Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest™

Łódź (Poland) is host of Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest™ (TICC). It is a unique and prestigious international event – one of a kind simultaneous composition contest based on the idea of improvisation created synchronously to the image on the screen.

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The TICC is a remarkable event initiated by Oscar winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. 

Young artists who have a talent for improvisation and expressing emotions through music will find an extraordinary challenge here. They will watch a short movie material and then, a minute later on stage, in front of the audience they will create a composition to accompany the movie. The skill requires extraordinary musical and emotional sensitivity as well as an exceptional technical proficiency.


  • July 13th 2018 – Submission deadline 
  • July 19th 2018 – Eliminations and The Final 
  • July 20th 2018 – Announcement of the competition winners and awards presentation during the Closing Gala. 

There are three main prizes in the competition: 

  • Transatlantyk Instant Composer Award – First Prize – 15 000 PLN, (approximately. 3 860 $- according to the exchange rate at the day of the transfer). 
  • Transatlantyk Instant Composer Award – Second Prize – 7 500 PLN, (approximately. 1 930 $- according to the exchange rate at the day of the transfer).
  • Transatlantyk Instant Composer Award – Third Prize – 5 000 PLN, (approximately. 1 285 $- according to the exchange rate at the day of the transfer). 

The ICC is held in Łódź (Poland). Regulations and the form:,transatlantyk-instant-composition-contest-2

More information:

Transatlantyk Festival 2018 info