Call for scores - new pieces for glissotar

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Sonus Foundation for the Support of New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts issues a call for scores for composers to submit short pieces, „musical aphorisms” for a new instrument: glissonic tarogato (glissotar). Selected pieces will be recorded by Daniel Vaczi and published on our webpage, and the best pieces will be performed at a concert in April 2021 in the Hold Street Church in Budapest, Hungary.

About the instrument

Dániel Váczi has been working since 2016 with Tóbiás Terebessy on the development of woodwind instruments making continuous pitch (glissando). The first model is the glissotar that is a hybrid tarogato-soprano saxophone. József Tóth, one of the most important tarogato builders, gave assistance to the development. A detailed description of the instrument is available in this document and in the video below. Further information here. Some recordings are available here, here, and here.

About the expected piece

The piece should be a solo piece, a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 1 minute 30 seconds long.

Eligibility and application

Composers of any age, nationality, and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply. Submit this online form by January 15, 12 pm (CET).  


The pieces to be recorded and to be performed will be selected by a jury. The composers of the selected pieces will be informed by January 31, 2021.


There is no submission fee for this call.


If you have any questions regarding the program or the submission process, please contact at least two working days before the application deadline.


The project “The past and future of the Tarogato” is funded by the Hungarikum Committee and by the Ministry of Agriculture.