Magazine article Czech Music

Musica Nova 2011 20th-Edition

Magazine article Czech Music

Musica Nova 2011 20th-Edition

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From 11 to 13 November 2011 an international jury convened at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to evaluate 74 compositions by creators from 36 countries. The winner of Category A, purely electroacoustic music, was Italy's Antonio Scarcia with his piece Guide d'Onda, while honourable mentions went to Chien Wen Cheng from Taiwan with the piece Rain Reflection, the Czech Martin Klusak, a graduate of the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (sound design) and currently studying composition at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, with the piece StrojvedouciCharon (Charon the Engine Driver), and Diana Simpson Salazar from the UK with the composition La Vozdel Fuelle. The other finalists in this category were Monty Adkins (UK), Marilinda Santi (Italy), Robert Sazdov (Australia) and Keitaro Takahashi (Japan).

The winner in Category B, electroacoustic music combined with an acoustic live component, was Roderik de Man from the Netherlands with the piece thou single will prove none for solo voice and electronics. Honourable mentions were awarded to Monty Adkins (UK) with the composition Permutations for clarinet and electronics, John Young (UK) with the piece X for piano and electronics and Alia Zagaykyevich (Ukraine) with the composition Myth IV for violin, vocals and electronics. …

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