Announcement of results 2014
The international jury selected
a) 4 works for performance at the Atlas Festival
b) 5 works for the Atlas Academy reading sessions
c) 5 pieces to receive an honourable mention
a) Winning works were performed at the Atlas Festival on 6 or 7 September at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. The composers were invited to come over and attend rehearsals and performance.
Tak-Cheung Hui – Rhyme in Rhyme (Hong Kong)
Anthony Cheung – More Marginalia (USA)
Shih-Wei Lo – SoundScripts I-III (Taiwan/USA)
Brechtje van Dijk – StalagmiteStalactite (Netherlands)
b) Works recommended for a reading session/provisional recording during the Atlas Academy. Depending on the total programme some of these compositions were performed at the Atlas Festival.
Terence Yap – S ppX (Australia)
Brian Mark – Seascape (Great Britain)
Lu Wang – Hai Zi (China/USA)
Ugurcan Oztekin – Epitaph (Turkey)
José Henrique Padovani – Xenophonia (Brazil)
c) Honorable mention; works recommended for a reading session/provisional recording during the Atlas Academy.
Antonio Celso Ribeiro – Dragon, Flies, Dragonflies, Drakkas and the walls of Jericho (Brazil)
Frédéric Perreten – Etude de l'intime innommable (Peru/Switzerland)
Amir Eslami – Piece for Dialogue Among Cultures (Iran)
Dic-lun Fung – Quatre Images de ma Ville (Hong Kong)
Wells Leng – Conversations (USA)
The Atlas Academy took place 20-31 August at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
International jury: Artjom Kim (Uzbekistan), Joël Bons (Netherlands), Christopher Trapani (USA), Naomi Sato (Japan), Wim Henderickx (Belgium).
The Atlas Ensemble Composers' Competition 2014
The Atlas Ensemble organized its first composition competition. Composers of any nationality and age were invited to write a work for the Atlas Ensemble and send their scores before 7 July 2014. All entries were evaluated by an international jury.
The selected works premiered by the Atlas Ensemble in the Atlas Festival, which took place on 6 and 7 September 2014 at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam. Authors of selected works were invited to attend the rehearsals and the premiere in Amsterdam.
Rules & Regulations
1. There is no age limit.
2. The duration of the work should be between 5 and 15 minutes.
3. Entries for the Atlas Ensemble Composers’ Competition should be received before 7 July 2014 and must be original and unpublished, unperformed works. Scores must be sent by mail or preferably by email (PDF).
4. The composer's name, his/her correspondence address and the title of the work must be written on the score. A biography of the composer and a commentary on the work is requested. We encourage the candidates to send along a midi file of their piece.
5. The available instrumentation is:
1. piccolo/flute/alto flute/bass flute/shakuhachi
2. musette/oboe/english horn
4. clarinet/bass clarinet
5. sho/soprano saxophone
14. percussion (two performers)*
22. double bass
* basic percussion list available here > (more percussion instruments on request)
Maximum instrumentation is 22 players and the minimum 7 players. It is required to use a balanced combination of Asian and European instruments. For more information on and videos about the available instruments please see here.
6. An international committee will select the winning works by 11 July 2014.
7. If the work is selected for performance, the composer should provide the performance material before 1 August 2014 (PDF by e-mail).
8. The performance may not result in charges, such as rental fees, for the AE, the radio, or CD producer. The Atlas Ensemble will have exclusive performance rights during 2 years after the premiere.
9. The AE will host the composers whose works have been selected. Travel, accommodation and a daily food allowance will be provided.
10. By entering his/her work, the participant indicates his/her acceptance of these conditions and the decisions of the selection committee.
Scores and questions should be addressed to: