New deadline for submissions: 31st of July, 2009

Miso Music Portugal and the Música Viva Festival 2009 convokes composers to send electroacoustic miniatures to be diffused at the “Sound Walk” installation during the Música Viva Festival 2009 from the 12th to the 20th of September at Belem Arts Centre in Lisbon.
The Sound Walk is an outdoor stereo installation along the 100 meter walk way that leads to the main entrances of the Belem Arts Centre concert halls. Several loudspeakers will be placed on each side of this walk way, and the “Sound Walk” will be running daily during the festival from 10am until 12pm.
1) There are no restrictions according to age or nationality.
2) The aim of the call is the creation of sound miniatures using the language of Electro-acoustic music. The minimum duration is of two minutes, and the maximum of five minutes. Pieces that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
3) Only one piece by composer may be presented.
4) Works should be sent in CD (audio format) or via internet (AIFF or WAV format 16bit 44,1kHz) by Yousendit to
5) The composer of the piece must also send on separate tracks on the CD or on separate audio file, his/her name and the title of his/her piece spoken aloud. This will work as an announcement for each piece and will be placed before each piece during the “Sound Walk” installation.
6) Pieces on CD must be sent by registered mail to:
Música Viva 2009 – Sound Walk – Rua do Douro 92 Rebelva, 2775-318, Parede Portugal
7) The name of the participant, a short biography and contacts should also be sent, as well as information about the piece (methods used, concept, etc.)
8) The closing date for sending the pieces and extra information’s is the 31st of July, 2009, post marked. Pieces sent via internet will be accepted until 12pm 31st of July, 2009.
9) A maximum of 25 miniatures from all those entered will be selected and diffused at “Sound Walk”.
10) Participation in this call implies the acceptance of its rules.


In order to encourage the creation of electro-acoustic music, Miso Music Portugal, the Portuguese section of the ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) and the Portuguese Federation of the CIME (Confedération Internationale de Musique Electroacoustique), is organising, as part of the International Festival of Electro-acoustic Music – MÚSICA VIVA, the 10th Música Viva Electro-acoustic Composition Competition 2009.


1 – The works submitted shall be recorded electro-acoustic pieces, composed in studio, projected by loudspeakers in concert with the intervention of no live sound sources. They may include a maximum of eight channels and should have a duration of between five and fifteen minutes. The competition is open to composers of any nationality, aged no more than 35 years on 31/12/2008, each of whom may submit only one work, which must not have been commercially published or awarded a prize in any national or international competition. Any prize winner composer will not be allowed to submit a work on the two years following the year of the prize award.

2 – The entries shall be sent in triplicate, in stereo version (on CD or DAT), as well as a copy of the original multichannel version in the case of works with more than two channels (in this case the works shall submitted in ADAT, or CD-R with the audio files corresponding to each of the channels in SDII, AIFF or WAV format).

3 – The works entered shall be identified only by their titles, on pain of disqualification, and shall be sent in triplicate by June 30th, 2009 (by registered mail, the date being determined by the post mark) to: Música Viva Electro-acoustic Composition Competition – Miso Music Portugal – Rua do Douro 92 Rebelva 2775-318 Parede Portugal.
Entrants shall attach to each copy of their composition a closed envelope, bearing only the title of the composition, and containing the details required to identify the composer with a proof of nationality and age, together with contact information. Please also send a short CV, a brief description of the work and photograph of the composer. The materials submitted as entries to the competition shall kept in the archives of Miso Music Portugal.

4 – Prizes: the judges may select up to 3 works which will be performed at Miso Music Portugal concert series or Festival with the Loudspeaker Orchestra, and which will then be released on CD by Miso Records, provided the composers of the works selected agree with the terms offered by the record company.

5 – The judges will announce its decision at the official opening of the Música Viva Festival 2009.

6 – The judges may decide that none of the works submitted merit selection. The judges’ decision shall be final.

7 – Submission of an entry to the competition implies acceptance of all the provisions of these regulations.

8 – Any questions which may arise as to the interpretation of these regulations shall be clarified by Miso Music Portugal.

Other information:
tel:+351.21.4575068 fax:+351.21.4587256

2010 ISCM World Music Days in Sydney

For the first time in the history of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), its showcase of musical excellence, the World New Music Days, will be held in the Southern Hemisphere: in Sydney, Australia.
The 2010 ISCM World New Music Days presenters – the Aurora Festival and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music – will present works from each of the 52 ISCM Member sections alongside music of the Asia-Pacific region. Selected submissions will be played by Australia’s top performers. including Ensemble Offspring and the Topology ensemble. The festival will focus on chamber and choral music, and will be held from 30 April-9 May 2010.
CANZ, as the New Zealand member of the ISCM, will submit six works to be considered for performance at the 2010 World Music Days. Works must be sent to CANZ by 30 June 2009, and submission details can be found in the latest Canzonetta, and will be posted here soon. Further opportunities for young composers will be announced soon.

Fundraising concert for Lizzie Dobson – BANG ON A CAN!

Bang on a Can is a residency programme for top international composers and performers. Lizzie is one of ten international composers to be selected to write a new piece for the 2009 festival, which will be performed and recorded in Massachusetts in July. She is the first kiwi EVER invited to attend!..

The concert is to raise funds for Lizzie to attend and will feature compositions by Martin Lodge, Michael Williams, Lizzie Dobson, Hannah Gilmour. Performers inlcude Lara Hall, Hillary scholars and other students.

Tickets from Ticket Direct.