Maché | Miniaturised Concertos Call 2

Resonating Objects

Maché- Ongoing Call for Scores, album project

Miniaturised Concertos project for piano duo, has an ongoing Call for multi composer collaboration, Maché, which includes ideas/scores/images/texts/other materials which began with a residency at The Banff Centre in Canada. The 5 commissions and Maché collections will be released on Metier Label. Next deadline 15th December 2013. 

The first call went out in Autumn 2012 and so far includes ideas from Emma Ruth RichardsAndrew MorganRich PerksHelen PapaioannouDominic MurcottRowland SutherlandRichard Glover and Joel Bell.

Email Kate if you’d like to discuss having work included, or see the Maché Call outline here

Maché is part of the Miniaturised Concertos project for piano duo. We are inviting composers to submit ‘strands’ that we may use to form a larger composition. Your strand should last 5 minutes. For the final composition we may split it, superimpose it on other materials, or otherwise develop it. We ask you to submit your 5 minutes of material in music notation, or words, or diagrams, or instructions for improvisation, or any other intelligible form of expression. You may also wish to use other keyboard-based instruments (list provided below), low tech mixers/samplers such as kaoss, loop or midi controllers/laptop. Arrangement and discussion of materials has been with made in partnership with Agustin Fernandez, Newcastle University.

Further recorded mixes using all the selected materials, will be developed with composer Duncan MacLeod during 2013 and made into a series of concertos for album. You may be required to be involved in the production and mixing process. We are also interested in preparing live settings of the material.
Core instrumentation: 2 acoustic grands
Additional instrumentation: Keyboard, harmonium, melodicas sop/alto, harpsichord, accordion(subject to availability). Other suggestions welcome.
Extended techniques: We have been working with extended techniques recently for our Quantulum commissions and welcome inclusion of these.
Tech: Any hard/software such as loop, kaoss pads, midi controllers etc must be pre-arranged and tried out in advance and be able to be loaned (and insured) to us for the duration of the recording, unless you are present. Any samples/patches etc must be uploaded/compatible with what we have in advance also.