Bahué is a voice and percussion duo that champions and elevates Latinx art and culture through music. The LATINX COMPOSER MINIATURE CHALLENGE is their inaugural project, where the bicoastal duo challenges composers who identify in any way as Latin American, Latino/a, Latinx to compose miniature pieces for the duo, singer Aliana de la Guardia and percussionist Ariel Campos.
The duo will record their parts remotely and create the miniature works on social networks and on Youtube!
“The amazing thing that has come out of COVID-19 is that we now realize that we can collaborate remotely with artists anywhere! Ariel and I are so lucky to have this opportunity to connect and produce works that are close to our hearts in our Latinx communities.”
Aliana de la Guardia, singer from Bahué
Each piece must be 40 seconds or less in length and may be written for solo voice, solo percussion, or voice and percussion duo. The works may contain English and/or Spanish languages, or bilingual.
Completed scores are due March 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT along with any additional material needed, such as click tracks or electronic tracks. The duo will begin streaming virtual premieres of each piece from April 15, 2022 on Bahué’s Instagram and YouTube and will continue for as long as needed to create all of the works.
Interested composers can visit bahueduo.com/lcmc to find out more and complete a simple form to download their scores and materials.