Noise-to-Signal Ensemble Call for Scores 2016
The Noise-to-Signal Ensemble is excited to announce its first call for scores! N2SE is a contemporary music collective dedicated to making new music accessible to non-musicians and music aficionados alike. We are particularly dedicated to outreach and have presented concerts and master classes at several universities and high schools across the Midwest.
One or more works will be selected for performance in the 2016-17 season. Winning composers will receive a performance and professional audio recording. All selected composers are invited to attend the performance of their work. We are able to provide accommodation but we cannot cover travel expenses.
Submitted works may contain all (or some) of the instrumentation below:
Clarinet (two players, both doubling on bass clarinet, one doubling on E-flat clarinet)
Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor)
Oboe (doubling English horn)
Piano (and conductor)
Works with tape are acceptable, as are works that require a conductor. Compositions with live electronics or processing will not be considered. Preference will be given to pieces under 10 minutes and works which include at least four ensemble members.
This call is open to composers of any age residing in any country. Works submitted may have been previously performed or recorded.
All composers must submit the following materials to by 11:59pm on September 10, 2016. There is no application fee.
Recording of performance (if applicable): Please submit mp3 or wav files or provide a link to audio or video of a performance. MIDI files are also acceptable. If fixed media is to be used, please send the audio file of the electronics to be used in performance (in addition to any other acceptable audio files).
Headshot and short program note (optional but encouraged)
A PDF or Word Document with the following information
Preferred email address for correspondence
Name of piece(s)
Instrumentation of piece(s)
Duration of piece(s)
Any questions should be directed to us via email:
CALL-FOR-SCORES: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Thank you to all of the composers who submitted their work to the Noise-to-Signal Ensemble call for scores. We received hundreds of submissions from the United States and abroad, and were honored to have received such a great volume of truly high-quality submissions. Please know, whether you were selected or not, that you all made this a tough decision, and we are so appreciative of your willingness to collaborate and your drive to create new art. Please continue to share your work with ensembles and audiences as you have with us.
The winners of our Call-for-Scores (in alphabetical order):
David Crumb, Soundings
Robert Lemay, Ligne(s) Mediane(s)
Jamie Whitmarsh, Animal Songs
The winners of our call-for-scores will receive several performances, and at least one recording.
The ensemble also selected a few honorable mentions, listed below (in alphabetical order):
Luke Flynn, Windfall
Ben Justis, Moon Rock
David Vayo, Seis Cosechas
Congratulations to all our winners and honorable mentions!
We thank all of our participating composers for their part in creating high-quality contemporary music, and specifically for trusting us with their work. On behalf of the Noise-to-Signal Ensemble, I send our best wishes to all of you on your future projects!
We are excited for the season to come, and hope to see composers, performers, and audiences of all backgrounds at our concerts and on our upcoming Spring tour. Thank you all for your support!
The Noise-to-Signal Ensemble
Spring 2017 Upcoming Performances and Tour Dates/Locations
The Noise to Signal Ensemble will be going on our Spring of 2017 tour starting soon! Below are our scheduled concerts and locations:
Friday, March 4th at 8:00pm: Open Dress Rehearsal at Bowling Green State University, Room 1040. Bowling Green, OH
Monday, March 6th at 7:00pm: Performance with Eric Salazar and Forward Motion at Indianapolis ArtsGarden. Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30pm: Recital at Clarke University's Jansen Music Hall. Dubuque, IA.
Saturday, March 11 at 4:00pm: Performance for the New Music Festival in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Kearney, NE.
Sunday, March 26th at 2:00pm: Perfrmance for the New Music Series hosted by Italian Friend ArtRuckus. Fort Wayne, IN.