Open call for Free State 11 : New Music Dublin 2019

Tuesday 2nd October, 2018

Open call for Free State #11

Crash Ensemble x New Music Dublin Commissions

Write a new work for an internationally recognized new music group and have the work performed at New Music Dublin 2019.
Free State #11 will feature commissions of up-and-coming Irish composers selected from open submission by composer Grainné Mulvey and Crash Ensemble.
New Music Dublin are commissioning these works for Crash Ensemble for performance at the Festival in March 2019.
Selected composers will be paid a commission fee, receive mentoring from Grainné Mulvey and works will be workshopped by Crash prior to performance and recording.

Call for Scores: Free State #11
What we ask of you:
  • Be born in or currently resident in Ireland (Rep. and NI).
  • Send three compositions reflective of your current work.
  • Send your scores as PDFs, with  MP3/electronic mock ups (if you have) and include your name and contact details on a separate page/cover email.

We will be selecting works ‘blind’ so don't put your name on the score or mp3 (send personal details in your email only).
Deadline: Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 5pm.
Submissions by email and for more information: lina [at] (please title 'Free State 11')
Commissioned works will be for
  • Full ensemble (2x Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass/Electric Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute/Piccolo, Trombone
  • Duration of 5-7 minutes.
  • Can include electronics. (These can be live electronics if you like – we'd love to have you on stage with us).

Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.

Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops. - The Washington Post