Closing date nears for RTÉ lyric FM comp

A competition by RTÉ lyric FM has a closing date of 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday 16th April) for young composers looking for national recognition.

The station, working with the Irish Music Rights Organisation will award bursaries of €800 each to two composers aged between 18-24, interested in writing a 5-8 minute work for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

rtelyricfmThe award will include mentoring during the compositional process by Linda Buckley, the RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, a workshop with RTÉ NSO Principals and a recording of the new work by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

This is the second year that RTÉ lyric fm has awarded bursaries to young composers supported by. In 2011 Enda Bates and Seán Clancy worked with Linda Buckley to produce two new works that were recorded by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and premiered on Nova, presented by Bernard Clarke on RTÉ lyric fm.

As part of the creative process, conductor Gavin Maloney will facilitate a workshop for the composers with RTÉ NSO principal players. This workshop will focus on considerations with regard to writing for orchestral instruments, feedback on composers’ compositional ideas and considerations regarding the layout and presentation of the score and individual parts.

RTÉ lyric fm is interested in hearing from composers who have a track record in writing new acoustic or electro-acoustic work for soloists and small ensembles, and who are interested in developing their compositional experience and knowledge by writing for orchestra.

Closing date is 5pm Tuesday and winners will end up having their work aired on lyric fm. More details via e mail: composer.lyricfm@rte.ie

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