York 25 April 2019
On behalf of the jury I am very pleased to announce the results of the second Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition. This year the judges had the pleasure of listening to many accomplished works. We congratulate the winners and those with honorable mentions. Selecting the “best” from a collection of such high quality is always very difficult. The final result is a compromise between the preferences of the jury members, and undoubtedly influenced by their own predilections. If, therefore, your work has not been selected, please do not presume that the judges found it inadequate. And please continue to make the music!
Please find the selected pieces below.
1st Prize: Damian Gorandi (Argentina) for his piece So…is coming…
2nd Prize: Madore Xavier (Canada) for his piece Les loges de la suite
3rd Prize: Dimitrios Savva (Cyprus) for his piece Moments Of Liberty II Falling Within
Honorable mentions to
1. James O’Callaghan (Canada) for his piece If (and only if) I am among
2. Apostolos Loufopoulos (Greece) for his piece Demons And Fairies
3. Robert Seaback (United States) for his piece in surge
Trevor Wishart (Chair)
Jury members: Ludger Brümmer, Oliver Carman, Panayiotis Kokoras, Joao Pedro Oliveira.
London 5 March 2017
On behalf of the jury I am very pleased to announce the results of the first Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition. The competition raised worldwide interest, attracting 270 submissions, of which 106 were in multi-channel formats. Selecting from as many as 270 pieces proved a challenging but rewarding task, and inevitably many good pieces could not make it into the final five. The selection process was anonymised: our judgements were based solely on our responses to the music. We did not know who the composers are, nor did we have access to titles or programme notes. Please find the selected pieces below.
1st Prize: Nikos Stavropoulos (Greece) for his work Topophilia
2nd Prize: Oliver Carman (United Kingdom) for his work Electric Strings
3rd Prize: Marie-Hélène Breault and Martin Bédard (Canada) for their work Replica
Honorable mentions to
Daniel Blinkhorn (Australia) for his work Cradle Caldera
François Buffet (France) for his work Anabasis
Denis Smalley (Chair)
Jury members: Ambrose Field, Panayiotis Kokoras, Elainie Lillios, Germán Toro-Pérez