Gaudeamus and carillonneur/carillonist Malgosia Fiebig invite young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write a new composition for the carillon of the world-famous Dom Tower in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Malgosia Fiebig is a carillonneur/carillonist in the cities of Utrecht and Nijmegen and a big advocate for new compositions for carillon.
Call for sketches
Send a composition sketch with a maximum length of one minute before August 1 via our website www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals. We would like to receive sheet music / PDF and a midi file. From the entries, three composers are selected to work out their sketches into full-length compositions for carillon (length up to 4 minutes).
On August 8th we will announce which three composers are selected. September 1 is the deadline for submitting the full-length composition. On September 3 you are expected in the Dom Tower to attend a performance of Malgosia playing the carillon. She then gives some tips and recommendations for your own composition. On September 9th, the premier of the three compositions will sound!
Deadline: before 1 August 2017
Here you will find detailed information about the meantone tuning of the carillon and recommendations on how to compose for carillon: