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Iron Composer 2013 Results!

Analog Arts is very happy to announce that Jakub Polaczyk is the new Iron Composer! In one of the closest finishes in Iron Composer history, Jakub managed to edge out two other finalists who were tied just 4 points below … Continue reading

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“Thanks for the Lobster” Now on Sale!

You can support Iron Composer by purchasing a copy of Thanks for the Lobster & other Regina Music Box Favorites. Every song and album sold directly benefits Iron Composer and helps us insure that it returns in 2014! For liner … Continue reading

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Josh Levine will be the composer judge for Iron Composer 2013

Iron Composer is always judged by a 3-person panel consisting of a composer, one of the performers, and a non-musician. The composer judge for this year’s competition will be Josh Levine, who currently serves as Assistant Professor of Composition at … Continue reading

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Meet the Iron Composer 2013 Finalists!

Analog Arts has selected Can Bilir (Ankara), Jennifer Jolley (Delaware), Jakub Polaczyk (Lexington), Christoffer Schunk (Newhall), and David Wolfson (New York) to compete as finalists in this year’s Iron Composer. They have all accepted our invitation to join us in … Continue reading

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Iron Composer 2012 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 … Continue reading

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Now accepting Iron Composer entries

Iron Composer will be held this year on Friday, September 7 on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace College. The purse has been increased, and all invited composers will receive a minimum of $200 in prize money. So, submit your entry today! … Continue reading

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Iron Composer 2011 Results & Recordings

Scores: Recordings: 01. Introduction to the competition (17:21) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 02. Introduction for Melody Eötvös’ piece (1:39) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 03. Melody Eötvös, “Austin vs. Regina” (3:24) [Audio clip: view full … Continue reading

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The Winners

1st prize ($500): Zvonimir Nagy 2nd prize ($300): Melody Eötvös 3rd prize ($200): David Kirkland Garner (A full wrap-up post will be forthcoming when we have the recordings)

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The 3rd Judge!!

Jonathan Moyer will be playing the organ on tonight’s concert, and he will serve as the performer judge. (Rudolf Kamper will perform the music box parts.) Jonathan William Moyer maintains a dynamic career as organist, pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor. He … Continue reading

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The 2011 Iron Composer Challenge

The composers were assigned to write for organ and antique music boxes. The main organ in Gamble Auditorium was built in 1914 by the Austin Organ company, which is the only major manufacturer from the Grand Period of American organ … Continue reading

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