Late Night at National Sawdust Call for Scores Now Open

‘Late Night at National Sawdust’ Seeks New Chamber Music Scores

Performance, Radio Broadcast and Recording Opportunity


Access Contemporary Music and Open G Records have partnered to present an innovative new series called “Late Night at National Sawdust”, a quarterly concert series to be broadcast live on the internationally syndicated radio program “Relevant Tones.”  The series will also feature a live pre-concert reading and open rehearsal session.

Scores of any genre, by composers of any age will be accepted. Submissions should be for any combination of string quartet, clarinet, and piano. Scores featuring electronics are welcome.

  • Up to eight works will be chosen to be read and recorded for the audience in a pre-broadcast forum.
  • Up to four works will be chosen to be performed on a live broadcast.
  • One work may be chosen to be recorded for an upcoming release from Open G Records.
  • No entry fee required. Only PDF scores should be submitted – no paper scores will be accepted at this time.
  • The deadline to be considered for the January broadcast and reading session is November 15, 2016.   All scores will be considered for future events and there will be additional calls for the future broadcasts as well.

Late Night at National Sawdust format:

  • 9:45-10:50 PM – Reading and recording session of new works in front of a live audience in a casual environment
  • 11:00 sharp-midnight – Live broadcast on Relevant Tones. This will be heard live in New York and Chicago and, through syndication, in cities across the U.S.
  • Midnight – DJs, drinks and conversation.


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Open G Records is a philosophy as much as a state-of-the-art record label.  We pursue perfection by having a highly curated artist roster and adhering to the strictest standards of recording and performance practices, delivering the highest quality traditional and modern classical music releases. Besides producing recordings and live performances, Open G is dedicated to tearing down the “fourth wall”, bringing artists and listeners together by livestreaming our process in real time, bringing an intimate look into the world of recording and performing artists, and by serving as a nexus of ideas through our blog where you’ll find podcasts and blog posts about music, art, the creative process and life in general.

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Access Contemporary Music began in 2004 when composer, radio host and new music advocate Seth Boustead had the idea to assemble musicians every week to read through, record and post music by living composers.  From that project, ‘Weekly Readings’, came collaborations and commissions with ensembles and composers around the world, our Sound of Silent Film Festival, the ACM School of Music, serving 300 students in four locations, and collaborations with Open House projects in four cities.   Today, ACM operates on an annual budget of a half million dollars and employs twenty-five teachers, staff, and musicians in Chicago, New York and Barcelona.

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Relevant Tones is the world’s only weekly syndicated radio program featuring the music of living composers.  With composers, men and women, from nearly every country in the world writing new classical music, we believe that the golden era for our art form is happening now.  Through syndication and our podcast, Relevant Tones is heard by approximately 250,000 people every week.

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National Sawdust, an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.  In a city teeming with venues, NS is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.