IRON COMPOSER COMPETITION LIVE ON WCLV, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
The annual Iron Composer Competition at Baldwin Wallace UniversitY takes place Friday, September 7, and will be broadcast live by WCLV beginning at 8:00 PM. WCLV's Mark Satola will be the host.
Presented by Analog Arts, Baldwin-Wallace and WCLV, five cash prizes ranging from $500 to $200 will be awarded.
It's an "instant composition competition. Five finalists from around the country will have just five hours to write a piece of music for a surprise instrumentation and a "secret ingredient" which will be revealed that morning. The pieces will be rehearsed and performed by the Analog Arts Ensemble in the free public concert. A panel of judges will determine who is the next Iron Composer.
Iron Composer Finalists
David Carter (Evanston) holds degrees from Yale University (B.A. English Literature, 1996) and the University of Southern California Law School (J.D., 1999), and worked as an attorney for four years before turning to music full-time in 2004. David is a doctoral student in music composition at Northwestern University.
Anne Goldberg (New York) is the founder and artistic director of the Synthesis Aesthetics Project, a collaborative between musicians, dancers, multimedia and spoken word artists. In addition to Synthesis, Ms. Goldberg co-founded the new music ensemble Tempus Continuum Ensemble, and is a member of the Reform@ trio, premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20th and 21st Century composers.
Julie Hill (New York) enjoyed a short career as an actress and a singer of popular genres, before finding concert music. During this time, she toured the country as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and returned to New York to perform her original music at numerous venues in the East Village, Lower East Side, and Brooklyn.
Caroline Mallonée (Buffalo) holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. A Fulbright award recipient, she spent a year in The Netherlands studying with Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
Mark Popeney (Los Angeles) holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, an Masters from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley. He teaches music theory, composition, and music production at USC and secondary schools around Los Angeles. Mark is an avid singer and guitarist, and has performed with and led numerous ensembles in many styles.