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Submissions Open For Jazz Commission

Published: Thu 2 Aug 2001 12:49 AM
The Wellington International Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that submissions are open for the creation of a specifically commissioned work to celebrate the launch of the 5th annual Wellington International Jazz Festival programme.
The Wellington International Jazz Festival will commission a DJ/electronic musician and a Jazz musician to collaborate together to create a new work for this event. The Jazz Festival is looking for a new and unique way of creating music that celebrates both dance music and jazz.
This year’s commissioned musicians will be among prestigious company as past Jazz Festival commissions have included work by Mike Nock (1998), Steve Lacy (1999) and Steve Cournane (2000)
The commissioned work will be performed in Civic Square in a free outdoor concert at 7pm, 27 September 2001.
Submission requirements:
Presentation duration is one hour
The commissioned piece must be a minimum of 15 minutes
Artists commissioned must play in concert
The commissioned piece should be written for two electronic/DJ musicians and five jazz musicians (including composers)
DJ and musician must write music together
Brief musical history and recorded examples of music
Brief statement about vision for the piece
Deadline for submissions: 10 August
Those attending the concert will also be the first to receive their copy of this year’s Festival programme.
Thanks to Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme and Wellington City Council for providing this unique opportunity
For more details call
Simon Bowden, Director Amanda Hereaka, Publicist
Ph (04) 385 9602/021 213 0565 Ph (021) 501 797
Email: info@jazzfestival.co.nz Email: publicity@jazzfestival.co.nz

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