Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:22 PM


Call for Scores


due Oct 1, 2017

Chicago-based experimental music ensemble a•pe•ri•od•ic is seeking scores for future performances. We welcome open-instrumentation and open-duration pieces in addition to fixed scores.

a•pe•ri•od•ic’s core ensemble includes flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, bassoon, French horn, piano, and voice (male). All members of the ensemble also vocalize, and play found sounds and small percussion instruments.

Due October 1, 2017

Submissions may include up to 2 scores.

Email the following information with ‘Call for Scores’ in the subject line to aperiodic.chicago@gmail.com


Title of composition

Pdf of score(s)

Link to recording (if one exists)

Date composed

Email address

Phone number


Short bio


a•pe•ri•od•ic is a Chicago-based performance collective featuring post-Cagean notated, acoustic, experimental music. Founded in 2010, a•pe•ri•od•ic ‘s repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration. Drawn to works of sparseness, contemplation, and quietude, this "daring group" (Chicago Reader) has a history of interpreting distinctive pieces using a collaborative rehearsal process, deriving meaning and intention from oblique prose scores with great sensitivity.

Led by Nomi Epstein, the ensemble has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by composers such as Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Jürg Frey, James Saunders, and Pauline Oliveros. a.pe.ri.od.ic released its debut album, more or less, featuring the music of Jürg Frey in 2014 under New Focus Recordings. The ensemble has received funding from the Swiss Arts Council, the Earle Brown Foundation, the Goethe Institute, and the Foundation of Contemporary Arts. Members of a.pe.ri.od.ic hold graduate degrees in music performance or composition from Chicago-area universities and conservatories, and are featured in other Chicago-based groups including Ensemble Dal Niente, Outer Voices, and NbN.

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