#fms18::spring

FOLLOW MY SCORE 18
SPRING SEASON
Our submission portal will open on Feb 15

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Spring Season Call for Works! We will select 30 – 40 pieces to be programmed on our channels from March 2018 through August 2018. This project is not a commissioning contest. FMS18 is an effort to promote and curate many works by living composers. The works will be selected by the score follower team, typical of our normal submission process. We will hold a similar call for submissions twice every year (one in the fall, one in the spring).

TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Submissions must be received by: March 15
  • Submission is free! There is no fee but we would be incredibly grateful if you spread the word about our project on Patreon or support it directly. Donations will not be considered in the selection process.
  • Each composer may submit up to two works. The works should be submitted by filling out using the link to our Google Form. Links to the pieces should be using a non-expiring cloud sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). Scores should be in pdf format.
  • Please send a score and audio file for each work submitted. Keep in mind that higher quality recordings are preferred.
  • If your work is selected, we will need you to secure permission for posting on our channel from any publisher, recording company, or performer/ensemble involved in the work. If you think this will not be possible, please do not submit. We will also ask for the names of performers in order to credit them in the video description. We will not upload your piece if permissions are not able to be secured.
  • Submissions may come from composers of any age, nationality, background.
  • Works may be of any duration.
  • Submitted material should not be anonymized.
  • Works must be completed (no works-in-progress).
  • Submissions may include works for instrument(s) and electronics.
  • Large ensemble or works with similarly tall systems display poorly on YouTube’s 16:9 landscape frame, because of this, we prefer you submit chamber or solo works.
  • We also accept works that include visual footage in addition to or in lieu of a score. In the case that such a work is selected, it would be uploaded to our Mediated Scores channel.
  • Composers previously featured on our channels may still apply.

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FALL SEASON

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Fall Season Call for Works! We will select 30 – 40 pieces to be programmed on our channels from September 2017 through January 2018. We are switching to a call for submissions model for our channels instead of a rolling submissions model to help us with our curation process and streamline our communications with the community.

This project is not a commissioning contest. FMS17 is an effort to promote and curate many works by living composers. Therefore, unlike FMS16, this year’s campaign will have no commission, crowdfunding campaign, or open voting. The works will be selected by the score follower team, typical of our normal submission process. We will hold a similar call for submissions twice every year (one in the fall, one in the spring).


9 works still scheduled to be uploaded in the coming weeks.

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SPECIAL EDITION

The team behind the YouTube channels, Score Follower & Incipitsify have partnered with internationally recognized Ensemble Dal Niente to award a $1850 commission to one composer. In addition to the commission, the winning composer will receive a professional-quality recording of their new work performed by Ensemble Dal Niente. Finally, we will feature this new work by making a recording+score video, and promoting it through various online platforms.

Round 1 #scorefollower team : : Round 2 international jury : : Round 3 people of the internet through a week-long up-voting round on Youtube.

Our project format was meant to be an internet-equivalent to the Grawemeyer Award—a three round process starting with pre-selection by the program committee, which is then narrowed down by an international jury to three finalists, who are then chosen by an audience that has listened to live performances of the works. A Likes Campaign was the only feasible internet-equivalent to an audience-choice award that we could imagine, and whether or not it seems fair, it was really important for us that we turn to the internet community and crowdsource the commissionee. Living in a post-internet world, we figure that we must take the good with the bad, and accept the quirks/flaws of the internet, for this project at least.

As far as we know, this is the first time that a composer was commissioned based on a YouTube up-voting campaign.

Julio Zúñiga: 24
for harp, double bass and percussion

Performance by PULSAR Trio: Eloïse Labaume, harp; Florentin Ginot, double bass; Noam Bierstone, percussion

Elena Rykova: 101 mind uploading
for three performers, prepared piano, objects and percussion

Performance by Ensemble Nikel: Antoine Françoise, Patrick Stadler and Brian Archinal

Martin Iddon: Ampelos
for voice and electronics

Performance by Jeffrey Gavett, baritone

Vacas de medio luto, 1 by Julio Zúñiga
for soprano, harp, piano, viola
Premiered by Ensemble Dal Niente

Amanda Deboer (soprano) Ammie Brod (viola) Ben Melsky (harp) Winston Choi (piano) Julio Zúñiga (electronics)

This work was commissioned by Score Follower in fulfillment of the Follow My Score 2016 Commissioning Project.

Of the three finalists, Julio Zúñiga received the most “likes” on his video and therefore received $1,850 USD. Thank you to all of you who donated to the FollowMyScore16 campaign, and congratulations to Julio!