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Nancarrow Festival call for works

The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music And Dance is celebrating the centenary of Conlon Nancarrow’s birth, hosting the festival Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow at London’s Southbank Centre.

The Conservatoire invites composers to write short pieces for the festival’s four categories: the Conloninpurple installation, 12 Speakers, 'Stings' for the London Sinfonietta and the electronic 'stings' that use samples of Nancarrow’s own player piano.

The proposed works must be submitted digitally by 2 April to s.gisby [at] The organisers ask that email attachments are not bigger than 5MB. Every submission has to include the name of the piece, its duration, which category it is intended for, plus the composer’s name, address and a photo. For more info click here.