SOUNZ Contemporary Award 2009 finalists announced

A record-breaking 35 entries were received this year for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award.

The SOUNZ Contemporary Award is a project of both the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ). The award invites composers who are APRA members to submit two works which have been premiered in the previous year. SOUNZ convenes a panel of experts to assess the entries on artistic criteria including compositional excellence and inspiration.

The three finalist works selected for the 2009 Award are:

My Name is Mok Bhon by Jack Body
Symphony III by Ross Harris
Volti by Michael Norris

Overdue SOUNZ Library items

Hi all

A member has taken some items out of the SOUNZ Library using CANZ membership. This is great news!!!… We want our members to use this valuable service. However, these items are now overdue. The items are a few scores and recordings of Ross Harris works, and the Sunrise piano album.

If you have them, can you please email Anita Rodley ( or phone her on 04 801 8602. It would also be good if you could email me as well, so I know that the matter is resolved.

Thanks in advance

CANZ Treasurer

XVIII Pasodoble Music Composition Contest


1. The Homemakers’ Association of San Fulgencio de Pozo Estrecho announces the XVII Pasodoble Music Composition Contest “Villa de Pozo Estrecho” with the following prizes:

1st prize: 3,000 EUROS and diploma.
2nd prize: 900 EUROS and diploma.
3rd prize: 300 EUROS and diploma.
4th prize: diploma.
5th prize: diploma.

2. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to participate.

3. The compositions must be original, unpublished “PASODOBLES” and as such they must be new creations and not copies, modifications or versions of previously existing Pasodobles, nor may they have been previously broadcast by any media or means of communication nor may they have been produced by any record label or publishing company, nor may any rights have been previously given to be played by any band or orchestra nor have been presented publicly in any way before the declaration or the premiere described in these official rules. If any of the prohibitionsherein described are revealed to have been violated this would constitute grounds for disqualification.

4. The way in which the PASODOBLE should be presented in any of its different formats and the band arrangement is described in detail in the following annex.

5. The sheet music must be sent in quadruplicate on size A-3,A4 (210 _ 297mm) paper and accompanied by the individual material (sheet music for each individual instrument). The name or pseudonym of the composer will not appear on any of the sheet music and it will be only necessary that a title freely chosen by the author appear on the sheets. This must all be presented in a sealed envelope with a note attached on the outside that gives the title of the work, the name, surname, full address, national ID card number or passport number and telephone number
of the participant. This must also be accompanied by a signed sworn statement that the work is original and unpublished.

6. The work must be presented clearly written in black in with nothing crossed out or changed. Sheet music printed out on a computer will also be accepted.

7. The deadline for turning in all compositions is 25 September 2009 at 21:00 (9:00 p.m.)

8. The compositions should be sent to the Asociación de Amas de Casa San Fulgencio de Pozo Estrecho (C/ Cormorán Nº2. CP- 30594. Pozo Estrecho. Cartagena. (Murcia-Spain). They must be received before the deadline mentioned above.

9. A board of judges made up of five members of recognized prestige in the music world and whose names will be made known at the appropriate time will choose the five works that they consider best and rank them as finalists. During the Patron Saint festivities of “San Fulgencio” the final phase will be carried out when the Banda Centenaria Sociedad Artístico Musical “Santa Cecilia” of Pozo Estrecho will perform the works of the five finalists and at which
time the judges will determine the prizes and award them.

10. The winning authors will maintain all copyrights that the Spanish Copyright Law (Ley de Propiedad Intelectual) gives them with respect to public reproductions, printed scores, recordings and any other rights recognized by the law.

11. Future programs of concerts where the awarded works are reproduced as well as printed versions, records, radio and / or television broadcasts will be obliged to include the following legend which will read (as corresponds to the award received): “FIRST PRIZE, SECOND PRIZE, THIRD PRIZE OR DIPLOMA AT THE XVIII PASODOBLE MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST”VILLA DE POZO ESTRECHO” CARTAGENA. 2010.

12. The sheet music of the works awarded prizes will become part of the S.A.M. archives of “Santa Cecilia” and the Town Hall of Cartagena and may be reproduced and recorded without permission of the author.

13. The works that are not awarded prizes will be kept at the Homemakers’ Association of San Fulgencio de Pozo Estrecho for a period of three months after the judges’ decision. During this time the works will be returned to their authors if a written request is received.

14. The Contest may be cancelled if the quality of the works received by the judges is not deemed sufficient.

15. All participants in this contest must accept the official rules here described as well as the final award decisions and no disputes will be accepted.


Flutes 1,2
Oboes 1, 2
Bassoons 1, 2
Clarinet E bemol
Clarinet B bemol Solo and 1º
Clarinet B bemol 2º and 3º
Bass Clarinet
Saxophone Soprano B bemol (Optional)
Saxophone Alto E bemol 1, 2
Saxophone Tenor B bemol 1, 2
Saxophone Baritone E bemol
Trumpets B bemol 1,2,3
Flugelhorns B bemol 1,2
French Horns F 1,2,3,4
Trombone C 1,2,3
Bass Trombone (Optional)
Euphoniums B bemol 1,2
Tubas C

E-MAIL CONTACT: (Ginesa Zamora Saura)

Call for Papers: Screen Sound



Screen Sound seeks to rigorously investigate, analyse and document
sound as it occurs in relation to screen images, whether on the large or
small screen, in installation or online. Sound forms, functions and
production are included, whether as music, sound design, effects and
atmospheres, dialogue and performance, production processes and roles
of personnel. Articles, reviews and interviews are published in English
language from scholars, researchers and practitioners. The journal is
multidisciplinary in its remit, accommodating music, sound, media,
cultural, marketing and economic analysis. The publication focuses on
sound on screen media and issues relevant to work produced in Australia,
Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Oceania, and will provide a forum for case
studies and debates relevant to the region.

