
    12.Cowbell
    13.Drum Set
    14.Tam Tam
    15.Gong
    16.Claves
    17.Slapstick
    18.VibraSlap
    19.Ratchet
    20.Guiro
    21.Maracas
    22.Castanets
    23.Wood Blocks
    24.Temple Blocks
    25. Log Drum
    26. Tambourine
    27. Bongo Drums
    28.Timbales
    29.Conga Drums
    30.Snare Drum
    31.Tom Tom

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline September 30, 2015
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Si Chuan Percussion Ensemble– Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Si Chuan Percussion Ensemble on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame
    webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Sichuan Percussion Ensemble (SCPE) was found by Haichuan Bai in 2010. Members are faculties and students. Promoting new music from composers from around the world, more than 50 concerts have been well received by Chinese audience. Winner of Golden/First Price award of 2013 Shanghai National Percussion Competition.

    Music Director
    Ke Yi - President of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
    Keiko Abe -
    Hongyang Bai- Director of Sichuan Percussion Association
    Haichuan Bai - Associate director of Sichuan Percussion Association

  • Vox Novus is Calling for Maverick Musicians to be a part of its 15-Minutes-of-Fame series

    CALLING ALL BOLD AND ADVENTUROUS MUSICIANS!

    Wouldn't you like 15 one minute pieces composed for you, selected by you, whittled down from potentially hundreds of scores, to find the best possible combination to be performed live, in 15 minutes! All done for the love of music and the glory of the 15-Minutes-of-Fame!

    Vox Novus is looking to present adventurous musicians participating in 15-Minutes-of-Fame presented on Composer's Voice concert series. 15-Minutes-of-Fame is a project which calls for composer's to write one minute of their best music written specifically for a musician or ensemble! Vox Novus collects and collates the scores, biographies, and program notes and makes them available for the musician/ensemble to review. The musician/ensemble selects 15 of their favorite pieces with the idea of presenting the works in 15 exciting and varied minutes of new music. The works are then debuted on the Composer's Voice concert series in New York City. Come join the ranks of musicians who have participated in Fifteen Minutes of Fame.

    Your picture, biography, and link to your website will be listed on the Vox Novus website along with the composers and the 15 one-minute scores you select for the 15-Minutes-of-Fame. We will also be archiving video of the performance.

    Here is the opportunity:
    This is your chance! Do you have what it takes to earn your 15-Minutes-of-Fame? If you think you are a candidate for our program or would like to recommend someone that you know personally, please contact us at: support@voxnovus.com (warning: this is not for the complacent, the lazy, or the dead)