Call for Scores 2018 :: Announcing Selected Composers


December 18th 2018 (Brussels/Huddersfield)


Earlier this summer, on July 6th, the Temporality of the Impossible Call for Scores 2018 was launched, within the framework of Dejana’s eponymous PhD research, “Temporality of the Impossible: contemporary violin music, aesthetics, technique and performance” at CeReNeM [Center for New Music Research] and ReCePP [Research Centre for Performance Practice], University of Huddersfield (UK).

By closing date, September 25th, the panel received 86 applications of high quality, from talented composers of a very diverse origin (31 countries). The Panel took the time to attentively assess all the received materials and earlier this week, after lengthy deliberations, finalized their selection process.

Congratulations to the two selected composers from the Call for Scores 2018:
Dario Buccino and Tatiana Gerasimenok.

Each of the submissions presents both strong imagination and technical ability, and Dejana looks forward to start actively collaborating with them soon!

The two new works are expected to premiere no later than March 2020. Further details on the performance will be published at a later time.

On a personal note, Dejana would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all the composers who submitted to this call! Presented interest for the project by so many talented people, with extra adventurous mind+heart+ears, will certainly fuel the continuation of the project and hopefully open new collaborative opportunities.




Dario Buccino

Dario Buccino (Rome, 1968) is a composer, instrumentalist, vocalist, lyricist, theorist, teacher, and designer of musical instruments. Since the early 1990s he has been developing the HN System®, a musical system consisting of composition, notation, performance techniques, and based on the parameterisation of the performative process. He applies the HN System to the voice and to acoustic and electronic instruments, with compositions ranging from chamber to orchestral ensembles, and extending to performance art, sound installation, sound sculpture, improvisation, song form, choreography, music for theatre, film and dance, music education, meditation and music therapy.


Tatiana Gerasimenok

Tatiana Gerasimenok (*1992) is a composer, sound & visual artist and musicologist based in Leipzig/Moscow. In her works she is interested in combining different types of art as a prototype of coexisting different senses of the human body. She was born in Belarus and graduated at the Mogilev Rimsky-Korsakov musical сollege as a musicologist. From 2014 to 2019 she studies composition as a bachelor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Yuri Kasparov. Tatiana Gerasimenok is active as an improviser, performance artist, vocalist and is a member of the creative group of young composers “MolOt” (YCBU – Youth Branch of Composers Union, Moscow).

Please note that due to the nature of the framework for which this call was aimed (PhD research) there was a limit for number of commissions, but details of all submissions will be kept in the database for future collaboration opportunities.

You can read more about the research “Temporality of the Impossible” here and about Dejana here.