Thursday, February 22, 2007

"Time to Play!" - Call for Works

Fresh on the success of our "Turned On" concert, we're initiating a call for works for the next one! The new show will be titled "Time to Play!".

The Atlanta Composers Blog invites local composers to submit works for our next concert (projected date: mid-May, projected venue: The Five Spot). This concert will consist of an ensemble of improvisers (electric guitar, piano/keyboards, 2 percussionists, flute, and trumpet) who will be interpreting graphic notation works and game pieces intended for open instrumentation. In the concert we will explain the rules and/or display the graphics in order to make an audience-engaging performance. Please send your scores or instructions in .doc or .pdf format to Adam Neal at adamscottneal@gmail.com. Deadline: April 1st.

The ensemble will choose the works to be interpreted and the composers will be notified shortly thereafter.

3 comments:

Chris Martin said...

Is any kind of graphic notation acceptable or is there a range of acceptable types?

Darren Nelsen said...

What do you have in mind?

If the notation is on a 40-foot tapestry draped over a skyscraper... um, no, that's not going to work. :)

But as long as it fits logistically, we'll consider it.

Mark Gresham said...

If composers would like a good glimpse of some historical graphic notations, pre-1969 that is, someone has put up scans of the book Notations edited by John Cage and Alison Knowles (Wesleyan University Press, 1969, out of print) here: f14s.jeremyboyle.com/page1.html
Click on the first thumbnail, then use the "next" link to view the whole book sequentially, or just select any thumbnail from this overview page.

Remember: These scores are all pre-1969!

(NOTE: I cannot vouch for the copyright-clearance status of these scans, as I merely found them while searching for a source for this out-of-print book.)