Works for Accordion and Clarinet: Call for proposals and call for scores
Joseph Petric (accordion, Toronto CA) and Martin Carpentier (clarinet, Montreal QC) are working with the Canadian Music Centre to issue a call for scores and proposals focused on works written for accordion and clarinet duo (solo works are not the focus of this call).
Composers can submit existing works written for accordion and clarinet, or propose a new short work for accordion and clarinet (6-8 minutes) that will be developed in collaboration with Petric and Carpentier during 2019. Existing works that are selected, and newly written works, will be performed at two concerts in the 2019-2020 season—taking place in Toronto, and Montreal.
Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2018 (the online form will close at 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
Eligibility: Open to all composers
All submissions will be made through an online form. Each submission should include basic composer information, and a CV. Additional support material will depend on whether a composer submits an existing work, or a proposal for a new work.
Clarinet: pieces can be written either for Bb (preferred) or A clarinet as well as bass clarinet.
For existing works:
- Any duration will be considered, although shorter works are preferred
- Pieces that have already been premiered are welcome
- Pieces involving electronics are welcome
- Submissions will include a PDF copy of the score, and links to streaming audio/video where available
- Provide score and audio/video samples for two of your works
- Provide a short statement about your creative process, and what ideas you might explore in a piece for accordion and clarinet
- French-language submissions are welcome
There is a limit of one submission per composer—you can submit either an existing work, or a proposal, but not both. Excess submissions from a composer will be overlooked.
Selected composers will:
- have their piece performed twice
- receive an audio recording of their piece
- engage actively in the workshopping/rehearsal process, and communicate openly in developing a working schedule for 2019
We request that newly written works that are being premiered in this project include a dedication on the first page of the score to the musicians.
- December 1: Deadline for submissions
- Mid to late December: composer notifications
- review commissioning grant application opportunities and timelines with each composer
- review travel grant opportunities with each composer
- establish a writing, workshopping/rehearsal schedule (rehearsals will take place at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto, and arrangements will be made for composers to join remotely)
- Performance of selected and new works in Toronto (at the CMC) and Montreal (venue TBD)
About the Artists:
Martin Carpentier studied clarinet with Emilio Iacurto at McGill University and graduated with Distinction in interpretation. He then won the position of solo clarinet with the Orchestre des jeunes du Québec. In 1992, he studied with Karl Leister (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and obtained a Masters Degree in Interpretation from Université de Montréal, under the direction of André Moisan.
A clarinetist in great demand, Martin Carpentier is a member of Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) and of Pentaèdre. He also performs regularly with Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal, Opéra de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal, and has recorded CDs with Société des vents de Montréal, Pentaèdre and NEM.
Martin teaches clarinet at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), at Université de Montréal and at Collège Vincent-d’Indy.
Joseph Petric, interpreter, collaborator, innovator, teacher and author, was the first accordionist to offer an official concert debut in major halls on both sides of the Atlantic -the Kennedy Centre Washington and St. John’s Smith Square London. He has appeared in some of the world’s major venues including London’s Southbank Centre, Merkatorhalle (Duisberg), Blauesalle (Brussels), Seiji Ozawa Hall (Tanglewood) Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Tel Aviv’s Israeli Opera, Bunka Kaikan Hall Tokyo and the Berlin Philharmonie.
With more than 251 works written for him, including 13 concertos, Petric continues to be the accordionist of choice for national and international festivals including Quebec’s Festival Domaine Forget, Agora Festival IRCAM (Paris), Tokyo Spring among others. A JUNO nominee and Prix Opus winner (Quebec) for best concert and best recording, his complementary discography of 32 titles is arguably the most diverse in the accordion discography. In 2017 his book The Concert Accordion –Contemporary Perspectives was published by Augemus Press Germany. For more details please visit www.josephpetric.com
The artists would like to acknowledge the support and resources offered by Matthew Fava and the CMC in this Call for Works.