FORUM 2010 10th International Forum for Young Composers

The Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), directed by Lorraine Vaillancourt, is pleased to announce its
10th international Forum for young composers, combining for the first time music and video art. Forum
2010 will take place in Montreal in collaboration with the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music and

All composers under the age of 30 are invited to submit before October 31, 2009 the scores of
two works accompanied by a recording on CD or DVD :
1. A work for chamber orchestra or large ensemble
2. A work of their own choice with ou without video medium

The International Jury of Forum 2010 will meet in December 2009 to select eight composers from any

The eight selected composers will have to choose one video art (10 minutes) of the four available on
the website of the NEM from January 2010 (artists : Nathalie Bujold, Chantal duPont,
David Manseau, Leighton Pierce). Afterwards they will have to write a new piece for the 15 musicians
of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (fl, ob, cl1, cl2, bs, tp, horn, tb, vl1, vl2, vla, cello, db, pn, pc). The
conductor score as well as the individual parts of these new works must reach Forum 2010 by August
31st, 2010.

The eight composers will be invited to a 3-weeks workshop with the NEM (rehearsals, recording and
preparation of the closing evening) at the University of Montreal Faculty of Music from November 8th
to 26th, 2010. This workshop will lead the composers to work directly and daily with the orchestra and
its conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt. Forum 2010 will cover the costs of accommodation. The
composers will assume travel costs from their countries of residence. (Forum 2010 will endorse any
requests for travel grants to the country of residence). These works will be recorded on DVD on
November 24th and 25th, 2010. An international jury will attend the closing evening in Montreal on
November 26th. At the conclusion of the evening, four prizes will be awarded : 1st prize : $3000, 2nd
prize : $2000, 3rd prize : $1500 and audience prize : $1000.

Forum 2010’s advertisement campaign and press relations will ensure that the event is widely

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