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OPEN CALL – Northern Connection

OPEN CALL for a new work for NORTHERN CONNECTION: an international collaboration aiming to establish new creative links between Scotland, Finland and Norway.

Scotland, Finland and Norway are joining together in partnership to commission and premiere three new works. Each country will be represented by a composer, an ensemble and a contemporary music festival.

SCOTLAND: Scottish Music Centre/Sound Festival/Red Note Ensemble

FINLAND: Music Finland/MusicaNova Festival/defunensemble

NORWAY: Music Norway/Ultima Festival/Ensemble Temporum

Each country’s selected commission will be performed by one of the ensembles at a festival in at least one of the partner countries, and possibly more.  A jury of festival directors will select the three winning composers in late June/early July: the pieces will be composed in summer/autumn 2022 and pieces will be rehearsed from late 2022.

Scotland’s organisations are now looking to commission a Scottish* composer for this project. 

Key dates: 
Deadline for submissions: 6pm, Sunday 19th June 2022
Decision: By Monday 11th July 2022

How to apply
Download the OPEN CALL document for full information on how to apply. 
You can send your application using the online form link (CLICK HERE). 

If you have any issues with the online form please contact Kadri at admin@sound-scotland.co.uk

Support with making your application 
If you have any additional questions or would like to know more about this project, please contact Sarah at sarah@rednoteensemble.com

Please note that we are committed to working with and supporting composers from under-represented sections of the population. To enable this, there is a two-stage application process: an initial selection is made, and then this is narrowed down in a second stage selection process. If you are a female, disabled and/or ethnic minority composer, you can self-select to be put forward automatically to the second round if you want.
*This call is open to anyone whose main residence is in Scotland. Please refer to the open call document for further information. 

This call is a collaboration between Red Note Ensemble, Sound Festival and Scottish Music Centre. 

19 June, 2022 - 0:00 to 23:59


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