The title of the competition, "Forme Uniche della Continuità nello Spazio" (Unique Forms of Continuity in Space), is derived from the famous sculpture by Italian futurist artist Umberto Boccioni. This international composition competition is an opportunity for composers to express the originality of their musical ideas and aims at contributing to the creation of a large and eclectic body of art works, with rich implications in the relationship between music, poetry, visual arts, environment, and much more!
Concept: Carlo Forlivesi
Director: Nicola Verzina
Jury president: Marco Stroppa
The competition includes TWO AWARD CATEGORIES:
A - Chamber Music (Stuttgart, Germany)
B - Electronic Music (Fermo, Italy)
Category A - DANTE ALIGHIERI AWARD
Will be delivered to a new work for Chamber Music. The winner will receive a €1.000 gross prize. The award is funded by the Conservatory of Fermo to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death. Compositions must be scored for one of the two following unconducted ensembles, any combination possibile with a minimum of TWO instruments:
1) soprano OR narrator, violin, saxophones, piano
2) soprano OR narrator, recorder, 2 guitars
Category B - BRUNO MADERNA AWARD
will be delivered to a new work for Electronics. Media: Stereo file (No live electronics)
Duration: 7 minutes maximum.
Up to 6 finalists will be selected, and their works performed in Fermo during the month of October 2021. The winner will receive a €1.000 gross prize. The award is funded by the Conservatory of Fermo to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bruno Maderna's birth.
Age limit: The Competition is open to composers of any nationality born on or after January 1st 1981 (N.B. composers of minor age cannot apply).
-Submitted works must be unperformed, original and expressly composed for this competition. Composers may apply submitting multiple pieces and in any category. An independent application must be sent for each work.
-Composers with a personal and cutting-edge aesthetic are encouraged to apply. We recommend Applicants to create works with a strong relation to the topics of the competition:
A - Chamber Music / Dante Alighieri
B - Electronics / Bruno Maderna
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