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ISCM Romania, organizer of the MERIDIAN International New Music Festival, is announcing a call for CHAMBER works among the member organizations of ISCM to be programmed in the 16th edition of MERIDIAN between November 8-15, 2020.

The theme of this edition, PLANETARIUM, wishes to explore planets, stars, galaxies, comets, meteorites and space objects in the endless sonic cosmos of human imagination. From solar incandescence to the darkness of a black hole, the range of musical expressions is unlimited.

We are looking for works for all or some of the following instruments:

  • Ensemble ATEM (Timişoara): clarinet, violin, cello, piano; theme of the concert – POLARIS (planet of frozen sounds)
  • Ensemble SONOMANIA (Bucharest): oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano; theme of the concert – PHANTASIA (planet of stories)
  • Duo MARIA BÎLDEA & SERGIU NĂSTASĂ (Bucharest): harp and violin; theme of the concert – EROS KAI THANATOS (planet of love and death)
  • DUO CELLO JAYA (Bucharest): two cellos.

Priority will be given to works shorter than 10 minutes in duration and to works that have a stronger connection to the theme of the festival and/or the concert(s). Only completed works will be accepted.

A maximum of 5 works should be sent by each member organization via email to festivalulmeridian@gmail.com with the email subject “Planetarium Score Submission” until June 1st, 2020. Submissions must include:

  1. a permanent link to the work for playback (e.g., SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) – no transfer links or attachments are accepted for recordings;
  2. the score of the work in .pdf format;
  3. the title, year, and program notes for the work;
  4. a short biography of the artist (in English).

The final selection will be announced on the festival’s website, snr-simc.org, and the official MERIDIAN and ISCM Romania Facebook pages after July 1st, 2020.

Looking forward to your submissions!

The ISCM Romanian Section Team

Diana Rotaru – President & Artistic Director of MERIDIAN International Festival

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