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 we can all agree that each of us has a variety of reasons for wanting different lengths of time. I DO have a music job - two of them, in fact. Yes, it will take me only a couple of hours to write my entry, but finding those couple of hours will be difficult. I have a lot of work on, a performance and recording session coming up. I'm trying to secure funding for another recording later this year, as well as a visiting artist. Having a three month window to find those few hours would be beneficial to me. BTW, I don't have time for hobbies.
Hey, even Schoenberg and Gershwin played tennis......"all work and no play makes for very dull boys"
Ray Kemp said:
Thanks Daniel, you are our 82nd entry!
Thanks John, you are contestant 83!
This is a composers forum or at least so I thought . Why under 2 minutes , no development possible no variations . I don't get it ?
OK. Here is a hit song from 1958 that was approx 2 minutes: Lollipop by The Chordettes.
2 minutes - it can do powerful things :)
Hi Bob, I'm going to go with what Andrew said -
ALL: We have an 84th entry through e-mail!
ALL: Watch for an announcement on this thread soon!
My favourite song under 2 minutes: Box Tops "The Letter".