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The Super Short composition contest: call for entrants. In order for this contest to proceed, there must be at least 5 entrants. The rules of the game are: 1) the work must be no longer than 60 seconds, although it can be any length below that; 2) the work must never have appeared on this site before; 3) Any instrumentation is allowed; 4) an mp3 sound file and a pdf score must be provided.

Judging will be done by members of this site. In order for this contest to take place, there must be 5 entrants by 2 weeks from today: Monday, February 18, by 5 pm EST. Join your peers in this unique challenge!

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Count me in.

Is there any chance of bumping up the limit to 90 seconds?  ;-)

Julie: sure

Okay, I'm in!

I'm in as well ... How/where do we post our files? 

Alex: I'm ok with no pdf. We now have three committed entries, need only two more for the contest to be a go. As far as posting the files - once the contest is on, all you need to do is friend me on this site and I will send you an e-mail address you can send your entries to.

I counted four commitments, plus one-half of a commitment if I include Ray's "Hmmm..."

Alex makes 4, we just need one more! Ray is going to have to say something more affirmative if he wants to join -

With Angus, we now have 5 entrants, so the contest is a go! There are still 13 days for other entrants to join (BTW this is the fastest a contest I have hosted has gotten 5 entries - 1 day, so I wonder if that is indicative that the topic is popular!) New contestants will still be accepted up until the deadline of the 18th, just sound off on this thread. Anyone who has entered can send me their entries at such time as they are ready. Friend me on this site and I will send you an e-mail address to send files to. One additional thing I would like to add to the contest - when you submit your entry, please include a 2-3 sentence statement about it. What caused you to compose it? What's it about? What are you trying to say? ...or whatever else you would like to say about it.

Well Gav, I think what is so popular is that there is no "topic", just a time limit.  That's perfect because each of us can follow our own idiom or current train of thought.

And Ray, don't forget - it's 90 seconds of music now!!!!   And several hours of trying to remember why in the world we ever wrote the thing ....

One other thing for those who do submit a PDF - please be sure your name is not in the file

UPDATED RULESET: The Super Short composition contest: call for entrants. The rules of the game are: 1) the work must be no longer than 90 seconds, although it can be any length below that; 2) the work must never have appeared on this site before; 3) Any instrumentation is allowed; 4) an mp3 sound file must be provided and if possible, a PDF score. If you supply a PDF, it must not have your name in it. 5) Entrants, please submit a 2-3 sentence description of your work. Entries are done by friending me on this site, after which I will send you an e-mail address to send your files to.

Judging will be done by members of this site. Deadline: Monday, February 18, by 5 pm EST. Join your peers in this unique challenge!

At present there are 5 contestants: Chris, Janet Spangenberg, Julie Harris, Alex Dunn, and Angus Davison. Can we get more? I think it is a particular challenge to write a short music piece, just like short story writing is considered to be a special art (think of O. Henry for example).

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