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impuls . International Composition Competition


Conditions 2020

for the impuls Composition Competition, organised in 2020 and leading to premieres in 2023


1.) The impuls Composition Competition is an international competition.
2.) Applying composers must not be born before 1986.
3.) Application starts on May 15th, 2020 and ends on October 15th, 2020 (as last day all material has to arrive at the address given see Application infos).
4.) A jury consisting of composers, musicians and experts will nominate 4 composers. The jurys decision will be published in spring 2021 on our website and notification will be given also to all applicants by then.
5.) As part of the impuls Composition Competition, impuls will then commission new works for ensemble (+-12 musicians chosen from a pool of musicians as given under Application). Expected length: approximately 15 minutes, score of new composition due to June 2022, parts of composition due to October 1st, 2022 after feedback by the ensemble. Selected composers are also invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop, including extensive rehearsals, accompanying activities (such as composers talks, discussions, ) and to attend the premiere of their works with a first-class ensemble such as Klangforum Wien within the impuls Festival 2023.
6.) The selected composers will be offered by impuls:
a.) travel expenses (within Europe: economy flight or second-class rail ticket, whichever is the cheaper; from overseas: a contribution up to a maximum of 600.-)

b.) living expenses: hotel (if needed) plus per diem of 26.- (throughout the duration of the workshop and day of first performance and accompanying activities)
c.) At the latest upon delivery of the score and the complete musical material by the deadlines given the composers will receive a one-time payment of 2.700.-. With this payment all rights concerning the public performance within impuls 2023, possible live-recording and broadcasting as well as the publishing of a CD are compensated.
7.) All entries must be made on cost of the composer (impuls will not cover any costs standing in connection with the application such as postage, payment of duties or taxes etc.). Due to the number of applications expected the submitted material handed in will also not be returned. Upon submittal, the ownership of all application materials is thus transferred to impuls.
8.) It will not be possible to appeal against the jurys decision in a court of law. No correspondence will be conducted regarding the decision.
9.) In submitting their entries to impuls all applicants agree to abide by the conditions set out above. The selection is subject to the law of the Republic of Austria. Should any single condition of the proposed competition be invalid, no other condition shall be automatically invalidated (salvatory clause).