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FOLLOW MY SCORE 2024
Spring SEASON

 

We are pleased to announce Follow My Score 2024! FMS24 is an effort to promote and curate many works by living composers. Approximately 80 works will be selected by the Score Follower jury. Selected works will be made into “score videos” by our production team, and uploaded onto our YouTube channel. Submissions are due 17 March.

 

Selected works will be split equally into two categories:

 

  • Follow My Score: Score Follower will synchronize the media to the score on your behalf if not already done so. If a work does not have a traditional score and recording (e.g. a work with a visual component), it will still be considered for this category. In this case, make sure to include a link to your video as an external link.
  • Scorefol.io Highlight: Works with scores and audio already synchronized with scorefol.io will also be considered for Scorefol.io Highlights. Score Follower makes no distinction in quality between the two categories. Works with already synchronized scores will have a higher chance of being selected due to being qualified for both categories.

 

Result notifications will go out by 17 May. Selected works will be uploaded to YouTube sometime between 1 June & 30 November 2024. If you want to make a score video in the meantime, you can build one in your browser now: scorefol.io/dashboard. This is not a commissioning contest.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Submissions are due 17 March 2024.
  • Submission is free for the first piece!
  • Each composer may submit up to three works. The works should be submitted by filling out our submission form on this page.
  • If you are submitting more than one work, please make sure your Scorefolio Subscription is active throughout the adjudication process or your additional works may be removed from consideration.
  • Please send a score and media file for each work submitted. Keep in mind that higher quality recordings are preferred.
  • Submissions may come from composers of any age, nationality, background.
  • 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.
  • 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 or active jury may not apply.
  • By submitting your work, you agree to allow us to upload your work to our YouTube channels both during and after the call for scores. You also agree to allow us to use your work in promotional materials for the call for scores or as a ‘scorefol.io highlight’. You will retain all rights to your work. You may remove your work from consideration as a ‘scorefol.io highlight’ via your work dashboard at any time.

YOU: 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
SF: It’s cool, we do that ➝ https://youtu.be/zghFcRt7C54

 

YOU: Yeah, but there’s like video footage too
SF: Yeah I mean we do that too ➝ https://youtu.be/qyB97pqyR40

 

YOU: OK! but I’m worried because the instructions are asynchronous
SF: Umm, have you seen our vid of Jennifer Walshe’s EVERYTHING YOU OWN HAS BEEN TAKEN TO A DEPOT SOMEWHERE? ➝ https://youtu.be/ZgZfD3JogT8

 

YOU: WOAH, ok I’ll send my piece! For the second piece I’m thinking of submitting, it’s already audio-visual format.
SF: FAB! We love featuring non-static visual mediums AS the score itself… like this ➝ https://youtu.be/kh1pVXVLTB4 and this ➝ https://youtu.be/zpc-2cVliCk

 

YOU: NICE, but it’s more like a video game
SF: boom ➝ https://youtu.be/_wScl3xKZxo

 

YOU: 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
SF: Oh like this ➝ https://youtu.be/NgBU6ASE-Cw

 

YOU: 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
SF: Well, scores aren’t even all that necessary tbh  ➝ https://youtu.be/-j79_dSYXxY

 

YOU: Wait what? It’s called “follow my SCORE” tho(?)
SF: yeah… scores are fun, but it could also literally be video footage of a performance if we happen to love it ? ➝ https://youtu.be/nqYCYXFyWos

 

YOU: AMAZING. Hmmm… I can’t think of anymore excuses atm lol
SF: If you can imagine your work existing as video documentation on YouTube, send it to us!