The publication will be published annually as a free access online journal.

The first issue of Screen Sound is planned for launch in December 2009.
In this issue, we are particularly interested in articles on sound in
television, online, games and media performance domains.

The journal will comprise three sections:
1: Double blind referee section with articles of 4,000-8,000 words.
Submission deadline: August 31.
2: Single referee edited section with industry reports, edited interview
transcripts, feature reviews, etc. Word length: 2,000-5,000. Submission
deadline: September 30.
3: Edited, non-refereed section of reviews, reports, responses and
reprints of seminal reports, etc. Word length: 1,000-4,000. Submission
deadline: October 30.

All proposals for articles should be sent to

VII Symphony Composition Contest for bands "City of Torrevieja"

The municipal cultural institute, ‘Joaquin Chapaprieta’ has organised the (seventh) annual ‘SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST – CITY OF TORREVIEJA’ which will take place under the following rules:

1. All those composers who wish to participate may do so.
2. The compositions should be original and unedited and not be a copy, modification or a version of any existing composition nor have been previously published through any media. Any entry which has been, or appears to have been previously presented to the public or received its ‘premier’ outside of this competition may be disqualified by the decision of the jury. The composition should have a duration of more than fifteen minutes and less than twenty minutes.
3. The content of the work, as well as its form, shall be of ‘free choice’ and arranged for the instruments detailed in the attached annex. It should be noted that the jury will expect the use of ALL of the instruments listed in the annex except those which are indicated as optional. Failure to comply with this rule could result in the disqualification of the entry.
4. Works should be submitted in quintipulate on paper size DIN A3, and accompanied by the individual material (partichelas) of the corresponding part for each of the instruments as detailed in the annex. Together with the work submitted, which should not bear either the name nor known pseudonym of the composer but merely a chosen title, should be enclosed a separate, sealed envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title of the work. Within this envelope should be enclosed details of the composer: name, surnames, address, copy of national identity document or passport, telephone number and electronic mail address if applicable. Any non-compliance of this rule may lead to disqualification.
5. All entries must be received by 31st October 2009 and the jury’s decision will be announced before the end of the year 2009.
6. Entries should be sent, within the specified time, to:


7.1. A single prize of fifteen thousand euros (15,000€) will be offered to the winner.
7.2. The prize will be subject to taxes according to law. This will apply both to Spanish nationals as well as non Spanish competitors regardless of their place of residence.
8. The jury which will decide the winning entry will be composed of five members, all recognised within the world of music and nominated by the Ayuntamiento de Torrevieja (Town Council).
9. The prize-winning composition will receive its “PREMIER” during a special concert by the “UNION MUSICAL TORREVEJENSE” ( sometime during the first semester of 2010. Regardless that the rights of ownership of the entry will remain with the author, he / she, in accordance with the rules of this competition, will be obliged to ensure that, in any future publication of the composition, the winning entry will be publicised with the following annex: “PRIZEWINNER OF THE VII ANNUAL SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST “CIUDAD DE TORREVIEJA”.
10. All other works submitted and not deemed to be the winner will be kept by the ‘Ayuntamiento’ of Torrevieja for a period of three months from the date of the publication of jury’s decision, after which the composers may collect their entries in person or by sending an authorised representative.
11. The competition shall be declared void if the jury should decide that the standard required has not been reached.
12. The submission of any entry to this competition shall be considered as a full acceptance by the competitor of these rules. Any decision by the jury, with regards to the winning entry or any other matter relatining to this competition, shall be considered as final.


Flute 1,2
Oboes 1,2,
English Horn
Bassoons 1,2,
Clarinet E Bemol
Clarinet B Bemol Solo and 1º
Clarinet B Bemol 2º 3º
Bass Clarinet
Sax Sopr B Bemol
Alt Sax E Bemol 1,2
Tenor Sax B Bemol 1,2
Bariton Sax E Bemol
Bass Sax (Opcional)
Trumpets B Bemol 1,2,3,4
Flügelhorn B Bemol 1, 2 (Fliscorno)
Horn F 1,2,3,4
Trombone 1,2,3 y 4 (Trombone 4º may be replaced by Bass Trombone)
Euphonium B bemol 1, 2 (Bombardino)
Tubas in C
String Bass
Piano (Opcional)
Arpa (Opcional)


The spirit and intention of this competition is that the entries should be suitable for playing by musician members of a “Banda Sinfónica”, (as understood in Spain). Works which do not strictly meet this criteria may be disqualified.


1st Edition: “SINFONIA HAMLET” by D. Santiago Quinto Serna (Spain) (2003).

2nd Edition: “CUMBRE DE MASADA” by D. José Miguel Fayós Jordán (Spain) (2004).

3rd Edition: “VENTS DEL GARBI” by D. José Miguel Martínez Giménez (Spain) (2005).

4th Edition: “FANTASIA PER LA VITA E LA MORTA” by D. Bert Apermont (Belguim) (2006).

5th Edition: PRIZE NOT AWARDED (2007).

6th Edition: “ELEMENTS” by Pablo Anglés Galindo (Spain) (2008).