#fms20::FALL CALL FOR WORKS

FOLLOW MY SCORE 2020
FALL SEASON
SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED

We are pleased to announce Follow My Score 2020! This project is not a commissioning contest. #fms20 is an effort to promote and curate many works by living composers. Approximately 40 works will be selected by the Score Follower jury and curators. Selected works will be made into “score follower videos” by our production team, and uploaded onto our youtube channels. We hold this call semiannually once in the fall (Aug. 15-Sept. 15), and once in the spring (Feb. 15-March 15). If you are looking for our Call for LiveStreams (In-Game Original Music), click here.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Submissions must be received by September 15
  • Submission is free for the first piece!
      • You may submit an additional piece (two works total) if you become a Patreon supporter at the $1 tier, or if you send us a one-time donation of $5 on our Support Page.
      • You may submit two additional pieces (three works total) if you become a Patreon supporter at the $5 tier, or if you send us a one-time donation of $10 on our Support Page. As a $5 tier patron you will also have access to our fully searchable Library.
      • Score Follower remains free through the many, many volunteered hours of its staff. The money we receive through your multiple submissions goes back to supporting our channels and work. Patreon supporters will receive exclusive perks outlined on our Patreon page.
  • Each composer may submit up to three works. The works should be submitted by filling out using the link above to our Google Form. Links to the pieces should be using a non-expiring cloud sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) with open access. If our jury cannot access your materials you may be disqualified. Scores should be in pdf format.
  • Please send a score and media file for each work submitted. Keep in mind that higher quality recordings are preferred.
  • If your work is selected, we will need you to secure permission for posting on our channel from any publisher, recording company, or performer/ensemble involved in the work. If you think this will not be possible, please do not submit. We will also ask for the names of performers in order to credit them in the video description. We will not upload your piece if permissions are not able to be secured.
  • Submissions may come from composers of any age, nationality, background.
  • Works may be of any duration.
  • Submitted material should not be anonymized.
  • Works must be completed (no works-in-progress).
  • Submissions may include works for instrument(s) and electronics.
  • Large ensemble or works with similarly tall systems display poorly on YouTube’s 16:9 landscape frame, because of this, we prefer you submit chamber or solo works.
  • We also accept works that include visual footage in addition to or in lieu of a score. In the case that such a work is selected, it would be uploaded to our Mediated Scores series.
  • Composers previously featured on our channels may still apply.
  • Members of the score follower team may not apply.

Q&A

I want to submit my piece to follow my score but there’s not really a score to it; it’s more like a list of instructions

It’s cool, we do that ➝ https://youtu.be/ZSS0PJqVYN8

Yeah, but there’s like video footage too

Yeah I mean we do that too ➝ https://youtu.be/jGFgRDWSnLk

OK! but I’m worried because the instructions are asynchronous.

Umm, have you seen our vid of Jennifer Walshe’s EVERYTHING YOU OWN HAS BEEN TAKEN TO A DEPOT SOMEWHERE? ➝ https://youtu.be/E4eZ1C9eXDE

WOAH, ok I’ll send my piece! For the second piece I’m thinking of submitting, it’s already audio-visual format.

FAB! We made the “mediated scores” channel because we realized that some composers were using non-static visual mediums AS the score itself… like this ➝ https://youtu.be/GqEMtTXh6xI and this ➝ https://youtu.be/e5uwx4pJxVc

NICE, but it’s more like a video game

oh wow, but the video game isn’t really a score, it’s just like I built this interactive instrument, and I kinda just want to show that

Oh like this ➝ https://youtu.be/WCHvBUwoGX8

OK… but in that case, the animation on screen is the score. I’m sorry to say that mine doesn’t even have a score; it would be just audio-visual

Well, scores aren’t even all that necessary tbh  ➝ https://youtu.be/z2Qer9wBxj0

Wait what? It’s called “follow my SCORE” tho(?)

yeah… scores are fun, but it could also literally be video footage of a performance if we happen to love it 😉 ➝ https://youtu.be/ML7Th57sWMI

AMAZING. Hmmm… I can’t think of anymore excuses atm lol

If you can imagine your work existing as video documentation on YouTube, send it to us!