CALL! 2020

Violin and electronics or mixed media

15/9/2020 - 30/12/2020

This call for scores emerges from a collaboration between violinist Roberto Alonso Trillo, the Hong Kong Baptist University, and Vertixe Sonora to commission 4 new “works” for violin and electronics or mixed media that explores different approaches to the integration of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Human Creativity, and/or Human-Machine Collaboration.

The call for scores will be structured in two different phases: a proposal submission, and a commissioning phase.

The candidates have to present a detailed proposal of the work/performance ecosystem/mixed-media project, including the following documents:

i. a detailed explanation of their proposal, its nature, a full list of the required material(s), a full technical rider, and all the relevant ancillary contents

ii. a full CV including links to their previous work on the filed and/or a compositional portfolio

These documents will be evaluated by the following panel and the 4 chosen winners will be contacted by September 30th, 2020. The documentation, indicating “Call for Scores Submission” in the subject area, should be delivered to the following email: robertoalonso[at] The evaluation process will be anonymous and all the digital copies of the submitted material will be deleted once it finishes.

Evaluation Panel
Dr. Johnny Poon (HKBU)
Dr. Roberto Alonso Trillo (HKBU)
Dr. Camilo Mendez (HKBU)
Pablo Coello (Vertixe Sonora)
Ramón Souto (Vertixe Sonora)

The four selected composers will be contacted and a commission contract will be signed between the parties. Each composer will be paid 500 EUR for the commission, 50% on the date the contract is signed and the remainder upon the delivery of the final version of the work/performance ecosystem/mixed-media project. The premiere and recording of all the selected works will take place during the spring and summer semesters of 2021 both at the Hong Kong Baptist University and in Spain, as part of Vertixe’s Sonoras annual programming.



Eligibility Open to international applicants regardless of their location or nationality. The piece/performance ecosystem/mixed-media project must be composed for this specific call for scores for violin and flexible electronic means. No public performance of the piece may have taken place before its world premiere by the Commissioner

Proposal Deadline (Phase I) September 15th, 2020

Submission Deadline (Phase II) December 30th, 2020

Evaluation The anonymous evaluation will be the outcome of a shared decision between the members of the panel and it will be based on a consideration of both the musical interest and novelty of the proposals.

Submission Requirements A musical composition of any given length. Score (if necessary)/ software / mixed-media contents