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National Stage of the MERIDIAN International New Music Festival 2020


The Polish Society for Contemporary Music organizes a National Jury that will select five works recommended by the Polish Section of the PSCM at the MERIDIAN International New Music Festival. The project will take place in Romania on 8-15 November 2020.

The theme of this edition, PLANETARIUM, wishes to explore planets, stars, galaxies, comets, meteorites and space objects in the endless sonic cosmos of human imagination. From solar incandescence to the darkness of a black hole, the range of musical expressions is unlimited. Priority will be given to works shorter than 10 minutes in duration and to works that have a stronger connection to the theme of the festival and/or the concert(s). Only completed works will be accepted.

Works selected by the National Juries of individual ISCM sections will then be evaluated by an international jury in Romania.

The PSCM members who pay membership fees are exempted from the fee for the first score submitted; for each subsequent score the fee is 30 PLN. Persons not affiliated with the PSCM are required to pay a fee of 40 PLN for the first score sent, and 50 PLN for each subsequent one.

Applications are accepted only in an electronic version in English. They should be sent to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 15 May 2020 (inclusive).

The organisers are looking for works for all or some of the instruments in the following Romanian ensembles:

a. Ensemble ATEM (Timişoara): clarinet, violin, cello, piano; theme of the concert – “Polaris” (planet of frozen sounds)
b. Ensemble Sonomania (Bucharest): oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano; theme of the concert – “Phantasia” (planet of stories)
c. Duo Maria Bîldea & Sergiu Năstasă (Bucharest): harp and violin; theme of the concert – “Eros Kai Thanatos” (planet of love and death)
d. Duo Cello Jaya (Bucharest): two cellos.

More information athttps://ptmw.art.pl/meridian-international-new-music-festival/