Music Current Festival 2019

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14 December 2018

Dublin Sound Lab invites composers to submit works for performance by the Swiss new music trio RETRO DISCOat MUSIC CURRENT FESTIVAL, Dublin, 10-13 April 2019.

Composers of any age or nationality, with experience or interest in electronic composition and performance may apply. Submissions can include new or existing works for any combination of horn, cello or synthesizer with fixed-media, computer or live electronics. Submissions that include all instruments plus an electronic or computer part, and which are less than ten minutes in duration, will be favoured. 

As many as eight composers will be selected and invited to attend all festival concerts at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, and to take part in workshops, round-table discussions, masterclasses and open rehearsals with the renowned American composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi, at the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin.

All participant composers will have their selected works rehearsed and recorded by RETRO DISCO. Some of these participant composers' works may also be selected for inclusion in the closing festival concert, 13 April 2019, and one of the participating composers will be offered a commission of €2,500 to develop a new work in collaboration with Dublin Sound Lab to be premiered at Music Current 2020. 

Composers can also attend as an 'auditor'. 'Auditor' composers will attend all presentations, discussions, rehearsals, workshops and concerts, but will not present their works or be considered for a commission. 

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