ECCO – Call for works

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The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is pleased to launch a call for works to be considered for its fifteenth European Contemporary Composers Orchestra (ECCO) concert, which will be performed in Brussels in November 2022. Deadline to apply is June 30th, 2022.

ECCO is an initiative of the contemporary music committee of ECSA (known as the ECF
committee). It aims to establish a Europe-wide network dedicated to the performance,
distribution and promotion of European contemporary classical music across national
borders. It operates as a network of active ensembles, orchestras and young professionals,
supporting creative dialogue between composers and performers and offering young
professionals the opportunity to develop their skills on an international level with ensembles
experienced in contemporary music.

ECSA is pleased to announce that the concert will be performed by the STYX Ensemble, on
16-17th November 2022 in Brussels.


● Preferred are pieces for a full wind quintet with the possible addition of percussion but
allow also any other formation that must use between 3 to 6 of the instruments listed.
● All instrumental formations of the above instrumentation are available.
● We encourage pieces of all lengths with a preference for pieces that are no longer
than 11 minutes. However, we reserve a tolerance of longer pieces (that should not
exceed 15 minutes).
● Individual separate movements of larger works will not be accepted.
● Works must have been written within the last 20 years and have already received a

Submission Requirements

Submission must be made online via a PDF of the score. The score should preferably be
type-set, but PDFs of legible hand-written score and parts are allowed. Submissions must
include an audio recording in MP3 format of a live performance. No submissions will be
considered without it.

Submissions should be made and coordinated via ECSA member societies. There is a
maximum of three per country – chosen by the country. If there are more member societies
within one country, then they have to coordinate their entries amongst each other. ECSA
members that are international networks are allowed to submit six pieces.
Submissions from both individuals and publishers are welcome as long as they are made via
member societies.

They strongly encourage the member societies to take gender balance into consideration for
the selection as well as to take into account the quest for stylistic diversity in the domestic
call for scores. Compositions by members of the ECCO Working Group and Artistic
Committee, ECSA board and/ or ECF official delegation (i.e. representatives of the
composers!”societies within the ECF committee for the last two ECSA Sessions) will not be

Deadline for submission is Thursday 30th June 2022 – 12:00 PM (CEST).

The jury will consist of members of the ECCO Artistic Committee who will select a
programme of works of about 60 minutes. The aim is to have a broad selection of works
which represent both the quality and diversity of the contemporary European repertoire
within the ECSA members!”network.

Detailed info can be found HERE.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ECSA office, via email or telephone +32 (0) 496 81 55 64.