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METAMORPHOSIS

YC Composer Competition - Autumn, 2020

I. Topic: All entrants must compose a unique piece that is based on the same melody.

The fragment chosen by member vote is: 
Takashi Yoshimatsu, "Waltz of Rainbow Colored Roses" - https://youtu.be/3qihgGETXwc

***To be clear, entrants do not have to use the whole piece as the basis for their compositions, only the short fragment identified in the member voting post and now attached to this post. ***

While a traditional "theme and variations" form is not required, judges will be looking for effective treatment and development of the chosen theme as a central aspect of each composition. The theme itself will be chosen by the judges from the nominated melodies submitted privately to the judges by entrants and members of the YC community at large.

II. Eligibility: 
1. You must be a member of the Young Composers forum in order to enter. Sign ups will be in the comments below for JUDGE or ENTRANT. Comment "I'd like to enter as ____" for entry.
2. There will again be no limits regarding instrumentation. There is no minimum length, but there is a maximum length of 15 minutes.
3. You must have some sort of audio rendition accompanying your work.
4. You must present a score of your music for judging. 
5. If you volunteer to be a judge, you may not enter as a contest participant.

III. Scoring:
Due to a lack of sufficient judges signing up for this competition, scoring will be by member voting only.

ALL ENTRANTS: PLEASE MESSAGE ME, @Noah Brode, WITH AN MP3 AND PDF SCORE OF YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE POSTED ANONYMOUSLY ON THE APPROPRIATE FORUM. ONCE ALL OF THE SUBMISSIONS ARE POSTED, YOU WILL HAVE ROUGHLY TWO WEEKS (SEE TIMELINE BELOW) TO PRIVATELY MESSAGE ME YOUR FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD-PLACE CHOICES FOR THE COMPETITION (OBVIOUSLY NOT INCLUDING YOUR OWN SUBMISSION). I WILL TALLY UP THE SCORES AND RELEASE THE RESULTS WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF THE FINAL DEADLINE (DEC. 27). THESE WILL BE THE ONLY SCORES OF THE COMPETITION; THE WINNER OF THE MEMBER VOTING PROCESS WILL BE THE WINNER OF THE COMPETITION. 

NOTICE THAT ALL OF THE DEADLINES HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK BY ROUGHLY ONE WEEK. 

Member Voting:
Once submissions have been entered, members will get three votes in which to vote on each other's pieces.
These votes are tiered, meaning you will vote for your favorite entry, your second favorite entry, and your third favorite entry.
The criteria or reasons for your vote need not be explained, though participants are highly encouraged to leave reviews on each other's works regardless.
Members will send their first, second, and third choice picks to the judges after the submission deadline. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Traditional Judging:
1. How well is the central process of the piece executed? How effective is the progression, or in the case of a lack of a linear one, how well is it represented? Most importantly, how internally consistent is the piece in the construction of a narrative? /15
2. How well is the piece orchestrated? Do instrumental orchestration (range, ability, etc.) and voice leading seem to be appropriate? How effective is the treatment of the ensemble? /15
3. How well integrated is the fragment to the composition as a whole? How central is the use of the fragment in the construction of the piece? /15
4. How clear is the score and audio of the submission? /5
5. A brief written segment (1-2 sentences) is required to explain the premise of the piece, if any. /0

Entrants whose primary language is not English are encouraged still to participate, as the diction and syntax themselves will not be judged. 

Timeline:
Members will submit entries by first submitting their piece to the judges, both the score and the audio file. Each entry will then be posted by a judge or judges. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ENTRANTS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 11:59 PST

JUDGING DEADLINE FOR ENTRANTS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 11:59 PST

Current Entrants: 

@Bradley Scarff

@Left Unexplained

@caters

@PaperComposer

@Joshua Ng

@Hendrik Meniere

@bkho

@Aled Edwards

@Ivan1791 (backup judge)

@zhenkang

@Leonardo C. Núñez

@Thatguy v2.0

@luderart

Current Judges:

