Redshift Music Society”Ringtone Project” Call for Scores

Redshift Music is seeking short ‘ringtone’ pieces for a unique chamber music concert and recording initiative in late 2013.  Specifically, we are looking for short miniature compositions (5 – 20 seconds long) designed as mobile ringtones to be performed by the Negative Zed Ensemble and recorded for free download from our website. Composers and practitioners of contemporary art music of any age or nationality are eligible.

On the heels of our recent ‘Postal Pieces’ call for scores, the ringtone project seeks to foster the creation of interesting, humorous, and/or effective ringtones as part two of a musical exploration of communication methods, then (postcards) and now (ringtones). 10 – 20 submissions will be selected for performance by Redshift’s ensemble-in-residence, Negative Zed duringPing!, a late 2013 concert. From this group, a final winner will be selected by the live concert audience, given a $200 honorarium, and be proclaimed ‘Lord of the Ringtones’.Each selected work will be recorded and made available for free download from the Redshift website. Who knows? Maybe you may be riding the subway one day and hear your work chiming from someone else’s phone!

INSTRUMENTATION: Flute (C or alto flute), Saxophone (alto, soprano, or baritone), Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Piano, Percussion (or any subset)

Please submit by email only! Send scores as pdf files and recordings, if available as mp3s (MIDI is ok).
Please include as many details as possible about your piece.
No submission fee is required.
Please send your submission to the following EMAIL:

Deadline: 1 November 1 2014