Contest Results:

The international jury awarded three prizes:

1st prize

José Padovani (Brazil)
Un segno nello spazio for clarinet and live electronics device Sampo

2nd prize

Marcelo Carneiro (Brazil)
Maracatu Elétrico for violin and live electronics device Sampo

3rd prize

Samuel Hertz (USA)
O ESAYE UY GO for violin and live electronics device Sampo

The jury


Cort Lippe (États Unis)Lippe image2

Associate Professor of Music Composition and Director, Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios at University at Buffalo.

Cort Lippe specializes in interactive music for acoustic instruments and live computer, and has been composing with realtime computer music systems since the 1970s.

Richard Dudas (États Unis)Dudas image

Associate Professor - teaching music composition and computer music at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.

American composer of contemporary classical art music. In addition to writing music for acoustic instruments, he has been actively invloved with computer music.

Robert Rudolf (France, Slovakia)Rudolf image2

Slovak composer living in France and artistic director of OpusCentrum ensemble.

He is teaching electroacoustic an computer composition at Conservatoire de Noisy Le Sec and he works at Radio France as executive producer at France Musique (the musical programs of France Musique la Nuit) and he co-produce a monthly music programme Entente Cordiale.

The 2nd International Composition Contest for Acoustic Instrument and electroacoustic device


Deadline extended until May 10th 2015


MusInfo is pleased to announce the second edition of the International composition contest for acoustic instrument and electroacoustic device. With this initiative MusInfo proposes to open a new space intended to uphold the work of contemporary composers and sound artists in the field of “live-electronic” music.


Composers are invited to write a short study of 2 to 4 minutes maximum. The electroacoustic device is represented by the software P-Soft that MusInfo supplies on its web page. The composers whose studies are chosen will receive a commission from the Opus Centrum ensemble who collaborates with MusInfo. They will be invited to write a full length composition that will be played and recorded next year.

The electroacoustic device will be supplied to composers by MusInfo for the period of composition.

This year the studies may be written for the following instruments: violin, saxophone, clarinet.

Rules for Participation:


  1. The contest is open from February 15th until April 30th 2015.
  2. The call is open to composers of any ages.
  3. There are no fees for inscription.
  4. The contest is open to any short study (from 2 to 4 min long) written for P-Soft and an acoustic solo instrument (violin, saxophone or clarinet). No other software or audio files may be used.
  5. The software needed to participate in the contest is available for download at the following address: Software and Manual
  6. Examples of scores for the device and help concerning the composing process are available at the same address.
  7. The composers can send
    • the software “bank” file
    • the instrument score in PDF format 
    • the participant information (name & address) 
           at the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  8. The files must be marked with the title of the work and the name of the author.
  9. The works will be presented to the jury anonymously.
  10. If the composer wishes to send a recording of his work, he should do it by using WeTransfer:
  11. The international jury will nominate the winners of the contest on June 2nd  2015 in Bourges during the Art & Science Days.
  12. The jury can decide not to nominate any winner.



  1. The winners’ studies will be interpreted during the Art & Science Days 2015 in Bourges.
  2. The winners will receive the electroacoustic device conceived by MusInfo at their home for a period of 2 to 3 months in order to write their new composition.
  3. The new composition will be created during the Art & Science Days 2016 by the Opus Centrum ensemble. 

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