Hong Kong will be hosting a mini-festival of contemporary music in October 2008 called Musicarama 2008.
Musicarama is an annual showcase of new music performed by local and international ensembles. This year’s theme is ‘Asian Modern Music’ featuring new works by composers of the Asia Pacific region, performed by the distinguished Ensemble TIMP from Korea, Chinese folk instrumentalists, a hand bell ensemble and 2 treble choirs from Hong Kong.
CALL FOR SCORES – ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for Scores (open to all composers of ACL)
Event: Musicarama 2008 (A Showcase of Asia-Pacific Modern Music)
Date: October 2008
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Organizer: Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (ACL-Hong Kong Section, www.hkcg.org)
Score Selection Panel: Hong Kong Composers’ Guild Council, Ensemble TIMF,
Hong Kong Hand Bell Academy
Category 1 – any pieces written in the last 10 years for at least 4 musicians within the following instrumentation: flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello & double bass (Ensemble TIMF from Korea, http://ensembletimf.com)
Category 2 – any pieces written in the last 10 years for 1 or 2 Chinese instruments and at least 4 musicians within the instrumentation of Category 1
Category 3 – any pieces for hand bell ensemble (Hong Kong Hand Bell Academy, www.hkhandbell.com/index_e.html, no more than 16 musicians)
Category 4 – not-too-difficult pieces for treble choir (a primary-school choir). The lyrics shall be in English, Chinese, or both
Category 5 – not-too-difficult for treble choir and hand bell ensemble
December 3, 2007 (for Categories 1 & 2)
January 7, 2007 (for Categories 3 to 5)
All scores shall be accompanied by information on the composers’ contacts (email, address, etc.), programme notes, short biography, optional recording
(if any), and shall be sent to :
Musicarama 2008 Secretariat, c/o RhapsoArts Management Ltd, Room 1103, 11/F., Albion Plaza, 2-6 Granville Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, HONG KONG.
Members who are attending the ISCM-ACL2007 festival next month are welcome to bring along the scores from your National Sections to Hong Kong in person. There is no limit of number of the scores one can submit.