Receipt Deadline: Dec. 28, 2013
The composers of Random Access Music (RAM) are pleased to announce its fifth annual call for scores. The members of RAM are looking for adventurous new music regardless of style for performances at the Queens New Music Festival and at RAM’s 2014 spring concert by Trio Kavak (www.triokavak.com/trio_KAVAK/trio_kavak.html) on May 18 & 23, 2014 in New York City.
All composers are eligible to submit one score, regardless of age or nationality. RAM will accept unpublished or self-published works that have not received an award. The work must be scored for flute (alto & piccolo substitutions permitted), viola, and harp as a trio or in any combination, 6-12 minutes in length. Works requiring electronics are eligible, provided any technology required (beyond simple playback) be supplied and operated by the composer or the composer’s representative. Works must be composed within the last 12 years.
To participate, please submit: 1 score (hard copy); 1 CD recording (encouraged but not required–midi or other realization is acceptable); composer’s name, address, phone number, and email address (on a separate sheet). Key materials must be submitted ANONYMOUSLY. Only the title of the piece, a pseudonym, and instrumentation may appear on the score and CD. Due to RAM’s insistence on anonymity, RAM will NOT accept online or digital submissions. So that your submission remains anonymous in the judging process, write only the title of the work and a pseudonym or other marker on the score itself. Then, attach a sealed envelope containing your full name, address, phone number, and email address with your materials. Also, on the outside of the envelope, write the composer’s pseudonym and title of the work. If you would like your materials returned, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. RAM reserves the right not to choose a score, if it is determined that none of the woks are suitable for performance. All submissions must be received on or by December 28, 2013. Results will be announced in early February.
Mail materials to:
Random Access Music
38-11 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For tips and advice about the process, please visit our call for scores page.
Random Access Music (RAM) conducts a call for scores each calendar year. RAM insists on anonymous submission with the composer-members of RAM as the only judges of the call. Each year, RAM collaborates with different ensembles to produce concerts of premiere works. The winning work of our call for scores is included on one of these collaboration concerts.