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Black Pencil Prize 2020

The Black Pencil Prize 2020 will be hosted in the Orgelpark Amsterdam, during the

4th edition of the PRIX Annelie de Man (Orgelpark Amsterdam, 01-05 April 2020).

 

We are happy to announce our finalists for the 

Black Pencil Prize 2020 (in alphabetical order):



ANTHONY LEIGH DUNSTAN   "quantum foam" for recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion and reverb system

FLORENCE ANNE MAUNDERS   "Bursting Out" for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

GERMÁN MEDINA CALLE   "Apocryphal" for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

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FINTAN O'HARE   "So Sa Si" for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

ANDYS SKORDIS   “Uz...u” - ...lament for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

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ARDA YURDUSEV   "Seyyah Trilogy" for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULES

  • The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to a new composition written for the instrumentation of the Black Pencil ensemble (recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion), either with or without harpsichord

  • Composers of all ages and nationalities are invited to participate

  • The use of amplification, (live) electronics, video and/or theatrical elements is allowed

  • The duration should not exceed 10 minutes

  • There is no entrance fee

 

PRIZES

  • EUR. 1.000 

  • A professional studio recording of the winning composition

  • Performance of the piece during a selection of concerts of Black Pencil during the season 2020-2021

  • Additional prizes will be considered

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

15 November 2019

 

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should supply:

  • A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer 

  • The score and parts of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions in Pdf format

  • Midi file as a reference

  • Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)

  • A composer can submit more than one composition

Please send your entry to: competition@admf.nl

JURY

 All members of the Black Pencil Ensemble

Guus Janssen   www.guusjanssen.com
Martijn Padding  www.martijnpadding.nl
Roderik de Man  www.roderikdeman.com

Ere Lievonen  www.erelievonen.eu

The jury will choose 3 to 5 works to be performed from which the winning composition will be selected.

We reserve the right to make necessary changes.
 

INSTRUMENT'S INFORMATION

Please visit www.instrumentalways.com for detailed information about each of the instruments and how to write for Black Pencil. Feel free to cont@ct us if you have any questions.

PAST EDITION 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Photo: Co Broerse (2018)

 

Black Pencil Prize 2018, 1st Prize

Fred Momotenko: Danco Konsonanco

Black Pencil Prize 2018, Honorary Mention

Cinzia Nistico: Obscure alternatives

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