One of my recent music compositions has just been awarded 2nd prize in the Klang! International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition 2019, Montpellier, France. The list of finalists included many highly-regarded composers, so it was an honour and achievement to have my work selected and awarded during this year’s competition.
The Klang! competition is well established within the field, and the jury this year featured many highly respected practitioners, including Annette Van de Gorne, Jonty Harrison and Denis Smalley.
The awarded work, Traces of Play, is a 4-channel ‘surround sound’ composition, which received it’s concert premiere in France in June 2017, and was recently performed at BEAST FEaST 2019, an international electroacoustic music festival taking place at the University of Birmingham on 2–4 May 2019. At this festival I spatialised this composition over the 64-channel loudspeaker system known as BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre), in a programme including works by many highly-respected international artists.