@Tónskáld

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METAMORPHOSIS YC Composer Competition - Autumn, 2020 I. Topic: All entrants must compose a unique piece that is based on the same melody. The fragment chosen by member vote is:  Takas

IMPORTANT OFFICIAL STUFF: THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT MIDNIGHT. FURTHERMORE, THE TRADITIONAL JUDGING PORTION OF THE COMPETITION HAS BEEN ELIMINATED, AND MEMB

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"Takashi Yoshimatsu, "Waltz of Rainbow Colored Roses" "

Oh God-d-d. It's in a key by the look of that b-shaped thing immediately after the clef.......I presume if one enters, one need take no notice of that and doesn't have to follow the harmonic pattern.

 

Edit: Crikey, it's LONG. Entrants have to do a make-over of the whole thing? It'll take a day copying it into the daw.

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7 hours ago, Quinn said:

"Takashi Yoshimatsu, "Waltz of Rainbow Colored Roses" "

Oh God-d-d. It's in a key by the look of that b-shaped thing immediately after the clef.......I presume if one enters, one need take no notice of that and doesn't have to follow the harmonic pattern.

 

Edit: Crikey, it's LONG. Entrants have to do a make-over of the whole thing? It'll take a day copying it into the daw.

 

Hi Quinn, sorry for the confusion. As a general announcement: You don't have to use the whole piece, just the fragment that was identified in the member voting post. I will post it here as well to hopefully clear up any confusion about that. 

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7 hours ago, Joshua Ng said:

Hi, could I ask it I could use only a shortened version of the piece as a theme for a theme and variations? Or do I need to quote the piece in full if I were to use that form?

 

Hi Joshua, see my note to Quinn just above. Sorry for the confusion.

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I would like to enter as entrant.

But if there aren't enough judges I could help, but only if it's really necessary. xD

 

Also, that short melody at the end of the post is the one we have to use for the competition, right? 

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4 hours ago, Ivan1791 said:

I would like to enter as entrant.

But if there aren't enough judges I could help, but only if it's really necessary. xD

 

Also, that short melody at the end of the post is the one we have to use for the competition, right? 

 

I can put you down as an entrant / backup judge if that's OK. 

Yes, the fragment at the end of this announcement post is the fragment to use in your composition. 

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10 minutes ago, Noah Brode said:

I can put you down as an entrant / backup judge if that's OK. 

Yes, the fragment at the end of this announcement post is the fragment to use in your composition. 

 

Yep, that was my idea.

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21 hours ago, PaperComposer said:

So we're allowed to judge and compete in the competition at the same time after all?  I think I might like to be a judge also.

 

No, I want to compete, but if there aren't enough judges then I would change my mind I would help because if not the competition wouldn't be possible. 

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7 hours ago, Ivan1791 said:

No, I want to compete, but if there aren't enough judges then I would change my mind I would help because if not the competition wouldn't be possible. 

Oh ok.  In that case, just to be clear, my intent and priority is to participate in the competition as an entrant.  Thanks for clearing that up.  (=

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Hi everyone, since I was the one who created this post and served as a judge last time, I wanted to let you know that I won't be able to judge this competition. I have been dealing with a newly diagnosed health problem recently and don't want to over-commit myself. I may join as an entrant; I'll decide that in a week or two, I think. 

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21 minutes ago, Noah Brode said:

Hi everyone, since I was the one who created this post and served as a judge last time, I wanted to let you know that I won't be able to judge this competition. I have been dealing with a newly diagnosed health problem recently and don't want to over-commit myself. I may join as an entrant; I'll decide that in a week or two, I think.

Last I heard @Monarcheon wanted to enter the competition as an entrant as well and if so wouldn't be able to judge.  What's the minimum number of judges for the competition?

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1 hour ago, PaperComposer said:

Last I heard @Monarcheon wanted to enter the competition as an entrant as well and if so wouldn't be able to judge.  What's the minimum number of judges for the competition?

I don't mind judging solo, but it would be nice if the entrants' submissions had more than one set of opinions, I think.

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