BW and ANALOG Arts present the Iron Composer Competition

Five composers…five hours to create a new work…five performances… ONE Iron Composer. The Iron Composer competition is a showcase of creative talent and outstanding music being performed on Friday, October 22, 8 p.m., at Baldwin Wallace University’s Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front St., Berea.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature the original compositions of five Iron Composer contestants.

The emcee for the concert will be Mark Satola, host of  WCLV radio’s “Not the Dead White Male Composers’ Hour.” WCLV will broadcast the event live.

Conceived by ANALOG Arts and co-sponsored by Baldwin Wallace, the Iron Composer competition and concert are an annual event.

On the morning of the competition, five composers will be given a surprise instrumentation and a secret musical ingredient.  In five hours, they must compose a work, which will be rehearsed and performed in the public concert. Following the performance of the works, a panel of judges will select the winner. The top three finishers receive cash prizes. 

The competing composers were selected by ANALOG Arts from a larger group of applicants. This year’s finalists are: Anthony Green, a doctoral composition student at UC Boulder; Yotam Haber, winner of a Guggenheim fellowship; Marie Incontrera, a freelance composer from New York City; Marcus Maroney, a composition professer at the University of Houston; Natalie Williams, an Australian-born doctoral composition student at Indiana University.

ANALOG Arts is a collective dedicated to presenting music grounded in the classics but with a futurist sensibility.  It is composed of 30 artists in five different states and three countries.  The group stages concert experiences throughout the world.


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