CALL FOR SCORES

ICEBERG's 2021-22 call for scores is now open!

Submissions are due by December 31, 2021.

OVERVIEW

 

Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit scores for one or both of ICEBERG's upcoming concerts featuring Decoda Ensemble (https://www.decodamusic.org). Up to four winning composers (at least one for each concert) will be selected to have their works performed as part of ICEBERG's Spring 2022 season at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. There are no restrictions on the works submitted – pieces may have been previously performed, recorded, and/or awarded. In keeping with ICEBERG's mission of promoting stylistic diversity, composers are encouraged to submit their music regardless of compositional style – anything from pop songs to works of new complexity are welcome, and will be considered equally.

The name of ICEBERG and Decoda's Spring 2022 concerts is "The Peace Chronicles." All submitted scores should reflect, in some way, the general theme of "peace."

​The winning work(s) for Concert No. 1 will be performed on April 1, 2022. The winning work(s) for Concert No. 2 will be performed on May 13, 2022. These performances will take place at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City.

DURATION GUIDELINES

 

Submitted pieces may be no longer than 12 minutes in duration. There is no minimum duration.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Composers may submit:

​A) One (1) score for performance on Concert No. 1

B) One (1) score for performance on Concert No. 2

Or,

C) Two (2) scores, one suitable for each concert.

 

INSTRUMENTATION (Concert No. 1)

 

Flute (+ Piccolo)

Oboe

Clarinet in B-Flat (+ Bass Clarinet)

Bassoon

Piano

(Subsets of this instrumentation will be considered. Works which involve electronics will be considered).

 

INSTRUMENTATION (Concert No. 2)

 

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Piano

(Subsets of this instrumentation will be considered. Works which involve electronics will be considered).

HOW TO SUBMIT

  1. Complete the submission form below. Please make sure that all links to scores/audio remain active until January 30, 2022.

  2. Pay the $8 (one score) or $15 (two scores) submission fee by selecting the appropriate button. Submissions will not be considered unless the fee is paid. If you are unable to pay the fee due to financial hardship, please see below. Submission fees will be used to reimburse the judges for their time during the lengthy adjudication process.

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUDICATION

 

The winning compositions will be selected by a panel which includes ICEBERG composers and performers from our partner ensembles. Winners will be notified by email before January 30, 2022. Winning composers must be prepared to promptly supply parts and other performance materials for their selected compositions. Composers are not required to attend the performance (although we hope they will). ICEBERG New Music can not provide any financial assistance for travel expenses.

QUESTIONS / FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

If you have questions, please email icebergnewmusic@gmail.com or visit https://www.icebergnewmusic.com/contact. If you are unable to pay the submission fee due to financial hardship, please contact us and the fee will be waived without exception. ICEBERG New Music is committed to providing opportunities for all composers, regardless of economic circumstances.

SUBMISSION FORM

2019-20 Winners

UNHEARD-OF DIVISION

Lucy McKnight (Los Angeles, CA)

for Infested

HYPERCUBE DIVISION

 

Jug Markovic (Belgrade, Serbia)

for Poison Comes in Small Bottles

2018-19 Winners

EKMELES DIVISION

Donna McKevitt (London, England)

For Translucence

CONTEMPORANEOUS DIVISION

Charles Peck (Philadelphia, PA)

For Kindling

EKMELES DIVISION

Amy Brandon (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

For Gouging at a Forest Sea

2017-18 Winners

MIVOS QUARTET DIVISION

Peter Knell (Los Angeles, CA)

For Intimate Voices.

YARN|WIRE DIVISION

Camilo Mendez (Cambridge, MA)

For Cartography of Confined Spaces

2016-17 Winners

CONTEMPORANEOUS DIVISION

Nicole Murphy (Australia)

For Untangled

LOADBANG DIVISION

 

Heather Stebbins (Boston, MA)

For Quiver