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

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2016 Gwangju Music Festival Call for Score (category 7 added)




Due Date: 


Asia Culture Center(ACC) is one of most prestigious venues in Korea for performing arts. In particular, the performing art division is well-received in the music world for its innovative repertories and for continuous devotion in cultural exchanges.


Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Opening of the Asia Culture Center

Contemporary Music and Performing Arts Festival


‘Asia’s Cultural Window to the World: Symphony for ASIA’


Call for score


Subject: Voice of Asia, Sound of Asia

(All works of applicants should be fit to the subject)


Submissions and Guideline:



Application Form (Only ISCM-Members can apply, except category 4,8,9, One entry per person)


Composer bio and program note


PDF file of the score (labeled LASTNAME_COMPOSITIONTITLE)


Audio file (if applicable), should be labeled as same as PDF


The duration of works should be less than 15 minutes.


Deadline: August 20, 2016


ZIP all files and send as one zip file to


All selected composers in all categories would need to be able to ATTEND the festival (4 nights accommodatioin will be provide)


All selected composers in category 1-7 will be given $500 cash prize.


All selected composers are requested 2 more Scores for ACC archiving.


Copyright of all works belong to authors, however the copyright license of selected works in Category 8 and 9 would be possessed by ACC.



1. Symphony Orchestra (with or without Soloist)


Standard instrumentation for quadruple winds symphony orchestra


Percussions: bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, slap stick, guiro, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, gong, conga, sleigh bells, bongo, tubular bells, glockenspiel, claves


Soloist would be standard western instrument or voice.


2. Chamber Ensemble


Fl. Oboe. Cla. Bssn. 2 Vln. Vla. V.C. 


Any combination, but Octet would be preferred.


3. Chinese Chamber orchestra


Di, Sheng, Yangqin, Liuqin/Ruan (oneplayer), Pipa, Guzheng, Erhu


Any combination, but full instrumentation might be preferred.


4. Electronic Work


All sound files must be MP3 format.


Composers are responsible for special installation and the performers on location.


Channels for audio playback are limited to 8 channels.


Multichannel works will be judged from a stereo mix.


5. Concerto for String Orchestra (2/2/2/2/1) and Asian Folk instrument


Composers are responsible for casting of soloist


Performance and accommodation fee for player will be paid by ACC.


6. Four hands piano work for youth


It should be suitable for youth


Duration should be less than 6 minutes


7. Voice work for youth choir (boys or mixed)


It should be suitable for youth


Duration should be less than 7 minutes


8. Composition Competition (age under 35)


Instrumentation: PIANO QUINTET.


Works should be 6 to 10 minutes in duration and written in recent 3 years.


The submitted work must have had no prior public performances in Korea.


There is no entry fee.


Semi-final is set on November 26, 2016 (Selected composer will be contact personally)


First Prize ₩3.000.000, Second Prize ₩2.000.000


9. Signal Music of ACC


Audio file must be submitted (mp3 format).


Any type of music can be accepted.


Duration should not exceed 30 seconds


Selected winner will be prized ₩5.000.000 cash award



Application Form :

Asia Culture Center Introduction:



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