Call for Works

Following on from our hugely successful launch weekend at the end of February, we are proud to be able to announce our first open call for works to be performed in an evening of new music on Friday 14 May 2010 as part of Manchester’s FutureEverything Festival.

The call is open to composers based in or with strong links to Greater Manchester. Selected works will be performed at Centro Bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and composers should consider how their music will behave in and benefit from this unconventional venue. Submitted works should be no longer than 10 minutes and scored for any combination of flute, clarinet, drum kit, string quartet and tape/electronics. If a recording of the work is available, we welcome its submission with the score. Preference is given to newer works.

If you have a strong vision for a work, which cannot be completed without first working with our ensemble, please submit a detailed proposal of what you would like to attempt and we will give it full consideration. For example, we recently worked on a directed improvisation which included live performance of recorded samples of our players and used a gesture-based language developed in tandem by the composer and the ensemble to direct the performance.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch by e-mail with any queries you might have. We look forward to seeing and hearing your music!

Submissions should be received no later than 9 April.

by e-mail to:
raiseyourvoicecollective (at) googlemail (dot) com
or by post to:
Raise Your Voice Collective
6, Heyscroft Road
M20 4XL

Download the Raise Your Voice Call for Scores as a PDF