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'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. 

  • I'm in with... WATER, is ok? 

  • Great contest! I'll have a go at earth.

  • 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

  • I've not been on here much but this has attracted my attention and I'd like to give it a go :)


  • Good to see a large take up on this Gavin

  • Happy New Year to all. Would like to enter - fire is my choice.

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