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 do this, but three months is way too long for a 2-minute piece.

  • I’ll have a go too! Thinking Fire or Water at this stage.
  • Hi Gav and Happy New Year!

    Very interesting in as much as I would be interested to listen to what anyone comes up with and to vote.

    To me, in a philosophical sense, the said four elements as proposed first by Orphic religion, then by Pythagorean school and then by various other mystics, leave me unmoved and detached, so I cannot bring myself to participate, cause I would not have any inspiration for such a thing, or be honest about writing the music, but I will follow with interest other people's efforts and I wish every success to the comp.

  • I’m in. Element: water
  • This is to allow time enough for people who may submit more than one entry. If the contest is a go and nobody objects, I can lower it, as I have done in the past -

    John Driscoll said:

    I'd do this, but three months is way too long for a 2-minute piece.

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  • Thanks Alun, you are the first entrant, 9 to go, with 1 commit to Fire or Water (can be changed)

    Alun said:

    I’ll have a go too! Thinking Fire or Water at this stage.
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  • Ok! Thanks in advance for voting!

    Socrates Arvanitakis said:

    Hi Gav and Happy New Year!

    Very interesting in as much as I would be interested to listen to what anyone comes up with and to vote.

    To me, in a philosophical sense, the said four elements as proposed first by Orphic religion, then by Pythagorean school and then by various other mystics, leave me unmoved and detached, so I cannot bring myself to participate, cause I would not have any inspiration for such a thing, or be honest about writing the music, but I will follow with interest other people's efforts and I wish every success to the comp.

    Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOO…
    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…
  • Thanks Jether! We now have two entrants, with 1 commit to Water, and 1 commit to either Fire or Water (can be changed)

    Jether Garotti Junior said:

    I’m in. Element: water
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    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…
  • I would love to participate. Any of the elements.
  • I'm in!

    Earth!!

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