ALL WIRED UP Festival: score call details

Performance: April 20th, 2019 from 4:00 PM on; latest finish 8:00 PM.

Venue: The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PST, January 24th, 2019

Eligibility: All Cascadia members in good standing (dues paid up for 2019).

Concert theme: “All Wired Up” – an electronic music festival. Any type of music that includes electronics will be performed in two different spaces. The main hall will be for live performances of electronic and electro-acoustic works; the reception room will be for fixed media works including computer-generated music. The use of video and other visuals in association with fixed media works is strongly encouraged.

Venue: The main hall has a large stage and is equipped with stereo speakers as well as video monitors. The reception room has a sound system with quad speakers and surround sound as well as video monitors.

Instrumentation: Electric guitar(s), electric bass(es), drummer/percussionist, electronic keyboardist(s), or various and sundry other electronic instruments. Acoustic instruments only if in combination with electronic elements and/or amplified or effect-driven. Fixed media and computer-generated music is encouraged.

Note: Cascadia must be able to find instrumentalists willing to perform in the submitted works. If an uncommon instrument is requested (e.g. Theremin), the composer must be able to put Cascadia in contact with a local performer. Otherwise the work may have to be adapted for performance or may not even be able to be performed.

Cascadia Composers will pay for up to four performers per work in return for a fee from each selected composer not to exceed $100. Composers who perform in their own work will not be required to pay a composer’s fee. Additional performers per work may be included if provided at the composer’s expense.

Submission procedure: Anonymous submission is not required, since one aim of the festival is to include all submitted works that conform to the instrumentation requirements. Cascadia is willing to work with composers to overcome difficulties related to performance forces, if the composer is willing to be flexible.

Composers may submit up to two works, but at most one can be performed. Priority will be given to works 15 minutes or under.

Submit the following through the submission form on the Cascadia website:

1. Score in PDF format. (Not required for fixed media works.) Include any performance notes for the musicians. Program notes are entirely optional. Duration is no longer required on the score; enter it directly into the form in the format shown.

2. Recording if available (MIDI is OK if none is) in MP3 format. A link may be submitted instead, but note that MP3’s up to 25MB may now be submitted. Recordings are required for fixed media works.

3. Description of Extramusical Elements (if applicable) in PDF format. Include movement instructions for performers, use of dancers, use of lights and visuals, links to videos that are to be used, etc.

4. Text file in standard format (such as .txt, .doc, .rtf or .pdf), with the title, composer, program notes (not performance notes), bio, and any other information pertaining to the piece that may be of interest to an audience. If there’s some aspect of the score or recording you feel needs an additional explanatory note, briefly comment in the submission form’s annotation text box. Please do not submit program notes in the annotation box.

5. Lyrics permissionIf there are lyrics which are not in the public domain, include a text file in a standard format showing you have permission to use them.

Selections will be announced by February 7th, and parts for selected works, if required, must be available February 10th.

Questions? Please contact Nicholas Yandell at nicholasyandell@gmail.com.

Thank you and good luck!

Nicholas Yandell for Cascadia Composers (chapter of NACUSA)

Either a media file or a link to one is required.