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Video game soundtrack composers: We invite you to enter a special contest organized by the Guilde des Développeurs de Jeux vidéo Indépendants du Québec in partnership with Loto-Québec. Submit an original composition — for which you hold the copyright — for the chance to have it performed in concert at l’Odyssée Musicale du jeux vidéo on November 8, 2018, at Théâtre Saint-Denis in Montreal!

They will have the opportunity to see it played by the Montreal Orchestra Company, under the direction of Adam Johnson, during the Odyssée musicale du jeu vidéo concert. What’s more, the winning composer will receive the $1,000 Judge’s Favourite prize remitted by Loto-Québec. It is a golden opportunity for composers to hear one of their pieces performed along with those from the biggest video games produced in Québec.

The Guilde, in association with Loto-Québec, is proud to provide a showcase for talented Québec music composers. This a unique opportunity to have their work performed by over 60 musicians and singers in a room filled with video gaming fans. By promoting up-and-coming talent, we ensure that Québec remains a world leader in every aspect of the video gaming industry.

Thank you!

Contest’s Partner

Contest Evaluation Sheet

Musical pieces will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

Originality: Is the music unusual? Does it contrast with the action of the game or does it blend in with it in a funny or interesting way? Is it different from what we’d expect for this type of game? Does it evoke unusual emotions in the listener?

Composition: Quality of melodic inventiveness, rhythmic pattern, harmonic structure. Does the piece comply with appropriate musical codes relating to the selected format and style?

Context : Write a description text around 150 words, which explain the context of the creation. Does the music follow the narrative arc? Does she introduce a character? Does she represent a action section? Which feeling, which state of mind does she try to say ?

Personal assessment: Judge’s favourite

Egibility Critera

1. Your composition must be new (less than 5 years old).

2. You must own the copyright to your score.

4. Your score must not be featured in a video game.

5. You must be aged 18 or over.

6. You must be a Quebec resident.

.Registrations are open until 24 October 2018 at 6 pm.

Register now!



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