We continue our successful series of Calls and competitions with the launch of the new Call for Electroacoustic Works 2019
With this project, we hope to discover innovative composers with an original style and voice, outstanding productions and good quality music that would otherwise remain under the radar.
RMN Classical mission is to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene and we always hope to discover the next generation of composers that will craft the music of the next century as other composers did in the past and during the 20th Century… …composers like Prokofiev, Bartok, Ravel, Ligeti, Varèse, Berio, Barber, Carter, Crumb…
This opportunity is open to composers that own works (both live or studio) of electroacoustic, acousmatic and sound-art music and would like to get the opportunity to see their work published in a contemporary music album produced to showcase and promote contemporary music.
The best works will be featured in a top quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platforms. Optionally, and based on demand, there will be the possibility for physical distribution too. The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK).
Professional Production of the Album
Commercial release through worldwide distribution
High-quality design of the cover artwork
(check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration
The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording
All of the following will be also part of the prize:
Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (US, UK e Canada)
Press release preparation and coverage
How to Participate
ACCEPTED WORKS: Electroacoustic Works
For this project, electroacoustic is defined to include acousmatic, sound-art and any type of composition that include electronics or is written for electronic only. The work can include traditional acoustic instruments, voices and percussions as well as live electronics or live processing.
Please note that we need the recording of the work for this call to qualify.
Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.
If in doubt please Contact Us.
Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We strongly suggest and recommend to submit short and medium length works.
Contemporary music no matter the genre or style (no jazz or pop please). The work can have jazz, pop, rock, world or other influences but should mainly be contemporary or experimental in the field of electronic music.
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
Collection of works won’t count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 applications and fee should be paid for three works.
AGE / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and anyone regardless of age and country of residency can participate (minimum legal age of 18 required – if you are underage please get in touch before applying)
There is no limit to the number of recordings that you can submit. Please note that we will tend to select only one work per composer. In some circumstances we reserve the right to select more than one work (depending on quality of works and talent(s) ). If more than one work is submitted the Application Fee should be paid accordingly or participant will be disqualified.
Final Deadline to apply is: February 24, 2019 at 11:59pm BST
– EARLY BIRD: £37 – per work submitted
EarlyBird ends January 27, 2019 at 11:59pm BST
– FULL PRICE: £65 – per work submitted
WHAT TO SUBMIT:
A Link to a folder with the below material. The link should stay active for the whole duration of the Call and selection process. Accepted systems are Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and similar. No WeTransfer please.
The required material for every work submitted is:
– Recording in mp3
– Score in pdf (if available)
– Notes about the work in pdf/doc
– Notes about the composer (bio) pdf/doc
– Promotional photo of the composer.
Application is via the Application Form that can be found when clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.
The deadline for applications is February 24th, 2019 at 11:59 BST.