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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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Thanks Glenn and Joel! We now have 37 entrants, with 11 commits to Water, 5 commits to Earth, 7 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time

Thanks William! We now have 38 entrants, with 11 commits to Water, 5 commits to Earth, 7 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time

I’m interested. Any element.

Thanks Tim! We now have 39 entrants, with 11 commits to Water, 5 commits to Earth, 7 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time. Deadline to express interest (but not submit any music) is Sun., Jan 21 at 5 pm EST

Hello, I would like to sign up. I'd be happy to take a go at the Earth element. This contest is a great idea.

By the way, if there is a 5th Element, can it be the element of...surprise?

Or for you 'The Fifth Element' movie fans, can the 5th Element be....love? Ok I'll let myself out....



Gav Brown said:

Hi James, I do intend to split the voting out by element types, although I am not sure about a 5th category, which right now would only have one entrant - you.

Gav

That's the only way I'll have a chance to win. :)

Well, this isn't the Koussevitzky Awards, so things are a little more casual here, hope to see your entry!

James Burnon Ross said:

That's the only way I'll have a chance to win. :)

Hi Andrew,

I just knew someone was going to make a reference to that movie at some point!

We now have 40 entrants, with 11 commits to Water, 6 commits to Earth, 7 commits to Fire, 6 commits to Air, and the rest general commits. The commits can be changed at any time.

Andrew Kim said:

Hello, I would like to sign up. I'd be happy to take a go at the Earth element. This contest is a great idea.

By the way, if there is a 5th Element, can it be the element of...surprise?

Or for you 'The Fifth Element' movie fans, can the 5th Element be....love? Ok I'll let myself out....

I'd be interested in writing a short piece for this fun contest. Count me in. :-)

Fire!

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

I'm in. 
Water. 

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