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UIS Anthem Needed

Postby Cheryl Jones » Oct 25, 2010 6:59 pm

[Forwarded from George Veni]

Dear Friends,

If you were at the International Congress of Speleology last year, you may remember that it began by the first raising of the UIS’ (International Union of Speleology) flag. Everyone was pleased to see the flag, but something was missing. It was very quiet. When a flag is raised, it is usually raised with music. Below is information from Ian Chandler who is organizing a competition to create an anthem for the UIS.

I am sending this message to a couple of caver e-mail lists, plus several cavers around the world who are musically talented or who may know musically talented people. Please feel free to distribute this message to other people you think may be interested in writing an anthem for the UIS.

Please send any questions and entries to Ian Chandler (see below).

UIS Anthem

Conditions of competition
    --Entries to be between 60 to 90 seconds in length
    --All entries must be provided digitally to the UIS Bureau through the UIS Arts and Letters Commission (Ian Ellis Chandler).
    --Entries to be received by Arts and Letters Commission by end January, 2012. They will be considered by the Bureau summer meeting 2012. The Bureau retains the option not to select any entry as suitable.
    --The digital entry will not include lyrics. Lyrics can be attached, and a digital audio version can be presented. Lyrics can be in any of the following languages of the UIS: English, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish.
    --Entries must be original and not based on any existing music.
    --Entries should be universal and not in a style generally associated with any country.
    --The style should capable of appealing for many years and not based on any particular modern style.
    --Entries should try to capture the spirit of speleology.

The winning entry (if one is selected) will be revealed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 ICS in Brno, Czech Republic, as the UIS flag is hoisted.

There is no financial award, except the honour of composing the UIS Anthem.

Initial contact to:

Ian Ellis Chandler. MA
UIS Arts and Letters Commission
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