ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln

Call for Compositions


Submission period

Fri Nov 3 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Jan 10, 2024 at 11:59PM UTC

Results date

Sat Mar 30, 2024 at 05PM UTC


current or former composition students born on or after 10 January 1989
In the framework of the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln composers up to 35 years can submit up to three works from their existing oeuvre, as well as a conceptual idea for a new piece for ensemble that relates to the theme "Light.Bright.Dark". Based on these submissions, the jury will select two composers who will each receive a € 6 500 composition commission for the 2025 festival edition. One composition will be premiered by Ensemble Modern, the other by Ensemble Musikfabrik. A recording of the concerts by WDR for radio broadcast is intended.

The application should include the following artistic material:
I. Scores of up to three existing compositions (for ensemble with at least 4 musicians)
II. A Concept for a new work on the theme "Light.Bright.Darkness” Formulate a concept idea for an ensemble piece (without electronics, duration: 10-15 min.) which follows up with the theme "Light.Bright.Dark" and which has the max. instrumentation 2 Vl. Vla. Vc.. Kb. / Fl. Ob. Cl. Fg. / Tp. Hn. Trb. Tba./ Perc/ Pn (The jury decides individually on the admission of submissions that deviate significant from this instrumentation).

Submission period (till):
Wed, January 10, 2024

Results date
Fr, March 29, 2024

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