Call for Graphic Scores


The Stoke Newington Contemporary Music Festival and experimental chamber choir the Vocal Constructivists are jointly issuing a CALL FOR GRAPHIC SCORES to composers, artists, graphic designers – and anyone else who feels creative.

The winning entry will be performed by the Vocal Constructivists in their concert as part of this year’s Festival at St. Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington on 5th December. The winner and selected others may also be exhibited at the concert venue on the night.

The Constructivists’ concert takes the centenary of Kazimir Malevich’s Eight Red Rectangles as the starting point for a fascinating journey through contemporary Polish scores incorporating graphics and text instructions, tightroping the intersection of a cappella vocal performance and live art.

Scores might or might not respond to this context, but we welcome a variety of approaches to the graphic score medium. Send scanned or photographed scores to

Deadline: Sunday 1st November 2015.

Walking Still album now available!

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Launch party:

Join us for drinks, music, and conversation to celebrate the release of Walking Still, the Vocal Constructivists’ debut album.

26 September, 2014, 6:30–8:30pm

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, London WC1N 3AL

Sign up to attend via Eventbrite.

Walking Still features pieces by three American composers and three British composers, including our original rendition of Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise.

Want to hear some now? Go to our SoundCloud page or here to purchase the CD.