Composition competition

For the first time ORDA hosts a composition competition open for students that pursue a professional degree in composing and to professional composers, with no age limit.

The jury came together on the 6th of September 2019 and chose the following three finalists:

Severin Dornier: Era for recorder duo, percussion and live electronics
Jury report: ”A daring piece, consistent and with powerful fragility.The composition features original ideas and smart use of electronics. The recorder parts are very well worked out, making use of a rich palette of sound effects.”

Danny de Graan: In turbulence for recorder trio, percussion and live electronics
Jury report: "Very well written composition, exciting from the beginning, with a good balance between the recorders, percussion and electronics. Original harmonic material, with a good combination between poetics and rhythm."

Hibiki Mukai: Mechanische huid (‘Mechanical skin’) for recorder quartet, percussion and live electronics
Jury report: "Beautiful sound textures, with a very good blend between recorders and percussion. Surprising compositional structure with lots of changes in colour and dynamics."

You can listen to the world premiere of these three compositions, performed by recorder and percussion students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, during the ORDA-2019 Competition Finals on Sunday 27 October 2019 at 10:00h in the Bernard Haitinkzaal of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Oosterdokskade 141). Admission is free and reservations are not required.

The winner of the Composition Contest will be announced during the prize ceremony on the same day at 16:00h and on this page later that evening.