Sequenza21 is pleased to scoop the rest of the world wide web and announce the most exciting news of the day in the world of new music.

On December 4 and 5, the Lost Dog Ensemble, in residence with the Astoria Music Society, will be playing a concert of . . . works by Sequenza21 composers!! The December 4 concert will be in Astoria at the very hip Waltz-Astoria Café, and the following night we’ll be at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (right by Lincoln Center –– an institution that will certainly be feeling a little bashful that night).

Okay. Now here’s the good part.

THIS IS A CALL FOR SCORES!!!

The regulations are a bit tighter this time, so read closely, y’all:

  • Submissions are limited to the following instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.
  • Pieces using subsets of this ensemble are especially encouraged, though don’t be afraid to send us your Pierrot piece if you think it’s your best.
  • Solo pieces are also acceptable.
  • Pieces should be a maximum of 12 minutes long, One submission per composer.
  • As for electronics, talk to us about the requirements, and we’ll let you know if they’re feasible.

Next, let’s be clear about something: we’re mostly interested in composers who actually blog here or who actually take part in the threads. Now, if you’ve never made your voice heard on S21 and you really want to send a piece, that’s fine. But others who have posted will be ahead of you in line.

Postmark deadline: July 16th. So time’s a little tighter this time, too. But we have our reasons, friends.

To submit: send me an email (my address is down in the credits bar to the left), and I’ll send you the address.

13 Responses to “Let’s do it again!”
  1. Christian says:

    David,

    This is very excting!

    Question: Any chance the violinist is comfortable playing viola as well?

  2. allen says:

    I can’t speak for Lost Dog Players and Garth Sunderland (who is the artistic director of Lost Dog), but the Violinist for Lost Dog is Miranda Cuckson. My guess is that she wouldn’t feel comfortable playing viola, unless the part was fairly easy. Still, as I said, I can’t speak for anyone–just giving you my best guess. (for those who don’t know me, I am the executive director of the Astoria Music Society, the parent organization of lost dog.)
    Finally, we’re looking forward to this collaboration. Best of luck to all the composers who submit works.

  3. David Salvage says:

    Allen, seconded. Miranda is crazy-good on the violin, but viola won’t work. Sorry gang.

  4. James Combs says:

    Will this be podcast/vod-vidcast? Sounds fun to hear and/or see my favorite composers’ works performed live.

  5. Brian Vlasak says:

    Oh this is wonderful news! :-) I second James: will these be available to those of us who may be unable to attend the performance? I would love to hear our music!

  6. Galen says:

    The question of podcasting etc. haven’t been settled, but we’re hoping to be able to do something. We’ll keep you posted. Glad to hear there’s interest and enthusiasm, though :)

  7. Arlo Gilbert says:

    Wow, very interesting and great!

  8. David Salvage says:

    I assume Jerry did the sexifying edit job. Thanks!

    Also–PDF submissions for scores of 10 or fewer pages are okay.

  9. Anna says:

    What about guitar if I also send the guitarist???

  10. Rob says:

    Whew…just got done diggin’ myself out of Year One at SUNY-Fredonia and lo and behold this pops up – sweetness!

  11. Karl Henning says:

    “Next, let’s be clear about something: we’re mostly interested in composers who actually blog here or who actually take part in the threads. Now, if you’ve never made your voice heard on S21 and you really want to send a piece, that’s fine. But others who have posted will be ahead of you in line.”

    So, exactly how much a waste of time would it be for us others, eh? :-)

    Cheers,
    ~Karl

  12. Jeremy P. says:

    Thanks for the call-for-scores. There seems to be a lack of great opportunities in the middle of summer.
    J

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