Den taiwanesiske ISCM-sektion indkalder værker til 2010 Sizhu Music Composition Contest i samarbejde med Chai Found Music Workshop, som finder sted oktober 2010 i Taipei. Værkerne skal forholde sig til temaet "Yin & Yang". Det er gratis at deltage i konkurrencen, og der er priser for godt 2000 $. Deadline er 22. august.
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Yin & Yang
Chai Found Music Workshop
2010 Sizhu Music Composition Contest
Like 2009's contest 'Wu Xing', this event is jointly organized by Chai Found Music Workshopand the International Society for Contemporary Music Association of Taiwan (ISCM-TaiwanSection). The contest is divided into a Taiwanese and an international part.The purpose is to motivate contemporary composers to write for Chinese instruments and toenhance communication between the composers and the performing ensemble.The concert for Yin & Yang, with 10 selected compositions (5 from Taiwanese, 5 frominternational composers), will take place in October 2010 in Taipei. The music will be recordedand published as a CD.
There is no age limit. Citizens of any countries can apply.
The compositions must be new creations, and / or never performed before. The compositionsmust be related to the theme 'Yin & Yang'. The formulation of this relationship is up to thecomposer.
No application fees apply.
1st prize: 1000 USD
2nd prize: 600 USD
3rd prize: 300 USD
4th and 5th prize: 150 USD
Audience prize: 150 USD
Please note: Taiwan's Foreigner Taxes of 20% are applicable.
The instrumentation of the composition has to include at least 3 and not more than 7 of theinstruments of a classic Sizhu (Silk and Bamboo) ensemble: Erhu (Chinese Violin), Di (ChineseBamboo Flutes), Pipa (Chinese lute), Gucheng (Chinese Zither), Yangqin (Chinese Dulcimer),Ruan (Chinese Guitar) / Liuqin (Chinese Ukulele), plus the Chinese mouth organ Sheng.
The completed pieces must have a duration of not less than 6 and not more than 8 minutes.
- One person can hand in one piece.
- The following materials have to be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com
1. Your composition as a printable pdf-files in A 4 size (with scores AND parts). Printouts onpaper will not be not accepted.
2. A completed application form with your personal data (only for internal use), bio, a piecedescription and your consent to the legal terms.
3. A photo (portrait) in good quality (300 dpi, .jpg or .tif), not less than 1 MB in size.
- Please submit all documents together. The deadline is August 22, 2010, 24:00, Taiwantime. Reception of the documents will be confirmed.
- Chai Found Music Workshop will play all submitted works to select the 5 winners.
- The winners will be notified on September 20, 2010. Their names will be published on ChaiFound Music Workshop's website. [www.cfmw.com.tw].
Feel free to contact us by phone under +886-2-25024960, or write an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also visit our website for more information: www.cfmw.com.tw
Yin & Yang
The theory of Yin and Yang is a holistic way of understanding the world: every thing is part of abig picture, and each individual is inter-related to the whole. Yin and Yang themselves do nottake any material or energetic shape, they merely exist as ideas. This set of logic soon developedinto an ideology, and has been widely used in many different fields.
The origins of Yin & Yang
Initially, the concept of Yin and Yang sprang from the observation of the natural environment.Yin originally referred to a place on the north slope, Yang to a place on the south slope of amountain. From here comes the notion of Yin being dark and Yang being bright. Subsequently,this concept was applied to other natural phenomena with dualistic, contrary features. Heavenand earth, day and night, water and fire, movement and stillness, male and female, are just a fewexamples. In accordance with this line of thinking ancient people discovered that almosteverything exists in two aspects: Yin and Yang.
Yin & Yang and Music
In Lü's Annals, a historical miscellany by Qing dynasty politician Buwei Lü, the chapter aboutmusic states: "The origins of music stem from measurement, and measurement originates fromTai Yi, the so-called void. As time went by, the concept of Yin and Yang appeared. With onebeing 'positive', and one 'negative', they complement each other and form an entity. Yin andYang are represented in everything, and therefore also in music. It was then, when the first timethe word 'music' appeared. Before that there was no such term."
Music is resembles the waxing and waning of Yin and Yang, it has the momentum of life, andthe sentiment of the universe. Even if musical parameters such as rhythm, tone, intensity, orspeed are in contradiction to each other, they still complement each other. Clear or turbid, fastor slow, sad or happy, strong or soft... These are some of the manifestations of Yin and Yang in music.
On Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments
On Yin and Yang
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