Celebrating three Western composers at the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers
Three Don Wright Faculty of Music composers were prize winners of the 2018 SOCAN Foundation Awards, announced August 29, 2018. Winners in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers category were:
Current MMus candidate Maxwell Lucas, won 1st prize for The Pierre Mercure Award for solo or duet compositions, with or without voices and/or electro acoustics, for his work: Ovum/Azoth. This composition premiered at the Electroacoustic Music Compositions Concert on April 10, 2018.
PhD (Composition) candidate Andrew Noseworthy, won 2nd prize for The Godfrey Ridout Award for works of any number of voices with or without instrumentation and/or electro acoustics, for his composition: One Stalk, One Arrow, No Stalk, No Arrow. Supervised by Dr. David Myska, the piece was commissioned as part of Western University’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Canada 150 project.
Recent alumnus Brian Topp, MMus'14 (Composition), won 3rd prize for The Pierre Mercure Award for his composition: Ljós for Soprano Sax and Live-Electronics.
“These awards serve as a celebration of emerging music creators from across the country, supporting the SOCAN Foundation’s mandate to nurture young talent and provide opportunities for their development,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of the SOCAN Foundation.
Congratulations to our composers!
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Soundcloud: Andrew Noseworthy - One Stalk, One Arrow, No Stalk, No Arrow
Soundcloud: Brian Topp - Ljós for Soprano Saxophone and Electronics