2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival “RE-CREATE”

Call for Scores


Submission period

Tue Aug 31 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Oct 15 at 2:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Nov 15 at 5 PM UTC

"NMK – Neue Musik aus KOREA” hosts <2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival “RE-CREATE”> with the support of the Seoul Metropolitan Government for the worldwide spread of World-Korean new music and the international exchange of composers from around the world.

The theme of the 2021 festival is “Re-Create”. We actively encourage compositions in which pieces are re-interpreted by composers' new idea of traditional music from around the world, classical music, or folk songs from each country.

Guideline for Submission


a. Eligibility: Composers from all over the world
- regardless of age or nationality

b. Theme: “Re-Create”
- Re-interpreted traditional music (folk songs, classical music, etc.)

c. Submission could be both new work or previous performed work

d. One score per each composer allowed to submit

e. Length of work: 8 to 12 minutes


Category 1 : Chamber Orchestra
a. Instrumentation
2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone Strings(15 players: 5-4-3-2-1)
b. Orchestration min.20 to max.25 players in above instruments
c. Concerto for solo instrument (in category 1,2) is possible

Category 2 : Chamber Music
a. Instrumentation
- 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Double Bass, 1 Piano, 1 Daegeum, 1 Piri/Taepyeongso, 1 Haegeum, 1 Gayageum, 1 Korean-Percussion
b. No more than 8 players in above instruments (solo is allowed)


a. Application form
b. Score (PDF-format)
c. Recording of the submitted work (if available)
- Audio (mp3 file)
- Video (YouTube, Vimeo, Link of url)

Send to E-mail: neue.musik.korea@gmail.com

Submission deadline: ~2021.10.15. (23:59 / Seoul, GMT+9)

- Performer: Orchestra NMK

- Performance (filming) location: Traditional venues in Seoul (hanok, etc.) and studio hall

- Festival schedule: 2021.12.17.- 12.19.

- Broadcast on NMK YouTube Chanel

- Benefit for selected works
1. Performance at the 2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival
2. Production of high-quality video/audio recording
3. Opportunity to commission for NMK 2022-23 season of excellent composer
4. Provide to work-fee and festival package ticket

Details are available at web pages:

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