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January 2019

Rebecca Sauders - Music Prize

British composer Rebecca Saunders has been awarded the 2019 International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. Awarded annually since 1974 by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Art to a composer, performer or musicologist who has made a distinguished contribution to the world of music, Rebecca will receive €250,000 (US $285,000) to help further her work.
“Saunder’s work was a visible and meaningful mark on contemporary music history through its astonishingly nuanced attention to timbre, and her distinctive and intensely striking sonic language … ” the International Ernst von Siemen Prize Board of Supervisors have said.

Vanessa Lann - Wereldpremière

One/Life for piano quintet is a new piece by Vanessa Lann. This work was commissioned for the closing concert of the Brundibár Arts Festival in Newcastle and Gateshead, UK. Launched in 2016, the annual Brundibár Arts Festival is the only recurring British festival dedicated to artists who were victims of the Holocaust. In addition to celebrating the work of those artists murdered or who perished, the Festival regularly commissions a new composition as a message of hope in times of adversity. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Hanni Begg (1929-2017) who was torn from home as a child but narrowly escaped deportation. She was the only family member to survive the war. Hanni was also a keen supporter of the Festival from its inception.
The Sage, Gateshead (UK) | January 31, 2019 | 19.30

ISCM Selection - Jasna Veličković

Remote Me an exciting piece for 2 remotes and 3 coils by Jasna Veličković has been selected for ISCM World Music Days in Thallin, Estonia 2019.
Take a look at a performance by Marijn Korff de Gidts:

NEW CD - Corrie van Binsbergen

10, A BROKKEN RECORDS SPECIAL EDITION een speciale CD ter ere van het 10-jarig bestaan van haar eigen label en het Brokken Festival. Met o.a. een nieuw werk van VANBINSBERGEN PLAYSTATION: Fifteen, een 15-delige muzieksuite gecomponeerd in opdracht van de Amsterdamse Gemeente ter ere van het 15 jarig bestaan van het Westergasfabriek.
BR 010 - Lees meer en bestel hier>>

NEW CD - Elizabeth Vercoe

Elizabeth Vercoe has been hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most inventive composers working in America today.” Lauded as “an exceptionally gifted composer with a fine technical command and a keen sensitivity to sound materials,” she has attended concerts of her music all over the world.
Her new album Butterfly Effects and other works comprises of two instrumental pieces and two song cycles - including Herstory I. composed in 1975, her first one in a dramatic series of song cycles on texts by women poets. Varying in instrumentation from solo voice to use of the complete trio of voice and instruments, the songs relate a woman's life experiences: finding freedom only in madness, coming to her child in the midst of a nightmare, growing older with her partner, expressing bitterness about aging, and dreaming at 80 of her youth. Stay tuned to Radio Monalisa in January to hear tracks from this new release.
Butterfly Effects and other works - Navona Records NV6196