Friday, 28 June 2013

PLAYLIST 27-06-13

  1. Graine MULVEY: Duo
  2. Laurie ANDERSON: From the air
  3. Sophie WILDER: Black swan, white noise
  4. Delia DERBYSHIRE: Dr Who
  5. Elisabeth PARKER: A retrospective disk
  6. Sophie WILDER: Glenda Jackson
  7. Sophie WILDER: Revisiting her 20-12-12's show on soundart radio
  8. Chris and Cosey: This is me
  9. Louis and Bebe BARRON: Forbidden planet
  10. Helen FULLMAN: Fluctuation 1 
Sophie Wilder was our guest, she talked about her soundart work, about gender and chose the music we played. We had a great time revisiting her show from 20-12-12 (soundart radio show)

Friday, 21 June 2013

BBC Radio4 Women's hour 21-06-13, female composers!

Jenni Murray joined the BBC Philarmonic orchestra to celebrate women and music. 
Listen to it on I-Player if you are in the UK:

Featured composer Elena Kats-Chernin and Alice Mary Smyth with conductor Jessica Cottis.

Oxford bibliographies Women in music article by Heather Hadlock

PLAYLIST 20-06-13

  1. Marilyn J Ziffrin: Moods
  2. Rain WORTHINGTON: Hourglass
  3. Yi-Cheng CHIAN: Oral swing
  4. Yi CHEN: 3 bagatelles to China West No1, Shan Ge
  5. Yi CHEN: 3 bagatelles to China West No 2, Mai Guo Hou
  6. Yi CHEN: 3 bagatelles to China West No 3, Dou Duo
  7. Yi CHEN: Percussion concerto the Night Deepens
  8. Rain WORTHINGTON: Tracing a dream
  9. Rain WORTHINGTON: Time remembered
  10. Rain WORTHINGTON: Shredding Glass
  11. Gabriella Lena FRANK: Hilos:I Danza del Altiplano
  12. Jennifer LOGAN: Sun ruby

Friday, 14 June 2013

PLAYLIST 13-06-13

  1. Hildegard von BINGEN: Ave Generosa
  2. Hildegard von BINGEN: O vos Felices Radices
  3. Iseult de CAPIO: Domna N'Almuc, si-us plages
  4. Beatriz (Beiris) de ROMAN: Na Maria
  5. Beatriz de DIE: Estat ai greu cossirier
  6. Nancy HENNINGS: Skybells II
  7. Monique FULLMANN & Monique BUZARTE: Fluctuation no5
  8. Rebecca OSWALD: New Leaf
  9. Rebecca OSWALD: The rhythm of snow
  10. Rebecca OSWALD: Dancing with unseen friends
  11. Rebecca OSWALD: The gentle rain of your pure love
  12. Rebecca OSWALD: While trying to get used to your absence
  13. Signe LIDEN: Rohrism

Winners of the IAWM Search for New Music Competition 2012 and annual concert 2013

International  alliance for women in music

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Thank you to everyone who submitted to our recent call for scores for the 2013 Annual Concert. There were 127 works submitted for review by 65 composers from 14 different countries. With so many works of such high caliber, the decisions were difficult, and the IAWM would like to extend special thanks to Moon Young Ha, Reiko Fueting, and Yoon-Ji Lee for serving as judges. We are pleased to announce that the following works have been selected for the 2013 Annual Concert:
Ming-Hsiu Yen (Taiwan) – Lego City
Lina Järnegard (Sweden) РThe Waves: Identity
Jane O’Leary (Ireland) – in a flurry of whispering
Santa Buss (Latvia) was selected to compose a new work for ensemble mise-en, which will be premiered at the concert.
The concert will take place on Friday, October 11th, 2013, at 8PM at University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002). This concert is being co-presented by IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music) and The Performance Project @ University Settlement.
Winners of the IAWM Search for New Music Competition 2012

