Subject:[CALL] à la recherche de la miniature
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014
From: jef chippewa
[CALL] à la recherche de la miniature
i have been invited to curate a concert at CMMAS (morelia, mexico) on 27
june 2014 and have chosen to present a programme o felectroacoustic
miniatures. although a portion of the programme is already decided, i
have reserved some time in the programme for a few pieces from this call
anyone interested can send me their work any time until sunday 1 june.
notifications of selection will be sent out on 5 june; if your work is
selected for the concert, an uncompressed version must be sent to me by
if you are interested in sending something for consideration for this
concert, carefully consult the submission information below before doing
jef „el jefe“ chippewa
CMMAS — centro mexicano para la música y artes sonoras
module 1 (25-27 jun) in the CMMAS summer courses:
jef chippewa — new music notation: score design, function and role
submissions are to be made ONLY by responding with the following text
and the appropriate information filled in. DO NOT SEND ME MS WORD FILES
(or other text documents or facebook messages) — include all requested
information in the body of your email response.
1. COMPOSER AND PIECE
fill in the following info:
year of composition:
2. RELATION TO MINIATURE FORM
describe in a minimum 50 to a maximum 100 words what makes your piece a
miniature — on a technical, aesthetic, philosophical or whateverical
level. this does not have to be a print-ready academic text, it is for
my use only.
you may wish to consult the following file, which is neither definitive
nor complete but might help position your work in the context of my
(evolving) perspective on miniature form:
maximum 100-150 words. seriously. do not just send your 1200-word bio
and 14-page CV, as these will be categorically ignored.
your bio should address your creative work: i really don’t care about
all the people/ensembles/institutions/festivals who have played your
pieces and who has commissioned you and who has given you money and all
the fabulous places you have studied and done residencies; but do tell
me about YOU and YOUR WORK!
4. PROGRAMME NOTE
maximum 100-150 words. seriously. epic ramblings and anything that
resembles the sorts of texts found on
will quite simply be ignored.
5. AUDIO FILE
a 320 kbps mp3 version of your piece named
„yourlastname_titlekeyword.mp3“ should be included in the email with
your submission information.
– upload it to your own server (send me the direct link); or
– set up a folder titled „familyname_miniature-CMMAS“ on
that contains only the mp3 and send me an invitation. NB i will not
sign up to other file sharing sites to access your file (making this
submission work is your responsibility, not mine ;-)).
01 junlast date for submissions
05 junselected pieces announced
10 jununcompressed versions for selected pieces due
TERMS AND DISCLAIMER-ISH KIND OF STUFF
sending me a piece is no guarantee of its inclusion on the programme.
if your work is performed in the concert, no compensation will be
offered by the me or by CMMAS but you will receive proper documentation
of the event.
all pieces will be kept as research materials for my ongoing exploration
of miniature form and may be referred to in a text on miniature form
that i may some day actually manage to finish (!).
i promise all contributors to this project that i will eat massive
amounts of tacos with sides of cebollitas asadas in the days leading up
to the concert.