Die Organisation NMK – NEUE MUSIK AUS KOREA veranstaltet mit der Unterstützung des SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT das 2021 Seoul International – Online Composition Festival. Ziel des Festivals ist es, Neue Musik aus Korea weltweit bekannt zu machen und den internationalen Austausch von Komponistinnen und Komponisten aus aller Welt zu fördern. Das diesjährige Thema des Festivals ist „Re-Create“.

The festival actively encourage compositions in which pieces are re-interpreted by composers’ new idea of traditional music from around the world, classical music, or folk songs from each country.

Guideline for Submission


a. Eligibility: Composers from all over the world – regardless of age or nationality

b. Theme: “Re-Create” – Re-interpreted traditional music (folk songs, classical music, etc.)

c. Submission could be both new work or previous performed work

d. One score per each composer allowed to submit

e. Length of work: 8 to 12 minutes


Category 1: Chamber Orchestra

a. Instrumentation – 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Strings (15 players: 5-4-3-2-1)

b. Orchestration min.20 to max.25 players in above instruments

c. Concerto for solo instrument (in category 1,2) is possible

Category 2: Chamber Music

a. Instrumentation – 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Double Bass, 1 Piano, 1 Daegeum, 1 Piri/Taepyeongso, 1 Haegeum, 1 Gayageum, 1 Korean-Percussion

b. No more than 8 players in above instruments (solo is allowed)



a. Application form

b. Score (PDF-format)

c. Recording of the submitted work (if available)
– Audio (mp3 file)
– Video (YouTube, Vimeo, Link of url)

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Submission deadline: 2021.10.15. (23:59 / Seoul, GMT+9)

– Performer: Orchestra NMK

– Performance (filming) location: Traditional venues in Seoul (hanok, etc.) and studio hall

– Festival schedule: 2021.12.17.- 12.19.

– Broadcast on NMK YouTube Chanel

Benefit for selected works

1. Performance at the 2021 Seoul International Online Composition Festival

2. Production of high-quality video/audio recording

3. Opportunity to commission for NMK 2022-23 season of excellent composer

4. Provide to work-fee and festival package ticket