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Musicworks is thrilled to announce that its 2016 Electronic Music Composition and Sonic Geography Writing contests are now open.

Musicworks’ two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talents, and offer cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard:

Electronic Music Composition Contest
Musicworks invites participants to compose an experimental piece in any electronic music genre with a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Sonic Geography Writing Contest
Musicworks’ asks prose writers and poets to choose one location and describe in 500 words (max.) how sound shapes your experience of this place.

Contest entry fee is C$25, and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks (less than our normal subscription rate!); each additional entry only $5. Contests close August 14, 2016.

2016 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, rules and restrictions, and entry forms can be found at:


Columbian composer and sound artist Juan Camilo Vásquez’s Calíope (canto de las abejas) has won first place in Musicworks’ 2015 Electronic Music Composition competition. “I was conceiving the piece as a sculpture,” Vásquez says about the winning piece, “My interest working in electronic music is about achieving control: how I work with electronics—interface or patches—to control things exactly.” Vásquez is profiled in the Spring 2015 print issue (#124), available now through subscription and on Canadian newsstands. Calíope (canto de las abejas) is included on CD#124.

Imogene Newland’s “Sonic City” won first place in the 2015 Sonic Geography writing contest, and is published in the Spring 2015 issue. Newland is a British multidisciplinary artist specializing in experimental performance and writing.

Musicworks congratulates the 2015 Electronic Music Composition competition winners:
First Prize: Juan Camilo Vásquez for Calíope (canto de las abejas
Second Prize: Aaron Oppenheim for October 12 2014Third Prize: Daniel Blinkhorn for frostbyte - wildflower

Musicworks congratulates the 2015 Sonic Geography writing contest winners:
First Prize: Imogene Newland for “Sonic City”Second Prize: Luke Nickel for “Three Literary Field Recordings”
Third Prize: Darcy Spidle for “Ocean Bug and Bird Songs”
The fifth edition of the annual contest drew an impressive array of entries from Canada and around the globe. Musicworks thanks 2015 jury participants Sarah Davachi, Daniel Glassman, Peter Hatch, and Lee Singer.


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