Dublin Sound Lab invites composers to submit works for performance by the Swiss new music trio RETRO DISCO at MUSIC CURRENT FESTIVAL, Dublin, 10-13 April 2019.
As many as eight composers will be selected and invited to attend all festival concerts at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, and to take part in workshops, round-table discussions, masterclasses and open rehearsals with the renowned American composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi, at the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin.
Composers of any age or nationality, with experience or interest in electronic composition and performance may apply. Submissions can include new or existing works for any combination of horn, cello, synthesizer and electronics (fixed-media, computer or live electronics). Submissions that include three instruments plus an electronic or computer part, and which are less than ten minutes in duration, will be favoured.
All selected active participant composers will have their submitted works rehearsed and recorded by RETRO DISCO. Selected works will also be considered for inclusion in the closing festival concert, 13 April 2019, and one of the participating composers will be offered a commission of €2,500 to develop a new work in collaboration with Dublin Sound Lab to be premiered at Music Current 2020.
Composers can also apply as an 'auditor composer' and attend festival presentations, discussions, rehearsals, workshops and concerts in a non-participating role. Auditor composers do not need to submit compositions, or present their works, and will not be considered for a commission.