ChamberLab: Call for Composers


ChamberLab seeks new composers for our ongoing efforts! As you may know, we are an alt-classical, DIY chamber music series presenting new concert music in non-traditional venues, and most often from outsider composers as well. And we want more!

ChamberLab present music within a specific context, and so pieces most likely to be well-received will have one or all of the following characteristics:

1) A strong narrative sense. The more the audience feels like they’ve been told a story, or that something has happened, the better we like it.

2) A strong visual sense. A piece that transports the listener to a nearly-palpable “other place” is a good fit.

3) A prominent display of virtuosity. We have tremendously gifted performers involved in our concerts, and I don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface of their capabilities yet. I’d like to fix that.

Interested? Please email Chris Black, and send along a link to audio/video of your work, or even a Sibelius file. Our next concert will likely occur in the fall of 2016, with a deadline for composition in August or September, but the sooner we hear from you, the better!

Chris Black
Founder and Creative Director, ChamberLab