We want to thank everyone who supported us during our Call for Submissions. You helped us spread the word far and wide amongst your networks and think critically about our intention in this Call. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Boston Foundation.
We received nearly 100 submissions. It was an incredible process to be introduced to a massive pool of composers and we feel inspired by their work.
Sofía Scheps and Evelin Ramón are the two composers who have been awarded to commission new works for Patchtax for the 2017-2018 season. They both deeply captured our imaginations and will push the boundaries of our work ever further. Meet Sofía and Evelin!
Sofía Scheps, Uruguayan composer and sound artist
Evelin Ramón, Montréal-based Cuban composer and vocalist
Patchtax has received a Live Arts Boston Grant from the Boston Foundation, with support and partnership from the Barr Foundation! To learn more about the grant, you can check out this Boston Globe article.
With the funding from this grant award, Patchtax has opened a Call for Submissions and will commission two new works by underrepresented composers. These works will be workshopped and performed in 2017. Stay tuned for more!
Patchtax is pleased to announce a call for submissions for their 2017-18 concert season. We are offering two composers a $1000 commissioning prize and $500 travel stipend for completed works, which will be premiered in December 2017 and recorded live. Patchtax will be available during the composition process for collaboration, feedback, and workshopping. Patchtax will be in residence in the beginning of September 2017 to workshop the new compositions, and composers are invited to join us if they can.
The vast majority of music programmed on contemporary music concerts and recognized by institutional awards is written by cisgender white men, outside of targeted events and popular music concerts. This imbalance in classical music culture is the result of a long history that has disenfranchised and limited opportunities for many artists. Patchtax recognizes the crucial need to support and represent music written by a wide-range of composers. Our mission to stimulate broader participation from those marginalized in the field is not just a matter of social ethics; proactive inclusion of diverse identities, thoughts, aesthetics and musical activities is vital to the dynamism, relevance and long-term health of the field of contemporary music.
Eligibility: This call is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. This call is specifically for people with marginalized identities. We welcome applicants who identify as female, women, trans, gender non-conforming, people of color, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applicants whose identity lies at an intersection of the aforementioned identities.
Deadline: April 20th, 2017
Apply Now: https://patchtax.com/call-for-submissions/