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Composing for Oboe and Violin
Workshop Cathy Milliken & Graeme Jennings

With selection process
Participants: composers, oboists
Deadline for submissions: 8 June 2018
Applicants in this call must already be enrolled as participants!

Composer participants: 6

In 2010 Rebecca Saunders wrote “To and Fro” for violin and oboe. We would like to add to this wonderful combination by placing this call for further compositions for violin and oboe duo.

Call aimed at: composer or performer/composer participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.

Workshopping Compositions

This is a joint collaboration between the oboe and violin classes. The selected compositions will be workshopped by the participants of the violin and oboe classes and will be performed during the Summer Course.


Performances of chosen works will be arranged (if possible) in the OPEN SPACE.


  • Duo for oboe and violin.
  • No longer than 12 minutes.
  • Possible foci can include:
  • using extended techniques for violin and oboe and experimentation with sound and tessitura
  • staged elements, graphic notation, improvised elements also welcome

Please send the score or readable drafts (duo for oboe and violin) by 8 June 2018 as PDF file to 

The workshop tutors will select 6 composers.


Applicants must already be enrolled as participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.

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