Date: June 1, 2012
Contact: Pamela J. Marshall, Competition Coordinator
Winners of the IAWM Search for New Music Competition
e International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) has selected winners of its 2012 Search for
New Music Competition. e competition recognizes the accomplishments of IAWM member
composers and fosters IAWM’s goal of increasing awareness of the musical contributions of women.
Performers around the world can seek out the music recognized in the competition as a resource for
their own concert programming. ere were 75 entrants submitting compositions in 10 categories.
Honorees in the various categories are:
eodore Front Prize ($300) sponsored by eodore Front Musical Literature, Inc., for a composer
of a chamber or orchestral work who is at least 22 years old.
Winner: Emily Doolittle of Seattle, Washington for “A Short, Slow Life” for soprano and orchestra.
Miriam Gideon Prize ($500) for a composer at least 50 years of age for works for solo voice and
between one and five instruments.
Winner: Liselotte Westerterp of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for “Fishing Village” for soprano, alto
flute and piano.
Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize ($500) given by Harvey Glickman in memory of his wife and
supported by the Hildegard Institute, awarded to a composer at least 40 years old for unpublished
works for 3 or 4 instruments, drawing from woodwinds, strings, and piano, with some preference for
piano trios and piano quartets. e music must have had no professional performances.
Winner: Katy Abbott of Australia for “Valentine” for string quartet.
Libby Larsen Prize ($200), awarded to a composer, of a work in any medium, who is currently
enrolled in school.
Winner: Tonia Ko of Bloomington, Indiana for “Siteless Structures” for solo piano.
Honorable Mentions:
Heather Stebbins of Boston, MA for “Shimmerings” for large ensemble (flute, oboe, bassoon, bass
clarinet, horn, trombone, percussion and strings).
Elizabeth Lim of New York City for “Lessons by Swansea”, suite for solo piano.
New Genre Prize ($200), awarded for innovation in form or style, including improvisation,
multimedia, or use of non-traditional notation.
Winner: Paula Matthusen of Middletown, Connecticut for “lathyrus”, structured improvisation for
laptop ensemble.
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Pauline Oliveros Prize ($150) for works for electro-acoustic media.
Winner: Haruka Hirayama of Lancaster, England for “Tints of July” for flute, guitar and live
PatsyLu Prize ($500) for work in any medium by women of color and/or lesbians.
Winner: Yoon-Ji Lee of Brooklyn, New York for “Lyric Montage” for clarinet, piano, viola and cello.
Honorable Mention: Chia-Yu Hsu of Durham, North Carolina for “Xuan Zang” for horn and
Judith Lang Zaimont Prize ($400), for extended instrumental compositions—large solo or chamber
works—by a composer at least 30 years old whose music has not yet been recorded or published.
Not awarded
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize ($200) for a composition in any medium by a composer 21 years of age or
Winner: Molly Joyce of New York City for “Royal Tide” for flute and percussion.
Ruth Anderson Prize ($1000) for a commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic
Winner: Ida Helene Heidel of Norway for “Wall Talk”, a sound installation to be created from
recordings of artists at work and musical fragments.
e judges were Kimcherie Lloyd and Roshanne Etezady. Pamela J. Marshall served as chair of the
IAWM's Competition Committee.
Winners’ biographies
Front prize winner Emily Doolittle was educated at Dalhousie University, Indiana University, the
Koniklijk Conservatorium in the Hague, and Princeton University, and has been Assistant Professor
of Music Composition at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle since 2008. Her doctoral research
was on the relationship between bird and other animal songs and human music, a field in which she
continues to be active. Other interests include traditional music, community music-making, and
music as a vehicle for social change.
Miriam Gideon Prize winner Liselotte Westerterp is a student at Temple University, finishing a BM
in music composition. She has worked as a performer, music teacher, and music therapist.
Writing mostly for chamber, vocal and orchestral acoustic settings, Australian composer Katy
Abbott, Glickman prize winner, leads the listener through a narrative of sound, exploring concepts of
home, place and human nature, frequently exhibiting a cheeky humour. A highly awarded, published
and recorded composer, Abbott cleverly juxtaposes contemporary flavours of traditional settings.
Katy also teaches composition at University of Melbourne where she completed her PhD and is now
an Honorary Fellow.
Larsen prize winner Tonia Ko was born in Hong Kong in 1988 and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She
