Call for Works: Compositional Processes as Research (Deadline 14th December)

Call for Presentation of Works

Music and/as Study Group: Compositional Processes as Research

Deadline: 14th December


Proposals for presentations of compositional works which incorporate process are sought for a session led by the RMA Music and/as Process Study Group during the RMA Annual Conference 2015 (9th-11th September, University of Birmingham).

The session title is “Compositional Processes as Research” and we expect to include up to five presentations within the 90 minute session.

This session attempts to bridge the gap between research presentations and practice presentations in a lecture recital style structure which will be part way between a concert and a conference session. Composers will offer short introductions to their music, accompanied by critical programme notes. Their works will then be heard in full either as live performances or recordings.

Proposals to take part in this session are invited and should include:

– the title of the proposed work

– a 200 word summary of the work and the role of process in its composition or performance

– a 100 word biography of the composer/presenter

– a list of any technical requirements

– an indication as to whether the work would be performed live or heard as a recording (both are acceptable

Acoustic, acousmatic and audio-visual works can all be considered, although very complicated technical set-ups may not be possible to accommodate. It is likely that only stereo presentation of audio will be possible.

Please send your proposals to Lauren Redhead ( until 14th December 2014

A panel drawn from the study group committee will make a decision on which works to include by 22nd December 2014.

Details of the RMA annual conference can be found here:

Further details of the Music and/as Process Study Group can be found here:

Note:All participants (save Dent and Le Huray guests and designated conference organisers) are required to register for the concference and pay the applicable fee. Registration fees cannot be guaranteed at this stage, but are expected to be no more than £65 for RMA members and £80 for non-RMA members, with concessions available at half-price and a discount offered for early-bird registration. The study group also cannot cover any of these costs on behalf of presenters.

Any additional costs, such as travel, accommodation, and costs associated with any performers or the hire of instruments or equipment, will also need to be met by the presenters.