CALL FOR WORKS
6TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ERGON ENSEMBLE
9 Sept 2014
We are happy to announce the two winners of this year’s International Call
for Works as part of the 6th International Pharos Contemporary Music
Festival. The Ergon Ensemble in collaboration with the Festival’s Artistic
Director, Evis Sammoutis, adjudicated all the entries.
Composers from all over the world were invited to respond to the film
Mechanical Principles (dir. Ralph Steiner, 1930) and to compose an original
work that will be performed live, together with the screening of the film,
by the Ergon Ensemble on 4 October 2014, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, as
part of this year’s Contemporary Music Festival.
The two winners are:
- Andreas Tsiartas, Cyprus, b.1986
- Argyro Koliogiorgi, Greece, b.1982
Congratulations to Andreas and Argyro, and we are sincerely
thankful to all of the composers who submitted wonderful scores of music!
The Pharos Arts Foundation
The Pharos Arts Foundation and the Ergon Ensemble
(Festival’s Ensemble-in-Residence for 2014) announce a call for
scores as part of the 6th International Pharos Contemporary Music
composers will be selected to work with the Ergon Ensemble in Nicosia,
Cyprus in early October 2014.
Selected composers will be given free entrance to all Festival events and
will receive a video of the premiere of their work. There will also be the
possibility of a subsequent performance in Athens, Greece.
Composers from all over the world are invited to respond to the film
Mechanical Principles (dir. Ralph Steiner, 1930) in the format
found in this
link and to compose a work that will be performed
live, together with the screening of the film, by the Ergon Ensemble during
the 6th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival.
Works must be previously unperformed and scored for 3-7 players.
Instrumentation available: Flute (alto flute/piccolo), Clarinet (bass
clarinet), Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion. Percussion setup (one
performer): Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, 2 Suspended Cymbals, 4 Woodblocks,
Bongos, Congas, Bass drum, Tambourine, Maracas, Flexatone, Guiro, Wind
Chimes, Snare drum, Triangle, Tam tam.
ELIGIBILITY: All composers under the
age of 45 (by October 2014) can enter, and there is
no entry fee.
ADJUDICATION: The selection of the works will be made by the Ergon
Ensemble in collaboration with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Evis
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1 September
2014. Selected composers will be informed by
8 September and parts must reach the ensemble
by 15 September. The results will be announced
on 25 September 2014 on the Pharos Arts
Foundation’s website. Only the selected composers will be contacted
EACH COMPOSER SHOULD SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY:
1. Up to 2 works in PDF format with timings matching the film.
2. Proof of age (copy of ID card or passport)
3. A document containing:
- A brief biography (up to 300 words)
- Contact details (address, telephone and E-mail)
- A declaration that if selected, the composer
undertakes to attend the public premiere of his/her work in Nicosia, in
early October 2014.
4. An audio mockup and/or MIDI Export of submitted works.
Send your entries in one compressed file (.zip) by e-mail to the Pharos Arts
Foundation’s Artistic Director Yvonne Georgiadou at:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: CALL FOR
For more information:
Pharos Arts Foundation: