Call for Composers: Writing for Double Bass

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2021 Composers’ Day: Writing for Double Bass

Saturday 23rd October


Call for composers

The 2021 soundfestival annual Composers’ Day takes place on Saturday 23 October in central Aberdeen. The composing theme for the day is writing for endangered instrument the double bass.

The day will consist of talks by leading composers Luke Styles and Pascale Criton. The aim of the day is to give opportunities for composers to improve technical skills in contemporary composition for the double bass as well as developing general compositional ideas.

The renowned double bass player Florentin Ginot will be joining us in the afternoon to lead a masterclass and he will select new pieces to workshop as part of this session. The masterclasses will be open to members of the public. We are inviting composers to submit repertoire for this element of the day.


  • Your piece must be for solo double bass
  • Your piece should be no longer than five minutes long
  • You can write something new, or send in an unperformed work from your existing repertoire


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