Berwick New Music International Composition Competition
Theme: NORTH

 

Sponsored by the Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council
 

 

You are invited to submit an original electronic or electro-acoustic work of length no more than 6 minutes to the Berwick Music Series International Composition Competition. The work should be a fixed, self-contained, pre-recorded stereo sound piece (i.e., not a piece to be performed with live instruments).


Competition Aims

The 2021 Berwick Music Series International Composition Competition
provides support, inspiration and exposure to composers of electronic or electro-acoustic music.

 

Final Submission Deadline: September 13, 2021 @ 11:59pm BST.

  

Eligibility

This competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. All musicians, including established or emerging artists, professionals or amateurs, are welcome to submit a piece. Submissions are welcome without regard for a composer’s age, nationality, gender or their musical style.


Requirements

Each participant should submit an original electronic or electro-acoustic work of length no more than 6 minutes that is a response to this year’s theme: NORTH.

The work should be an uncompressed, fixed, self-contained, pre-recorded stereo sound piece (i.e., not a piece to be performed with live instruments).

The work should not have received a public live or on-line performance prior to submission.

Participants should also submit a short written (no more than 200 words) programme note. Video entries are not permitted.

 

Awards

Open Award £250

Berwick Prize for a submission from a participant currently resident in the North-East of England: £150 

 

Selection process, concert and final decision

Members of the BMS programme committee will assemble a selection of works that will be shown in Berwick-upon-Tweed on October 24 as part of the Berwick Music Series.

A ballot of audience members will be used to make the final decision about awards.

 

Guidelines/Entry Conditions

Number of entries: Participants may submit only a single work.

Berwick Music Series has the option to award and/or withhold prizes; each decision is final.

Berwick Music Series reserves the right to make any changes to the rules, schedule or other information related to the competition without notification.

Entry to the competition is free.

 

Timeline

Final Submission Deadline: September 13, 2021 @ 11:59pm BST.
Concert programme announced: September 30, 2021
Concert and awards announced: October 24, 2021

 

Submission

Please submit the following materials in ONE email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. First name
2. Given name
3. Email address
4. Phone (include country code)
5. Postal address, including country
6. Title of composition
7. Programme Note (max. 200 words)
8. Link to an uncompressed sound file, using Dropbox or another file hosting/transmission service