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impuls . International Composition Competition

Application 2018


Application for impuls . International Composition Competition must include:


1.) the completed application form (download pdf / download doc file) has to be sent as an e-mail to office(at)impuls(dot)cc in advance (reference: impuls Composition Competition).


2.) all the following material has to be sent as PDFs stored on a stick for download by post to impuls, Code: impuls Composition Competition, to the following address: impuls, c/o Ute Pinter, Viktorgasse 22/2, 1040 Wien, Austria, Europe (please note that we cannot accept material such as scores etc. sent per e-mail, so please refrain from sending any material that way!):


a.) a copy of the completed application form. Please make sure to include: full name / date and place of birth / postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers


b.) biography, a list of works and infos on current activities including also information on concerts, infos on interpreters of your works, studies etc.

c.) a concept for a new piece for ensemble to be written on selection at this competition. Please make sure that the concept is created for +-12 musicians chosen from a pool of musicians as follows: 1x Flute, 1x Oboe, 2x Clarinet, 1x Bassoon, 1x Saxophone, 1x Horn, 1x Trumpet, 1x Trombone, 1x Accordion, 1x Harp, 1x Piano, 1x Percussion, 2x Violin, 1x Viola, 1x Cello, 1x Double bass / please note however: 1x  Clarinet, 1x Saxophone, 1x Piano und 2x Brass instruments must be chosen in any case!).

The concept may also include amplification for a maximum of 12 instruments and/or additional stereo-playback and/or 1-chanel live-electronics for 1 (solo-)instrument (be it one of the musicians or the composers with laptop).

The technical equipment herefor provided runs as follows / is restricted to:

Amplifier with cables: d&b-D12-amplifier-controller or similar + Mixer: 3 Yamaha-O2R96 or similar + Speakers: 2x d&b-Q7-speakers or similar + stands (2m) + Microphones: 12x condenser microphones + stands + cables + multicore + 2x BSS-AR133-Di-Boxes + Computer/DSP/Hardware: 1 notebook/i7/skylake + 1 Motu-ultralite-AVB

The setting is supposed to be a "normal" concert setting (thus specific light, visual or scenic effects, or any form of specific set-ups can not be offered by impuls)

The concept should not only include some verbal statements, but also short sketches, plans, info on materials used and/or any other form of information useful to expound the idea.


d.) at least one score of a piece already written for ensemble (10-20 musicians)

e.) a commentary on the piece, including its title, instrumentation and duration
f.) at least one recording (must not necessarily be of the score handed in) 

3.) applications must not arrive later than October 31st, 2018 by post at impuls, c/o Ute Pinter, Viktorgasse 22/2, 1040 Wien, Austria, Europe.

As we do expect applications again also from far away and delivery might take longer than you might expect, we do suggest to post your application in time/not later than October 15th (in case delivery takes a bit longer than Oct. 31st, we will check if the material was posted until October 15th. So if posted later than October 15th AND also arriving later than October 31st please understand that we will not be able to still include your application).


4.) if sending material from abroad please make sure to check conditions for customs duty as we cannot cover any costs resulting from your application.