Call for Scores 2019


MotoContrario is pleased to announce the selected scores of 2019 Call for Scores.
 We received 350 works from more than 40 different countries: we sincerely thank all the composers who submitted their pieces. We have noticed an average high quality and a wide aesthetic diversity.
We selected the following works:


Gilberto AgostinhoCartography #9 – cl., vla., vibr., pf.

José Miguel ArellanoHe dicho que cantabas en el viento – alto sax, pf.

Francisco Del PinoEstar – cl., vibr., pf.

Alex EddingtonEight dudes – solo tr.

Eduardo FrigattiIguaçu – solo cl.

Baldwin Giangyou in me, me in you – cl., vla., pf.

Douglas HedwigIts soul of music shed – solo tr.

Kevin Kaylimits – vla, pf.

Robert LemayTie-Break 2 – alto sax, vl.

Karlo MargeticSvitac – cl., pf.

Djordje Markovictaches – alto sax, pf.

Paul Novak blackout poetry – vl., pf.

Orestis PapaioannouMnemography – solo cl.

Jee SeoFour Pieces – vl., vla.


The selected works will be performed in Trento in the next spring, during Festival Contrasti 2019, in several dedicated concerts (details TBA).



MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its fifth call for scores.
For this edition we open the call for:
– solo instrument or mixed ensemble (from 2 to 7 instruments)

•    clarinet (one performer, including piccolo in Eb, soprano in B, in A, bass clarinet)
•    saxophone (one performer, including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
•    trumpet (one performer, including flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet)
•    violin (one performer)
•    viola  (one performer)
•    piano (one performer)
•    vibraphone (one performer)

Guidelines for submission:
– Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
– Applicants may submit only one work.
– Submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes of duration.
– Pieces that don’t follow the above mentioned instrumentation will not be considered.
– Pieces that request amplification or that use electronic devices will not be considered.

Deadline:  August 30, 2018 (CET 11.59 pm)

Fee: The call is completely free of charge. However, we kindly ask you a free donation for supporting our activity; even a little donation by you could be a big help for us to cover the several costs of our performing activities. The contribution is absolutely not mandatory and it will not affect the selection process, of course!
The submitted pieces will be selected by the members of MotoContrario Ensemble.
The selected pieces will be performed in a dedicated concert at the 6th edition of Festival Contrasti, that will have place in spring 2019, in Trento, Italy; more other pieces could be considered for different occasions.
For submission you should fill in the

via email to  with the subject heading “Contrasti 2019 ‐ Call For Scores ‐ Your Name” and should include a link (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) to the following files:
    PDF score;
    MP3 recording (not mandatory – MIDI realizations are acceptable);
    curriculum vitae and contact details;

The parts of the selected pieces must be sent a week after the selection.

For more information regarding the call for scores, please send an email to:
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