Call for Works: Philip Glass, Refractions

Alex Noble

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Submit your electronic compositions to be considered for the new composer development initiative celebrating the iconic composer’s 85th birthday.

PRS for Music is delighted to partner with Dunvagen Music Publishers, Orange Mountain Music and Robert Ames to offer a unique composer development opportunity for PRS members.

Inspired by the music of Philip Glass and celebrating his 85th year, we’re looking to give four emerging composers the opportunity to respond creatively to his work and engage with the theme of ‘refraction’.

Details of the commission

The successful composers will:

  • Be commissioned by Dunvagen Music Publishing to write an original 5 – 6 minute composition using Philip Glass source material
  • Be awarded a fee of £750 from Dunvagen Music Publishers for their composition
  • Have their finished compositions released on a digital EP by Orange Mountain Music – the record company created to serve the fans and aficionados of Philip Glass

In addition, the successful composers will receive:

  • A dedicated online mentoring session from Robert Ames, co-Artistic director of the London Contemporary Orchestra

Who can enter?

Refractions is open to current PRS members over 18 years old but is particularly targeted at emerging composers in the early stages of their career.

How to enter

Please visit https://www.prsformusic.com/pgrefractions and fill in the application form.

To be considered for the initiative, you need to submit:

  • Two contrasting electronic recorded compositions you have written (these must be your original works)
  • A completed application form which includes a supporting statement of 500 words outlining how you would benefit from being a part of the initiative

The judges will consider the quality and originality of your works as well as your suitability for the opportunity to decide on the final four composers.

Entries are open from Tuesday 19 April and submissions must be received by 9am on 13 May 2022.

Please make sure you’ve read the Terms & Conditions before entering.

If you have a question, or cannot submit your work using the application form, please contact Daniel Lewis, PRS Classical Account Manager.

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