CALL FOR SCORES
The Locrian Chamber Players is seeking scores to be considered for future programs.
Eligibility: All composers are eligible, regardless of age or nationality
Only pieces written after 2004 will be considered. Works must be for a subset of the following instrumentation: Flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano and harp. All submissions must be anonymous. Composers should send:
1. A bound score of one piece with a pseudonym on the cover. (NB: Do not send more than one piece.) The composer’s name must not appear on the cover or anywhere within the score. Print the approximate duration of the piece and the date of composition on the cover or title page.
2. A CD (if available) with pseudonym, title and duration clearly labeled.
3. A sealed envelope containing a sheet with the composer’s name, e-mail address, street address, phone number and the submission title. Write only the pseudonym and the title of the submission on the outside of the envelope.
4. A SASE with correct postage if you wish materials to be returned.
Hard copy submissions only, please.
Locrian is not liable for materials that are lost or damaged.
Send submissions to:
The Locrian Chamber Players
111 Old Albany Post Rd.
Ossining, NY 10562
Deadline: All materials must by postmarked by December 1, 2014 to be considered.]]>
This program is designed for composers who are out of school and in the early stages of their careers. When a composer leaves school, he/she loses the opportunity for experimentation that an academic environment provides. Furthermore, most commissions in the professional realm do not afford the opportunity to develop new pieces through trial and error. A composer must wait for a piece to be premiered before learning what works and what doesn’t, a situation that discourages the taking of risks. Our workshop addresses this problem.
The selected composer will be invited to participate in a workshop reading by the ensemble of an unfinished piece. The reading will take place in the last week of August (exact date to be determined in consultation with the composer) in New York City. The reading will be recorded. The composer will then be given six months to complete the work, which will then be programmed on the 2013 Locrian season.
If the selected composer does not live in the New York City area, a travel stipend of up to $500 will be provided.
·All U.S. residents (including noncitizens) who are not enrolled in an academic program for the 2012-2013 year are eligible.
·There is no age restriction, but preference will be given to composers in the early stages of their careers.
·Friends and family of Locrian personnel (David Macdonald, Calvin Wiersma, Conrad Harris, Daniel Panner, Greg Hesselink, Diva Goodfriend-Koven, Jonathan Faiman, Emily Wong and Anna Reinersman) are not eligible.
·Composers whose works have previously been performed by Locrian are not eligible.
Please submit the following:
Send all materials to:
The Locrian Chamber Players
111 Old Albany Post Rd.
Ossining, NY 10562
Be sure to indicate that no signature is required for delivery.
All materials must be postmarked by May 1, 2012. Results will be announced by May 15.
Attention, Composers: Because of a mistake in the American Composers’ Forum listing of Locrian Workshop, the deadline for applications has been extended to May 15 (postmark). Results will be announced by May 25.]]>
Critically acclaimed, his solo CD, Hie Up The Mountain, has been called “a major contribution to the available body of music by the generation now making its mark in American music”.
He is a member of the Locrian Chamber Players and The Actors Company Theatre and was a featured pianist and composer and the executive producer of TACT’s CD, Play On: Music for The Actors Company Theatre.
Mr. Faiman is also the pianist and co-producer of Jane Eyre, a new CD of music by Nils Vigeland.
Mr. Faiman has been commissioned byIan Hobson and the Sinfonia da Camera, the Coastal Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Michael Shapiro and theChappaqua Orchestra, Locrian Chamber Players, the Mirage Theatre Company, and Michael Mao Dance.
Mr. Faiman made his orchestral conducting debut with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has performed concertos, solo recitals, and chamber music concerts with The Ambrosia Trio and other musicians throughout North America and in Israel. In New York City, Mr. Faiman has performed extensively in most major halls, including Avery Fisher, Florence Gould, Merkin, Miller Theatre, Symphony Space, and Weill/Carnegie Recital Hall. He is also much sought-after in the world of Jewish music and has performed in synagogues throughout North America.
Mr. Faiman received his Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music as a student of Leon Fleisher. He has taught at Concordia College, the Preparatory Division of Manhattan School of Music, and Bloomingdale School of Music.]]>
Diva can also be seen and/or heard on presentations of “Live From Lincoln Center”, the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcasts and video presentations, as well as numerous other recordings (DGG, Sony Classics, Vanguard, Pro Arte) and feature film scores. She is a former student of Julius Baker.
Diva makes her home in NYC with her teenage son Muir, her music-loving partner Michael, and two cats and a dog.]]>
In addition to his worldwide touring with the MSQ, Mr. Wiersma has been heard at numerous summer Chamber Music Festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and the Vancouver, Rockport, Bard, Portland, Crested Butte, North Country, Central Vermont,New Hope, Interlochen, Prairie School, An Appalachian Summer, Cape May, and Music Mountain Festivals to name but a few. Former member of New York Philomusica, and frequent performer at Bargemusic, he has also performed with the Da Camera Society of Houston, the Brandenburg All Stars in sold out performances in New York City, the Sea Cliff Chamber Players, The Festival Chamber Music Society, The Chamber Music Society of New Hope, the Carnegie Chamber Players, and Close Encounters with Music.
Mr. Wiersma’s wide range of musical activities have recently involved an international tour soloing with Kathleen Battle, national and international tours with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, appearances at the Berkshire Bach Festival performing the complete Brandenburg concertos, and concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with flutist Paula Robison. His recently completed recordings include Jacob Druckman’s Third String Quartet for Philomusica, a recording of Elliott Carter’s Syringa, Swan Song by Milton Babbitt, a recording of chamber music of Nils Vigeland, and an album of Chamber Music of Stephen Foster with Ms. Robison for Telarc.
A noted performer of contemporary music, Mr. Wiersma is a member of Cygnus, the Lochrian Chamber Ensemble, and has appeared with Speculum Musicae, Ensemble 21, Parnassus, Ensemble Sospeso, and the New York New Music Ensemble. He has recently completed European tours with Steve Reich and Ensemble 21, and has been featured in solo performances for the International League of Composers of Music.
Mr. Wiersma was the creator of the Music program and initial Music Department chair at the Bard High School Early College, an innovative New York City Public School for gifted students, and has been a music education coordinator for the American Symphony Orchestra.
An active teacher as well as performer, Mr. Wiersma is an Assistant Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Purchase Conservatory of Music, and has been on the faculties of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, Brandeis University, the New England Conservatory, and the Longy School of Music. He has conducted clinics and master classes throughout the world, and has been an artist in residence at numerous institutions, including Middlebury College, Colgate University, the California Summer Arts Program, the Smolny Institute in Moscow, Russia, and the Institute for Chamber Music in Khiryat Shemona, Israel.]]>
* World Premiere
** U.S. Premiere
*** New York Premier]]>