C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

17th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2021





New Talent•New Idea
New Composition•New Music

◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Southwest China Music Research Center-Research Institute of Compositional Technique
Chinese Traditional Music Innovation and Creation Center

◆Chairmen of the Organizing Committee
ZHOU Siyuan LIU Liyun

◆Chairman of the Jury
Tristan Murail (France)

The competition of this year is for chamber music. The composition should be written for 1-9 instruments in any combination. No more than four same instruments at the same time. Work that involves electroacoustic, electronic, or vocal will NOT be accepted. Performers that use human voices as part of the sound effect are exempt from this restriction.
The duration of the piece should be within 8-12 minutes.

1. All students. (No limitation on nationalities, regions, and ages).
2. The composition could be written in any style. It also needs to be composed in the last three years.
3. The composition must be unpublished and must not have been awarded in any other contest prizes.
4. Each candidate can submit only one piece for the competition and cannot applies with other’s name.

◆How to enter
Each candidate should submit a full score,a filled entry form, and electronic copies of the ID and Student ID.
The score should be converted to a single PDF file, named as “application’s name + composition title”.
The score (pdf) and other application materials should be delivered by email to the Competition Organizing Committee before the deadline. The date of the composition should be marked on the score.
This competition is anonymous. The candidate’s name or any other non-musical notes cannot be shown anywhere on the score, otherwise, the candidate cannot enter for the selecting procedure.
Please send your score to both emails. The email address is [email protected] and [email protected]
We recommend the candidate submit a recording along with the composition (in mp3 format), but the audio file is not required for application.

◆ Contact
Coordinator:Dr. JING Qi
E-mail (Preferred): [email protected]
Alternative E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +86 13990599518
WeChat (Preferred):13995099518

Organizing Committee Office
Mr. GOU Yong,
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253

Deadline: Nov. 5, 2021
(Entries must be received before Nov 5th, 11:59 pm, Beijing Time via email)

◆Entry form download and competition information:

◆Award and Prizes
1st Prize (1): RMB ¥15,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
2nd Prize (2): RMB ¥10,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
3rd Prize (3): RMB ¥5,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
Honorable Mention (several): the certificate.

The juries have the right to decide the prizes and the number of the vacant winners, and the jury's decision is final.

◆Additional Directions
1. During the selection of the competition, any prize-winning composition could be published and played permanently and freely by the sponsors.
2. The entry form is enclosed, please fill it carefully and submit it with other application materials.



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