The 1st International Alkema Composition Contest for saxophone and piano,
with cross-over elements, is now open for composers of all nationalities and all ages; deadline 27th April 2012.
Purpose of the competition
To stimulate and perform new compositions that can be distinguished by other contemporary works by means of cross-over elements. Composers will be challenged to write actual and up-to-date compositions. The first edition in 2012 of this composition contest will be for new written music for saxophone and piano. These instruments are perfectly suited to demonstrate cross-over elements and have a broad and diverse expression range. On top of that, both instruments are trend-setting in both modern and contemporary classical music. During the next competition editions, other instrumentations will be asked for.
MatchingArts invites composers to write a composition between six (6) and eight (8) minutes for one saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor or baritone) and piano (or keyboard/sampler). Addition of electronics or tape is allowed, this should however not be the major part of the composition. Important is that the composition contains a cross-over of stiles, preferably a combination of contemporary classical music with popular music (e.g. jazz, pop, rock).
1st prize - Henk Alkema Prize:
- € 1.000
- performance of the composition by Johan van der Linden en Henry Kelder during the 11th edition of the ‘Festival het Havikconcert’, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
- € 500
- € 250
All selected compositions will be incorporated in the repertoire of the duo Johan van der Linden and Henry Kelder.
All selected compositions will be added to the music library of the Utrechts Conservatorium, The Netherlands.
For more information on the competition and application look check out our website.