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Chamber Music Adelaide: The Invisibility Commissions

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Chamber Music Adelaide


About the opportunity

The Chamber Music Adelaide are excited to announce the launch of a new commissioning project with MOD. supported by funding from Arts SA! Exploring the theme of Invisibility through the 2022 exhibition at MOD., Chamber Music Adelaide will commission four South Australian composers to write new chamber works to be performed in-situ by South Australian artists in October and November 2022.

The INVISIBILITY Commission seeks three established artists to each compose a work which expresses through music ideas of invisibility as described in the exhibition, and to tell stories of individual experiences of invisibility. The works should be written for a small chamber ensemble of two to four instruments and be seven to ten minutes in duration.

A fourth commission is offered specifically for an early career artist to compose a work of four to six minutes’ duration. CMA acknowledges the support of individual donors and Creative Partnerships Australia for this commission.

Three established composers will be awarded $7000 each and one early-career composer $2500 for their commissions.

Please include the following in your EOI:

  • A short biography (max. 300 words)
  • A brief CV of existing works, projects and/or current studies with a link to a full list and audio samples, where available (max 300 words)
  • A proposal of what you are looking to compose based on the commission brief

EOIs must be formatted as a single PDF document, and submitted to:

Applications close on Monday 23 May 2022
Results will be announced by Friday 10 June 2022
Premiere performance: Saturday 8 October 2022
On the Terrace performance: Saturday 12 November 2022