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The Department announces the Terry Holmes composer/performer award

Posted on 28 June 2012

This is a one-off commission to the value of £3000, to be awarded jointly to a postgraduate composer and performer to collaborate in the creation of a substantial new work for soloist and ensemble, to be premiered in the Spring Festival in May 2013.

The piece should make use of at least one of the existing departmental ensembles.  While attention should be paid to practicalities, proposals will be welcomed which take an innovative approach to instrumentation.   Instrumentation, in this case, may be understood to include voices and electronics as well as any available instrumental forces. The piece proposed may also make critical use of a pre-existing source. 

Applicants should outline their plan on a single side of A4 paper. The plan should be realistic and include relevant practical details.  Plans should be submitted to by August 31st.

The successful applicants will be notified in early September, and will then be invited to enter into detailed discussion with the Spring Festival committee and relevant representatives of the department ensembles involved, regarding a deadline for delivery of performance material and arrangements for rehearsal.