Women composers (2), commission for Animo flute and piano duo, 2021

Alex Noble

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Dear Women Composers out there!

We are a Flute and Piano Duo based in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire UK. We launched our duo in 2019 in Gloucester Blackfriars and at the same time we launched our 5 year ‘new music’ project asking composers worldwide to write music for us.

We’ve had 6 composers so far all commissioned by us and we’ve had a wealth of styles and influences. We are now really keen to start our 2021 roster with a balanced number of 4 composers; 2 men and 2 women. Initially we were hoping to have an all women programme for 2022 but with the pandemic our plans have changed slightly. We are currently Livestreaming from our home Studio and preparing to record all our ‘new music’ pieces on our new album ‘ANIMO two’. Yes, you’ve guessed right, the 2021 new works will be featured on our ‘ANIMO three’ album!

Our brief is simple: a 12 minute piece (either one or more movements/ sections). The commission fee is £1200 (terms to be discussed). If you are interested please send us your application to our email animofluteandpiano@gmail.com by midnight of the 22nd January 2021 with your photo, CV (or a link to your website) and samples of you work that relates to our duo. We are open to any genre, any classification, any idea (the more ambitious and far-fetched the better) and we welcome electronic or synth soundscapes or any other type of music we haven’t yet thought of. We are looking for female composers who are keen to collaborate with us – this is very important. We love experimentation. We are happy to collaborate online or face-to-face, if it is possible. The piece has to be completed by the end of June 2021. We will be asking for the exclusive right to perform and record the piece for two years (June 2024).

We will endeavour to respond to everyone who applies by mid-February 2021. If you prefer to discuss this with us on Skype or Zoom please let us know in your email application.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Yanna and Sarah, Animo

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