Call for acoustic compositions

The call for proposals has now closed.

We invite the submission of works for flute, clarinet, French horn and string quartet (or any combination of instruments from that list). Works of no more than ten minutes will be strongly preferred. We expect four or five compositions to be workshopped and performed by members of the Bristol Ensemble, led either by Professor John Pickard or Dr Neal Farwell from the Department of Music. Selection will be by an invited panel, to be chaired by John Pickard.

Submission procedure

A score and parts of the work and a programme note (max. 200 words), and any necessary performance information, should be e-mailed as PDF files to by Friday 24 November 2017 (5pm GMT). In order to allow anonymous assessment of works, none of the material submitted should bear the name of the composer.

We aim to inform submitters of the selection panel's decision by Friday 26 January 2018. Those selected will be asked to confirm their acceptance at this point.

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