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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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I think I would like to do this too. I'm thinking air and fire but I may like to have a go at all four.

Thanks Danny! We now have 69 entrants, with 17 commits to Water, 9 commits to Earth, 13 commits to Fire, 10 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

Please add me to the "Earth" composition list. Thanks.

You're added, Clinton! We now have 70 entrants, with 17 commits to Water, 10 commits to Earth, 13 commits to Fire, 10 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

Gav, sounds like a good solid plan and format. Thanks for the clarification.
 
Gav Brown said:

Hi Roger, yes, it's going great! Answers below your questions -

roger stancill said:

Gav, the enthusiasm is snowballing!  You have tapped a nerve. Good for you.

Points of clarification; How many submissions are permitted per entrant? 4, one per element

                                   Can more than one element be used/exhibited in a work? prefer to keep separate

                                   My 'vote'(opinion) is one element per entry. agree

                                   If I have to take time off from work to review and judge, will

                                   the Forum compensate me for my time? lol (just kidding) umm...

ps- where have you all been for the past 4 years?   Welcome aboard.      RS

Hi Gav - I replied and would like to do a composition to Fire. I believe you said I was anonymous - I joined the forum a while ago and am now getting back into the swing of things. My name is Daniel J. Scerbo. I am a member - looked up my page even though it has been "stagnant" awhile. Looking forward to seeing how this goes !! 

Gav Brown said:

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.

Hi Daniel, that must have been a coincidence, because I did have a composer who was not you submit "Fire" to me anonymously. You're in! We now have 71 entrants, with 17 commits to Water, 10 commits to Earth, 14 commits to Fire, 10 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

No problem Roger!

roger stancill said:

Gav, sounds like a good solid plan and format. Thanks for the clarification.
 

Nice!

I'm in. I think three months is a good timeframe.

Count me in too - I'll do earth. Thanks :) 

Hello all,

I am a bit of stranger here, but I am interested in this. I appreciate it's a contest, but mainly I am interested in just taking part.

I would like to thank whoever decided to email users about this, as it reminded me of this forum.

I also appreciate the 3-month time limit, as I am sorting out my bathroom and have guests and all sorts.

Many thanks. :)

EDIT:

I would like to do Water and Fire. I would like to attempt all of them, if I have time and it is allowed.

I apply,  count on me. 

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