Fear No Music: HEARINGS

Call for Proposals

Fear No Music, a new music ensemble and advocacy group based in Portland, Oregon, is seeking proposals for an evening length concert of new vocal chamber works, slated for the fall of 2019, called HEARINGS.

HEARINGS will be original works by living composers of any age or background.

HEARINGS will, in some way, use the watershed moment of the 2018 Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation Hearings as inspiration for each new work, either by setting the text from the hearing transcripts, by using elements of audio material from that proceeding, or through other creative means.

HEARINGS will be scored for any combination of the following instruments: voice (soprano, baritone) string quartet, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, live electronics, fixed media.

In the interest of including as many entries as possible on this program, we will limit the duration of each work to ten minutes or less.

Selected composers will receive a $500 honorarium in addition to a recording of the live performance of their work.

Each entry should include:

  1. two audio samples that best represent your work
  2. a one-page proposal detailing your creative concept for this project

Optional: one page bio or resume

This is an open call for entries. There is no submission fee and open to composers of ALL AGES.

Entries will be accepted between Dec. 15, 2018 through Jan. 31, 2019 ONLY.