Composer FAIL #98

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Here is a submission into the Composer FAIL category where I’m not sure if this is a FAIL or WIN, so I’ll let you guys decide.

Dulciana Vocal Ensemble had a Call for Scores.

“Emerging female composers are invited to submit works for unaccompanied upper voices for inclusion in Dulciana Vocal Ensemble’s second ♀concert. Selected works will be performed alongside pieces by Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and recordings will be provided to the composers. Successful pieces will show a good understanding of writing for the idiom, and display an original, creative compositional voice.”

So I submitted Prisoner of Conscience.

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Since this was a call for female composer scores, I went with a pseudonym that was equally fantastic and amazing as Captain Hammer.

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Then I received this.

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And THEN I received this.

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Yes yes, I know where this is going.

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…wait, what?! You’re rejecting me now, but it’s so I can have this piece performed as its own show at the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival?

On the note that this is probably the best rejection letter ever, they did the same with my friend Jamie Leigh Sampson.

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Now, we haven’t heard from them since August, so, no news is good news? I suppose I will update you dear readers if Dulciana hasn’t received a rejection letter themselves.

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