Playground Ensemble

Graphic Scores Concert

Graphic Scores Concert
November 16, 2017. Doors at 7pm. Concert at 7:30pm

Mutiny Information Café

Join us for a concert of works exploring graphic notation, where shapes and colors determine sound, and the scores often double as visual art. Performed in one of Denver’s best DIY creative spaces,  from a national call for scores.

Thank you to everyone that submitted works to be considered for this concert. We received almost 80 works by 60 composers in 8 different countries. It was hard to make decision but on this night we will be performing the following works:

  • Haiku- Tristan McKay
  • Secrets- Anthony Donofrio
  • Parallel 1- Jennifer Rahfeldt
  • Studio Gossamer- Gabriel Rodenborn
  • Start at the Center- Kala Pierson
  • Eyephoon- Gary Noland
  • Inside the Cell- Girolamo Deraco
  • A Miniature in a Postcard- Jones Margarucci
  • Mazed- Stephen F. Lilly


The Deadline for this call has passed!

Call for Graphic Scores

The Playground Ensemble, Denver’s premier modern music chamber ensemble, is seeking graphic scores for a concert on November 16, 2017.  Composers may submit up to three pieces.

To submit, please create a folder in Google Drive or Dropbox and share it with playground@playgroundensemble.org by 10/1/17. 

In the Dropbox or Google Drive folder, please include

  • A text file (Microsoft Word, Google Doc, or similar) with
    • A statement that you are submitting one or more scores for consideration for the Playground Ensemble’s November graphic scores concert
    • Your name as you would like it to appear in the program
    • Your phone number
    • A paragraph or two of biographical information suitable for a printed program (include your year of birth). 
    • A paragraph or two of notes about each piece suitable for a printed program (include the year each piece was composed). 
  • Your score(s) and any necessary instructions.    

Composers may submit up to three pieces. Find out how to send your scores here: Call for Graphic Scores2017

From the submitted works, The Playground Ensemble will select pieces to include in the concert.