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Noisy Nights go Digital – Call for Composers

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Noisy Nights are going digital! We are planning not just one but four nights of brand new music with Red Note musicians that you can enjoy from your own home.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have had to cancel the next Noisy Night scheduled for the Sunday 3rdMay in Glasgow. While we hope to resume normal activity after the summer and reschedule in September, we felt we couldn’t go this long without an outlet to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

So we are glad to announce that Noisy Nights are going digital! We are planning not just one but four nights of brand new music with Red Note musicians that you can enjoy from your own home.

How does it work?

If you are a composer and interested in writing a 5min long piece for a solo instrument, submit your name and contact email to admin [at] rednoteensemble.com by Thursday 26 March.

On the morning of Friday 27 March, we will get back in touch to inform you about the instrument you have been assigned to write for from the options below. Please note this will be a random allocation. On that day, you will also receive the link to a brief instrument demo filmed by each player outlining capabilities, techniques, notation, etc.

  • Ruth Morley – Flute,
  • Sasha Savaloni – Classical guitar,
  • Tom Hunter – Percussion,
  • Jackie Shave – Violin,
  • and Robert Irvine Cello.

Then the challenge is on! You have 1 week to write your piece for that specific instrument. Please submit in pdf format by 5pm on Friday 3rd April to admin [at] rednoteensemble.com. Please note the scores should not include electronics or any pre-recorded parts.

The 20 compositions selected by the players will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel on 4 separate concerts: 10 April, 17 April, 24 April and 1 May.

Challenge accepted? Please help us spread the word by sharing this call with your network. Looking forward to keeping Noisy Nights alive in these times of social distancing, connecting new music lovers online.