The 6th Sampo Composition Contest / Residency

Call for composers


Submission period

Fri Dec 21, 2018 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Jan 31 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Thu Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC
Saint-Etienne 11 - 18 May 2019

Musinfo is pleased to announce the sixth edition of the Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative Musinfo supports the work of contemporary composers in the field of live-electronic. The residency will take place during the 2019 Art & Science Days in Saint-Etienne.

The winning composers will receive a commission from Musinfo to compose a new work for an acoustic instrument and Sampo. Sampo is an electronic device made for any musician or composer to expand the sound field of an acoustic instrument.

The writing of the new composition will include two phases:

• First, the winners will work with the P-Soft software which emulates Sampo. They will exchange with the performers of OpusCentrum ensemble, who will prepare the works on their Sampos.

• The winners will then be invited to carry out their residency in Saint-Etienne for one week to finalize their compositions and prepare the concert which will take place during the 2019 Art & Science Days together with the performers. Sampos will be made available to composers during the residency.

Candidates are invited to send their applications by January 31, 2019. See the details of the application process here: