Young Talent Award 2022
11 years of MediaSoundHamburg: Young musicians, composers, game musicians and sound designers up to 35 years of age are invited to write a new (media) music composition for the Kaiser String Quartet.
The book, titled IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW (ISBN 978-1-68177-559-3) contains 17 stories inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper. In this composition competition you‘re invited to compose a new soundtrack to one of the 18 paintings/17 stories. One of the pictures (Cape Cod Morning), doesn‘t have a story (yet!). Maybe it will see an award winning composition, though … ?
In this year’s composition competition the overall theme is “Storytelling”. In the early phase of a film, commercial, or video game, there is often a concept, an idea and/or plot illustrated by a more or less worked out storyboard. In this phase composers are often invited to already start the composition process, without knowing the actual time and timing of events and cues. In this YTA composition competition a story and/or painting can be chosen from the book. Composers are then invited to interpret the story with their own (original) musical idea, say “Soundtrack”.
All entries should be in the form of an audio file. We highly recommend and appreciate attached sheet music, mockup files for your piece and a short written explanation of the context/progression of your piece. Your contribution should not exceed a length of five minutes.
The three winning music pieces will be performed by the renowned Kaiser String Quartet from sheet music. We encourage you therefore to write for string quartet, but will also accept orchestral and hybrid orchestral entries. The winning pieces will be arranged, and if need be, re-orchestrated for a performance by the Quartet, possibly with backing Track. Participants should send all their material (audio, sheet music, and / or description) before May 15th 2022 to email@example.com
More information: http://kaiserquartett.com
The three winners will receive an invitation to MediaSoundHamburg including free accommodation and board.