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Composition Opportunity

O/Modernt Composition Award

  • Discipline/Field: String orchestra with optional percussion
  • Deadline date: 1 Apr 2021 [Delivery Deadline]
  • Location: Åkersberga, Sweden
  • Total prizes: EUR 3,000
  • Work duration: 8-10 minutes

 

Further Details

Since time immemorial the past has been a source of inspiration for artists working in every creative field. O/Modernt (translated as ‘Un/Modern’) is the concept devised by the violinist Hugo Ticciati that celebrates this ‘looking back’, using imaginative programming to explore vital connections between old and new.

O/Modernt embraces the world of contemporary music, collaborating with composers at different stages in their careers from all over the world. In total, O/Modernt has commissioned more than forty works over the last decade, ranging from short solo works to fully-fledged cantatas and symphonic music.

O/Modernt is delighted to announce its annual Composition Award (2021), staged in collaboration with Manchester International Festival, Manchester Camerata, specialist music school Lilla Akademien and DUEN – The Danish Youth Ensemble. The winning work will be premiered in 2021 in Manchester and in Sweden and Denmark during the 2021/22 season.

The theme of the O/Modernt Composition Award 2021 is: NATURE and the CITY

Since the dawn of modernism the city has provided music, art and literature with perhaps its most enduring motif. Building on that tradition, the theme for this year’s award is the tension between nature and the city, and the evolving relationship between technology and the natural world.

Nostalgic reflections, a call to arms, a celebration or a lyrical lament: the theme can be freely shaped according to the composer’s own vision.

We are excited to hear how today’s composers open new musical pathways into a topic that is so central to contemporary human experience.

Theme

 

NATURE and the CITY

Since the dawn of modernism the city has provided music, art and literature with perhaps its most enduring motif. Building on that tradition, the theme for this year’s award is the tension between nature and the city, and the evolving relationship between technology and the natural world.

Nostalgic reflections, a call to arms, a celebration or a lyrical lament: the theme can be freely shaped according to the composer’s own vision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines

 

 

 

 

INSTRUMENTATION
String orchestra with optional percussion

LENGTH 8-10 minutes

DEADLINE 1 April 2021

Prize

 

 

EUR 3,000 in prize money (prize money can be split according to the jury’s discretion)

Premiere performances in Manchester in 2021 and in Sweden and Denmark during the 21/22 season

Travel and accommodation to attend premiere performances (up to a maximum amount of €500 per performance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms

TO ENTER
Email a PDF of the score to commissions@omodernt.com
along with:

APPLICANT DETAILS
Name, date of birth, nationality, country of residence, email address, telephone number, short biography

WORK DETAILS
Title, length and short description of the ‘idea’ behind the work

 

 

Website: https://omodernt.com/compositionaward

Email:

Contact: O/Modernt

Phone: +46(0)54064308

Mailing Address: Täljövägen 2, Åkersberga 184 92, Sweden

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