is a Master’s student at Indiana University. Her music has been performed by ensembles including
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the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Luna Nova Ensemble. A
three-time winner of the Lois Lane Prize, Tonia has received recognition from the Belvedere
Festival, Austin Peay State University, and Chinese Fine Arts Society.
New Genre winner Paula Matthusen writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes
sound installations. Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space--real, imagined, and
remembered. Awards include a Fulbright Grant, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers'
Award, a Van Lier Fellowship, and the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of
Arts and Letters. Matthusen is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University.
Oliveros winner Haruka Hirayama was born in Japan and studied computer music composition with
Cort Lippe and Takayuki Rai at Kunitachi College of Music. She was winner of the Residence Prize
at the 32nd International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, and invited to the
Institute for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden. Her works have been performed at the International
Computer Music Conferences of 2005, 2006 and 2009. She is a PhD student at the NOVARS
Research Centre, Manchester University under the supervision of Ricardo Climent.
PatsyLu winner Yoon-Ji Lee is a Korean composer of sound-based and non-linear music. Her
compositions have been performed in Korea, Europe and America, by International Contemporary
Ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and many others. She has recently received
commissions from Ensemble Mise-en and Washington Square Contemporary Music Society. Lee is
the first Korean student to enter the NYU (GSAS) composition program, as well as to receive the
Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship. She studies with Elizabeth Hoffman.
Zwilich winner Molly Joyce is a nineteen year old composer from Pittsburgh, PA. Most recently, she
was selected as the winner of the 2011 Bowdoin International Music Festival Composition
Competition and placed first in the Pennsylvania, Northeastern, and National levels of the Federation
of Music Clubs Junior Composers' Contests. Currently, Molly is studying at e Juilliard School in
New York City with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse.
Anderson prize winner Ida Helene Heidel studied in New York, Paris, Bombay and Oslo. She is a
flautist as well as a composer and composes in several genres: contemporary, jazz, improv,
electroacoustic music, theatre, children’s projects, and cultural exchange projects, and music for
orchestra and smaller ensembles. She has worked as a street musician, teaches flute in the Norwegian
music school, and has been assistant of Peter Konwitchny directing the Opera Elektra.
Honorable mention biographies
Larsen honoree Heather Stebbins is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic works. Her music
has been performed at festivals and conferences across the country. She received her BA in
Composition from the University of Richmond, where she studied with Benjamin Broening. She is
currently pursuing a Masters at Boston University, where she works with Joshua Fineberg and is a
teaching fellow for electronic music courses.
Larsen honoree Elizabeth Lim is a doctoral candidate at the Juilliard School, where she studies
composition with Robert Beaser. Noted for its unique expressiveness and verve, Elizabeth's music has
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been widely performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and she has received honors
and recognition from ASCAP, BMI, the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), the National Association
of Composers, USA (NACUSA), the New England Philharmonic, and the Society for New Music,
among others.
PatsyLu honoree Chiayu Hsu was born in Taiwan. She was the winner of the Sorel 2nd International
Composition Competition, the 7th USA International Harp Composition Competition, ASCAP
Morton Gould Young Composer’s Awards among others. Her works have been performed by the
London Sinfonietta, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and Eighth
Blackbird. She has received her Ph.D. at Duke University, MM at Yale University School of Music,
and BM at the Curtis Institute of Music.

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Thursday, 6 June 2013


  1. Chiara COZZOLANI: Mottetto O quam bonus es
  2. Pauline OLIVEROS: Lion's eye for Gamelan
  3. Pauline OLIVEROS: Lion's tale for digital sampler
  4. Lydia AYERS: Theme and improvisations for woodstock Gamelan
  5. Rozalie HIRS: Article 0 (transarctic Buddha)
  6. Kaija SAARIAHO: 6 Japanese gardens: No 6 Stone bridges