Concert from 2008 Composers Conference to be broadcast

The concert of (mostly) NZ works at the 2008 CANZ Composers Conference will be broadcast on Tuesday 5 October on Radio New Zealand Concert, as part of Sound Lounge.

8:00 The Composers Association of NZ presents
Richard Haynes (cls), Arnold Marinissen (percussion), Johnny Chang (vln/vla), Donald Nicolson (keyboards)

BROWNLEE: Water sketch with tui; CROSSMAN: Double Resonances; HARRIS: Silence greets the dawn; HEXTALL: Marx vs Smith; McKINNON: Counterfeit Readymade No 2; RIHM: Stück for 3 percussionists; ANDRIESSEN: Workers Union for four loud instruments; ELMSLY: Refrains Below (recorded in the Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington by RNZ)

Urgent: MEMBERS' PREMIERES 2008 and 2009

Dear CANZ member,

As CANZONA 2008 & 2009 are being worked on currently, I would like to invite you to submit a list of your premieres for 2008 & 2009.

1) Please send this information as plain text in the body of an email.
2) Please only send pieces that received their first performance in calendar years 2008 or 2009
3) Please put each entry on a new line.
4) Please format each entry in the following way (note full-stops between information):
Title (include separate entry for lyricist). Instrumentation. Performer(s). Full Date (Day Month Year). Venue, including country if overseas, and festival name if in festival.

Some examples:
Hine-pu-te-hue. Taonga puoro and string quartet. Richard Nunns and the New Zealand String Quartet. 14 March 2002. Ilott Concert Chamber, Wellington
Scintilla. Large ensemble. Stroma, cond. Hamish McKeich. 4 November 2002. Marama Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin
Ex Machine (fixed version). Electroacoustic. Philip Brownlee (diffusion). 1 July 2004. Adam Concert Room, Victoria University of Wellington.
Taiohi Taiao. Text: Aroha Yates-Smith. Choir with optional taonga puoro. Tower Voices New Zealand, cond. Karen Grylls. 13 October 2004. Otago Festival of the Arts, Dunedin.

Please send me your premieres at by 15 OCTOBER 2010.

With thanks
Samuel Holloway
Canzona Editor

Percussion Workshop and NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards workshop

A special invitation to all composers for a percussion workshop with NZSO Principal Percussionist Lenny Sakofsky as part of the NZSO /Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards workshop.

Date: Monday 20th September
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: on stage of the Michael Fowler Centre
Free admission

***Please note: arrival to the hall must be prior to 2:30pm as no entry will be authorised after the commencement of the workshop.

Members may also attend the rest of the NZSO/Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards.

Monday 20th September

9:30-12:00 recording of works by Jonathan Mandeno, Matthew Childs, Robbie Ellis at Michael Fowler Centre.
12:00 panel discussion with Eve de Castro-Robinson (Composer Mentor) and Luke Dollman (Conductor) at Civic Centre Cafe and Bar
1:00-2:25 recording of works by Thomas Jenson and Arna Shaw
2:30-3:30 Percussion workshop (see above for details)

Tuesday 21th September

9:25-12:00 recording of works by Corwin Newall, Alex Taylor and Lizzie Dobson at Michael Fowler Centre
12:00 strings panel workshop with David Gilling (violin), Peter Barber (viola) and Victoria Jones (double bass) at Civic Centre Cafe and Bar.
1:00-2:30 recording of works by Umar Zakaria and Joanie Chung Yee Lee at Michael Fowler Centre
2:30-3:00 presentation by Julie Sperring (SOUNZ) and Carol Shortis (CANZ) at Michael Fowler Centre
3:00 presentation of the 2010 “Todd Award for Composition” at Civic Centre Cafe and Bar

Please ensure if you wish to attend that you arrive earlier than the commencement of each session.

This invitation has been extended by Pascale Parenteau, Education and Community Programme Coordinator of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Young Composers Meeting in the Netherlands

17th Young Composers Meeting 2011
February 13 – 18, 2011, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Be part of it!

What’s the Young Composers Meeting?

This meeting is organized by orkest de ereprijs in collaboration with the International Gaudeamus Music Week (Composition Competition) in co-operation with Cultural Center Gigant and Markant. The intention of the Meeting is to give young composers the opportunity to exchange ideas about contemporary music and at the same time being part of the learning process of composing with an ensemble at hand.
Directors will be: Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres and others. Gerda van Zelm, professor at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag will be coaching the singers. The meeting will be chaired and supervised by Louis Andriessen.
The senior composers will also teach individually and take care of the lectures. The program will furthermore consist of concerts, lectures, movies and an excursion.

You can find requirements for participation and the applicationform on:
Deadline: 15 October, 2010

Opportunity for Composers of Opera: New Zealand Opera School

The New Zealand Opera School is seeking submissions from composers with an existing opera or part of an opera work yet to be completed, which has not previously been realised in a public performance. Through the success and ongoing development of the School it is offering to workshop a one act opera or part of a large scale work with selected students. The chosen work will be rehearsed over the course of the week under the musical guidance of Michael Vinten and Bruce Greenfield. This will lead to a public performance, staged by Sara Brodie, at the Wanganui Opera House.

Submissions of scores and any supporting material should be sent to 12 Rodney Avenue, Te Horo Beach, 5581 Kapiti Coast by September 31st, 2010. Candidates will be informed by 10th January 2011.