8th Sampo Composition Contest & Residency
Saint-Etienne, Ranska, 2.-7.5.2021
Saint-Etienne 2 – 7 May 2021
Musinfo is pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative Musinfo supports the work of contemporary composers in the field of live-electronic. The residency will take place during the 2021 Art & Science Days in Saint-Etienne.
The winning composers will receive a commission from Musinfo to compose a new work for an acoustic instrument and Sampo. Sampo is an electronic device made for any musician or composer to expand the sound field of an acoustic instrument.
The writing of the new composition will include two phases:
• First, the winners will work with the P-Soft software which emulates Sampo. They will exchange with the performers of OpusCentrum ensemble, who will prepare the works on their Sampos.
• The winners will then be invited to carry out their residency in Saint-Etienne, France for one week to finalize their compositions and prepare the concert which will take place during the 2021 Art & Science Days together with the performers. Sampos will be made available to composers during the residency.
This year the performers of the residency are Tiago Coimbra (oboe) and Miho Hakamada (saxophone).
Dealine for applications: Dec 13, 2020