The Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music (PSeME) announces the international electroacoustic music competition "Etude for one bell stroke" as part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Sigismund Bell in Krakow. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 June 2021.
The competition is dedicated to Włodzimierz Kotoński, the author of the first Polish electroacoustic composition Etude for one cymbal stroke, realised in the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in Warsaw in 1959.
The competition is open to everyone, regardless of age, gender and nationality.
The leading theme of the competition is the sound of the Sigismund Bell, ordered and funded by King Sigismund the Old at the beginning of the 16th century. The material of the competition composition is limited to the sound of the bell in its historical and spectral dimension (the preferred sound of the Sigismund Bell is available on the Internet) with any transformations, references and multi-channel spatial sound projection.
From among the 10 final works, 3 main prizes and 3 honourable mentions will be awarded. The results of the competition will be announced during the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Sigismund Bell in July 2021. The awarded compositions will be performed on 13 July 2021 in the open space around the Wawel Royal Castle, as well as during the concert in Nuremberg on 17 July 2021. The works will be also released on an album by the Audiomat label.
Rules and regulations are available at: www.pseme.com