Introduction to IC2016
The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong
Hailed by the Financial Times as a festival with a “finely hewn sense of craft,” The Intimacy of Creativity returns to Hong Kong 18 April – 21 April, 2016 for its exciting sixth season in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology!
The Intimacy of Creativity is excited to collaborate with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPhil) as 2016 IC ensemble-in-residence. Selected composers will present and revise their orchestral compositions before and after in-depth on-campus Open Discussions between Artistic Director and conductor, Bright Sheng, members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and librarian staff. The revised compositions will be formally presented at a Preview Concert on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and a World Premiere Concert at the iconic Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
Up to three (3) Composer Fellows between the ages of 25 and 35 will be selected to participate. One participating composer may be offered a one-year renewable position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities for the 2016-17 academic year.
The Intimacy of Creativity 2016 is presented by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in celebration of the 25th anniversary of HKUST, in collaboration with HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science and Institute for Advanced Study, as part of the HKUST Music Alive! concert series. The IC2016 media partner is Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). The Intimacy of Creativity is generously supported by Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Sohmen in Memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP.
IC2016 Call For Scores Guidelines
Eligibility and Guidelines
1. Up to three (3) Composer Fellows will be selected to participate in four days of Open Discussions, a Preview Concert, and World Premiere Concert of their work.
2. Composers applying for the Partnership must be between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application deadline.
3. Selected Composer Fellows MUST be willing to work with Bright Sheng and HKPhil librarian to make necessary revisions to their score and parts BEFORE events begin.
4. Selected Composer Fellows MUST also be comfortable working with Bright Sheng, members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and librarian staff DURING PUBLIC, OPEN DISCUSSIONS to make additional necessary revisions to score and parts before the final public concert presentations.
5. Round-trip airfare, accommodation, and a per diem will be provided to selected Composer Fellows.
1. One Composer Fellow may be offered a one-year position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities for the 2016-2017 academic year.
1. Each composer may submit up to two (2) orchestral compositions for consideration, but only ONE work from each composer will be selected and presented.
2. Each submitted work must not have previously been performed by a professional orchestra.
3. Maximum instrumentation of each work submitted is as follows: 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets and 3 bassoons (piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon are available as doubled instruments); 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones (two tenor and one bass trombone) and 1 tuba; timpani, 3 percussion players, harp, piano (doubling celesta); and strings.
4. Works for string orchestra WILL BE ACCEPTED.
5. Works with soloist(s) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
6. Works for symphonic band WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
7. Each work submitted should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration.
8. Past IC Composer Fellows are ineligible to apply.
9. All submissions will be reviewed by a First Round Selection Panel, including noted musicians from Hong Kong; Final Round Selection will be made in consultation with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
10. Composers are asked to submit the following via the online submission form below by the receipt deadline:
1. Legible, professionally-prepared score for each work submitted (PDF format only)
2. Though not necessary, the composer may also send accompanying performance or MIDI recordings of the submitted works if available (MP3 format only)
3. CV, including date of birth and names and contact information (only) for two (2) professional references (PDF format only)
4. Program note in English (and Chinese, if available) for each work submitted – 150 word/300 Chinese character maximum
5. Biography in English (and Chinese, if available) – 200 word/400 Chinese character maximum
6. High resolution color headshot (at least 1MB in size)
11. Label submitted files using the following format:
Score PDF file(s): IC2016.[Last name].[First name].[work title].pdf
Recording MP3 file(s): IC2016.[Last name].[First name].[work title].mp3
CV PDF file: IC2016.[Last name].[First name].CV.pdf
1. 11:59PM (Hong Kong Time) 2 October, 2015 (Friday): Deadline to submit e-application via form below
2. Dec, 2015: Notification of selected Composer Fellows and phone consultation with Bright Sheng on necessary revisions to selected works
3. 1 Feb, 2016: Deadline to submit final revised score and one (1) final sample woodwind, brass, percussion, and string part for REVIEW AND APPROVAL by Bright Sheng and HKPhil librarian
4. 22 Feb, 2016: Deadline to submit final, complete set of parts in PDF format on A4 size paper (via e-mail)
5. 18-19 April, 2016: Open Discussions of selected works on the campus of HKUST
6. 20 April, 2016: Preview Concert on the campus of HKUST
7. 21 April, 2016: World Premiere Concert, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
The Intimacy of Creativity 2016
School of Humanities and Social Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
(852) 2358 8350