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Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!

Hi Composers’ Forum members, as you know, the 4 elements are earth, air, fire, and water. For this proposed contest, you will write a piece of music of no more than 2 minutes duration based on one of these elements. Any instrumentation, any style of music. If the contest is a go, I will give 3 months for interested composers to submit their entries to me, which I will then put up anonymously. Voting will be by the membership of this site. You can submit entries for more than one element. An MP3 or link to a soundcloud/youtube/etc will be necessary. A PDF of the score is highly desirable, but not required. In order for this contest to be a go, 10 composers need to express interest by Sunday, Jan. 21 at 5 pm EST. To express interest, reply to this thread or send me a message. Please indicate in your expression of interest what element or elements you think you might want to compose for (you can change this later). Please note that I do not need any music at this time, just an expression of interest. I have run these contests before, they are a lot of fun and a good way to get feedback about your music from your peers, hope you can join us!

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Hi Marc, that's fine, a score is not mandatory!

Marc Eugene Farmer said:

I would be interested in participating, however I compose within a DAW and don't really have the means or desire to produce a score- I would have to submit a hand written manuscript and with the likelihood of using electronic elements that would be more work than I would care to do.  How much of a penalty would there be for not submitting a score?

Hi Kevin, It is certainly the largest contestant pool. I think the top pool before this was around 30!


Kevin riley said:

Good to see a large take up on this Gavin

Hi Juan, there is no monetary prize. The winners will be tagged in a special postt which I will place at the top of the website

Juan Maria Solare said:

I am interested. If I have to limit myself to the 4 , possibly Fire. But I would actually choose ether :-)

Did you say something about a prize?

wish you a nice start in 2018

Juan María Solare

Bob, thanks for voting! Yes, it's a big pool of contestants!

Bob Morabito said:

What an EXCELLENT response to your contest Gav--the four elements are a really great idea as a basis for a work, and although I wont be entering, I will be listening and voting and following this with great interest!

All good luck to everyone who will be submitting works:)

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Well, Thanks. May I invite any other composer?



Gav Brown said:

Hi Farbrizio, that's fine!

Fabrizio Festa said:

What about an electroacoustic or electronic piece? Thanks in advance

An anonymous entrant has selected "fire!" We now have 53 entrants, with 14 commits to Water, 7 commits to Earth, 10 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

Absolutely! If they are not a member, just ask them to sign up!

Fabrizio Festa said:

Well, Thanks. May I invite any other composer?



Gav Brown said:

Hi Farbrizio, that's fine!

Fabrizio Festa said:

What about an electroacoustic or electronic piece? Thanks in advance

Thanks again. I'll do. Best



Fabrizio Festa said:

Well, Thanks. May I invite any other composer?



Gav Brown said:

Hi Farbrizio, that's fine!

Fabrizio Festa said:

What about an electroacoustic or electronic piece? Thanks in advance

I'm in...

Thanks Bruce! We now have 54 entrants, with 14 commits to Water, 7 commits to Earth, 10 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

I fancy having a go. Earth

Thanks Neil! We now have 55 entrants, with 14 commits to Water, 8 commits to Earth, 10 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

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