Call for piano music scores (this is serious !)

Mar 3, 2014

I saw the following composition contest at:

(Here is the article)
One-note music for pianist Juan María Solare

Pianist Juan María Solare is calling for one-minute piano pieces to be premiered at the university of Bremen, Germany, on June 17th, 2014.

Submission guidelines:
- Submission deadline: May 25, 2014 (12 hours tolerance for the antipodes' composers).
- All works must have only one note.
- Solo piano.
- This call is open to all composers.
- There is no fee to submit.

- Pieces must have only one note. How to define "note" is left to the composer's imagination (and believe me: that's not a banal task). You can join the discussion at

- Pieces must be scored for solo piano only (extended techniques such as "inside piano" welcome, but not required). Verbal scores or graphic scores are welcome. No electronics in this project.

- The instrument to be used is a Bösendorfer grand piano that goes down to a F0 (instead of a A0).

- Selected pieces will be performed by Juan María Solare at the Theatersaal of the university of Bremen (Germany) on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 12:30pm. (About the theater:

- If there are enough pieces (say, 60), the pianist plans to record a download-only album with them (in the label Janus Music & Sound). Selected composers will be kindly requested to purchase the whole album (standard iTunes price - under 10 dollars) to contribute with recording costs. Nevertheless, purchasing the album is not compulsory - just a gesture of comradery.

- So, along with your submission please state whether you in principle agree to be included in this recording or not (you can change your decision later). At some point, some paperwork (i.e. your official agreement) might be necessary. Don't worry: until that point, you are not committing to anything. In any case, you will always retain all rights on your composition.

- You can send previously composed pieces (premiered or not).
- Multiple submissions are accepted, but this is not a lottery.
- Works need to be submitted via email to:
- The subject line should read One Note Piano Music - Composer's Name - Title
- The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)

- Optional: Include a 50-word biography and 50-word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments. Any language is acceptable (except harsh).
- Please include your current mailing address in the text of the email.
- If you want a link to your personal webpage, send your website address.

The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced in and in a page of the university of Bremen's concert calendar (permalink not yet available, but will begin

Pianist & composer Juan María Solare (Buenos Aires, 1966), an Argentine living in Germany, is one of those musicians that open scarcely travelled paths. The originality of his music stems from the confluence between post-Piazzollian tango and classical contemporary ("post-tonal") music. His singular style represents a synthesis of North and South, classical and popular, wit and melancholy, performance and composition. "Art music and light music are not irreconcilable extremes, but poles in a force field", says Solare about his "musical bilingualism".

He has given piano recitals in Buenos Aires and dozens of Argentinean cities, plus Berlin, Hamburg, Istanbul, Finland, Denmark, Amsterdam, Madrid, Graz, Geneva, Seville, Texas, London... The audience at his concerts is fascinated by his warmth and quality.

- More information:

- Feel free to like the pianist on Facebook :
Deadline: 25 May 2014
Entry Fee: 0.00
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Web site:


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