Nordic Music Days Open Call for composers and sound artists

Nordic Music Days is a festival presenting Nordic contemporary music and sound. The next edition of the festival is an exciting, new collaboration between Scotland and the Nordics, taking place in Glasgow from 30 October to 3 November 2024, with the ambition to build long-lasting, sustainable partnerships between musical organisations, communities and creative individuals.

Nordic Music Days 2024 invites all composers and sound artists living in, from or strongly associated with Scotland and the Nordic countries to submit one work or proposal on the theme of Word of Mouth to one of the festival’s six open call categories:

· Orchestral works

· Small scale or solo works for ensembles or small groups

· Installation works

· Proposals for young, mixed ability players

· Proposals for work presented outdoors, in nature

· Proposals for creating work at a distance without travelling


1. Download the call document, available in PDF and large text format, for full details of the call criteria

2. Submit through our digital platform

The deadline for submissions is by the end of the day on Friday 23 June 2023

Support for applicants

Find out more about the calls, ask questions and meet other composers and artists at online question and answer sessions on 16 May and 12 June. The meetings will be in English and booking is required.

For information, help and advice on the open call, please contact either Rachel Faulkner (she/her): (Nordics), or Andy Saunders (he/him) (Scotland)

We encourage co-created and collaborative submissions, submissions from collectives and from composers and artists who identify as neurodiverse, disabled, women, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, indigenous, global majority, emergent and creatively ageing.

Nordic Music Days 2024 is a Nordic Composers Council project, managed on their behalf by the Danish Composers Society in partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.


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