Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopoulos (www.ninaassimakopoulos.info) (the Laurels Project www.ninaassimakopoulos.info/pages/laurels/home) has commissioned, premiered and recorded over 50 new works for flute. She is requesting the submission of scores to be considered for her new commissioning project:
Title: The Flutist’s Field Guide to Birds, Insects and Flowers of the World
Composers are to use as a programmatic point of entry a type of bird, insect, or flower of the world and include a written description for program notes. Poetry, direct citations from field guides, personal descriptions are examples of sources that may be used.
Pieces selected will be performed at the National Flute Association Convention and on tour in the US and abroad and may be included in a premiere CD recording.
1. Up to three pieces or musical “guides” may be submitted.
2. The maximum duration of each submitted work is 3 minutes.
3. Submissions may be for C, alto, bass flute, or piccolo solo.
4. If desired, submitted works may include fixed media (preferred) or interactive electronics and may also include percussive instruments.
5. The use of any and all extended techniques is possible but more traditional approaches will also be considered.
6. Submitted works must not have been professionally recorded nor received a public performance.
7. Composers are strongly encouraged to submit some form of an audio realization with their score(s). Submissions without audio will be the last to be considered.
8. Submission deadline is February 15, 2012.
9. Please submit all materials electronically (pdf/mp3 format only) to Nina Assimakopoulos:
nassimaflute (at) gmail (dot) com
Please contact the same email address with any questions regarding submission requirements.