Composer Development Opportunity with Any Enemy

Deadline: 3 Jun 2024


sound and Any Enemy are pleased to announce that we will be offering an exciting new development opportunity for emerging Scottish-based composers. This opportunity will involve writing a new piece for Any Enemy with the support of composer/conductor Pete Stollery.

sound is a new music incubator based in North East Scotland, which aims to increase access to new music, encourage excellence and experimentation, and nurture talent. It achieves this through a variety of activities including the annual soundfestival, a year-round composer support programme, a youth programme, and other learning and engagement activities.

Any Enemy (established in 2018) is a contemporary music ensemble formed of local musicians in North East Scotland. The ensemble meets regularly with conductor Pete Stollery to rehearse a wide range of new music for flexible instrumentation, and has commissioned a number of new works. For the past 5 years it has offered development opportunities to composers across Scotland and beyond.

Opportunity description
Three emerging Scottish composers will have the opportunity to develop short works for Any Enemy with mentoring support from composer/conductor Pete Stollery:

Instrumentation: violin, (viola tbc), cello, flute, bassoon, piano and percussion.

Composition length: approx. 5 mins

This will take place over a period of 4 months with a mixture of online and live sessions (see key dates below).

The new works will then be performed as part of the soundfestival in Aberdeen (venue tbc) on Sunday 27th October.

Key Dates
The successful candidates should be available to attend the following sessions:

Online introductory session: Tuesday 9th July probably at 4pm (exact time tbc)
Workshop session with musicians: either 8th or 22nd September in Aberdeen (tbc)
Performance on the 27th October at 11am (venue tbc).

Please visit our website for more details and to apply.

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