The "Science of Fiction" competition, organized on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Lem in 2021, is an opportunity to cooperate with one of the most important ensembles of new music. Two Polish composers have a chance to take part in a workshop with Klangforum Wien in Austria next year and hear a premiere of their own work performed by the emsmble at a special concert dedicated to Lem's memory.
The project is directed at composers with Polish citizenship, born after 1 January 1979. The prize for the two selected composers will be the commission from IAM for a work for the Klangforum Wien ensemble, whose maximum composition is: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, 2 trombones, 3 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, 2 percussions, piano, accordion, and harp; duration 7-10 minutes; based on a contract concluded between IAM with each of the composers; amount of remuneration PLN 30,000 gross. Klangforum Wien will organize rehearsals and workshops for each of the composers and will ensure their participation in the ensemble's concert in one of the European countries (outside Poland) in 2021. IAM will cover the costs of travel in Europe and accommodation related to the participation of each composer in rehearsals and workshops, as well as a concert.
In order to participate in the project, you should send an electronic submission containing recordings of your own work(s) (in mp3 format) and a short written statement explaining your interest in working with Klangforum Wien.
Rules and regulations are available at: https://iam.pl/pl/zmierz-sie-z-geniuszem-stanislawa-lema-i-skomponuj-utwor-dla-klangforum-wien