Calling for Proposals for HARD EIGHT
Deadline August 8, 2013
Composer's Voice is calling for performance proposals for its concert scheduled December 8th, 2013. The theme for the concert is "Hard Eight" All proposals must be less than 8 minutes in total; applicants are STRONGLY urged to keep their proposals for performances between 4-8 minutes. The concert is a celebration of Composer's Voice founder and Director Robert Voisey for his 44th birthday.
Performance Proposals should include:
- Relation to theme – (program notes)
- Length of performance
- Biographies of performers and composers
- All proposals should be submitted by August 8, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The email subject should read Hard Eight – your name - Title of Proposal
Chosen applicants will receive a performance slot on Composer's Voice concert December 8th, 2013 at Jan Hus Church in New York City, PR and administrative assistance from Composer's Voice, and the heartfelt appreciation of Robert Voisey. :)
Proposals should indicate if they need Vox Novus and Composer's Voice to help recruit musicians. Any and all questions should be address to email@example.com with "Hard Eight" in the subject heading.
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Rob Voisey will be turning 44 on this Composer's Voice concert in December; and it will be "hard" as the age suggests. *Crap* :)
Calling for works (3-5 minutes) composed for electric-jazz guitar and piano
Vox Novus is calling for short pieces (3-5 minutes) minute pieces composed for electric-jazz guitar and piano to be premiered by Rodrigo Baggio, guitar and Lis de Carvalho,piano)at the EMESP College of Music in collaboration with Composer’s Voice concert Series October 20, 2013 in São Paolo, Brazil
The 3-5 minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project. This call is open to all composers.
-All works must be 3 to 5 minutes in duration.
-Works are to be written for electric-jazz guitar and piano (no solos)
-The theme of this call is: MODAL JAZZ
-Rodrigo Baggio plays an Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II (hollow- body) 6-string guitar with chorus/reverb as part of his normal setup.
-He is comfortable playing finger-style (classical) and flatpicking (jazz) as well as improvising over chord changes. Lis de Carvalho plays a Steinway Concert Grand Model D. Please use standard chord symbols: Maj7; m7; m7b5; 7#11; etc... whenever possible.
-Submission Deadline September 9, 2013
-Works written for guitar and piano only.
-Works must be submitted as a PDF file.
-Send score and parts together as one file Along with a jpg photograph of the composer
-50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece submitted as text in the email. Do not send these as an attachment
-Works must be 3-5 minute in length. No works over 5 minutes will be reviewed
-Include the dedication to Rodrigo Baggio & Lis de Carvalho on the score.
-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
-All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
-Works need to be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-The subject line should read Baggio/De Carvalho– 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.
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 5 minutes will be reviewed. Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Vox Novus Newsletter: NM421
For more information visit http://www.voxnovus.com/composersvoice/calls
Rodrigo Baggio has excelled internationally in 2012, playing concerts and having his music played in various countries around the globe. He was the guest guitarist of Université Laval (Quebec) in their 2012 winter semester, premiering four compositions (“Serra Verde” – for guitar, “Suíte Américas” – for guitar and trombone, “Lâmpada do Operário” – for tenor, guitar and trombone and “Ciclo de Improvisações Sobre Memórias Regionais” – for guitar and tenor saxophone) commissioned by the great trombone player Dr. James C. Lebens for that special occasion. Alongside the concerts, Mr. Baggio has composed music for different ensembles and projects such as “Fantasia Brasileira I” (for guitar) specially written for Prof. Brian Katz (University Of Toronto). His piece “Three Insights Of The Brazilian Landscape” (for Percussion) was one of the winner pieces of “Carl von Ossietzky Composition Prize” at Oldenburg University (Germany). A former pupil of Jaime Barbosa (Composition/University of Ribeirão Preto), Dr. Marcos Cavalcante (Improvisation/University of Campinas) and Arrigo Barnabé (Composition/ULM), Baggio is currently developing his own project called "Guitar Solo" in which Composition and Improvisation are combined on a particular way of instrumental performance.
Pianist, arranger and composer Lis de Carvalho started her Music education with her mother, Dinéa de Carvalho Ferrete when she was 6 years old and later studied with piano jazz with Hilton Jorge Valente (Gogô); composition with Prof. H. J. Koellroeuter; harmony, arrangement and Orquestration with Prof. Cláudio Leal Ferreira; Electronic Music and Synthesizer Programming at Escola Síntesis; Advanced Piano with Prof. Maria José Carrasqueira. Lis obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy -at FFCHL ( Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências Humanas e Letras) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Piano at FASM (Faculdade Santa Marcelina). Lis de Carvalho teaches piano and harmony, as well as the coordinator of the Jazz Piano Program at Tom Jobim EMESP - ( Estado de São Paulo Music School). She has performed with the following musicians: Paulo Moura, Raul de Souza, Lula Galvão, Roberto Sion, Altamiro Carrilho, Edu Lobo e Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica, Quarteto em Cy, Vânia Bastos, Tetê Spindola, Eliete Negreiros, Zezé Mota, Paula Lima, Margareth Menezes, Walter Franco, among others. Lis de Carvalho has recorded a Bossa Nova piano solo CD, for the MPBaby Series, MCD record. She has launched a digital video class by HMP Publishing Company and recorded many of her compositions in several CDs and DVDs with Celso Pixinga and other mainstream musicians of vocal and instrumental music. Lis has recently (2012) released her own CD Caminho de Dentro at the live TV Program Ses.
The Composer's Voice concert series is always looking for new and innovative ways to empower composers and the champions who perform and promote new music. The goal is to give an opportunity for the composer to have a forum in which they can express their own aesthic or personal "voice." Composer's Voice does this in several ways:
Directors and Producers
Douglas DaSilva is the Artistic Director of the Composer's Voice concert series; and the
series is co-directed and co-produced by Monica Harte, Christian McLeer, and Robert Voisey.
Douglas DaSilva is a composer, guitarist, educator and music curator in New York City. As Artistic Director of the Composer's Voice Concert Series and Premiere Salon Concerts he is dedicated to promoting new music and living composers. He has been curator for concerts in New York, Rio de Janeiro and Valencia.
Monica Harte is co-founder and General Director of Remarkable Theater Brigade (RTB) in NYC. She is creator and producer of RTB's annual production of Opera Shorts at Weill-Carnegie Hall. In January of 2012, Monica Harte was named General Director of Nevada Opera Association (NOA). She has co-directed Compsoer's voice since 2007
Christian McLeer is a composer and a pianist. He is Artistic Director of Remarkable Theater Brigade and Music Director of Jan Hus Church. He has co-directed the Composer's Voice concert since 2007.
Robert Voisey is a composer and a producer. He is the Founder and Director of the Composer's Voice concert series, Fifteen Minutes of Fame, 60x60, and Vox Novus. He has produced, promted and presented over 200 concerts in 40 countires.
Composer's Voice concert series is a collaborative effort between Vox Novus, the Remarkable Theater Brigade and Jan Hus Church. Composer's Voice is proud to have the support from the Puffin Foundation, Vox Novus, Jan Hus Church and the Remarkable Theater Brigade.
Vox Novus believes strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music, recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and audience, providing greater exposure to new music.
For ten years RTB has passionately brought new works, including operas, orchestral works, ballets, musicals, electroacoustic works, and concerts to the NYC concert going public.
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The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.