19th Electroacoustic Composition Internacional Contest - Música Viva 2018

until february 28th 2018 |



In order to encourage the creation and diffusion of new electroacoustic works, Miso Music Portugal promotes the 19th Electroacoustic Composition Internacional Contest - Música Viva 2018. The deadline for submitting the works to the competition is 28 February 2018; the winning piece will be announced during the 2018's Música Viva Festival, which will take place at O'culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon (May 2018).

The electroacoustic works submitted for the 2018 Música Viva Competition must include a maximum of eight channels, lasting between 5 and 15 minutes. This initiative is addressed to composers of all nationalities and ages, each of which may submit only one work - not commercially edited and not awarded in any other national or international competition. The  Electroacoustic Composition Internacional Contest - Música Viva was launched by Miso Music Portugal in 2000.


  1. The works submitted for the competition shall be electroacoustic pieces, composed and recorded in studio. They are to be projected only by loudspeakers in concert, without any intervention of live performers besides the sound projectionist. They may include a maximum of eight channels and should have a duration between five and fifteen minutes.
  1. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work, which has not been commercially published or awarded a prize in any other national or international competition. Any previous Musica Viva prize-winning composer will not be allowed to submit a work during the two years following the prize award.
  1. All applications must be sent via www.wetransfer.com (or equivalent web file transfer service) in 1 single ZIP file to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • The ZIP file title should be the Title of the Piece (ex. TitleOfThePiece).
    • The ZIP file should contain all files inside a single folder with the following information:
      • nationality, place and date of birth, short biography, contact information, information about the piece (methods used, concept, etc.)
      • 1 Audio file .AIFF or .WAV format 16bit or 24bit at 44,1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate containing a stereo version of the piece.
      • Additionally, in the case of works with more than two channels (multichannel pieces) the audio files corresponding to each of the channels in AIFF or WAV format inside a folder
  1. The deadline for submissions is 12 pm GMT time, February 28, 2018. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered valid.

  2. Prize: the jury will award 1 work.

Miso Music Portugal will give the opportunity to the winning composer to present his/her music in concert performed by the Miso Music Loudspeakers Orchestra at the Música Viva Festival, having also the possibility to do a lecture/seminar concerning his/her work.

  1. The jury may not select any of the submitted works for the competition and the decision shall be final.
  1. The jury will announce the results during the Musica Viva Festival 2018.
  1. Each submission of an application for the competition implies the acceptance of all the rules.
  1. Any questions regarding these regulations and their interpretation shall be clarified by the Miso Music Portugal.
  1. All applications not meeting these requirements will not be taken into consideration.
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