Call for One Page Scores

On the occasion of the Canadian New Music Network Forum 2012 January 19 — 22 in Vancouver, BC, the Vancouver New Music will facilitate a performance involving the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble (VEE) and VNM Community Ensemble on Friday, January 20, 8pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodward’s, 149 Hastings Street, Vancouver.

In an effort to stimulate collaboration and dialogue between different music communities, we invite musicians, composers and sound thinkers who plan to attend Forum 2012 to supply us with just one page of material conceived for a mix of undetermined acoustic and electronic instruments. The two ensembles will then use the material to elaborate each submission into a performance piece.

Each of the two ensembles includes musicians from very diverse musical backgrounds — classically trained, self-taught, improvisers, etc. Not all of the ensemble members are Western notation readers. The one-page score can be anything fromgraphic to notated and beyond and in between, while considering the nature of the ensembles.

Within the ensembles, experimentation is fully embraced as a primary activity toward establishing creative practices that imply the construction of models of possible music (s). Both groups should be defined as the instrument for exploring and experiencing an idea of knowledge and for investigating perception and representing philosophical systems or models of nature without fixing any a priori definition. These activities are based on an interactional and process-oriented approach of sound making and music praxis wherein style-elements are created continuously in function of time and context and beyond any kind of sentimental or aesthetic approach.

A random selection of one-page scores from artists registered to attend Forum 2012 will be performed January 20, 2011. VEE will generate opportunities for presentation, performance or installation of possibly all the submitted one-page scores beyond this initial presentation.

Submission Guidelines

  1. one-page score should be submitted on one letter size (8.5×11) black and white page via email as PDF attachment with the subject heading “one-page score” score title, composer full name and location to be included in email body
  2. Email to
  3. Deadline: December 30, 2011 at midnight (PST)

Vancouver New Music