[microsound-announce] A call for works for trombone and electronics (Montreal)

Eldad Tsabary tazberry_docs at yahoo.ca
Fri Dec 4 11:13:27 EST 2009

Hello all,
Apologies for x-posting

This is a call for works of any length for trombone and electronics for 
performance by trombonist Haim Avitsur in Montreal.

New York trombonist Haim Avitsur (see biography below) will be visiting 
Montreal in February 2010 to give a workshop and concert at Concordia 
University’s music department (electroacoustic studies). The concert 
will take place on February 17th at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall and 
a workshop on composing for instruments and electronics is scheduled on 
the previous day.

We invite compositions of any length for trombone and electronics for 
the concert. The electronics part may be fixed (“tape”) or live, in 
which case the composer is to perform the electronics part. You may 
submit completed pieces or shorter etude-like compositions.

Expressing interest:
If interested in this opportunity, please first email Eldad Tsabary 
<trombone at yaeldad.com> a statement of interest that includes the following:
1. Are you going to submit an existing or a newly composed piece?
2. Approximate length of the piece
3. Is the piece for fixed or live electronics
4. How many channels (for fixed or live) and what other considerations 
(for live)
5. Will you attend? (not a requirement for fixed pieces)

January 5th 2010 - expression of interest
January 27th 2010 - absolute deadline for submitting the pieces

You are encouraged to send drafts to the trombonist ahead of time for 
comments and practice.

The format of the concert is not yet fixed, and it will be flexible to a 
certain extent to the format of the selected pieces, so we are open to a 
variety of setups, including 8.1 multichannel audio and video. Let us 
know what you have in mind.

Haim Avitsur, short biography:
Trombonist Haim Avitsur has premiered over 60 new pieces encompassing a 
broad range of styles from solo trombone to chamber music, electronic 
music, and orchestra. Mr. Avitsur is the Trombone Professor at West 
Chester University School of Music (PA) and at the Aaron Copland School 
of Music, Queens College, NY. In 2004-2007 Haim Avitsur was on the 
faculty of the University of Virginia as well as the Principal 
Trombonist of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 he founded 
the Summer Trombone Workshop, which has a US residency at Temple 
University, PA. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, Summer Trombone 
Workshop had a second residency in Taiwan. There will be a European 
residency in the 2009-2010 season. Winter STW had its first residency in 
2009 at Rowan University in New Jersey. Winter STW 2010 will take place 
at West Chester University, PA. For more information
on the Summer Trombone Workshop residencies, please visit 

In the ‘09-‘10 and ‘10-‘11 seasons, Haim Avitsur will premiere a 
trombone/shofar concerto composed by Meira Warshauer with orchestras 
including the Dayton Philharmonic, the USC Symphony Orchestra, the 
Brevard Philharmonic, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the Western 
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. Other upcoming engagements include a solo 
with the University of Central Florida Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

Haim Avitsur was the only trombonist named a 2005 and 2007 Emerging 
Artist by Symphony Magazine. His book, “The Avitsur Method”, is now 
available through Design for Lightning Publishing. Haim Avitsur’s recent 
solo CD recording, Sonatas for Trombone and Piano by David Loeb, is 
available on the Vienna Modern Masters Label. Haim holds his Bachelor 
and Masters degrees from Mannes College of Music in New York. Mr. 
Avitsur is a clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.


Eldad Tsabary
Lecturer, Electroacoustic Studies, Department of Music, Concordia University
Lecturer, Formation Musitechnic

Director, Canadian 60x60
Treasurer, Canadian Electroacoustic Community
Music Dept., RF #302, Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke W., Montreal QC H4B 1R6, Canada
<trombone at yaeldad.com>

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