The BMI Foundation (BMIF), in collaboration with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), has announced nine young composers, ages 15 to 27, as the winners of the 64th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. The winning compositions include works for orchestra and wind ensemble as well as solo and chamber works plus pieces involving electronics.
A newly commissioned work to be programmed on an upcoming concert of electro-acoustic music in 2017. The Nouveau Classical Project is a contemporary classical music ensemble and production hub where music intersects with fashion and art.
Recorded and produced on November 6-8, 2015 at EMPAC in Troy, NY. Yarn/Wire/Currents is a yearly project that serves as an incubator for new experimental music. Their collaborations with composers explore the intersections of composition, technology, installation, live performance, music theater, and much more.
The jury, consisting of Seung-Won Oh (KOR), Pierre Jodłowski (FRA) and Jeths (NLD), examined all the entries for the Gaudeamus Award, a total of 175 scores from composers from 28 different countries. In consultation with representatives of ensembles Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Willem de Bordes), Silbersee (MaNOj Kamps) and Ensemble Modelo62 (Ezequiel Menalled) five young composers have been nominated for the Gaudeamus Award in 2016.
The following composers, Maurizio Azzan, David Bird, Paul Clift, Andreas Eduardo Frank, and Ulrike Mayer-Spohn, have been selected for Ensemble Proton Bern's Protonwerk No. 6.