jazz and improvised music


 

 
 
OPPORTUNITY: Call for composers - new jazz commission
APPLICATIONS DUE 5pm Friday 27 July to Aniqa Mannan admin@sima.org.au
DETAILS REQUIRED Name; Physical address; Phone number; Email address; Date of birth; Current bio & CV; Examples of previous work (maximum of three pieces not exceeding 10 minutes in total). Please supply examples via weblinks.
 
REQUIREMENTS This opportunity is open to anyone aged 30 years or under as of July 1st 2018, who resides in Australia or New Zealand
COMMISSIONED WORK TO BE PREMIERED Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2018
(7-17 November 2018)
 
The Sydney Improvised Music Association with the support of APRA AMCOS is inviting applications from young composers to write a new work for a large (10-piece) jazz ensemble to be premiered at the 2018 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival held November 7-17.

As part of the project, the chosen composer will be paired with a leading Australian jazz artist who will act as a mentor during a 10-week creative development period. Further professional development will be offered, as the work will be recorded and mixed as part of the project.

Applications are open to anyone, male or female, aged 30 years or under as of July 1st 2018 who resides in Australia or New Zealand. You must be available to meet with your mentor weekly at times suitable to you and your mentor between August and October 2018 and attend rehearsals in the lead-up to the festival. The successful composer must agree to submit an artistic report upon competition of the project.

Composition requirements:
1. 4-12 minutes in duration
. Longer pieces will be considered with consultation.

2. Written for a 10-piece jazz ensemble (instrumentation TBC)

Please register your application by submitting the following information to admin@sima.org.au by Friday 27 July, 5pm:

1. Name
2. Physical address
3. Phone number
4. Email address
5. Date of birth
6. Current bio & CV
7. Examples of previous work (maximum of three pieces not exceeding 10 minutes in total). Please supply examples via weblinks.