NZ Composer Sessions 2018 applications are now open, closing on 26 June.
SOUNZ is calling for orchestral scores from SOUNZ composers (max two/composer). The adjudication panel, administered by SOUNZ, consists of representatives from NZSO, RNZ Concert and CANZ, who each bring the perspective of their organisations. The panel are asked to recommend a selection of works that reflects the diversity of musical styles/voices in New Zealand composition, with a collective duration of up to 60 minutes.
The 2018 recordings will take place over four days in either January or March (TBC) at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.
For more information and the application form click here.
Download the NZSO Score and Parts Preparation Guidelines here.
This key SOUNZ project, in partnership with the NZSO and RNZ Concert, was established in 1998 and was rebranded as NZ Composer Sessions in 2016. It produces new recordings of orchestral music for public broadcast and online streaming, and so far 147 works by 89 composers have been recorded.
The project will also deliver a concert for invited guests to promote the works to a range of orchestras and broadcasters. SOUNZ’s Resound project will film the concert and the works will be available for viewing online.
Read more about the past Recordings on SOUNZ online, where you can also find links to previous recordings and background information about composers whose works have been selected for the project in the past.
You can listen to past recordings on SOUNZ ’s and RNZ Concert ’s websites.
2017 NZ Composer Sessions composers Tabea Squire, Philip Norman, Natalie Hunt, Chris Gendall, Louise Webster, John Elmsly, Richard Francis and Patrick Shepherd at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.