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Selections for the
with Conway Kuo

eding for one-minute viola pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame to be performed Sunday, February 24, 2013 for the Composer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. After receiving many submissions from around the globe, we are proud to announce the composers selected for Fifteen Minutes of Fame with Conway Kuo.
The composers selected include:
Spyros Banos, David Bohn, Erik Branch, Jesse Alexander Brown, Nuha Dolby, Michael Gatonska, Bruce Goble, Brian Kelly, Scott Anthony Moore, Elvira Muratore, Dafina Zeqiri Nushi, Emma Ruth Richards, Aurelio Scotto, Pierluigi Tanzi, and Luca Vanneschi

You can find more out at:

The Conductor

The Conductor

Famed conductor Herbert von Karajan was so dedicated to perfecting his craft that during the early 1960s he could often be found wielding his baton as a nighttime traffic cop on Potsdamer Platz in central Berlin. His brisk tempos, however, led to one calamitous vehicular incident after another, and the Berliner Landespolizei finally had to boot him off the force.
- David Gunn -


Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Fifteen Minutes of Fame


Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: One Minute Waltzes
CROSSISLAND clarinet/cello/piano trio
(or any subset)

Deadline January 20, 2013

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute waltzes composed for Fifteen Minutes of Fame: CROSS ISLAND
Cellist Suzanne Mueller and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas, pianistand clarinetist Thomas Piercy. Works can be written for clarinet/cello/piano trio (or any subset) All works must be 60 seconds or less. Creative takes on the theme are welcome (and remember that one colloquial definition is "a breeze: something that presents no difficulties and can be accomplished with little effort").

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Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Jenny Greene, soprano
(voice & piano)

Deadline January 24, 2013

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Jenny Greene, soprano w/piano to be performed Sunday, March 24, 2013 for the Composer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. The one-minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project, which will be performed by Jenny Greene and her piano accompanist. Jenny Greene's range is from middle C to Eb above high C. You are welcome to include coloratura, as well as longer lyrical vocal passages. Dramatic works and extended vocal techniques are strongly encouraged.

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Composer's Site

Composition Competition for Witold Lutosławski’s 100th Birthday

Posted: 03 Sep 2012 06:05 AM PDT

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Fri, 2013-01-25
Entry Fee: 
Euro (EUR)

Composition Competition for Witold Lutosławski’s 100th Birthday

Published date: 
3 Sep 2012

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Upcomming Performances

60x60 Dance

60x60 Dance
(2012) Canada Mix

Wednesday January 16, 2013

60x60 is one frenetic hour of performance

Music, dance and theatre students to stage a fast-paced hour of minute-long works

Sixty musical works, 60 seconds or less, played in succession for a total of 60 minutes, with a giant clock keeping count.

That’s 60x60, an event concept that’s spread across the world in the decade since it was created to showcase a maximum amount of new music to the largest possible audience. Initially featuring music only, the format lends itself to collaborations with artists from other disciplines such as video and dance, each work of which also lasts 60 seconds.

On January 16, Concordia’s departments of Music, Theatre and Contemporary Dance will join forces at the D.B. Clarke Theatre to present 60x60 ≠ Dance ≠ Theatre 2013.

“It’s a multi-sensory production performance,” says Eldad Tsabary, a lecturer in the music department and former Canadian director of 60x60 who brought the event to Concordia.

“The opportunity to work with artists of other media is very inspiring,” he says. “It’s interesting to see dance and electroacoustic students discussing and using the same terms – such as ‘texture’ – but meaning different things. This process expands their concepts of creativity.”

A dozen of the 60 juried compositions in the January show are by Concordia students, while the rest are from composers across Canada. The works were arranged into a macro-composition exactly one hour long and then uploaded, in sequence, to a private webpage. The participating dance and theatre students chose the pieces they wanted to interpret by visiting the page to listen to the music and read the brief descriptions of the composers and the works.

“It’s a bit like online dating,” says Silvy Panet-Raymond, acting chair of the Department of Contemporary Dance. She’s made the event part of the curriculum for the third-year choreography class, while it’s optional for those in second year.

Erin Hill is one of the almost three dozen dance students who’ll be involved. “I think it’s great, especially because of the constraints: the more precise the rules, the more creative you can be, because you can’t question – as in, doubt - the time or the music.”

Several 60x60 events have been held at Concordia since 2008, including the Canadian debut in 2009 of 60x60 Dance, for which dance students choreographed works to accompany each composition. For the first time at Concordia, theatre students will also take part.

“I took into consideration the level of difficulty and how directing a small group of performers could be easily done. Then I applied my specialization in clown and worked off visuals,” says student Kendall Savage of her approach, which resulted in her creation of three separate 60-second performances that could be inserted into any piece of music.

Hill appreciates the rare opportunity to collaborate with her fellow students in music and theatre. “It’s such an important thing for people in different disciplines to come together,” she says. “It stimulates creativity and community and it’s so much fun.”

60x60 Dance in Theatre 2013
January 16, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m.

D.B. Clarke Theatre, Room H-0050, Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams campus, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

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